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Wonderful KOA in western Kansas. Super quiet location, super clean accommodations, and super friendly hosts who truly care about their customers and also their campground facilities. Great place to walk your dog. The breakfast in the morning is excellent, also. Makes an overnight stop really relaxing and pleasant.

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This is by far our favorite campground/state park. The sites are large, level, private, scenic, quiet.... perfect. Though we've camped here often, this was only our second late fall camping trip to Mueller. The aspen colors were magnificent. Perfect temperatures in the daytime for hikes, although there were a couple days of snow/sleet and the nighttime temps were in the 20s and 30s. Shower house is kept pretty warm and the water temperature was perfectly warm. The rangers and visitor center staff are so friendly and helpful. And there are lots of opportunities for sightseeing within fairly close driving distance. Eleven Mile Canyon is 8 miles west in Lake George if you're into trout fishing and more beautiful scenery. Buena Vista is a little over an hour drive in the Collegiate Peaks area (lots of beautiful scenery). Cripple Creek/Victor is about a 20 minute drive south. Woodland Park has everything you might need to buy (AKA Walmart). Divide also offers a nicely supplied grocery store. I cannot think of any negatives to this park.

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For an overnight stay you cannot beat this KOA. Easy entry from interstate, friendly service, well spaced sites, very well maintained. It's close to the highway but noise was minimal during the overnight/sleeping hours. Great level sites, didn't need to unhook for the night. We didn't use the shower or laundry facilities so can't comment on them.

     

USI RV Park

Wichita, Kansas

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For an overnight stop, or for staying in the Wichita area this is a really nice campground. It's not a destination park, but if you're just needing a place to stay it is great! Quiet but convenient to the highway. Very secure. The grounds are clean and well maintained with grassy areas around the periphery of the camping area. Playground equipment is new and nice for the little ones. Large grassy area for pet walking. And quite a bit of shade. The owners/employees are super friendly and helpful. We were very impressed.

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We stayed in Walnut River, in the Big Oak section in a water/electric only site. The positives: able to reserve for sites online through the KDWP site, with many sites to choose from. Wonderful large fully shaded sites in the Big Oak section with a walking bridge over to the very nice sandy clean-water beach. The walking trails are nice sidewalks along the pretty wooded stream area. Utilities worked well, and though it was crowded on the weekend we found it to be pretty quiet. The negatives: the campground had quite a bit of litter probably from endless strong Kansas winds and the fact that state funding for maintenance has been cut. Also, the restroom/shower was quite awful. Very very dirty and needing attention. Next time we will for sure stay in a campsite with full hookups and avoid the showerhouse altogether. The shower house at the beach was a little better, and the new one by the playground was closed due to vandalism and need of repair. But we will definitely happily return to this campground. It's a great place to camp with wonderful shade.

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This is a beautiful little lake in western Kansas. We stayed here a couple years ago and again had the opportunity on our way to Colorado to stay here recently. I can't say enough about how peaceful and lovely this area is. Our kids rented canoes at the beach house, then swam at the beach area. The Beach House is a little market/rental building that stocks quite a bit of camping supplies. Lots of shade around the spring-fed lake, which sits down in a basin/canyon surrounded by limestone bluffs. The last time we were here I didn't use the shower house. This time we did use it and it is pretty typical of state park bath houses. Adequate, with private toilets and shower stalls. It took the water at least 5 full minutes, maybe longer, to get warm. Just when I was getting ready to give up, the water turned warm. There really isn't a good dry place to dress after showering. But, everything worked and we still thoroughly enjoyed our short stay here, wishing we could have stayed another night or two.

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We really enjoyed this campground. Beautiful setting on the river. Ample space in most sites. The sites right on the river look small, but we saw very large rigs using them and they fit well. Bathhouse is small, but very clean. The owners and staff could not be any nicer or more helpful. Very friendly folks. We caught lots of fish in the river and watched river rafters. Great jeep trails close by. You just can't beat this area for scenery and stuff to do. Close to Salida, which is a cute little town. Just a wee bit of road noise. So a 9 not a 10,but we would stay here again.

     

Pueblo KOA

Pueblo, Colorado

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This is a nice park for an overnight stay and the owners/staff are very helpful and friendly. The park is clean, the sites are nice with some shade available. We stayed here a couple years ago and found it to be a quiet nice place to stay. This time, however, we didn't use our AC because it was only about 50 degrees outside.... and subsequently we were bothered by train/traffic noise. So the next time we're looking for an overnight spot, we may or may not choose this park depending on our need to use the AC. Other than that, great park.

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Kansas State parks now have on-line reservations available through their website which makes them much more appealing to those traveling from a distance. We found this to be a very nice campground with large well-maintained campsites with an abundance of shade. There are several different camping areas within this state park with varying amenities in each area. But every area looks to be very nice. Many sites are right next to the water of Melvern Lake, which is a beautiful lake with nice clear water. The sites in our area (Black Jack) had a wonderful shoreline with small pebble gravel and not mud. There are nice showers within short driving distance to each area, and each area has modern flush restrooms available within walking distance. This was our first time camping at Eisenhower State Park and it will not be our last. Modern playground, large clean beach, cabins and yurts, large boat ramp with boat slip rental.

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This is a great stopover site if you're traveling through western Kansas. Sites are huge and completely level. Great owner. Great little store on site. Laundry and bathroom/shower facilities great. Restaurant within walking distance. Easy on/off interstate. We would choose this campground again.

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We stayed here one night for a stopover. It's a lovely wooded campground with several seasonal long term campers who take great pride in their campsites. The long-term spots are spacious and nice. However most of the short-term sites are ridiculously close together, and proximity to trees makes positioning an issue. We could not use the sewer hook-up at all because of the location of trees. The bathrooms/laundry/shower were impeccably clean, though not all that large for the size of this campground. Very quiet location. For an overnight it was adequate but we would never use it for a destination.

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If you are traveling on I-70 through western Kansas and are looking for a great place to camp, go south of Oakley about 35 miles to Scott Lake State Park. Like the other posters have said, it is truly an oasis of beauty in the otherwise drab plains region. Very peaceful, well kept campground with nice modern shower house. Not fancy but definitely adequate with separate private shower stalls. The campsites are spaced well and many are pull-through. And there are an ample amount of sites that reservations shouldn't be needed. Leveling shouldn't be a problem. The lake has a nice clean beach area with small store adjacent to it. There are lots of hiking trails and places to explore around the lake. Camp hosts are very friendly people ... and Kansas campers are very friendly people, too. I would have rated it 10 if there were sewer hookups in more campsites, but the dump station is very well maintained and easy to navigate through. We will return.

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This is a very lovely little campground right on Milford lake. The camp hosts are super friendly and helpful. Most of the sites have some shade, many of the sites have almost total shade. And the lake is visible from every site. When we were there the lake elevation was up 9 foot from conservation level, and many of the campsites along the lake edge are now very near the shore making them smaller sites than normal. The shower house and toilets are new and really nice. There is a nice new playground also. The one negative, and it could be a deal-breaker, is that many of the sites are just impossibly small. The pull-through sites are perfect, but there are only five of them. When reserving, be very very careful about campsite size. It is mentioned for every site on-line. That being said, if you get one of the many larger campsites you will absolutely love this campground. We'll be back.

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This resort is really not designed for a camping destination. We used the resort for a family reunion, with part of our group staying in lodge rooms/cabins and part in campsites. For this purpose it worked out pretty well. There is a lot of shade around the lodge, and a large open yard space with fire ring and space to play in between the lodge and campsites. This resort seriously needs a laundry facility as well as showers and flush toilets. Especially since they are adding additional lodging and camping facilities. Our group used the lodge rooms for toilets and showers, but it was very inconvenient for the pop-up campers who didn't have any toilet in their campers. With all the construction being done on-site, I would think there will be improvements to the camping facilities. Until then, it's a great cabin/lodge resort but lacking in the campsite area.

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We usually camp in Bluestem camping area of this state park, but this time chose the Walnut River camping area below the dam. We absolutely loved this campground. Most sites are along the river and heavily shaded. Many sites have full hook-ups. There is a swim beach and really nice new playground equipment. Cabins are also available. There are many very nice walking trails along the river and through the wooded areas. These trails are smooth cement and have lots of places along the way for fishing and benches for sitting. Very lovely area. So glad we chose to camp here.