This was my first trip to Kanapolis State Park. It is an older campground but very nice and everything worked properly. The restrooms and shower houses were very clean. You are about 11 miles from the nearest town so if you happen to need or forget something, you will have a small drive ahead of you. The area is picturesque and the lake if beautiful. The water level was way down when we were there but it was nice none the less. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice grassy campground with level gravel sites. I went there under the impression there were no showers but did find they had them although they were under repair at the time. Only one other camper there and you cannot beat the price especially when able to use your Federal Golden Age Passport old person's discount. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small, quiet, shaded, campground located on a small bluff overlooking the Smoky Hill River. We camped here on the recommendation of other reviews and used it for an overnight stop on a multi-day vacation. We had a reservation for this campground. To view the river up close requires a short scramble down a 20' bank. The park was peaceful and quiet, mix of family campers and RV/trailers. Restrooms were clean and in good repair. We missed the dump station on the way out and stopped at the other COE campground up the road and asked at the entrance station (our campground did not have an entrance station) if we could use theirs and they said OK. This campground had good views of the lake, which ours did not. The only negative was the restroom had speakers and played the weather report on an endless loop. If camping near the restroom it would get annoying. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Compact Corps of Engineers park on the banks of the Smoky Hill River, just downstream of the Kanapolis Lake dam. Asphalt interior roads in excellent condition, gravel pads, fire rings, grills, and picnic tables (not covered). Lots of trees. Rate shown is the winter rate, good until May 1st. Then $18. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects ½ price using Golden Age pass. A clean, quiet, aesthetically pleasing campground with gravel sites and roads. Large expanses of grass between sites. Sites had fire rings and picnic tables. Some sites are heavily shaded, some open and roof-top internet satellite dish friendly. Some sites are double, making it nice for two rig camping with friends. Most sites will accommodate the longest of rigs, but slope so that motorhomes may need blocks under the front or rear tires/jacks. There shouldn’t be any problems for 5th wheels or travel trailers. There are no sewer hookups but there is a dump station. We are full-time RVers and lived here for only four days, so we will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful campground managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The sites are large, well spaced and well maintained. It is open all year with electric always available. Water, showers and toilets are available as long as possible in the fall. Water is available at one standpipe all winter. A dump station is available. Winter rates are $4.00 per nite ($2 with a golden age pass). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate reflects national senior discount pass. Beautiful well kept park on the banks of Lake Kanopolis. Quiet and peaceful even over a holiday weekend. Roads are a little narrow, but it does keep speeding and cruising down. All the loops have a view of the lake. Not all sites have utilities here, some are 50A/W; some 30A/W, some have either water or no electric; some have electric and no water. Some sites with no utilities at all. No sewer sites, but there is a dump centrally located in the park. Bathrooms were clean. A couple of very momentary power “clicks” due to high winds, but nothing serious, water pressure is good. No Wi-Fi here, but our Verizon card and cell worked fine. There is a very nice, easy to walk two mile nature trail. A written guide at the start of the walk will point out areas of interest. There is a swim beach area and an ATV park on the grounds, but just outside the campground so no noise. They have a boat launch, but it was closed when we were here due to low water. There are other entrance points around the lake. Camp hosts were friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Rangers were visible and friendly. They do lock the gates here at night. Don’t miss a quick drive to Mushroom Rock State Park, right up the road. Tiny little state park, (no camping), around some unique rock formations. We would recommend a visit to Venango Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Paid $9.00 per night with a NP Senior Pass (full price is $18.00 per night.) This is another example of a well run COE park. We opted for the "E" loop which has a little more shade than the other loops. All loops have lake views. Park is about 10 miles from the closest town of Marquette, which has a couple of restaurants and a grocery store. Other than that, it is fairly isolated which makes for very peaceful nights. The restroom/shower facility was fairly new, private and clean. I had very limited service on T-Mobile and had several tv stations to chose from with an antennae. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We intended to stay at the nearby state park, but left after we saw the poorly maintained place. A drive across the Kanopolis Lake dam brought us to this Corps of Engineers (COE) park. What a difference! This is a large and well maintained COE facility. As it was off season the daily fee was $4, but with our senior pass we paid $2. We had the D section with no neighbors and a view of the lake. We were able to get Dish reception, although there are trees. Watch for unlevel sites. This is probably the one problem at the campground. While staying at the park we drove to Abilene to visit the Eisenhower museum. Each site is gravel with a picnic table, grill and fire ring. The roads are paved. For a big rig the dump station exit is a bit tight. Our site was an easy back-in, although there are pull-thrus. We camped here in a Motorhome.