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. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park has two different loops. One older and smaller with grass sites and the other much larger. A nice place to stay for a nite or two in Western Kansas. Biggest negative is the check in process. You must pay a campground fee along with a check in fee on one computer system. Then you have to pay another fee for just being there, on another computer system. And if you happen to be behind someone also purchasing a fishing license, just take a seat. They have lounge chairs available. I was in the office almost forty five minutes just to check in and get a site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The setting is beautiful. Coming up on the park you see nothing but cornfields but you come into the canyon of Scott Lake. The park was nearly empty when we stayed on a Thursday night and I had not bothered to make a reservation due to the availability of unreserved sites. This park is off the beaten path so I didn't expect it to be crowded. Of course we arrived during a heat wave and the temp was 108 when we reached the park. The camping areas were gravel with some shaded sites. The RV sites are not next to the lake but only a short walk away. There is a swim beach and it looked like they rented small boats. Our water spigot leaked profusely when hooked up to my hose and we never saw the camp host. The restrooms were OK, not sure I would describe them as modern (maybe that means running water) as another poster said but they were fine and comparable to many other state parks. They did not have any ventilation and thus were very hot so we waited for the sun to go down to shower. There is a historical site in the park, El Cuartelejo ruins, where Pueblo Indians built a 7 room structure back in the late 1600's when they left New Mexico to escape Spanish rule. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is a gem in western Kansas. Price is for 50 amp & water, dump station on site. Large sites close to lovely lake. Very nice beach area with canoe/row boat rentals on weekend. Washrooms are dated, but clean. Large trees with a nice view of the lake. Virtually nobody there until the weekend maybe 1/2 p/w sites filled up. Excellent hiking around the lake & into canyon. Make sure you go see the Monument Rocks 15 miles away. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful state park with a number of camping areas from tents only to motorhomes with pull through spots. There are now 5 reservable sites with sewer in addition to W and E. Some 50amp sites but most W & E sites are 30amp. Wide sites allow for plenty of space to play or sit. Tables available and firerings in the tent areas. The park is filled with families each weekend but the weekdays are quiet. This is a fishing lake so fishing is better during the week. Beach area for swimming and boat launch. No cell, wifi and very little TV reception but this is probably because the park is surrounded by limestone bluffs and prairie hills. There is a prehistoric site at the park which draws many historians. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice campground, and a good spot to see the Museum in Scott City about the surrounding area. Real nice personel there, and it has a map of the inland seas from when this area was under water. Plan on driving out to see Monument rocks. One of the showers are enclosed the other is open air. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice quite place even for a holiday weekend. We were surprised by number of people using this state park on such a windy weekend. Being in a low area you don't know its there until you are in it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Several camping sites are available in this park. Sites near the lake were "active" with boaters. We stayed in a heavily wooded camp area with no hookups for three nights. Good walking area. Trees were in need of trimming. Many "widow makers" were just hanging from trees and dangerous. Trees were low and some unavoidable when driving on the roadways. Too bad, because otherwise a pleasant park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful location in a valley. It was strange to come up on it, in nomally flat Kansas. We were only passing by and had to drive thru for a look see. They had restrooms, showers, dump, good roads and ample sized sites. We will certainly stop on our next trip thru. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Next to a highway several blocks north of Scott City but fairly quiet, especially after about 10:00; rural RV parking under nice shade. Very nice and helpful lady at check-in. No showers or restrooms available so be self-contained, no playground equipment for kids, but that was OK since I don't have any. Not much gravel and no cement pads but it wasn't dirty or muddy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here one night because we got detoured in CO. and it set us back a few hours and we almost missed the park on the north side of town. Parking tight and a bit rugged among the trees. No real service for anything. It was very hot and we were glad we had 50 amps as the AC ran all night long. So did we get our $22 worth or not? I do not know, but we were cool. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want seclusion, privacy, and quiet, this is the place for you. If you want amenities like a pool, bath house and activities, you don't want to be here. The park is small and close but not a bad park. Our site was nice with the patio side of the coach facing east under a canopy of pine trees. There is shade on most of the sites. In a month we have heard only 2 airplanes overhead. The owners are very nice, also very shy. There are some restaurants in town, 1 within a 2 minute walk. All in all, we would return again if we were in the area. The quiet and solitude can often be a wonderful thing. We camped here in a Motorhome.