6.6 Good
     
Abilene, Kansas

Covered Wagon Campground

Abilene, Kansas



803 S Buckeye Ave
Abilene, Kansas 67410
Phone: (785) 263-2343

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $32 8/2016

Latitude: 38.907362747171
Longitude: -97.213976830688

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

41 Reviews

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Good Wifi. Good utilities, some good sites. Dirty showers. Made reservations but you would not know it. No one in office. Would not stay here again. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
on the hill
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

CG is very near the Eisenhower Museum/Library which is well worthwhile. Excursion railroad nearby. No "trendy" restaurants but good meat and potatoes places.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have mentioned making contact with management is a challenge. This is the only park that is really in Abilene and 1/2 mile from the Eisenhower home/museum. Their answering machine was full, didn't respond to e-mail, but finally reached someone on 3rd call - Terrible way to run a business. But the park is very adequate for 1 - 2 nights, with pull thru sites and grass between sites + nice shade. Enjoyed the small pool on a 90+ day. WiFI was excellent. Shower/restrooms basic but clean. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Sure the way this CG is run is quirky but, if you're going to visit the Eisenhower Library and Museum this is better than a lot of higher rated places we've stayed. Never had contact with anyone. Drove in, picked our site and placed our money in the envelope. Our site was long and level. The wi-fi is great. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an overnight stay to visit Eisenhower's library and associated buildings. We got a pull-thru which suited our needs. Lots of trees and dirt driveways and pads. We had a picnic table. Arrived at 3 pm and found the office closed. Called the phone number on the door and someone came to check us in. On the main street and the occasional traffic noise was something to deal with. Staff was nice and helpful. Would stay again. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Eisenhower museum, several old mansions, nice excursion train. Many antique shops and well maintained old homes and buildings. Enjoyed riding thru the town to see the architecture. Enjoyed and area called Old Town Abilene with old buildings.

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this park by accident. Parks in nearby towns were full. I talked to the owner/manager on the phone to secure a site, but by the time we arrived the office was closed. I followed his instructions for after-hours checkin. There is good signage for entering and navigating through the park. Look for e right hand turn after entering to get to the bathhouse and office area. After-hours checkin is at the bathhouse. I found a long, level pull-through on the west side of the park, out of the heavily treed area, and didn't have to unhook our tow car. Most sites seemed to be long term residents, but the sites were all clean. Roads and sites were gravel and grass. There is a swimming pool and the site we were in had a picnic table. There is plenty of open area and dirt roads for walking dogs. The park is a few miles from the Interstate, accessed on the wide main road through town with lovely homes. There are nearby railroad tracks so we did hear trains periodically while there.
I would choose to visit again and take time to see some of the historic sites in town. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Eisenhower library and home, Museum of Telephony

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

No one was at office when checked in (3 pm) so had to self check in and find a spot. A few drive thru sites at back of campground for Rv's. Some are more level than others. Nothing fancy but good for one or two nights stay to visit sites in town. Bathroom and showers had been newly tiled so it was clean and each shower had a separate enclosed, with glass door, stall in each shower enclosure which was nice (instead of a shower curtain). We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed only one night after visiting the Eisenhower Library and Museum which was just up the street about three blocks. The park was a little tight due to some trees between the street entrance and the overnighters' parking area. Otherwise we were satisfied with its value. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The Eisenhower Library and Museum is a must see. Depending upon your level of interest in history, you could spend a couple days seeing everything in the museum and library, the boyhood home and the burial chapel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

The owner was very friendly when we called. Its a nice park, family friendly, and it was quiet. Located south of I-70 about 2.5 miles, easy in and out . We checked in after hours and they had a station to do that including a campground map. The pull thru was gravel but there was grass and picnic table , nice level site. It does have about 5 or so sites that are all gravel and no grass. Very tidy and nice overnight stay or to see the sites for a couple of days. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older park that is in need of some serious infrastructure TLC. The roads are gravel, but the edges and turns in the road are rutted and when it rains, it's like driving in a mud bath. I spent an hour scraping the stone-encrusted mud off of my tires. There are 3 types of sites: seasonal residents located in a shaded area at the front of the park; long gravel transient sites in front of the Self Storage building that have grass in between the sites and are fairly level; at the south end of the park, sites on a large mound of gravel, raised up several feet, where your wheels and front legs sit on opposite sides of the hill and leveling can be a challenge. There is no grass between the sites, and sites are opposing so you are facing the doorway of your next door neighbor. Almost all of these sites are occupied by working families, so work trucks abound, sometimes making navigation tricky. There are lots of children running about so you need to drive carefully and slowly during the day. Weekends are like ‘party central’. On the plus side, the water pressure, cable TV, and Verizon signals were great. The park is very close to several of the main attractions in Abilene; the Eisenhower Museum, Greyhound Hall of Fame, Old Abilene Town. There is a small swimming pool, the water is bright and clear, but there were some leaves sitting on the bottom. On the negative side, the ‘big rig’ access should be taken with a grain of salt, as the roads are narrow and winding. The exit route is like following a snake trail (or you can cheat and exit via site #15 and the main entrance). A double tracked main rail line runs through town. At the road crossings the train horns are loud, long, and at all hours of the day and night. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

It was our misfortune to arrive at the campground during an unusual monsoon type rain. After paying our fee ( no discounts offered and only check or cash accepted ) we headed toward our site. We attempted to pull into the site per the directions at the office and we could see that the hook-ups for our rig would ALL be on the wrong side. We then looped around to come in from the other direction and while attempting to avoid one of the park homesteaders trucks ( 50% or better are homesteaders ) that stuck out into the driveway, we became stuck in the grass. Fortunately the park owner has a towing company and at no charge, we were pulled out. I think that the check in guy/ tow truck driver learned something about the park layout ( ie. that rigs need to park in alternating directions ). The sites are almost level, gravel but VERY soft when wet. There are lots of trains/train whistles to be heard throughout the nite and day. Based on the many kids bikes laying around the various sites, I’d guess that the park caters to a high number of local workers. They weren’t obvious during our stay because it rained both days and nights but the sites are so close together we could hear doors slamming and conversations. I think that I calculated that the park is 4/10ths of a mile from the Eisenhower home and museum and the Greyhound Museum. The museum offers adequate parking and charges $10.00 per person to see everything. My Garmin had the park on the left side of South Buckeye after leaving the interstate but fortunately my wife’s Google phone map listed it on the right ( correct ) side. They offer Tengo net but it’s so weak/limited that it’s not worth fooling with. The sites are too close to each other at our site. Our Verizon cell and mi-fi connected with 4 bars. The water pressure is listed at 75 lbs. and a pressure reducer is highly recommended. The park is just fine for us for a two nite visit to the museum and to visit the Russell Stover Factory down the road but this one visit/experience is more than enough. We did have a great meal at Joe Snuffy’s on first street and would recommend this eatery. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Stone lot in town, shaded, close to road. Next lots are close. Wi-Fi is Tengo - so blah. Pool looked okay, good cable, close to museums. Would consider someplace else next time. Lot next door had one kid, two teenagers, two dogs, and four adults in a 1978 class C just purchased for $300 - so experience was rather marginal. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 232
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

While definitely lacking in ambiance, it is within easy walking distance (just 4 blocks) from the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum It was our main reason for stopping in Abilene. Owner could not be more charming and helpful. Recommend people request pull-thru sites in rear of the campground. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Good overnight in well kept park. Sites are level and easy to get in and out. Cable and Wi-Fi are excellent. Enjoyed being within walking distance of the Eisenhower Museum and Library. Do be aware there are trains and they do serve as alarm clocks! We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Good park for the rate. Note: pull ALL the way through the park as the nicer pull-through sites are toward the rear of the park. Long term residents and rough toward the front of park. Some train noise but no road noise. Good overnight accommodations away from the highway. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

I thought this was a nice little park. It was quiet; most of the people were just passing through for one night or staying over the weekend. We stayed two weeks and found that during the day we were the only ones there; of course it could be because we were there off season. There was a small park area which consisted of a swingset, horseshoe pit, and grass. Overall it seemed to be well kept and clean. I only have two small complaints. The first is that the water pressure was low at times, nothing too horrible but enough to be inconvenient. The second is that our particular site was overrun with weeds, every time I went out to walk the dogs I came in with itchy feet and legs because of the weeds. I saw someone mowing the grass on a couple of occasions and I'm not sure why they never came over to mow down the tall weeds near us. When it comes down to it neither of those things would deter us from staying here again. For $26 a night we got full hookups with 50 amp, strong Wi-Fi, and cable, I think it was a great deal. We will definitely stay here again if we come back to Abilene. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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