Covered Wagon Campground

     


Abilene, Kansas
Phone: (785) 263-2343

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $28 6/2014


Latitude: 38.907362747171
Longitude: -97.2139768306885

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

33 Reviews

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Greyt-Parent

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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5thwheeler

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $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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Crawdot

Review Count: 71
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $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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dandd

Review Count: 197
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $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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rickimcm

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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User2954

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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tracyl

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Mitchelmal

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is mix of shaded and open sites. We were offered a shaded site and took it, since the temps were in the 100's when we were here. The site was level and long. The Wi-Fi and cable TV worked well. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Second Timers

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

The only positive we can say about this campground is its proximity to the Eisenhower Library and Museum, which is only a block or two away. This is a bare-bones campground with most of the sites in an open field. We had a long, level, pull-through site fully exposed to the hot sun and Kansas winds. The campground is in poor condition overall, although all of our utilities worked fine. The owners are attempting to sell the campground and the storage facility which shares the property. If you need a place to stay for one night, it is bearable. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Florida Foxes

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Bathrooms have been updated and are nice. Sites are gravel and level. Choice of shaded or open space. Wi-Fi worked very well. Cable TV was very good. We were pleasantly surprised by this campground. Walkable distance (3 blks) to the Eisenhower Museum and Library. Large book exchange library at CG. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

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peddy dick

Review Count: 257
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Old and tired. Glad one of the pull throughs were empty or else would have been a royal pain to get to pull throughs in back. Stay as far left as you can before you enter as entry is narrow and has no room to swing. Pluses were that it was a level 50 amp site and owner explained what they do and where you go during bad weather. Would stay again but not my first choice if there were more options in the area. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

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Cali Travelers

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

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice little park and conveniently located next to the Eisenhower Library and Old Abilene. Restrooms are very clean and the grounds well kept. Very quiet at night. We would stay here again. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

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docj

Review Count: 148
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a no frills park that is very convenient if you are planning on visiting the Eisenhower Museum and Library. It isn't a fancy place, but the person who checked us in was efficient and pleasant. There is free wi-fi and cable. We were parked in the back portion of the park on an exceptionally long pull-through. All the roads and sites are gravel, but our site was quite flat. We had no problems getting satellite reception, but sites in the the front part are shaded by large trees and that could be an issue. When we were here there were only a couple of long term residents, and the entire park was was clean and neat. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

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PugetSound

Review Count: 211
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice small park close to the Eisenhower Library. Long pull through with 50 amp power, water, sewer. Good place for a day or two. Some of the other posts have the two places in Abilene confused. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

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tbg

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

$27 night is available for AAA only. No other discounts. We are not AAA members so do not know the discount rate. Previous comments said park was full of transient workers. This comment was made in 2010. There were about a total of ten RV's in park. No kids. No transients or permanents. We were pleasantly surprised. Good place to walk a dog and lots of nice grassy areas. Dust was not a problem. Roads were gravel. Only drawback was that I asked for a site with no trees so that we could obtain satellite service. Had a spot where we could not receive satellite signal due to tree in the way. Hooked up to cable so all was well. Would have given it a 10 but host should have known which sites could obtain cable and sites that could not. We camped at Covered Wagon Campground in a Motorhome.

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