Baldwin City Kansas Campgrounds
10 RV Parks near Baldwin City, Kansas
We did however find 10 campgrounds within 25 miles of Baldwin City. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Baldwin City in the left hand column.
Jun 2015 - $11.00
There is a mixture of tents and RV sites with a mixture of 30 amp only or 30 amp with water or there is 30/50 amps with water and sewage. Most sites are fairly level. Sites are clean. - From the Kites
Sep 2010 - $16.00
This is a decent COE campground that would probably fit well into a few days or weekend of camping. But there were some negatives that chipped away at my rating. It has good paved access roads, a fair amount of space between well maintained sites, partial shade thru out, picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. There is a nice playground for the kiddos. The sites will accommodate all rigs. Its half 30A electric and half dry camping sites. The dry sites are the same size and design as the RV sites and would please most tent campers who don’t want electricity. There are only four or five pull thru sites which in my opinion doesn’t rate as a place with pull thrus. 3G cell, satellite, and TV signals are good. There are also some 50A sites, but they are occupied by custodians or volunteers during the season. The negatives are that the majority of sites have some degree of fore and aft level issues. It is hard to understand, that in this mostly flat campground in a flat state like Kansas, they couldn’t get that right. The four restroom buildings don’t have shower capabilities. That is in a separate building in the campground which is some distance from the majority of camp sites. The lighting in all of the buildings are on day/night sensors. During the day the inside of the buildings are dark. The only water faucets where you can connect a hose to fill tanks is at the bathroom buildings and that takes a long hose. Handicap sites probably don’t meet ADA compliance since they are gravel and won’t accommodate a wheelchair. Not to mention that they aren’t even marked as handicap on the site posts. The voltage was on the low side, but it is a 30A campground. The fee/info booth is completely closed on Tuesday and Wednesday despite there being an abundance of paid attendants to man it 7 days a week. I have a hard time rating this CG. It has served my purpose for being here and I got my monies worth. As mentioned, it’s a decent CG, but if you are familiar with the higher quality of COE campgrounds then this one rates somewhat below that standard. Access and Golden Age discounts are honored here. - RLM
Jun 2017 - $11.00
Cedar Ridge CG is part of the COE Bloomington East complex. Our site was C007 and was a wide/long pull through with 50A Electric and water. There are plenty of long back-in 50/30A sites as well. There are no sites right on the lake but some of the back-ins were within a couple of hundred feet. Our Sprint Service was really good in the park (was told Verizon was good also). Broadcast TV will get you about 25 channels. Some geocaches in the area. Good-sized lake with several boat ramps. $11 Rate is with the America the Beautiful Senior Pass. - Calibrateguy
May 2015 - $10.00
Great Park, The facilities are clean. Quiet next to Lake but still not far from Lawrence and about 45 minutes to Kansas City. Only drawback is no sewer but dump is right outside Park and is free. - USAF1
May 2013 - $9.00
This is our second time to visit this park and we will probably come back should we visit the area again. The only drawback is that it is 20 miles from Lawrence, but if you just want to relax and chill, this is the place. Dump station is well situated on the property for incoming and outgoing traffic. We camped here in a 45 ft. motorhome and the sites can handle us. - travelingstar
May 2017 - $31.00
We were told CG #3 had more space between sites; we did all the loops and were not pleased with our options. A CG #1 premium struck our fancy. Not that I wanted to pay the extra $2/night for 50 amps, but we needed to stay for a 3 weeks and I was being picky. I assume premium is for the 50 amp service; it is certainly not for the view of the lake. We could see bit and pieces of water through the leaves, not worth extra $$. Lake is down a couple of steep sets of stairs and then there is no access due to vegetation. Lots of trails running along the lake between the campground and the lake. It rained and the trails were still very wet 3+ days later. We ended up walking on the road a lot; there were a lot of cars passing us. Most were courteous, except for the one that almost ran me over. Beach is a good 20+ minute walk on the trails or on the road. From the beach parking lot, it is 127 steps down to the beach! Bathrooms were fairly clean, mostly bugs and webs; one time I did encounter a mess like the previous reviewer mentioned. I felt it pretty pricey for no sewer hook ups. They say it is $23 for camping, but you also have to add the $5/night fee for your vehicles and another $3 per reservation fee. The touristy part of Lawrence is at least 20 min drive. We won't forget this place for an RV caught fire and burned to the ground across from us (well spaced sites! we didn't have to move) and the folks at the dump station that dumped without use of a hose despite my offer to use my hose. I certainly hope your stay isn't as eventful. - MichelleKry
Feb 2017 - $14.00
For a State and Corp of Eng run state park, it needs some upgrades and better security. Stay clear of GC#3 if you are a long-term camper and have personal outdoor belongings. On several occasions the restroom toilets were clogged and rather disgusting. Part of that responsibility lays with campers not being respectful of state owned property or anyone's property for that matter. If I'm paying to camp somewhere I am at least respectful to not leave behind a disgusting mess for the next paying law abiding citizen and thinking that something setting outside next to another person's RV is free for the taking! Just be aware! CG#1 has always been clean and trouble free! Probably because it has a lot more to offer and is near the cabin area! - 1983_TexasGirl
Oct 2016 - $18.00
Beautiful park, just outside of Lawrence Kansas, easy drive into Kansas City. Sites are spacious, no sewer, but well situated dump station. Would stay here again. - sam and hope
Jun 2016 - $9.00
Nice campground. Not an easy access off of I-80, but easy off of I-335 & US 50. Has beach. Nice & quite. - be rob
Apr 2015 - $18.00
Beautiful view of the lake. Difficult to find. Was on the opposite side of the lake from where our gps took us. Once there it was wonderful. Lantern hooks and fire rings were heavy duty. Toilets with plumbing throughout the grounds were basic but clean and well lit. Did not use showers. Paved roads, gravel sites and lots of grassy areas. Dump site nice and large, easy to use - Minniediver
Sep 2010 - $99.00
This is a Corp of Engineer by-reservation-only group camp site. The facility will handle smaller TTs and pop-ups, but it was probably designed primarily for tent camping because the dirt pads aren't long and would not support heavy weight. All but three sites are dry camping. Those three co-located sites do have electric/water. It's family friendly. There is a playground, basketball net, grass ball field, volleyball court, and a picnic pavilion. Sites have fire rings and picnic tables. There is a bath/shower house and a boat ramp is nearby. The campground is isolated from the rest of the COE RV parks in the area so it provides nice privacy for groups. My rating is based on like Group Site facilities. Golden Age/Access cards are accepted for a discount. - RLM
Sep 2017 - $24.00
How much you like this park depends on what you want from your camping experience. The facility is nice for families. Two playgrounds, one with a mini-zip line the kids seem to love. A small but sparkling pool, shuffleboard, rec room, peddle bikes, etc. Bath house is clean, but is very far from the tent areas. There is a large fenced dog area. Most sites are very flat and the electric and water are fine. Employees are very helpful and amenable. The environment leaves me cold. Most of the sites are just wide enough for a picnic table (the narrow way), and rigs are parked back to front so you share your site with your neighbor. It does keep you from sitting next to your neighbor's sewer drain. The interior roads are gravel and talc-like dust. Every time somebody drives by, you are swept with dust if the wind is in the wrong quarter. The tollway is less than a mile away and noisy, and there is a busy railroad somewhere through the shrubbery. There is also a mysterious large ditch of standing water along the west edge of the park. Again, if the wind is from the west, or you are over on that side of the park, you can smell the stank. There are a number of trees large enough to provide true shade. It is fine for an overnight or a day or two. I would never stay here for an extended time, again. - Sheryl E
Aug 2017 - $72.00
Very nice KOA; we especially like the premium patio sites. We were fortunate to meet the owner while we were here and were happy to hear that he plans to build a few more of the VIP sites. Nicely maintained, beautiful trees, lots of grass. We also appreciate that this park is open year-round, something that's hard to find in this part of the country. We'll be back in November for a family wedding and look forward to the possibility of getting a satellite signal since the trees should have dropped their leaves. It's always a trade-off to get a nicely treed, shady site and sacrifice getting a signal, but the park does have limited cable at no cost. Decent little store with most of the necessities; VERY courteous and helpful staff. - pnation53
Jun 2017 - $33.00
Came in late without a reservation. The ladies in the office were very nice and got us a spot. This was a Friday night and they had a lot of activities to include an ice cream social and out door movie. Park was clean and well attended to. Only negative is that the park drives are narrow and the sights are close together. So not very big rig friendly. We have a class b so not a problem for us but there were a few class a's that had a difficult time and hung out into the drive lane. - JHooper
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Stayed in the Sunflower area which has full hook-ups. That is all that can be said about this park. There are no shade trees, close but lever sites and no rest rooms. Also, there is no direct access to the lake. Maybe in 20 years this could be a nice park but now it is a parking lot. Be aware, Kansas adds a $5.00 per day per vehicle surcharge. There are much better parks in the Kansas City area. - OldeJohn
Jun 2017 - $32.00
We have stayed at this park on two occasions as a stop over for an extended travel vacations. The first time we camped in a tent in the primitive section. Mosquitos were bad and the field was overgrown. This year we returned in a travel trailer. The primitive area had been improved. We camped in a hookup area this time. Nice sites and host was very helpful. The checkin system is extremely confusion from parking, to site reservations/checkin, but the host was super getting us set up for one night. Showers are very nice. We will use this campground again. - JMills
Apr 2017 - $20.00
We're in the Sunflower loop which is all full hookup. Most sites are back in, but there are some big pull through. They are making all sites concrete pads, they haven't gotten to ours, it's gravel. We have picnic table & fire ring. No bathroom here. Lots of hiking. Pets can run the beach. Lake access for swimming & boating. - jcpjane
Aug 2017 - $30.00
This is a small park just off the highway. They only take cash or check and no discount. There are several long pull thru sites. Sites are gravel but pretty level. The park was recently purchased by a young couple. - krisbw
Aug 2017 - $30.00
This is a small, family-run park. Does not look like much from the road but once in the park itself it is very nice. It is clean and well-maintained. Interior roads are gravel, in good condition, and easy to navigate save for one or two tight but do-able turns. There is a mixture of back-in & pull-through sites, all are gravel. All sites have a picnic table but no fire ring, as there is very little level space between you and your neighbor. Utility hook-ups are in good condition and logically placed. Office is very small and there is not much in the way of supplies or groceries; you are better served driving in to the town of Ottawa. Office staff very pleasant, and the easy check-in included a complimentary bag of freshly-popped popcorn. No pool, no game room or playground, no planned activities. Homewood RV Park does not accept any credit cards. Except for distant road noise from I-35, it is very quiet here. If you have no children with you, and just need a place to "de-compress" after many days of driving, Homewood RV Park would be a good choice. We would stay here again. - RamWagon
May 2017 - $29.00
Traveling home from southern vacation and found this smaller RV Park jewel just off I35. Can't say anything negative about park from the owners to the pull-thru sites (gravel) with full hookups. Everything we needed for our overnight stay and even longer if we chose. Young owners were very pleasant and even offered to go to the nearest town to get a part for us as he was heading there for a part for an other RV'r. Bathrooms and showers were immaculate and probably the best we've been in. Park is extremely well maintained, clean, quiet just the right fit. Will stay here again when traveling thru the area. - SWAMP
May 2012 - $11.00
This is a very nice COE park. There are several COE campgrounds in this section of Pomona Lake and all looked very good. Rate reflects a Golden Age discount for .50 amp, water, and sewer. There are only twelve of these sites and quite a number of electric and water sites. Contractors seemed nice and informative. We would definitely stay here again. - PALPJL
Aug 2017 - $19.00
This park has great potential, however it is not well maintained. The full hook up sites are pull through and on such a steep grade that it is not good for motor homes. The lake is nice and has amenities nearby. - MimiNana
Apr 2009 - $20.00
This campground is near a small lake in Paola. Great for fishing and families. Swimming area located about 300 yards from camping. Spots by the water are gravel and shaded. There is a grass area away from the water with electric only but very spacious. New sites with sewer available. Camp host is very nice and easy to work with. Most campers are families from the area just out for the weekend. - Aseck
Aug 2014 - $20.00
Pomona State Park is a wonderful state park with a lot of good amenities (lake, beaches, hiking trails, boat ramps). Our nightly rate reflects buying the KS annual camping pass, plus the KS annual vehicle permits (one per vehicle RV+Car), plus 3 utilities (50 amp elec, water, sewer) for a month.
We stayed here in February and really appreciated the ability to stay in a state park setting, with full hookups, in winter.
The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Even though we were one of the few campers here, this time of year, the park was regularly patrolled and it felt very safe. Staff was onsite during the week and readily available to answer questions or to help as needed.
The park is generally in good repair and well maintained. Some of the picnic tables, at a few sites, are in desperate need of replacement; but otherwise the park facilities were in good working order.
The park is pretty, quiet, and serene. Although we could hear (several) barking dogs from the surrounding private residences outside the park, there was otherwise no road noise, railroad tracks, etc to detract from the park's serenity.
There are quite a few campsites/camp-loops, ranging from water-front primitive camping to full-hookup RV sites available. We stayed in the Burning Heart camp-loop, which has full-hookups and is available for long(er) term stays.
The roads are paved, leading to gravel sites. Most sites were generally level and wide enough for an awning or slide-outs. There is not a lot of visual separation between the sites but they are well separated and about average for a state park (vs a tightly packed RV park).
Laundry facilities are available all year and the machines were in good working order, inside of a clean and usable laundry room.
The site had 50 amp service, a frost free (non-heated) hydrant, and sewer hookup. All utilities worked well. Other sites offer 30amp and water only, and there are several primitive campsites throughout. All sites have a fire-ring and a picnic table.
We had reasonable Verizon wireless internet access and had good ATT cellular access. Both were within 2-4 bars of LTE service (unboosted).
The park is located between two small towns, Pomona to the east and Lyndon to the west and offered very basic shopping and a few restaurants. Ottawa is the closest town of any size, offering traditional shopping and dining options. Kansas City is about an hour north.
Overall we really enjoyed our time here at Pomona State Park and will definitely be returning. - Geom
Jun 2014 - $22.00
This is a roomy state park with lots of grass and shade trees. There are sites of all sizes for both large rigs and smaller equipment. This a good park for an overnight stay or longer term. Swimming, marina, basketball, disc golf course, volleyball, tetherball. Equipment for check out at park office. It is clean and staff is friendly. This is on our "top ten" list. Price listed includes full hookups. - ksgypsy
Sep 2009 - $21.00
This campground is on Pomona Lake 24 miles south of Topeka. The campground is absolutely gorgeous with lots of trees and very spacious campsites. Every site is shaded. There are several different camping areas and some are primitive, but there are many full hookup sites and even more water/electric sites available. The sites in Burning Heart area are full hookup and there are several very long pull through sites that are quite nice. Most of the sites have only a view of the water, but there are a few water front sites near the marina. And several sites have no view of the water at all, but the wooded surroundings are very beautiful. We didn't use the shower facilities but the building looks very new and modern. We will definitely camp here again. The only reason I didn't give a 10 is that the cellphone service was marginal. Our wireless Internet card did work there however. - benidew