10 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
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
Sep 2012 - $18.00
The park is excellent. We were there 2 weeks and loved the park. The sites are very large and easy to pull in. The reason for the #5 is that the showers weren't cleaned, not even once. Usually the Army Corps of Engineers parks are very clean and we were very surprised that this beautiful had showers that weren't cleaned once the whole time we were there. - Heidemarie
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
Sep 2016 - $21.00
This was one of the largest campgrounds we've ever seen, with hundreds of sites. During the week it was 3/4 empty, but more folks showed up for the weekend. Our "premium" site in Campground #3 had 50 amp electric and water (no sites have sewer). We had to trim some low hanging branches in order to back into our site, and we required several leveling blocks under our back wheels to get level. Many other sites looked fairly level so we just got unlucky. The park offers long-term/seasonal camping and we saw a number of run down/very old trailers, even one with a household washer and dryer hooked up outside, which surprised us for a state park. The sites are nicely spaced, and the park is attractive and clean. Being such a large campground, we always had plenty of places to walk the dog, including on several trails around the park. There's a very small beach area on the lake, but no dogs are allowed in the beach area. The showers were not good... the water wasn't hot, and with no curtain between your shower area and changing area, your clothes get wet while showering. We ended up doing navy showers in the RV all week rather than use the campground shower. With the $5/day park entry fee, the rate came to $26/day for us. If staying more than 5 nights, the annual pass at $25 becomes a better deal. We got AT&T and Verizon signal but it was weak and slow so we set up our booster which made things better. We found the area quiet and relaxing and would consider returning if we found ourselves in the area again. - LifeRebooted
Jul 2016 - $24.00
We've stayed several times at this campground and will return. The sites are flat, and have plenty of space between them with trees and a trail to the lake. - JimListon
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
1473 N. 1800 Road / Highway 40 Lawrence, Kansas 66044 (map) | (785) 842-3877
Sites: 95 | Latest Rate: $35.00 | 54 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Jellystone is obviously a theme style park - lots of Fred Flintstone theme icons around and the park was getting decked out for Halloween. While the land area is large there's not as many RV sites as you'd think as there's a lot of land dedicated to open play areas, picnic shelter etc. WIFI is fairly good. We didn't have cable at our site so we used satellite which was fine. A nice fenced dog park area is available. The only dumpster we could find was only at the entrance - a bit of a hike but not a big deal. Overall a good park. - Mountain RV User
Oct 2016 - $46.00
This was the second Jellystone we have stayed at and wow were we disappointed. Sites were so close together that we could not get slide outs all the way out. There was a 4 ft drop off right next to our door which was the neighbors picnic area and table. Not very kid-friendly. We did not have a picnic table. There was a tiny campfire ring including trash in it. WiFi signal was present but was too slow to use. The play equipment was OK with the exception of the jumping pillow which was not inflated properly so kids couldn't jump on it. After staying in the Branson Jellystone we were very disappointed in this and the whole experience. - Darthall
Sep 2016 - $46.00
There are few campgrounds in this area so we usually stay here when passing through. All the Jellystone Parks seem oriented towards families and this one, as usual, has a large playground with a big variety of things for kids to do. It is one of the more expensive places we stay and we wish they had a separate rate for overnighters who have no interest in all the amenities, just need a place to spend the night. We had a full-hook-up, pull-thru site and everything worked well. The staff was friendly and helpful and we were escorted to our site. We found out after we got set up that our site didn't have cable TV but we were able to get several channels off the antenna. - SandyA
Sep 2016 - $21.00
We just had some aftermarket add ons to our motorhome and went right to this State Park that is within 10 miles of our home. We had numerous sites to pick from since we were staying only a couple of nights mid week. We pick a site at Pintail Point right by the water. There is a newer campsite with concrete pads, but no trees as of yet. Very easy setup and very roomy sites. - Murray Mathew
Sep 2016 - $22.00
Its a state park with sewer, water and electric, a water view, and concrete pads. LARGE concrete pads. Quiet, clean and did I say quiet. - Butcherboy13
Oct 2015 - $19.00
We took a "walk -in" site here so the price includes a $3.00 transaction fee. You could see water on 3 sides of you. We used the showers once as they had no heat, with pinpoint shower heads that disbursed the water so much it was cold by the time it hit you. Water everywhere. They were clean, as no one seemed to be using them. We would stay here again as it is close to Kansas City area. - travelboundnbertha
Nov 2016 - $11.00
We stayed here for a couple of months, so the rate we paid reflects the monthly rate $340. If you opt to pay the monthly rate, you also have to pay part of the electricity, they pay the first $60, and you pay the rest. For us, the first month, which was September, we paid $97, and the second month, October, we paid $113. This is a no frills park, there is no playground, pool, or recreational facilities. The owners are a nice couple, and you get a bag popcorn when you arrive. The Wi-Fi was good, and AT&T phones got a good signal. They don't have cable, but you can get all the Kansas City and some of the Wichita and Lawrence channels. Satellite worked well. The park is clean. The roads and sites are gravel. Each site has a picnic table. All the utilities were easy to locate and no problems with getting connected. This is a good place to stop and spend the night. It is a little far to drive if you are wanting to use it as a base to sight see in the KC area. It is about 40 minutes from Olathe and less then 30 minutes to Lawrence. - Bbtj
Jun 2016 - $27.00
Perfect overnight park. Would get a 10 if it was paved. It does have some long term workers but they park on their sites or in designated areas so you don't have to dodge their trucks on way to your site. Wish there were more parks like this. Nice owners and a very tidy well set up park. Internet was very good. - peddy dick
May 2016 - $29.00
We were heading N on 35W just south of Ottawa, Kansas. Needed a campsite close to The freeway for 1 night. Saw their sign on the freeway. Took the exit indicated on the sign and turned left. After going less than 1/4 mile saw entrance. Office was closed but there was an easy self registration system in place. Pull-thrus were $29, back-ins were $28. Park is nicely laid out and landscaped with trees, grass and class 5 surfaces. We chose pull-thru site 15. Full hookups available with choice of 30 or 50 amp service at the post. Site was pretty level and the freeway noise was minimal. We would definitely stop here again. - kavernon
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 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