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17 RV Parks near Carbondale, Kansas
We did however find 17 campgrounds within 25 miles of Carbondale. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Carbondale in the left hand column.
Apr 2018 - $36.00
Good no-frills park, a bit on the expensive side. Campground host lady was fantastic! She was always available via phone. We decided to stay an extra night and she accommodated us no sweat. There were many residents: their sites were very well kept. Site was easy in-easy out, level, good power & water. All, including sewer, were conveniently located. Length of site was a bit tight, but RV and car did barely fit. Right next to the airport but not a lot of noise. - Julie and Ray
Jul 2017 - $36.00
Level gravel pull through spots. couldn't get on the wifi... Airstream wiht our computers but ipads did fine. We visited some friends who were staying in the park which contributed to the excellent rating. $36 with PA, $40 without. Park was full, we had the last space. Behind Super 8 motel, it was a clean park and the full timers were clean and picked up. The spots are close together. It was close to Topeka and hte cost reflected that. - Jim Lee
Aug 2016 - $40.00
It advertised cable. There was cable but they brought to you in a plastic bag. The lady explained how to hook it up. If you're looking for cable, don't come here.
We had 50 amp electric in a site behind the office. - TT543
Jul 2018 - $44.00
very clean, nice facilities. Access is a little funky...call ahead. Also, if you come up Wenger street watch out for the dip...I bottomed out! - tom&kathryn
Jun 2018 - $45.00
Just an overnight stay for us. It's a little more difficult to get in and out, not right off the highway but not too bad. We stayed in a pull through by the road but the noise did not bother me (I use a sound machine to block noises) The campground is clean and well kept, office staff was friendly, our site was level. Very close to the neighboring site right beside who parks in the opposite direction. With both parties' slides out, there was probably 18" between the slides. On the door side there was plenty of space. There is a pool, a dog park and a little lake with walking trails. Our site was good for satellite, good Verizon signal and park has some WiFi but office should give the WiFi name on check in. Three different Cap city WiFi names show up in the list - trial and error with the password until one worked. Would stay overnight again. - Rambleinthebramble
Jun 2018 - $40.00
This is sad to write because the owners and staff of the campground have made a beautiful place. It is very well cared for and pretty all around. However, if you actually like to sleep at night, this is not the place to do it...VERY NOISY all night long. It is near a busy highway that never stops, also has trains with loud whistles and even a regional airport that is noisy at night. They advertise internet, but it was non-existent no matter what time of the day or night we tried getting on. When I checked in, the office person advised that it might be "difficult" to get on because people might be downloading movies, etc. Funny thing though, there were a lot of RV's when we got in around 2 pm but we saw almost no one outside and very few cars or trucks around the RV's...they came in later. I thought it was quite pricey also at $39.40 with a discount. The pool is nice, but has slippery steps and bottom, but the temp was delightful. Our site was not level and had a drop off about a foot from our last step, plus the connection to electric was too long for our 50 amp cord, so we had to use our 30 amp cord as a connector, meaning we couldn't use both air conditioners. Cable tv had less than 30 channels, and only 3 high def. We ended up using our antenna and got better reception. Our site was in the "big rig" section, which has to be the noisiest section. Ever. We would not stay here again, sadly, because we got no rest at all. - Ginny H
Jan 2018 - $28.00
We stayed one night en route from Independence, MO to Oklahoma City. We pulled in after closing and used the night registration they told us about by phone which was easy but I guess it's necessary to bring cash and in the right amount too. Unsure if checks accepted and no apparent way to leave a credit card. There is an abundance of pull-through sites, however most are not level (uphill going in). We found one or two in the first row that leveled out OK towards the end of the site. Our towed vehicle was on the downhill a little but OK for our size (25') motorhome. It might be easier to find a level site during the daylight! The bathrooms were satisfactory - not super clean or nice but not dirty either. Bathroom stalls have pull curtains which seems odd. It's easy on/off for US75. Some traffic noise but it quiets down during the night. Arrive before sunset so you can see and pick among the spaces. - MNroadie
Aug 2016 - $16.00
It was on So. US Hwy 75, it was a little off the beaten path but on the Santa Fe Trail. It was clean and everyone was friendly. - Jim and Me
Aug 2016 - $28.00
Great park easy to get to and very quiet. Lots of rabbits for my dog to salivate over. We were going to stay one week and decided after being there to stay six weeks. Great place. Lyndon was a great town. - Frank Farquhar
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
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
Sep 2018 - $18.00
Campgrounds are set among the sprawling and well-manicured Shawnee County Park, the most prominent feature of which is Lake Shawnee. This park is home to many community activities and the campgrounds are very popular with local Topekans-especially on holidays and long weekends. Campgrounds are gated at night and campsites line the edge of the water providing satisfying views and occasional stunning sunsets. During our stay, fellow campers were generally quiet and well-behaved, however, there was some late night music and other crowd noise. Weekdays were quiet and peaceful. There are no sewer connections. Restrooms are among the cleanest we have ever experienced and they stayed that way throughout our time here. The Laundry room was small but clean. Campsites are very close to one another and are all back-in sites. Roads around the park are paved, but campsites are all gravel. Site #57 is close to the restroom facilities but very unlevel (our automatic leveler system over-stroked upon set up). We stayed for 8 days. - TMN-15
Jul 2018 - $18.00
We enjoyed this park the last time we were here so we came back and stayed 2 nights. Lots of hiking trails and kayaking on the lake was especially nice. If you need to shop, there are lots of options very close. - Peg and Bill Shuffstall
May 2018 - $18.00
Stayed right after Memorial Day weekend. The grass needed to be cut in spots. There seemed to be RVs that are here on a long term basis that may only be used on the weekends. Some of those have stuff sitting around outside on the ground. My site was very level. The staff was very helpful. Lots of biking and hiking trails, bike rental, golf course and water activities nearby. Laundry near my site with 2 washers and 2 driers. - mrracechaser
Sep 2018 - $41.00
Very nice place. All pull thru sites. Good idea to reserve in advance as it was full both times we were here. Small pool we didn't use because of rain. Follow their water connection instructions or you could get a wet foot because of the diverter valve. - russ1102
Sep 2018 - $42.00
Interior roads and campsites are concrete. FHUs all worked fine. Lots of pull throughs. WiFi was good. Some campers are long term but their sites are well kept and not overflowing with stuff. Campground is gated and locked at night. - Melodycthomas
Aug 2018 - $15.00
Great RV park. Good electric, water and cable. All concrete pads, and picnic tables. No trees to worry with when pulling into or out of the lot. All lots are well marked, and signs for easy reference for first timers. Nice pool and nice dog park. And a security gate which was great. Would stay here again, 10 stars...... Monthly rate is the best rate. And power is 16 cents a KWH. So if you like the AC like we do and its hot in Kansas... $$$ - Pauldodge1
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
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