16 Parks near Carbondale, Kansas
We did however find 16 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.
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 2016 - $30.00
Stayed a month $300.00 plus electric. Has very friendly staff. It is well kept up. An excellent value for the money. - DRF
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This park is close to Forbes Field Air National Guard Base. We expected it would be noisy, however we found it very quiet at night and we were not disturbed. You don't have to worry about over sleeping. A neighbor has chickens that will crow at dawn.
There were several construction workers staying in the park while we were there. They mainly stayed to themselves and were always quiet. - Plainjane
Mar 2017 - $38.00
We stayed here two days during a period of foul weather, severe storms nearby, high winds and rain all day. This KOA has a big red barn with a basement severe storm shelter which is why we picked it. There is a row of permanent residents but those campers are well kept and seemed to consist of young families with school age children. It felt very park like and safe. The office is only open 3:00 to 8:00 pm but the fellow was there was nice and helpful. WIFI was excellent although it would stop and restart every couple of hours. Campground layout was pleasing and well thought out. There was no mud in spite of all the rain we had due to nice grass and gravel/sand on our sites. There is a very nice children's park and fishing ponds. Our site was fine but a bit short. It is set in a place between two interstates so there was some traffic noise but not too bad. A nicer than average KOA. We will stop again, especially if we need a place to sit out storms. - Judy Birchland
Feb 2017 - $38.00
This was a nice KOA. We rolled in late but were treated warmly in the office. Got a nice pull through sight. Gravel but level. Park has wide drive lanes and easy in and out. Nice old barn as an office. Ponds and a great walking trail. We would stay here again. - JHooper
Oct 2016 - $49.00
Lovely KOA. Very spacious campground with beautifully maintained grounds. 3 fishing ponds, really nice walking trail through the woods and along a creek. Barn/office building is super nice, with tables and chairs and game areas, as well as a cozy living room area with comfy furniture, tv, and book exchange. Separate exercise room. The actual campsites are pretty nice. We were in a deluxe site with patio and swing and it was super nice, but not necessarily worth the extra cost. Especially with gravel site pad that wasn't level. Friendly staff. Road noise during the day, quiet at night. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again. Really nice place. Verizon signal good. - benidew
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
Sep 2015 - $16.00
Very nice, clean RX park. Plenty of space between sites to put out awning. Friendly owner. Great wifi for anywhere let alone a RV park. Has a tornado shelter, small fishing pond and horse shoe pits. Hope to be able to stay here again. - Jweb98
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
Oct 2016 - $19.00
Very nice County Park in Topeka. Mostly level gravel back-ins, 30/50 amp and water sites. No sewer. Friendly people and excellent park surrounding Lake Shawnee with hike/bike trails, fishing, boat rentals, kids playgrounds etc. Laundry and clean restrooms. Would stay here anytime! - teepee51
Jul 2016 - $18.00
We were traveling through the area in a motorhome towing a popup so we had 2 sites right on the lake. Beautiful area with awesome bike trail around the lake and rental bikes available. Staff was super nice. Wish we had more time to enjoy the park. Lots of play areas for children while still being peaceful. Definitely on our top list when passing through again. Food at Boss Hawg's barbecue 5 miles away was good. - busyteach
Apr 2016 - $19.00
This quiet campground is on a beautiful lake ten minutes from downtown Topeka and surrounded by residential! All big rig friendly level back-in gravel sites have table and two rvs share an electrical and water post with 50amp service, so when park is full rigs would be close to each other. Good local over air television, strong Verizon 4G, no Wi-Fi and dump location is easily accessible across road from office. Overall a great city park that is clean with beautiful views. Will definitely stop again when in Topeka! - RJourney
Dec 2016 - $39.00
Having had 2 Rottweilers and a Doberman, I was dismayed to find that this park does not allow these breeds. What a shame! Mine were poster dogs for these breeds. It's not the breed; it's the owners. Disallow them instead! - Kean
Nov 2016 - $40.00
This has to be the most immaculate campground I have ever stayed at. It has beautifully landscaping with trimmed grassy yards for each site with a level concrete pad. The Wi-Fi works great and the bathroom are also immaculate. Friendly and helpful staff and security gate. There's also a pool and playground. - ArmandV
Oct 2016 - $36.00
After staying in several dusty, gravelly RV parks across the country this Fall, this park was a revelation! Concrete inner roads and sites. Inner roads are wide and easy for even the biggest rigs to maneuver. Sites are very long and plenty wide. We were only able to stay one night, and had plenty of extra room for our hooked up tow. Lots of good quality grass for the dogs. Easy on and off I-70, but just far enough away to relax. We look forward to staying here again. - Kathie
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
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