9.2 Excellent
     
Council Grove, Kansas

Canning Creek COE

Council Grove, Kansas


1130 Lake Rd
Council Grove, Kansas 66846
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Sites: 43
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.693046688539
Longitude: -96.536951065064

Elevation: 1323' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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10 Reviews

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Another great COE campground. Had a pull through site on which we had a great view of the lake out of our back living room window. Had a covered table and work area, fire ring and water/elec hookups. Did require some leveling. We camped at Canning Creek COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Park is just a few miles from Council Grove, home to several Santa Fe Trail historic sites and home to the Hayes House--one of the oldest restaurants west of the Mississippi river. However, our Friday evening meal there certainly did not live up to the long standing reputation of the Hays House.Don't miss driving about 15 mi. south to visit the Cottonwood Falls Ranch and Tall Grass Prairie area. Beautiful old stone barn and house open for tours, along with many trails through the authentic tall grass prairie. The town of Cottonwood Falls, just a few miles south is also a great place to visit.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful lake in the Flint Hills of Kansas. We truly enjoyed our stay in this COE campground. The majority of the sites are double wide and easy to level. And well spaced from your neighbors in most cases. Every site has covered picnic tables on concrete, new barbecue grills, great fire pits. There is abundance of beautiful shade and all sites have close view of lake, most are lakeside. Such a peaceful quiet campground, and the camp hosts are very friendly and helpful. There is a lot of green space for yard games, etc. Playground equipment is not the latest, but certainly adequate. Several campsites have concrete pads and beautiful open views of the lovely lake. Verizon signal okay but not excellent, OTA TV is basically 2 channels. There is a hiking trail near the dam which is 1.4 miles through a beautiful wooded area along a stream and over walking bridges. Town is only 1 mile from lake and has everything you might need; excellent grocery store and nice hardware store. We hated leaving, and can't wait to return. It's a perfect place to camp. The only negative on this campground is the dump station is quite unlevel front to back, and small. We ended up using the dump station at another campground just next to Canning Creek. Which was certainly no big issue. We camped at Canning Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This lake has a small marina that advertises boat/kayak rentals. Hays House in town is a historic restaurant and nice place to dine. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is about 20 miles south and worth the trip. Topeka, the state capitol, is 49 miles away. Manhattan, 38 miles north, offers the Konza Trail which is a great place to hike. Campground has abundance of birds and wonderful night sky. Fishing available and popular here.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park. We arrived without reservations, and the attendants we very helpful, listing available spots and making personal recommendations - they were very friendly too! Sites are large, spacious, and include covered picnic tables and a grill. The Campground is adjacent to Council Grove Lake. We camped at Canning Creek COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This Campground is 22 miles from the Tallgrass Prarie National Preserve, and is 30 minutes south of I-70.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Our first time to camp here. Great place: lots of trees and level paved camp sites. The staff went out of their way to make our stay good. I would camp here again without hesitation. We camped at Canning Creek COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
08-ccre
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Council Grove. Make sure you eat at Hays House. Great food and great service.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent Corps park. Very quiet and easy in & out. Restrooms were the usual generic male/female and very clean. Only issue, not much water pressure in the showers because of the flow savers. We stayed a week and will return. We camped at Canning Creek COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this place! Price reflects 50% Nat. Park Service Senior Pass discount. Just a great place that is clean and well kept. Concrete pads and patios that are covered. Very peaceful. The best bargain in camping we have ever found. We camped at Canning Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

What a bargain! We got 50% off with our America The Beautiful Sr. Pass. They even asked us for it. Extra nice park. Paved roads, concrete pad and covered patio. Very quiet, site was on the lake. Nice little town only a few miles away with several good restaurants. Lots of history in the area. This was a very good experience. We'll go back for sure. We camped at Canning Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at a waterfront lot with 50 amp electric, water and a fire pit, but no sewer (#41) though other sites (group) do have sewer plus electric and water. Area was very clean and well maintained. Quiet at the time of our visit. Lots to see and do in the area if you are interested in history and the Santa Fe trail. Mobile WiFi worked at our site as did our Verizon phones (2 bars). Some TV reception with antenna. We camped at Canning Creek COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful Location, easy to get into. Lots of touristy things to do close by. Sites are well spaced with lots of shade trees. All new electrical pedestals in our section, site no. 8. Only downside I saw was there is a lack of shower houses for the number of sites available. Also the dump station, although easy to find and convenient, wouldn't be very easy to navigate with a bigger than say, a 28-30' rig. Worse for a trailer. We camped at Canning Creek COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

One of several Corps of Engineer (COE) campgrounds on Council Grove Lake. Our site had a huge cement pad. There was plenty of room for our 40 foot motorhome and our Jeep. Each waterfront site had its own covered shelter, picnic table, grill and fish-cleaning station. No sewer at site, but good dump station on the way out. Bathrooms and showers were very clean, even during/after a "full" weekend of campers and boaters. Close to many historical sites, especially relating to the Santa Fe Trail. Small grocery store in town has everything you need. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Canning Creek COE in a Motorhome.

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