Elk City, Kansas

Elk City State Park

Elk City, Kansas



Elk City, Kansas
Phone: (620) 331-6295

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $20 5/2014

Latitude: 37.2594182019767
Longitude: -95.7688736915588

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $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 ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • 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 ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • 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 ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

15 Reviews

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DigMyPast

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We were really impressed with this state park. First, bathrooms were clean with free hot showers. We came in on Wednesday and left on Friday. We were lucky to have a site in a protected area. The park manager was helpful and gave us radio stations to listen to for the weather was predicting a storm that night and a worse one the next day. We drove through the park and debated where to stay. We could have water front spots out on a massive lake, or another area that was is sun and grass, or another area that was away from the view but felt more protected. My husband really wanted on the waterfront, but safety won out. During the night we could hear the wind, but we did not feel it. When my husband took the dogs out for their walk in the morning, he went to the waterfront loop and discovered several trees uprooted including one over the site he wanted to camp in. Elk City no longer exists. It was a trading post in the 1860s-1880s. Now the address is Independence, KS. We will definitely keep this park on our must stay list. 4825 Squaw Creek Rd Independence, KS 67301 County/Counties: Montgomery GPS: N37 15.415 W95 46.487 We camped at Elk City State Park in a Motorhome.

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abqnm

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Caution if you are not sure of where to find this park, especially coming in from the north on highway 75. There is a brown sign indicating a turn, which we took, and ended up way out of our way. The park is really in Independence not Elk City. When we got to Independence in a round about way, followed a turn sign and came to a T with no indication of which way to go. Had to call twice for help. But, it is a very nice park with nice grass and shade, level well spaced sites. Nice lake. Just beware of the signage. We camped at Elk City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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diceshooter60

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate includes daily fee. Spacious sites with shade. Dump hole covered with grate and not cap. Saw ranger multiple times a day. Hotspot worked. There is pay Wi-Fi available. Park closer to Independence than Elk City. Will stay again next year. We camped at Elk City State Park in a Motorhome.

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Traveller Excel

Review Count: 95
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Well maintained park. You have to pay a (one-time) registration fee and you have to pay to get Wi-Fi. They have about 30 pull thrus and a beautiful lake. There are some prime sites you can reserve, others first come. They have 50 amp. A section on this park called Comfort cove is open year-round with full service. We will come back. We camped at Elk City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Brainstormin

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We decided at the last minute to camp over the Memorial Day weekend, and this was the only campground for miles that had a spot open. We enjoyed our stay. This is a nice park with fun things for the family to do; there is a nice playground with play equipment, basketball court, tether ball, horseshoes, and volleyball. There are several hiking trails. There is also a small golf course and a frisbee golf course. The bathrooms were cleaned daily, and most of the time, hot showers were available. The lake is pretty. They have a designated swimming area. And the fireflies in Kansas are nothing like the lazy, yellow flashers we have in Oklahoma; they are large, fast, and filled the tree-tops like Christmas lights! We camped at Elk City State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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abinns

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful State Park with roomy sites. There are several sections to the park. We discovered an area almost empty on our walk around the park. The section on the lake was full. Very quiet at night. Dish worked well. Verizon Aircard worked well. Nice level, long spots. Cable TV and WiFi would have been a 10. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Elk City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Plainjane

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground. Heavy rain in the region, had the water high in the reservoir and some sites were underwater when we were there. Very nice staff, and the grounds are well kept. We were going to stay two nights and ended up staying four. You must have a vehicle permit to enter the park. That was an additional cost. Roads into the park are in very poor condition, but repaving was taking place, before the water had gotten high. They may have started work on them again by now. We will visit this park again. We camped at Elk City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Scrubbs1

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed overnight on a Saturday night, with practically no one in our camp ground so it was very quiet. We had water and electric only as there are only eleven sewer sites and they were all filled. We stayed away from the lake campgrounds because of the very windy conditions that day and really enjoyed being back in the back of the park, so to speak. The showers were clean but be forewarned, state park showers can have cold water. Our water was warm but don't expect hot in a state park. A clean well cared for park. We will return when in the area again. We camped at Elk City State Park in a Motorhome.

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TrendyCat

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2009 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice state park right on Elk Lake and seconds from Independence, KS and is one of the suggested parks for seasonal Amazon employees. The roads and sites are all paved and there are many trees but they rarely intrude on the sites. As previously stated, there are only 11 full hookup sites - all in Comfort Cove. There are 83 sites with water and electric around the park and the rest are primitive. Wi-Fi can be purchased but is slow. AT&T air is very, very slow but the Verizon card works well. iPhone voice service is inconsistent but Verizon voice is good. We camped at Elk City State Park in a Motorhome.

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NorCal Dan

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites range from primitive to FHU 50 amp. Rate quotes above is FHU site, . CG has frisbee golf course and many hiking trails. All roads and sites are paved. 83 sites W/E only (some are 30 amp), 11 FHU 50 amp sites, and 56 primitive sites with no utilities. Park is busy on weekends. Wi-Fi costs $45/mo. Super Wal-Mart within 5 miles. We camped at Elk City State Park in a Motorhome.

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flyturbo60

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is nearer Independence, KS than Elk City. Only sites 1-11 of the Comfort Cove section have full hookups and you can only stay 14 days without an extension. We were able to get a week extension but to get more we would have had to leave the campground then come back and hope a site was available. Other than a rising lake from torrential rains which did not pose a risk in the Comfort Cove section, but did some of the other sections, the park is really nice with ample size sites and friendly staff. We would stay here again. We camped at Elk City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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benidew

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great campground. We were attending a festival in nearby Independence this weekend and chose to camp at this state park. It is on a beautiful lake surrounded by hills and trees. There are several choices for campsites from primitive to full hookups. Lots of shade. The site we camped in was in Prairie Meadow, which offers very spacious pull through sites as well as some back in. The sites are spaced far apart which allows for great privacy. Independence is a very nice town with all the necessities available in a 5 minute drive. (aka Walmart) We will definitely camp here again. We camped at Elk City State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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sonicnef

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2006 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, clean park with many pull-through sites. The lake front sites were full, but we found several large, treed sites available that were quiet and comfortable. Some site have sewer hook-ups, and dump stations are available. Good hiking trails are located in the park and a Walmart is just 10 minutes away in Independence if you need supplies. We camped at Elk City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7264
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 52

Overall Rating:      

This campground was a very nice find. A little tight for a big rig, but the trees are well trimmed. 15/30/50 amps at sites as well as water. A few sewer sites. 2 dump stations. Very clean. On a large reservior. Sites are very large. Pads are asphalt with concrete table pads. All roads are paved. Boat launch and swim area. We camped at Elk City State Park in a camper.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7264
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 52

Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park. Good roads, 3 separate camping areas, concrete pads,lake-front sites, 50 AMP service. Very unusual fee structure - Basic cost, then additional if water/electric, sewer and if you drive your toad in the park. We camped at Elk City State Park in a camper.

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