Ellis, Kansas

Ellis Lakeside Campground

Ellis, Kansas



Ellis, Kansas
Phone: (785) 726-4812

Sites: 18
Recent Rate: $20 4/2015

Latitude: 38.9402014030333
Longitude: -99.5578479766846

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $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 no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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39 Reviews

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gobigred

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

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Park has increased nightly rate from $15 to $20. The care and maintenance has decreased significantly from previous years that we've stayed here. The service and cleanliness are OK for an overnight stay. Not satisfactory for longer stays. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

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The positive for the park is that it's 10 miles from Hays. Hays has great shopping and restaurants, a wonderful regional medical center, Sternberg Museum, Fort Hays State University, beautiful water park and a new athletic complex. If Hays had a decent RV park, we'd never stay here but we have no choice.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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LarryJohnston

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great place to stay for an evening or two. Close to the Interstate and close enough to nearby Hays to do some shopping. Very relaxed town but the restaurants are limited. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

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JulieDR

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here en route from Colorado to Missouri for one night only. What a gem! I hate to let too many people know so it won't be full when we need to stay again. Pretty setting with the lake. Very quiet. Very inexpensive. Would highly recommend! We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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midcenturynana

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The word is getting out about this pleasant, shady oasis in western KS. We were there on a Tuesday night in late August, and it was almost full. All the sites are pull through and overlook the small stream that has been dammed to form a small lake. The local police came by in the evening to collect our fee. The restroom was what I would call "broom clean", and had seen better days. This was our second stay here, and as it is handy to the interstate, we will probably stay here on our next trip, too. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

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The Reverse Snowbirds

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Cute little town, grocery store in walking distance. Has nice wide spaces, plenty of room, shaded spots facing the water. Picnic tables and grills, playground, lots of room for kids to run around. Great value for the money. No reservations. We got there around 6 and there were several available spots. Well patrolled. Bathrooms were dated but clean and had hot showers. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

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USAtravelers

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Great RV park for our overnight stay. In a small town not far from the I-70. The pull-through sites are very long so you do not need to unhook. The park is owned by the city of Ellis. We will stay at this park again, and next time we will see more of this small town. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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richvks

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed at this park several times and enjoyed it each time. But, this time a little less because the drought has not been kind to the lake. It is dry. But that is just ambiance lost so the park remains pleasant and a good value. Sites are long and level, 20, 30, 50A and water. A dump is available. Shower house is older but clean and odor free. The only real noise last night was the raccoon in the trash bin. We would stay here again. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

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sshoemak51

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Level gravel pull-through sites. Restroom/shower facilities are a little dated, but not dirty. (NOAA weather forecast broadcast on a continual basis in restroom. Interesting...) We stayed one night as we passed through from Utah back to West Michigan. Easy access from I-70, but without all the traffic noise. Quaint little Kansas town. Wish we had time to explore the history... Note that we don’t carry a TV around so no cable service is necessary nor could I assess access. We use the fifth-wheel primarily to have a comfortable place to sleep, a toilet and shower that don’t offer surprises, and someplace to store food. Other than that, we live outside! We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Martins

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a quiet wonderful campground in the middle of town. There are some trains going by but I like the sound so they didn't bother me. It is walking distance to the post office, library, small laundromat, grocery store, thrift store, and museums. We have stayed here 2 weeks and it has been peaceful and the people are kind. The bathrooms are "picked up" clean but not that sanitary. We had to clean our fire pit. Because of drought, the lake was half gone but still nice. I would definitely stay here again. There is Wi-Fi and a few TV stations available. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

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midcenturynana

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a pleasant place to stay, not far from I-70. It's run by the town, and it was an easy walk to the main street. We were hoping to eat out, but apparently only the pizza place is open at night, and we were there on a Wednesday: their night to close. But we did walk to the grocery and got something to microwave. Went back the next morning and had a pleasant breakfast at the cafe. (They are only open breakfast and lunch.) The police did not stop by for our camp fee, so we stopped by city hall to pay on our way out. Everyone was so very nice and friendly and happy to see us. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

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PaleRider

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

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here for just an overnight stay on our way home. We ended up not leaving Ellis till 1:00 the next day. The campsites are very long and spacious with both 30 and 50 amp hookups available. The showers were spacious and clean. The Wi-Fi was free and fast. We stopped by the train museum and ended up staying all morning and then topped it off with a miniature train ride that the kids loved. Probably the best place to camp on 70 west of Salina. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

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linnemj

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent one night stop over as you travel on I-70 in the middle of Kansas. This township owned park is in a shaded area east of the main road through town. The park borders a small creek which has been dammed to form a very small lake or pond. The park is clean with easily accessible pull through, level campsites which means you don't have to unhook your trailer. Restroom and showers are okay but could use cleaning more often. Very limited selection of restaurants in this town, so plan on cooking! The police will stop by around 7 PM to collect the camping fee. We wish more towns would have places like this to encourage tourism in their towns! We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Bob-Linda

Review Count: 210
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a 50 amp pull thru site that faced the river and was open enough that we had satellite reception. Other sites had varying degrees of shade. As others have stated, the police come around in the evening a collect payment. Easy walk to the downtown area and to the magnificent catholic church across the river. The park really is a hidden gem, and we will definitely stay here again when passing through the area. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

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lynn1130

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

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

OK lets clear up a few items. 1. This is a city run campground. The city police not the sheriff collect fees. 2. There are trains. This was the half way point between Denver and Kansas City and a major rail hub for many years. That, along with farming was the economy for Ellis. There was a round house(gone now). There will be trains. You get used to it. Get a noise machine they work great. "Go Railroaders" or Railers now. 3. There are no "permanent residents" in the park. That is not allowed. We have stayed for a week when back for a high school reunion as others do but no one is permanent. 4. The Lake is actually a creek (Big Creek) and can be dry especially during the current drought. My wife is from Ellis. We have family there. We visit often. Many times with the 35ft 5th wheel. This campground is a jewel and the price is right whether we are there during on or off season. Keep in mind this is part of tornado alley and you could end up in the church basement if the sirens go off. Thank God for the church basement. We were escorted to the basement by the local police who came to be sure that everyone was safely in the basement. Enjoy the Canadian Geese and the foggy mornings in the Fall. And St. Mary's Catholic Church, where we were married, which is across the creek. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

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JaNorma

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Amazing campground in a wonderful, small community. Lots of large shade trees. Nice shower house. The local police officer comes by to collect your payment. If he doesn't get it from you, it's on the honor system! How awesome is that! Too bad the drought has lowered the lake so much. The geese are very tame and will take bread from your hand!! If you are in the area I highly recommend it!! We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

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