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Ellis, Kansas

Ellis Lakeside Campground

Ellis, Kansas



Ellis, Kansas
Phone: (785) 726-4812

Sites: 18
Recent Rate: $20 7/2016

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

Ratings overview

45 Reviews

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

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

Spacious sites. No problem maneuvering our 43' unit. Great spot for an overnight while traveling I-70. 1st come 1st serve, but we arrived at 5:30 on Sunday of July 4th weekend and there were still several sites available. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 142
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 23

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

FHU, 50amp pull-through site with a view of the lake directly in front of the RV. We arrived the day after the 4th of July weekend so there was plenty of trash remaining from the weekend crowd, dumpster was overflowing and the men's rest room was abominable. Otherwise this was a great stop and a very nice park with plenty of shade. Free WIFI was excellent. Some over the air TV stations were available. We would definitely return if in the area. Some leveling required at the site sloped down toward the river. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Ellis is a small town of approx. 2000. Most stores downtown close by the end of the business day but stores off the interstate are available later.

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

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

Great little park. Glad we got here early because it filled up. It was quiet and dark for good sleeping. Stayed here over night. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

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

A surprising nice spot facing the river/lake. Very spacious between campsites. Restrooms/showers older but clean. WiFi is a plus, 50 amp elec. is good when it is 104• out, would definitely recommend this. 1st come 1st served. We pulled in about 3:30 and got the last open spot. Trees could use some trimming but overall a great spot to spend the night. Wish we had time to wander around Ellis. Will be back ! We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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

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

We were planning on the KOA but they were all booked so we happened to find this little park just a bit further east of Wakeeney. It was a great find for an overnight stay. We had a great view of the river and wonderful wifi. There was a city park right there with a big field as well. The kids enjoyed it. It was nice, small and comfortable. It was very affordable and had everything we needed. Shower and bathrooms were clean but a little more rugged. They also had an emergency plan for severe weather to take up shelter in the nearby church. I'm happy the KOA was booked! This is a great little treasure! We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

We decided to stay here based on reviews from your site, arrived middle of the day on a Friday, looked like about half of the sites were occupied by "long term" campers. Fortunately one was available that had some shade and we could face our RV windshield north and towards the river. (It was very hot, highs near 100F) Hookups are shared side by side, which I had not seen mentioned and could affect which way one's rig would face. we were only able to get a 30amp site, but it was ok. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

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

I hate Interstates! However I 70 through Kansas is not as bad as some. My wife (navigator) chose this route and we stopped for the night in this park only a mile south of the highway. It is a quiet, city run park on the bank of a small body of water. The sites are level and spacious, who could ask for anything more for twenty bucks?

I'll tell you what. Incredible WIFI service that rivals broadband at home. This park should be rated by CNET as one of the most internet friendly places in the USA. The wifi was free and whoever provides it should be thanked for a job well done. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Buy gas at the larger station at the interstate, one mile north. Larger RVs won't fit in the smaller station.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

My daughter and I stayed here for an overnight in a Class B RV. We arrived around 7 pm on a Wednesday after driving from Utah and there were only three other RV's there so we got to pick our spot. We parked on the east side of the restrooms 1 spot away and it was pleasant. There was only one long-termer there at the time and we were next to them, a younger couple with a dog. They were very quiet and nice enough. The other two spots were overnighters like us. We were sitting on a park bench by the lake eating our dinner when one of the local police drove up and said hello and told us to call if we needed anything. He said he would be driving through during the night several times to make sure everything was OK. That was nice of him to stop and talk to us. We had already paid at the self-pay when we arrived. We used the 30 amp hookup. All the spots are pull through and would be plenty big for a Class A with a Toad. We'd stay again for sure. We camped at Ellis Lakeside Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Hays, KS is close by also.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

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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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 8

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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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
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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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

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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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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Review Count: 6
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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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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