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6 RV Parks near Gardner, Kansas
We did however find 6 campgrounds within 25 miles of Gardner. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Gardner in the left hand column.
Jul 2018 - $22.00
We used to camp at Hillsdale State Park in the 90's quite frequently. We evolved into FHU campers with a fairly large motorhome so we sort of stopped coming. I recently found out about the Sunflower loop so we gave it a whirl for three nights in late July on the 27th,28th, & 29th. The gigantic paved sites will make many RV Resorts look chintzy. All utilities worked as they should with the exception of a bad breaker on the 50 amp side. I reached out to our wonderful camp host & he had a tech on it right away so it was a non issue. The CG is excellent and the spacing between sites is very generous. I really liked the atmosphere at Sunflower. It was pretty crowded maybe even sold out yet it remains very quiet & tranquil. Only advice would be to get some trees in the ground- like yesterday or when it was built. We were blessed with a unseasonably cool July weekend but the AC's still ran plenty. I would think on a typical Kansas July/August hot day this CG would be like Death Valley. We were in site 116 with a 44' motorhome & we had an amazing amount of concrete patio & driveway. Overall we loved the place & will definitely return. - Two Jayhawks
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Stayed in the Sunflower area which has full hook-ups. That is all that can be said about this park. There are no shade trees, close but lever sites and no rest rooms. Also, there is no direct access to the lake. Maybe in 20 years this could be a nice park but now it is a parking lot. Be aware, Kansas adds a $5.00 per day per vehicle surcharge. There are much better parks in the Kansas City area. - OldeJohn
Jun 2017 - $32.00
We have stayed at this park on two occasions as a stop over for an extended travel vacations. The first time we camped in a tent in the primitive section. Mosquitos were bad and the field was overgrown. This year we returned in a travel trailer. The primitive area had been improved. We camped in a hookup area this time. Nice sites and host was very helpful. The checkin system is extremely confusion from parking, to site reservations/checkin, but the host was super getting us set up for one night. Showers are very nice. We will use this campground again. - JMills
Aug 2017 - $19.00
This park has great potential, however it is not well maintained. The full hook up sites are pull through and on such a steep grade that it is not good for motor homes. The lake is nice and has amenities nearby. - MimiNana
Apr 2009 - $20.00
This campground is near a small lake in Paola. Great for fishing and families. Swimming area located about 300 yards from camping. Spots by the water are gravel and shaded. There is a grass area away from the water with electric only but very spacious. New sites with sewer available. Camp host is very nice and easy to work with. Most campers are families from the area just out for the weekend. - Aseck
Aug 2018 - $40.00
As previous reviews stated, this is a no frills campground. All utilities including the Wi-Fi functioned very well. Some of the gravel sites are very close but most seemed level. The personnel is exceptional providing friendly service and a good knowledge of Kansas City. The park, located in a residential area, is very quite. Reservations are recommended as this park was usually full during our 4 day stay. We will stay here again. - OldeJohn
Jul 2018 - $33.00
This is a no frills park with paved roads & gravel pads. We stayed here because it was close to our kids. This is the one park in the area. If planning on being in the area, make reservations because this park is always full. Would stay here again. - Gary Phillips
Jul 2018 - $49.00
Walnut Grove is a small no frills campgrounds nestled in a residential neighborhood 8 miles southwest of downtown KC (as the crow flies). There are approximately 53 sites just wide enough for RV/Fifth Wheel and vehicle. All are back-in except five pull through. There appears to be approximately one dozen full time residents and the co-owners live on, and next to, the property. All the back-in sites have shade in the morning or evening but pull through sites are full sun all day. No grass except for the dog walk which is at the north end of the property among several trees. This park is the only RV campgrounds within the Kansas City metro-plex and is a short 12 minute drive to KU Medical Center downtown or KU Med West. At the time of this writing, we are on our third stay here (extended this time) for medical procedures. The owner was extremely accommodating in finding us a long term spot for our medical needs. There is no pool but laundry and showers are available (photos provided). One female shower and two male showers. Water pressure high and water quality good. Entrance to park will sneak up on you if you are coming from the east off I-35. Looks like you are turning into a residential driveway at first. If you have a pull through site, you have to turn one drive way east of the main entrance. Call them as you come off I-35 and they will direct you in. - DeRenzy
Jul 2017 - $34.00
This place is mostly extended stay people. Looks a little junky. Nice slabs not very neat around site. Water hook up was not up to my standards. Sewer was ok and located well. Good for an overnight stay. Close to interstate. A bit pricy for what you have. But what used to be a $25 campground is now $35 I guess. - petendoll
Jun 2017 - $33.00
Campground is incredibly run down. No picnic tables or fire rings. The small "deck" next to our site had a tree growing through it and boards were loose so you had to watch where you stepped. The only positive is that we had a pull-through site. Will never be back. - Hann
Apr 2017 - $20.00
Frankly, at about midnight it was the negative reviews that sold me. It was exactly what I wanted- pull in, put $20 in the box, setup a tent and sleep, then leave in the morning. The site was clean, quiet and safe. That's what I wanted. You can't get more convenient to I70, and yet you couldn't hear it. I specifically sought out the pool, because of other reviews - it's not filled with trash, just some leaves which is to be expected for the season (although it's probably been a while since the pool has been filled and maintained). - Logan5
Apr 2018 - $44.00
The sites are not difficult to get into and mine was level but they are dirt. Full hookups but this place is really looking down-at-heels. Sites are very close to one another... hope you like to hear the guy next door snore. Hookups all work but are oddly situated as are the picnic tables.... gotta share space with the other guy next door. The one dumpster was overflowing. Grass seed is strewn on top of dry dirt... not likely to grow but will make good mud at the next rain. This is in a populated area so cell service is good. Pet friendly and a decent dog area. WiFi is not good... just an unprotected hot spot. This is yet another one of the many campgrounds that advertise that they have WiFi but, for all practical purposes, they don't. It is possible to connect after several tries but it won't hold. We attempted connection on three different devices with the same result. (No, we don't try to stream.) This looked like a park that was perhaps recently acquired and trying to get up to KOA standards or it's a KOA on its way down. - Max_well
Sep 2017 - $24.00
How much you like this park depends on what you want from your camping experience. The facility is nice for families. Two playgrounds, one with a mini-zip line the kids seem to love. A small but sparkling pool, shuffleboard, rec room, peddle bikes, etc. Bath house is clean, but is very far from the tent areas. There is a large fenced dog area. Most sites are very flat and the electric and water are fine. Employees are very helpful and amenable. The environment leaves me cold. Most of the sites are just wide enough for a picnic table (the narrow way), and rigs are parked back to front so you share your site with your neighbor. It does keep you from sitting next to your neighbor's sewer drain. The interior roads are gravel and talc-like dust. Every time somebody drives by, you are swept with dust if the wind is in the wrong quarter. The tollway is less than a mile away and noisy, and there is a busy railroad somewhere through the shrubbery. There is also a mysterious large ditch of standing water along the west edge of the park. Again, if the wind is from the west, or you are over on that side of the park, you can smell the stank. There are a number of trees large enough to provide true shade. It is fine for an overnight or a day or two. I would never stay here for an extended time, again. - Sheryl E
Aug 2017 - $72.00
Very nice KOA; we especially like the premium patio sites. We were fortunate to meet the owner while we were here and were happy to hear that he plans to build a few more of the VIP sites. Nicely maintained, beautiful trees, lots of grass. We also appreciate that this park is open year-round, something that's hard to find in this part of the country. We'll be back in November for a family wedding and look forward to the possibility of getting a satellite signal since the trees should have dropped their leaves. It's always a trade-off to get a nicely treed, shady site and sacrifice getting a signal, but the park does have limited cable at no cost. Decent little store with most of the necessities; VERY courteous and helpful staff. - pnation53
Jul 2017 - $30.00
In my opinion it is not what it once was according to older advertisements of attractions. Store fronts predominately now self storage except Tuesday night Cowboy Church and small business. Close to US69. Ok for overnight while traveling but not a destination. Nice staff. Stone road (dust) & pads. Small grass strips. Hook ups good. No significant shade. Some long term sites with dogs & stuff. - tzdr8v
Sep 2016 - $18.00
We have stayed with there for the last five years during the summer. Things have changed, and not for the best. The Opry has closed. We requested our usual site, and was told things have changed. Our usual overlooking of the pond, the horses, was left open and we were left with a view of the gravel, other rigs and the dust. It seems that if you aren't in the click, you are left holding the bag. Rules are left to the ownership, I found the park receptionist had her dog in the office, a strict violation of the rules. We only had 3 washers for most of the summer until my wife leveled one of them. We travel with a dog, and are courteous to others to pick up our waste. We had to ask to have the dog waste be emptied and it took nearly 3 weeks before it was. I usually don't burn bridges, but feel this park has become to expensive for what is offered. The final straw was when they came to our site and put on a water meter. Ownership complains to much as to what things are costing them, and that should not be disseminated to the residents. I feel as they are getting ready to jack up the prices again. This all started after they purchased a $300k rig and parked it so we all could see. When we started staying here it was $440 month, it is now over $500. With the addition of the new parks in Hillsdale, I feel we will not be coming back. I really liked ownership guess they didn't like me. - Butcherboy13
Aug 2016 - $32.00
We called on Sunday morning to make a reservation, the answering machine told you to leave a message they would call back as soon as possible. Nobody called us back until we arrived to the campground.
There was a sign which told us to pick an empty site and come to the office on the next day.
The campground was not nice but OK. The site was gravel, pretty level with a little bit grass on the side.
The showers and the restrooms were locked with a keypad, and I have to ask another guest for the combination.
The toilets and showers were very old and completely dirty. They look like nobody cleans this room for a couple of days.
I visit the office the next day to complete the registration and my payment, and told the owner about the dirty showers and toilets. The answer was that they clean the facilities every Monday and Friday.
To clean campground showers and toilets only two times a week is disgusting!!! - Columbus