6 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.
Sep 2016 - $21.00
We just had some aftermarket add ons to our motorhome and went right to this State Park that is within 10 miles of our home. We had numerous sites to pick from since we were staying only a couple of nights mid week. We pick a site at Pintail Point right by the water. There is a newer campsite with concrete pads, but no trees as of yet. Very easy setup and very roomy sites. - Murray Mathew
Sep 2016 - $22.00
Its a state park with sewer, water and electric, a water view, and concrete pads. LARGE concrete pads. Quiet, clean and did I say quiet. - Butcherboy13
Oct 2015 - $19.00
We took a "walk -in" site here so the price includes a $3.00 transaction fee. You could see water on 3 sides of you. We used the showers once as they had no heat, with pinpoint shower heads that disbursed the water so much it was cold by the time it hit you. Water everywhere. They were clean, as no one seemed to be using them. We would stay here again as it is close to Kansas City area. - travelboundnbertha
Dec 2016 - $40.00
Urban area campground with lots of trees. Really nice treed pet area in the back of the park. Very few pull-throughs, but the back-in space was plenty wide enough to park our dolly and toad beside our coach. We were able to disconnect and reconnect right in front of our space without problems. Very nice owner and on-site staff. Store on-site and very easy access to and from the interstate. Very quiet, friendly folks, many of whom are permanent residents there. Park is clean! - Dobiedaddy
Nov 2016 - $33.00
It's been just over two years since we've stayed here, but the improvements since then are impressive. The previous messy permanents are gone. Remaining long term residents have cleaned up most of their unsightly belongings. Work to clean up fencing, stray tree branches, etc., is obvious. Most sites now have picnic tables! Rules are much more specific and logical, and seemingly well enforced. Mostly level gravel campsites, convenient and reliable utilities. We stay here because a family member lives close by, but now we are happier to be here because of the changes. We'll be back. - SeeTheUSA
Oct 2016 - $40.00
Needed a place to stay for one night while visiting with family and this was very close. The owner was super nice from getting us to the campground and allowing us to have visitors. The campground is in a residential area and not like your typical campgrounds, but for us it was perfect for what we needed. Sites were close, but not enough to bother us, it was not a vacation destination. The only reason I gave a "satisfactory" rating on cleanliness, was we found dog droppings on our site, but that is not the campgrounds fault. That is irresponsible people not cleaning up after their pets. If we were passing through again and wanting to visit with family, we would stay here for the convenience and how nice the owner was. - msvacation
Jun 2016 - $20.00
We pulled in at 7 PM and found the office closed. We paid for a tent site using the drop slot. We then drove to the tent area and found that tent sites consisted of a mowed section of grass and a fire ring. Only one tent site had a picnic table and that site was already occupied. When we realized that we would not have a table and we would have a very long walk to a restroom and a water supply, we decided the place did not meet our basic requirements and we decided not to stay. I put another note in the drop slot asking that a refund be mailed to me. I will see if that happens. I cannot recommend this place to anyone who is tent camping. What facilities there are look very run down. - llamalady
May 2016 - $33.00
This park is stuck in a time warp. We were here 4 and 7 years ago for a week to see family and friends away from the park. Save for the traffic signal and 100 feet of new pavement leading to the park nothing has changed to its rundown appearance and nothing has improved. The same ruts in the gravel access roads, the same lady who is occasionally in the run down office between 10 and 2 weekdays, the same narrow cracked cement pads some with rotten wooden pallets attached and the same poor electrical service. My electric power protection did not like what it was getting and kept stopping the power and restarting again when OK. The park is ¾ filled with permanent rigs outfitted for the winter with needed large external propane tanks. There is little noise from the residents or from I-70 which runs along the north side. There is a large empty grass field between the beginning of the park and entry signal which is filled wall to wall with dry campers of all types two weeks of the year when NASCAR races at the Kansas Speedway just around the corner. So plan accordingly. We were there the week after and spots were available. If you don't expect much more than a place to park for a short while this may fit your need. - 34ssJayco
Apr 2016 - $33.00
Our first impression was of a spacious park with very easy access from/to I-70 (the exit ramp continues directly into the park's road). Since the last review we'd read was two years old, we were looking forward to writing a favorable review and noting the improvements made. As promised, our space was reserved and instructions left for us on the door when we arrived Saturday afternoon (park office isn't open on weekends). When we got to our space, we found: no cap on the sewer dump (potential health hazard) that would be easy for a small child or dog catch a leg in, rotten wood deck (gaping holes) and picnic table with severely warped boards & nails/screws exposed, a short concrete pad (about 30') surrounded by dirt. Check the weather, both recent and for the duration of your stay. If it's been raining, you'll have to contend with a lot of sticky mud. The park is quiet and there is a large area to walk dogs, although it is not mowed, so watch out for ticks! The pull through spaces are narrow enough to prevent us from putting out our slide's awning because it would interfere with the coach next door. They only take credit cards and cash, no checks. This was not disclosed to us when we made our reservation. Comparing what we saw vs. the previous reviews, it appears that management has made minimal, if any, effort to improve the campground and fix previously noted problems. - Dobiedaddy
1473 N. 1800 Road / Highway 40 Lawrence, Kansas 66044 (map) | (785) 842-3877
Sites: 95 | Latest Rate: $35.00 | 54 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Jellystone is obviously a theme style park - lots of Fred Flintstone theme icons around and the park was getting decked out for Halloween. While the land area is large there's not as many RV sites as you'd think as there's a lot of land dedicated to open play areas, picnic shelter etc. WIFI is fairly good. We didn't have cable at our site so we used satellite which was fine. A nice fenced dog park area is available. The only dumpster we could find was only at the entrance - a bit of a hike but not a big deal. Overall a good park. - Mountain RV User
Oct 2016 - $46.00
This was the second Jellystone we have stayed at and wow were we disappointed. Sites were so close together that we could not get slide outs all the way out. There was a 4 ft drop off right next to our door which was the neighbors picnic area and table. Not very kid-friendly. We did not have a picnic table. There was a tiny campfire ring including trash in it. WiFi signal was present but was too slow to use. The play equipment was OK with the exception of the jumping pillow which was not inflated properly so kids couldn't jump on it. After staying in the Branson Jellystone we were very disappointed in this and the whole experience. - Darthall
Sep 2016 - $46.00
There are few campgrounds in this area so we usually stay here when passing through. All the Jellystone Parks seem oriented towards families and this one, as usual, has a large playground with a big variety of things for kids to do. It is one of the more expensive places we stay and we wish they had a separate rate for overnighters who have no interest in all the amenities, just need a place to spend the night. We had a full-hook-up, pull-thru site and everything worked well. The staff was friendly and helpful and we were escorted to our site. We found out after we got set up that our site didn't have cable TV but we were able to get several channels off the antenna. - SandyA
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
May 2016 - $32.00
We requested a pull thru, but none were available when we arrived, so we ended up in a spacious back in, which had a lot of maneuvering room. All hook ups worked well, internet was just ok. The park is in a rural location, with a couple of towns nearby for supplies . Very quiet at night. The front looks like an old western town, pretty neat. There is a lake for fishing in the park. - ronboett