6 Parks near Lyons, Kansas
Jul 2014 - $15.00
This is the only RV park in the town. It looked fine on website. Owner sounded fine when we called, and the cost was very reasonable - we thought. We spent 30 mins looking for a site with water. The 2 shower/toilets rooms would be OK if they had a good clean and an exhaust fan. There was no toilet paper and no paper towels. Approx 10 sites were long term folk in RV's plus several portable homes - all very poorly kept. The only washing machine was out of order. We are not fussy but this was awful. It could be a nice stop over if the owners took better care of the place. It was reasonably quiet at night. We would not stay there again. - Kings USA Travels
Sep 2014 - $8.00
This is a small City Park located on a pond. You pay on the honor system. Very pleasant place to stay. There are four sites, two across from two. Not exactly a pull-thru but easily accessible. There was a train nearby for one night only. Be sure to go into Ellinwood and take a tour of the underground tunnels with the "mens businesses". - retiredhappy
Nov 2015 - $16.00
Stayed in Eagle Run site 12. Marked a primitive site but it had electric. Lovely views of the lake westward to see the sun set. We were the only ones in the entire campground. Showers had hot water if 4 showers were running. There was a sign stating that and it worked. Regular handles too, no timers. - travelboundnbertha
Jul 2014 - $22.00
Very pretty, grassy, shady sites. Lots of neat history and natural sites in the area. Rate reflects full hookup. Would stay here again, either overnight or for an extended time. - ksgypsy
Oct 2012 - $19.00
This was my first trip to Kanapolis State Park. It is an older campground but very nice and everything worked properly. The restrooms and shower houses were very clean. You are about 11 miles from the nearest town so if you happen to need or forget something, you will have a small drive ahead of you. The area is picturesque and the lake if beautiful. The water level was way down when we were there but it was nice none the less. - User2715
Sep 2015 - $11.00
Spacious, shaded, quiet, immaculate .. as are all COE parks we've ever visited, hence we choose them when we can! We had 30 amp/water, table, grill, firepit, VZ signal (phone and net) was OK, good signal from Tailgater TV, and warm weather. There is a dumpstation. Riverside COE is SE of Kanapolis Dam, Venango (COE that allows walk-ins) is NW of Dam. We drove through the State Park SW of dam (Langely) and it appears nice though probably more costly.
Riverside is small campground with a pit toilet and one other flush/shower restroom near the playground. We normally prefer the outside of a loop (40' w/3 slides) but the inside loops here are shady and spacious as well. If we are ever in area we'll definitely stay again. - evadu
May 2013 - $6.00
Nice grassy campground with level gravel sites. I went there under the impression there were no showers but did find they had them although they were under repair at the time. Only one other camper there and you cannot beat the price especially when able to use your Federal Golden Age Passport old person's discount. Would stay there again. - Traveler John
Jun 2012 - $18.00
Small, quiet, shaded, campground located on a small bluff overlooking the Smoky Hill River. We camped here on the recommendation of other reviews and used it for an overnight stop on a multi-day vacation. We had a reservation for this campground. To view the river up close requires a short scramble down a 20' bank. The park was peaceful and quiet, mix of family campers and RV/trailers. Restrooms were clean and in good repair. We missed the dump station on the way out and stopped at the other COE campground up the road and asked at the entrance station (our campground did not have an entrance station) if we could use theirs and they said OK. This campground had good views of the lake, which ours did not. The only negative was the restroom had speakers and played the weather report on an endless loop. If camping near the restroom it would get annoying. - Ocotillo
Jul 2015 - $9.00
$9.00 per night with Senior Card -- would certainly come back if ever in this area. We hiked several trails and biked in the park. Went over to the State park and saw juvenile Bald Eagles on 2 different days. Also went to Mushroom Rock state park. Sites are fairly level. - Retired & rambling
Sep 2014 - $8.00
All the previous reviewers are pretty well spot on. Our site had electric only, and was half off the regular rate due to the federal senior discount pass. We had a great view, and the loop to ourselves. We saw deer in the campground. We were pleasantly surprise when we heard a bugle play "taps" over the loudspeaker at dusk! - midcenturynana
May 2013 - $9.00
Rate reflects national senior discount pass. Beautiful well kept park on the banks of Lake Kanopolis. Quiet and peaceful even over a holiday weekend. Roads are a little narrow, but it does keep speeding and cruising down. All the loops have a view of the lake. Not all sites have utilities here, some are 50A/W; some 30A/W, some have either water or no electric; some have electric and no water. Some sites with no utilities at all. No sewer sites, but there is a dump centrally located in the park. Bathrooms were clean. A couple of very momentary power “clicks” due to high winds, but nothing serious, water pressure is good. No Wi-Fi here, but our Verizon card and cell worked fine. There is a very nice, easy to walk two mile nature trail. A written guide at the start of the walk will point out areas of interest. There is a swim beach area and an ATV park on the grounds, but just outside the campground so no noise. They have a boat launch, but it was closed when we were here due to low water. There are other entrance points around the lake. Camp hosts were friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Rangers were visible and friendly. They do lock the gates here at night. Don’t miss a quick drive to Mushroom Rock State Park, right up the road. Tiny little state park, (no camping), around some unique rock formations. We would recommend a visit to Venango Park. - Fixn2gocamp
Jul 2016 - $18.00
We stayed for a week, including the 4th of July. Rate reflects discounted 7 night stay. Rv Park was nearly empty but the fairgrounds had a number of activities and events during the week culminating with the fireworks so it was pretty noisy at times. You drive in, pick your site and drop your payment in the drop box (cash or check) or go to the Admin office at the fairground entrance (credit card). The lady in Admin was so helpful and pleasant. Sites are grass and dirt, interior roads are cement. All sites are full hookups, back ins. Sites are spacious. Some sites have cement pads. The west side of the park has some trees for late afternoon shade; east side is mostly open to the sky. When it rains, the ground gets muddy and soft but the park has good drainage. No off leash dog park, no cable, no free wifi. It was quiet most nights until a few days before the 4th, then the fire crackers and fireworks were constant, along with the police sirens and trains. Stores, groceries, restaurants were a few minutes away. The 4th fireworks show was in the fairgrounds so we had front row seats. We plan to return again, but not during a major holiday. - Flippitti
Jun 2016 - $1.00
Nice campground on the fairgrounds site. We were here for a rally so have no idea of the rate. The site was grass/gravel and was pretty solid with little mud after we had rain. Biggest complaint is trying to figure out which gate would be open on any given day. Main fair gate seemed to always be open. - peddy dick
Apr 2016 - $20.00
Hutchinson is a nice city to spend a couple of days in. The fairground is about 2 miles from downtown. The fairground has a separate RV park when the fair is not going on (held in September).
The interior roads were on cement and all of the sites are on packed grass and gravel. I don't believe there would be a problem getting out of the site if it rained heavily. All of the sites have FHU located on the appropriate side and the sites were fairly level. All sites are back-ins. A water pressure regulator hangs on each water spigot if you so choice to use it. Each site has 50/30/20 amp electrical service. The electrical voltage was good - hovering around 124. The voltage might be lower if the park was filled and everyone was using their air conditioners.
Only one of the bath houses was open at the time of our visit. It contained two showers and was spotless. There are also 2 dump stations within the fairgrounds. There were street lights within the RV park but they were not working during our stay. There are a few picnic tables scattered around the park. Wifi is not available and there are no fire rings.
There was some train noise but it did not bother us at night. We would definitely come back to this campground if we were in the area. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. - adsaxs