9 Parks near Manhattan, Kansas
Mar 2016 - $26.00
Two nights in state park in off season, only approved sites had water and electric turned on though RV'S could boondock as able. Very quiet and clean. Good distance between sites. Good water pressure. Two dump stations for quick and easy usage. Most, if not all, sites pull through. Nice new playground. $19 per night, $5 per day vehicle fee, $3 processing fee (out-of-state fees). Wood $3. Facilities not open before April opening date. Camped in a travel trailer. - Next Mission
Oct 2015 - $18.00
The state park is quite large and has a few different campgrounds spread out below Tuttle Creek dam. Our pull-thru was a crescent shaped driveway off of a one-lane road. 30 amps plus water at site with dump stations in the area. Roads and pads are asphalt. Site included a gravel patio, new picnic table, and fire ring. The campground is laid out so there are wide green spaces with trees between rows. Costs $18 plus $5 per day for the tow car. There is a small camp store with firewood and free little library. Boat launches, canoe rentals, disc golf in walking distance. 15 minutes to K State or to shopping. - 42lena
Feb 2013 - $26.00
This is a very nice campground with level pads. Most of the pads are pea gravel/clay and where the full hook-ups are, they are black-top. I spend every winter there to trout fish and bird hunt. The water is mostly turned off that time of year, but they do have a few frost free hydrants that can be used to fill your holding tank. The staff at the state park office are very friendly and extremely helpful. The park has a disc golf course, playgrounds, and very small store that is open most days and a 10 acre pond where trout are stocked from November to March. The state park is located a few miles from Manhattan, KS. - Frank H.
Aug 2016 - $9.00
Wow, what a deal. If you have an America the Beautiful Golden Age Pass: you get half-off of an already low rate of $18/night. Tuttle Creek Cove COE is a well kept campground with 50 amp power and water. The sites are roomy and well spaced with fire ring, stand-up grill and lantern pole. Excellent power, no voltage dips even on 100+ degree days.
Many sites are well shaded but the branches were too low for our tall 5th wheel. We chose instead a site on top of the ridge where there were no trees. This had us backed in with our rear picture window facing out over the lake. One of the best views we have had out that back window in the four years we have been full-timing. The sunrises were stunning.
Verizon was excellent, LTE for our jetpack with data rates at 6mbs or better. Satellite setup was a breeze. - jperry29
Jul 2016 - $9.00
Some of the camp loops are on a bluff while other loops are close the water's edge. All of the interior roads are on asphalt and are hilly. The sites are on crushed asphalt and rocks. Due to the terrain, some sites sloop more than others. The electrical box consists of 50/30/15 amp electrical service. The voltage was strong - hovering around 122 volts. This was surprising since it was very hot and all of the rigs were using AC.
Both the utility box and water spigot was located at the back of the site. All sites were back-in except for one site. All of the sites can accommodate a large rig and there was an area within the site to park a boat. All sites have a fire ring, BBQ stand and a picnic table. The one dump station is located at the entrance of the park. Fresh water is also available there.
The bathroom and showers were clean but not very appealing. The park also has a boat launch, swim, and a number of playground areas.
Verizon air card and cell phone reception was good. The gates to the park are closed from 10 PM until 6 AM. It was very quiet at night.
We would come back to this park if we were in the area. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. - adsaxs
Oct 2015 - $9.00
Other than no cable or WIFI, this park is just about perfect - only about 25 spaces all basically with a view of beautiful Tuttle Creek reservoir. All (except one) are back-in spaces but there's generally enough room to maneuver OK. Electric at 50 Amps and water supply is fine. Each space has a nice aluminum picnic table in the space and the spaces are generally fairly flat so leveling isn't too bad. There is only one dump station and it's at the top of the hill (whereas all the spaces are down the hill close to the water) - not a problem but you should be aware of it. The onsite staff are very friendly and try to be helpful. We got our 50% discount from using our federal parks "senior pass" - quite a bargain for a good park. - Mountain RV User
Aug 2015 - $10.00
This campground is nice if you like fishing and boating in a small lake, little else to do in the area. The biggest problem is that they only have one handicapped site and that cannot be reserved but rather, on a first come first served and no requirement to be handicapped to get this site. So if you are handicapped this isn't a great park. - dlbof
Jul 2015 - $10.00
Nice views, but service was bad. We are handicapped and were told we couldn't have a handicapped site, because it was taken. The folks staying in the handicapped stall were not handicapped. It appears that every rule for COE parks are violated. Folks freely empty their holding tanks, dogs are not leashed, campers were parked and left vacant during the week, with occupants coming in for week-ends, trailers with boats and cars parked on the grass. No one manning the booths during the day, so it is hard to check in. We do like the park, but the contract people are not competent. The volunteers were not helpful. - eileenb
May 2012 - $9.00
We used our National Park discount for the 1/2 price ($18 a night regular price) - stayed 2 nights. It was a wonderful, peaceful campground near a beautiful lake. We enjoyed our 2 night stay. Visited Junction City WalMart (very nice) to stock up. No 10 since it didn't have sewer. We enjoyed the park and would visit there again if we were in the area. Park has 4 showers near the entrance of the park. The bathrooms are clean and placed around the park. The hosts are very helpful. Lots of boats and great fishing apparently in the area. Located near Junction City on one of the state's largest lakes. Campsites located right on the lake if wanted. One loop has no facilities. - westie0506
Oct 2010 - $25.00
We usually don’t have a problem finding our way to a ‘new-to-us’ campground; but this time we did. When you are going north on highway 77 and looking for where to turn left, the Flagstop Resort sign is on the right side of the highway but it is located past where you actually make the turn. Plus, if sunlight is reflecting off the sign, it is very hard to read. So when you see the green highway sign that points to the left and says ‘Milford’, turn there. After that, there is not another sign that says ‘Flagstop’ until you reach the entrance. You will need to watch for one of those small, square signs with a trailer on it so you know where to make the next left into the neighborhood. There is only one entrance and one exit. This campground caters to seasonal tenants. A lot of the sites have a rig and a boat plus an abundance of ‘stuff’ outside. We encountered low hanging trees and large speed bumps. There are some side by side hookups which puts you very close to your neighbor. We were in a full service site at the end of a row and enjoyed our view of the city park. Our site was level, hard-packed dirt, but not all sites looked at good as this one. The services all worked well. We would stay again if we got this same site. - B&H
Jul 2016 - $20.00
We stayed here rather than a parking lot on our trip across Kansas going to Colorado. What a lovely surprise. Largest lake in Kansas. We didn't do anything in the park but you could spend a weekend here. The parking sites were wonderful. Ours was a pull through with an obstructed view of the lake. Concrete level pad with full hookups. Well worth the drive off the interstate. - RosalitaAS
Jul 2015 - $24.00
The site was near the water and had amazing views, but the night-time bugs were horrible. I would not open the door after dark. Several pull through sites are one-way on a single lane road section. The last person in has to wait for the previous one to leave, or break the rules and drive through the grass. See the camp host before picking your site, they live a long ways away from the camp sites. - Keystone Trail
Jul 2015 - $28.00
Review applies only to a five night stay in the Eagle Ridge section (equestrian loop); other loops vary greatly in character and services. Easy access to and in the park with our oversized 40'+ BigRig RV. Price paid includes a daily vehicle fee that wasn't mentioned until check-in. Poorly designed loops; park has plenty of space but many sites are very close to one another and many with oddly placed utility services - choose a suitable site carefully ahead of time if making reservations. Would have rated park lower but it was very quiet at night. We would stay again but certainly wouldn't go out of our way to do so. - Snidely Whiplash
Sep 2015 - $10.00
We were just needing a place to stay one night that wasn't too far off the hwy. and this was perfect, it was about 6 miles off of I-70 before Junction City, roads were a bit narrow but hardly any traffic. Stayed in A loop in space 6. It was a bit hairy trying to make the loop in our 38ft. class A. Other than that it was a beautiful place and quiet, we would come back and hopefully stay a little longer. - eagle94
May 2015 - $9.00
The park was difficult for our GPS to locate. There is no COE sign easily visible from Kansas Route 244, and K-244 was an unknown route to our updated Garmin. If this is your destination use coordinates 39.07681 and 96.92474. The park itself has lots of gravel sites in two loops. They offer water and electric with a dump & trash station at the entrance. We booked what appeared to be one of the last two sites available only to learn ( from a regular at this park ) that sites divisible by 3 ( 3 thru 15 and 16 ) cannot be reserved and are on a first come basis. At least two of these "open" sites would have served us better than the one we reserved as far as satellite reception was concerned. We also learned that nobody patrols this facility as evidenced by trash in our fire pit and loud music from a site a few hundred yards away. The closest eating/shopping is at least 5 miles away and the better places are on Ft. Riley, which is open only to the military or retirees. The closest bath house did not include any shower facility. Our Verizon cell and the associated hot spot allowed us access to the internet. They close and lock the campground gates at 10 PM and open at 7 AM. Sites 1-16 in Loop A offer 50 amp, all other sites are 30 amp only. They offer a tenting area and a separate fish clean station near the park entrance. This is probably a boating and fishing paradise - especially here in Kansas. The Golden Age/Senior Pass discounted our site to 9.00 per night. - 5thwheeler
May 2015 - $10.00
Nice sites, lake views, close to the water. We will probably return. - Oldtymeflyr
Apr 2016 - $32.00
We needed an overnight stop near Manhattan, KS, to visit friends and chose this campground based on previous recommendations. When I called to make reservations, I told the campground attendant that we were a 40' motorhome towing a full-sized pickup, and wanted to be sure that this campground could accommodate us. No problem, I was told! Imagine our surprise when we pulled into this teeny place and could barely negotiate the fairways with our pickup unhooked! We were in site 11, right next to the road, and got to hear the early morning workers headed to their jobs. I-40, indeed, was only 1/2 mile away, adding to the noise. Yes, they do have cable, but we needed a "box" to access their service. Rather out-dated. We will never stay here again. - JanW
Jul 2015 - $32.00
Needed a place just overnight while traveling through. What a nice find. Place is half mile off the highway, flat, and easy to navigate even at night. Almost all sights are pull through and easily accommodated my 40' RV. Folks were nice and I will use again when in the area. - colotiger
May 2015 - $32.00
Very nice park. Good central location. Good management. Only one shower. - d_h
Apr 2015 - $18.00
Traveling across country and needed an overnight spot. 11 miles north of I-70. Plenty of sites available on a weekday. We saw only 2 other trailers in "A" loop. There are restrooms throughout campground. Water and electricity at the sites, big rig friendly. Lots of space between the level gravel sites. Wide interior roads for easy backing into sites. Park like setting with trees and play area for kids. Great value if you have a National Park pass $9 per night. Normal rate is $18. Tent sites $12. This is a beautiful location a real gem! We camped in a 5th wheel. - Charlie M.
Sep 2013 - $9.00
Nice campground on Milford Lake. Our loop had only 30 amp and water, no sewer. There is a boat ramp nearby and some shady spots. Rate reflects Federal senior pass. Be advised that the campground is located 11 miles from the interstate. We were told that 50 amp sites are at another park. - lburas
Jul 2010 - $8.00
We have a Federal Parks pass, so rate was 1/2 off. There are only 5 sites with 50 amp, and is on a first come basis, no reservations. Sites are shady and there is a view of the lake from all sites. Will stay here again. Great value. Swim, fish and boat in the lake. Has boat dock. - dlbof
Jul 2015 - $30.00
After crossing the railroad track, the atmosphere is like a little frontier town. The greeting was neutral and my receipt doesn't detail fees. Our site was level and near the showers with good shade. Utilities are adequate, and air TV was fine. Directions were clear and although between railroad tracks and highway, the campground is relatively quiet. It is such a good overnight that park was well occupied by nightfall. It is comforting to have a storm shelter. - Yeager
Aug 2014 - $25.00
Campground is about a mile of I-70 just west of Topeka. Staff was friendly. Mention that you saw their web site and you will get a 15% discount. There is a railroad track next to the campground. The train traffic didn't annoy us because our air conditioner drowned it out. The campground had lots of area to walk our two Maltese and there was a narrow creek that backed up to the campground. Laundry services were available as well as fire rings at each campsite, with pull-throughs available. There was also a playground for children. - urlookingood
Jun 2014 - $27.00
A significant number of sites appeared to be occupied by permanent residents. They seemed oblivious to campground etiquette and management was not responsive to issues. The trains were a nightmare. We happen to like trains, but the crossing is just down the road a bit and east bound trains start blasting their horns just as they pull alongside the first row of RVs. No air conditioning could cover the sounds jolting us awake. In one 24 hour period, 30 trains were counted. We would not stay here again. - NoPlaceLikeRoam