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5 RV Parks near Mankato, Kansas
We did however find 5 campgrounds within 25 miles of Mankato. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Mankato in the left hand column.
May 2017 - $23.00
First Impression: Huge reservoir. Multiple CGs in the park. Very quiet, almost empty (early May). Prices vary based on site type chosen; no discounts. Pretty. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: We came in on Kansas route 14 (good condition), south from Nebraska route 8 (marginal condition) as access to US-36 was closed in Belleville due to construction. Then, east on North Shore Road to 250 Road then south into the park. North Shore Road needs resurfacing. Okay signage, GPS got us in. Office: Open sporadically. Stop at the "self pay" kiosk, first on the left as you turn onto 250 Road to see a map of the CGs. Facilities: No CG amenities. No laundry room. Very aged, dirty restrooms/showers (score "D"). No propane sales. Nice, large playground. No designated dog run. Nine hole, disc golf course. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Park roads are rough, bumpy asphalt with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Individual CG roads (i.e. Walleye Loop) are dirt but watch for low hanging branches and tight turns around trees. Big rigs use caution in the Walleye Point loop. Sites are all spacious, pull-through. Numerous tent areas but no yurts. Some cabins and park models. Most sites are dirt/gravel (a few are concrete), no landscaping, level. Electric and water are at mid-rig with either 30A or 30A/50A; no meters. No sewer; use dump stations. Good water pressure and taste. A few sites have nice concrete patios with very aged picnic tables. Ground fires not permitted but most sites have a BBQ/fire ring. Marginal satellite views (mature trees). No cable or OTA TV. Free Wi-Fi advertised at office but none found. Verizon phone had no coverage; No 4G but "1X" basic access was available but sketchy. No railroad, aircraft, or traffic noise. No recycle bins. Bug Report: No insect issues. Runners: Roads ok for running. Yoga: good space and ground surface for your mat. Conclusion: not a bad place for a getaway - recommended. - StephenK
Sep 2013 - $32.00
What a find! Though the lake was 10 feet below level, it was beautiful. Great Blue Herons and Pelicans were all over the lake. The sites to get are in Willow South Utility Campground. These are pull through with full hookups and 50A electric. We camped in site #3, but sites 4, 5, and 6 have superb lake views. Verizon phone and data were marginal, but we could get 4G LTE in the morning and night. - zulu
Jul 2008 - $15.00
Lovewell Lake is a 3,000 acre lake in Northern, central Kansas. The camp site is a state recreation area. New restrooms and showers are being built to replace older ones. Most sites are first come, first served but a few are reservable. Good shade in two areas, but one newer area does not yet have much shade. Many sites do not have water. We stayed 2 nights and was pleased with the site. Boating and fishing is very popular at the camp. A marina and small restaurant is available. No other area attractions of major consequence. - User572
Jun 2018 - $1.00
This city park is excellent for a short stay or for a long stay. The park has a fenced in dog area so that your furry family members can run and play. There is no charge for camping, but you can leave a donation if you want. Lots of trees in the park provide cool shade on a hot day. Dump station is a little tricky to find. It is on Paw Print Drive next to the baseball diamond and across from the elementary school. Our Verizon internet, ATT cell phones and Dish Satellite all worked well in this park. There is a set of train tracks across the road from the park, but the trains don't run that often, so we hardly noticed them. - Bobbi1948
Jul 2014 - $10.00
The fee is based on "donation" and an iron ranger. (We always leave a good amount when they are allowing you the honor system). The campground had a few minor problems, just to be aware of. 30 amp only. Almost impossible to turn around if you go past the camping area; we had to unhook the toad. The sites (back-in) are pretty well laid out. The local police patrolled a few times, and overall a nice little park in a nice little town. Had a huge Nebraska storm blow through that night and the weather warnings on our phone were tested. No damage, though. This park has some very huge, very old trees standing there. Would definitely stay there if in the area again. - 7 on the road
Jun 2007 - $1.00
Excellent shade trees. Facilities dated, but adequate. Concrete pads. Located in Lincoln Park behind high school. Playground equipment, horseshoe pits, etc. Dump station available. Fee drop box at site. No signs to Park, but ask any of the local, friendly Nebraskans. - a67rve
Sep 2017 - $26.00
This is a nice state park with spacious sites and free wi-fi! We stayed in the Kanza loop which are "premium" sites. Nice shade trees but little privacy. The shower house is dated and in dire need of a cleaning. Lots of flying insects (non-biting), but I attibuted that to the proximity of the water and time of year. - MSSW
Sep 2016 - $21.00
Glen Elder State Park looks upon one of the largest lakes in Kansas. The campgrounds were very clean. I had a pull through where the drive was gravel, but it had a concrete pad for the RV. It was very close to level. The views are great. Lots of birds. The fishing must be pretty good from what I saw. Dump stations only, no sewer at the sites. I want to go again. - rvrev2
Aug 2016 - $21.00
The sites at the south end of the Kanza loop are mostly covered by trees and fairly spacious with flat concrete pads. Those at the north end are more utilitarian, crammed next to each other on a gravel lot.
We very much enjoyed our stay here, but be warned there can be a LOT of bugs here in August. We had a swarm of hundreds clinging to our slideouts and I had to have my wife continually swat them away while I pulled in the slideouts on our departure morning. And no matter how fast you come in and out at night, expect your ceiling to have several dozen tiny new visitors each time you open the door.
We had a good Verizon signal here and the campground's wifi worked well. It was very quiet during our midweek stay. Kanza site 34 has a great lake view if you have a passenger-side dinette. It looks like the ocean due to the flat terrain. - Brad & Angela
Jun 2018 - $26.00
We stopped here for just one night and it was fine. They have about 5 or 6 gravel spots and a few were taken by what looked like long-term residents. The sites are located behind a bait and tackle store and it appears the owners live on site in a mobile home behind the parking spots. Power, water and cable TV was great and the staff was friendly and helpful. There is a "for sale" sign in front of the store, so not sure this place will be here much longer. There were no showers or restrooms that we saw, but we didn't need them. - Safetylady01
Nov 2017 - $24.00
Small graveled RV park located right next to a convenience store (with fishing equipment), bar & grill and a fuel station. Easy access and very quiet. Cable TV very clear. Conveniently located within a few minutes of Waconda Lake (aka Glen Elder Reservoir). The 20 square mile lake boasts of great fishing with 100 miles of shoreline. There were no year round residents and managers live on-site and were very friendly and helpful. - travelingpeople
Jul 2017 - $20.00
Under new ownership. The park was mowed and clean, our site had a cement pad. This location worked well for visiting the area, and if on 36 hiway would be a good overnight stop. The town has a good cafe, museum,and antique store. - j fredrickson
Jun 2008 - $20.00
This is not an RV park but instead a town gravel lot with ten smallish w/e/s sites packed together. All gravel except two with "cement", one a garage foundation and the other a driveway. Republican River and train track very near, although no noise from the few trains. No bathrooms, shower, picnic tables, place for campfire or place for children to play. Cable hookup worked but very poor satellite and no cell phone reception. No internet reception either. We stayed two weeks because of an area project and found the owner and townspeople friendly and helpful. Very quiet and dark. - Scrubbs1