10 Parks near Melvern, Kansas
Jul 2016 - $9.00
What a beautiful place to stay. Excellent sites, wide, level. Some pull throughs. Only complaint was no sewer at site. Well set up dump station. We stayed 4 nights. - User3119
Jun 2016 - $18.00
By far the best campground I've ever stayed in. The shower/restroom house is exceptional! Amazing lots and tons of shade. Well kept lawns and has several play areas for children to play in. This will definitely be my go to site from now on! - Abscott03
May 2016 - $18.00
We stayed for a 3 night weekend. Maintenance visited restroom facilities at least 2 times a day. Very clean well ventilated restrooms. Plenty of space for the kids to ride bikes, 5th wheels to pull through, grassland for your pets to be on leads. Nice shady lots, a couple different playgrounds, docks to fish off of, paved nature paths to take a quick bike ride. Sewer at each site (huge plus). - landc
Jul 2008 - $17.00
We really enjoy camping here. There is a lot of shade and easy access to the water. They have recently eliminated the vault toilets and made them into flush toilet, and shower, which was a huge improvement to the area we camped in The campground hosts are great. They do their jobs without being "rule nazis". This is just a beautiful quiet campground with lots of space between the individual campsites. - benidew
Jun 2007 - $18.00
This campground is on beautiful Melvern Reservoir, about 20 miles east of Emporia. There are many lakeside campsites with hookups and all are very shaded. The shower house is a bit small but clean and adequate. The campsites are spacious and grassy, with paved pads and adequate parking areas. It is very quiet and well patrolled by the local sheriff. The lake is clean and large enough for all water activities. - benidew
Oct 2016 - $23.00
We stayed in the Doud campground. Rate was for full hook ups, which was a bargain. There were several residents in the campground, which was surprising for a state park, but no one caused any problems. Few trees and not a lot of privacy between sites, but it wasnt crowded on a Sunday in October. The park is about 12 miles from I-35 and we would stay again as a one night stopover. - wulfleton
Jun 2016 - $24.00
We stayed in the West Point area of this campground. Full hookups and a separate section of this area has adjoining horse pens for those camping with their horses. There are also cabins and yurts to rent. The campsites are all full hookup/50 amp and well spaced for privacy. Our site was perfectly level and easy to back in to. Grass is well maintained and the proximity to the lake is very close with walking paths down for swimming and fishing. Boat slip rentals, beach area, kayak/canoe rentals, small store with necessities. Supremely friendly camp staff, from rangers to camp hosts to gate keepers. Many of the sites have quite a bit of shade. The site we chose was listed as "partial shade" and that turned out to be one medium sized tree situated such that it didn't shade our camper at all except a small area of shade early in the mornings. But there are many quite lovely sites with shade. In this state park, the best shade is in the BlackJack section. Kansas can be brutally hot and humid in summer. Verizon signal good. A couple of OTA TV stations with antenna. We'd stay here again and be more selective about our site in regard to shade. - Camping fools
May 2014 - $19.00
An OK park. Restrooms are a bit different, open air with toilet stalls under canopy. Located on lake. - abqnm
Aug 2016 - $16.00
It was on So. US Hwy 75, it was a little off the beaten path but on the Santa Fe Trail. It was clean and everyone was friendly. - Jim and Me
Aug 2016 - $28.00
Great park easy to get to and very quiet. Lots of rabbits for my dog to salivate over. We were going to stay one week and decided after being there to stay six weeks. Great place. Lyndon was a great town. - Frank Farquhar
Sep 2015 - $16.00
Very nice, clean RX park. Plenty of space between sites to put out awning. Friendly owner. Great wifi for anywhere let alone a RV park. Has a tornado shelter, small fishing pond and horse shoe pits. Hope to be able to stay here again. - Jweb98
Aug 2014 - $20.00
Pomona State Park is a wonderful state park with a lot of good amenities (lake, beaches, hiking trails, boat ramps). Our nightly rate reflects buying the KS annual camping pass, plus the KS annual vehicle permits (one per vehicle RV+Car), plus 3 utilities (50 amp elec, water, sewer) for a month.
We stayed here in February and really appreciated the ability to stay in a state park setting, with full hookups, in winter.
The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Even though we were one of the few campers here, this time of year, the park was regularly patrolled and it felt very safe. Staff was onsite during the week and readily available to answer questions or to help as needed.
The park is generally in good repair and well maintained. Some of the picnic tables, at a few sites, are in desperate need of replacement; but otherwise the park facilities were in good working order.
The park is pretty, quiet, and serene. Although we could hear (several) barking dogs from the surrounding private residences outside the park, there was otherwise no road noise, railroad tracks, etc to detract from the park's serenity.
There are quite a few campsites/camp-loops, ranging from water-front primitive camping to full-hookup RV sites available. We stayed in the Burning Heart camp-loop, which has full-hookups and is available for long(er) term stays.
The roads are paved, leading to gravel sites. Most sites were generally level and wide enough for an awning or slide-outs. There is not a lot of visual separation between the sites but they are well separated and about average for a state park (vs a tightly packed RV park).
Laundry facilities are available all year and the machines were in good working order, inside of a clean and usable laundry room.
The site had 50 amp service, a frost free (non-heated) hydrant, and sewer hookup. All utilities worked well. Other sites offer 30amp and water only, and there are several primitive campsites throughout. All sites have a fire-ring and a picnic table.
We had reasonable Verizon wireless internet access and had good ATT cellular access. Both were within 2-4 bars of LTE service (unboosted).
The park is located between two small towns, Pomona to the east and Lyndon to the west and offered very basic shopping and a few restaurants. Ottawa is the closest town of any size, offering traditional shopping and dining options. Kansas City is about an hour north.
Overall we really enjoyed our time here at Pomona State Park and will definitely be returning. - Geom
Jun 2014 - $22.00
This is a roomy state park with lots of grass and shade trees. There are sites of all sizes for both large rigs and smaller equipment. This a good park for an overnight stay or longer term. Swimming, marina, basketball, disc golf course, volleyball, tetherball. Equipment for check out at park office. It is clean and staff is friendly. This is on our "top ten" list. Price listed includes full hookups. - ksgypsy
Sep 2009 - $21.00
This campground is on Pomona Lake 24 miles south of Topeka. The campground is absolutely gorgeous with lots of trees and very spacious campsites. Every site is shaded. There are several different camping areas and some are primitive, but there are many full hookup sites and even more water/electric sites available. The sites in Burning Heart area are full hookup and there are several very long pull through sites that are quite nice. Most of the sites have only a view of the water, but there are a few water front sites near the marina. And several sites have no view of the water at all, but the wooded surroundings are very beautiful. We didn't use the shower facilities but the building looks very new and modern. We will definitely camp here again. The only reason I didn't give a 10 is that the cellphone service was marginal. Our wireless Internet card did work there however. - benidew
May 2012 - $11.00
This is a very nice COE park. There are several COE campgrounds in this section of Pomona Lake and all looked very good. Rate reflects a Golden Age discount for .50 amp, water, and sewer. There are only twelve of these sites and quite a number of electric and water sites. Contractors seemed nice and informative. We would definitely stay here again. - PALPJL
Nov 2016 - $11.00
We stayed here for a couple of months, so the rate we paid reflects the monthly rate $340. If you opt to pay the monthly rate, you also have to pay part of the electricity, they pay the first $60, and you pay the rest. For us, the first month, which was September, we paid $97, and the second month, October, we paid $113. This is a no frills park, there is no playground, pool, or recreational facilities. The owners are a nice couple, and you get a bag popcorn when you arrive. The Wi-Fi was good, and AT&T phones got a good signal. They don't have cable, but you can get all the Kansas City and some of the Wichita and Lawrence channels. Satellite worked well. The park is clean. The roads and sites are gravel. Each site has a picnic table. All the utilities were easy to locate and no problems with getting connected. This is a good place to stop and spend the night. It is a little far to drive if you are wanting to use it as a base to sight see in the KC area. It is about 40 minutes from Olathe and less then 30 minutes to Lawrence. - Bbtj
Jun 2016 - $27.00
Perfect overnight park. Would get a 10 if it was paved. It does have some long term workers but they park on their sites or in designated areas so you don't have to dodge their trucks on way to your site. Wish there were more parks like this. Nice owners and a very tidy well set up park. Internet was very good. - peddy dick
May 2016 - $29.00
We were heading N on 35W just south of Ottawa, Kansas. Needed a campsite close to The freeway for 1 night. Saw their sign on the freeway. Took the exit indicated on the sign and turned left. After going less than 1/4 mile saw entrance. Office was closed but there was an easy self registration system in place. Pull-thrus were $29, back-ins were $28. Park is nicely laid out and landscaped with trees, grass and class 5 surfaces. We chose pull-thru site 15. Full hookups available with choice of 30 or 50 amp service at the post. Site was pretty level and the freeway noise was minimal. We would definitely stop here again. - kavernon
May 2008 - $7.00
This is a COE Campground, Regular price is $15. but with the golden age pass it is only $7.50, can make reservations on line. Very nice place and easy to get to. We will come back! - jim1
Jul 2011 - $10.00
Hi, This a clean and quiet RV park located right on US 59, 15 miles south of I-35. It is open year round. Good power--but we were initially the only RV in the Park. All sites are pull through. There are no toilets. There are picnic tables. Payment is by cash or cheque. It is located at the intersection of Highway 59 and Central St. There are a few shaded spots. I would stay here again. - User3761
Apr 2014 - $4.00
Nice little park. 50 amp worked fine. Police station is on the grounds for an added benefit. If you're in a big rig come in a secondary entrance as the primary (3 pillars) is pretty darn tight. There's a dump station right next to the main entrance and we got our fresh water fill at a spigot on the police station lawn (asked first). I gotta say, Burlington is a neat little town. - jor