Outlet (Melvern) COE

     


Melvern, Kansas
Phone: (785) 549-3318

Sites: 140
Recent Rate: $10 7/2014


Latitude: 38.5119911169097
Longitude: -95.7072457719665

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

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NoPlaceLikeRoam

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects senior pass. What a great campground! Sites ranged from nicely spaced to really large. Hiking trails were great, some paved, some not. Most sites had shade during some part of the day. Quiet, only the occasional distant train. Loop C appeared to be the nicest but reservations for that section weren't available on short notice. The only reason we rated an 8 instead of a 9 was because the sites in Loop B were set up so the RVs face each other. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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sinjineer

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great campground, close to I-35 but with no road noise. We had a lake site with water and electric for $9.00 (Golden Eagle discount) but it is well worth the $18 normal price. W/E/S price was $22 but half that for Golden Eagle discount. Camp hosts were friendly and the campground itself was clean, quiet, and beautiful. We will definitely stay here again. If you go up the road a bit you can camp on the shore of main Lake Melvern. We drove up and checked it out. Non-hook up sites were only $12 there and were on a huge lake. Awesome park. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Bob and Inga

Review Count: 378
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Paid the senior rate for a nice, big roomy lakeside 50 amp full hook-up loop C back in site. The site was double wide and paved so we had plenty of room for our Bounder, dolly and toad. Verizon cell and broadband was excellent at 4 bars. TV via batwing was spotty, but we did pickup two networks at times. This is one of the nicer COE parks that we have stayed at. Melvern 3 miles down 31 has one nice place for a cold one or a sandwich. Other than that - not much else in the area. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Motorhome.

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Jerryws98516

Review Count: 161
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here in our 40' 4-slide RV with towed vehicle. We were in site 137 with full hookups, 50 amp, looking at the lake. The site was unlevel. The front was very high when leveled. Birds were roosting at night, in the site tree, so we ended up with a lot of bird poop on the car (we learned to move it over as far as we could) and the front passenger side of the motorhome. Large site with table and fire pit. Personnel helpful when we caught up with them. Well maintained park. We would return but choose a different site. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Motorhome.

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nazpaz

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful campground. We loved our campsite which was right on the Outlet Lake. Full hookups, 50 amp, level, roomy. This one is on our return list. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Poppopc

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

We passed this campground on the way to Chanute, Kansas. On the way by, we said, "Looks like a beautifully park!" After we finished our business, we went back to check it out. We were not disappointed . The park is well laid out and maintained. (My satellite worked.) Good view of the lake/pond. Kudos to the staff and the CORP! We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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CharlieB

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

For those who have not yet stopped at a Corps of Engineers park, this is the place to start. Lots of shaded sites, fishing lakes, swimming lakes and pleasant hosts who take good care of the park. Fees are $19-22 and eligible for Golden Age, Golden Access etc. discounts. Easy access off US75. Online reservation system is the only challenge to using this park. Convoluted fee added procedure. With the exception of major holidays, the park always has space for drop in's. Next time that's what we'll do. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Travel Trailer.

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rmlarson

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park. Restrooms ok, (no hand soap), showers were great with fierce water pressure! Hang on to your toupee. Nice collection of TV channels with batwing antenna, including PBS. Verizon access good. Excellent nature trails and lots of wildlife. Another excellent COE park. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Motorhome.

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User1723

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been camping here for about 15 years and think it is the BEST campground in KS for the money. It's only 6 miles off I-35 and 30 minutes to Topeka. They recently added 50 amp electric to loop C so that makes B & C with 50 and A has 30 amp. We like that if it rains (even heavily), it's dried out the next day. Nice paved roads and trails for biking. Good fishing both on the Outlet Pond and above on the reservoir. Sunday church services in late spring through early fall. Nice pavilion for Rally's or Reunions. Rates went up $1 this year, but with Senior Pass you pay only 1/2 price. Some sites are a little unlevel, but we've not had a problem and we're in a 40' motorhome. Some problems with limbs in the sites below 98 in B loop. We've usually just backed in the pull-through if there's a problem. Great campground for kids: has 2 playground areas now. Also a separate pond for swimming. Free with camp pass. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Motorhome.

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askrvers

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful campground, very quiet, large spacious sites along lake. Paved sites very level with full hook-ups. Shade trees, bath house had laundry facilities. Nice hiking trails, bike paths. Marina store close by for ice, groceries. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Motorhome.

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B&H

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

The “B” loop sites (62-97) are full service with 50amp but they are close together with narrow roads and deteriorating pads. Many of them are sloped enough that it can be a challenge to level a motorhome. Sites 98-112 are better. “B” loop sites have an unusual pattern. We saw people who were unfamiliar with the layout have to ‘go around’ and come back in to get going the right way to get into their site. When we come back, we would camp in “C” loop. It has full service sites with 30amp and is more spacious. This park, and the ones close by, offer great hiking trails and the Prairie Wind Rail Trail starts at Ottawa goes south for over 30 miles. We enjoyed good food and free WIFI at the Whistle Stop Café in Melvern. The rate reflects a Senior Pass discount. We would like to be able to recycle at this park. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Motorhome.

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Joe & Sharie

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the best campgrounds we have ever stayed in. It is clean and well kept. The staff was friendly and helpful. We stayed for 3 days and will come back for a longer stay in the future. The rate is low because of our Golden Age Pass. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Motorhome.

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Summer Minnesotan

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

An absolutely wonderful campground. The volunteers were very friendly and helpful. We loved the walking paths. The bathrooms were very clean. We plan on coming back and staying 1-2 weeks at a time. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Truck Camper.

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Don Shea

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the best COE campgrounds in the country. We are 80% full timers and have camped in more than 30 COE campgrounds and this is in our top five. Many of the sites are located on the lake and it is a great setting. Easy on and off the Interstate too. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Motorhome.

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RLM

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Corp of Engineer (COE) Park located about 6 miles westbound on Hwy 75 from I-35 with good access roads from the interstate. Positives: Paved pads and paved roads with easy access to sites. Many sites have full hook-ups. Those who use COE parks know that on site sewer is an anomaly. The CG is on a lake with ample and convenient access for fishing. The bathhouses are very nice and well maintained. There are several double and triple sites for those who might travel in a group and want to be close together. Water pressure is good. There is lots of shade, a playground for the kids, and the CG is aesthetically pleasing. Cell phone signals can be received. Negatives: Voltage was just OK. The trees that line the access road to most of the sites need to be trimmed. Most of the 50A sites have some degree of minor sloping; generally front to back. If you can live with a 30A power supply, then it is suggested that you pick one of those sites. Most of them are large enough to get a 40 ft rig into. They are much nicer than the 50A sites. Many are also lake front. We were here on Golden Access pass discount. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Motorhome.

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