Melvern, Kansas

Outlet (Melvern) COE

Melvern, Kansas



Melvern, Kansas
Phone: (785) 549-3318

Sites: 140
Recent Rate: $10 4/2015

Latitude: 38.5119911169097
Longitude: -95.7072457719665

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

19 Reviews

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Retiredandontheroad

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent 2 weeks here and loved every moment. The sites are spacious with trees and views of the fishing pond. Many opportunities for hikes and fishing. Only drawback is the distance to a sizeable grocery store (approx 20 miles). Bathrooms are clean and there is a laundry on site. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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NoPlaceLikeRoam

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $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: May, 2014 - $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: 381
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $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: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $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: 66
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $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: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $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: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $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: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $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: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $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: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $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: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $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: April, 2009 - $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: September, 2008 - $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: September, 2007 - $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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