Norton, Kansas

Prairie Dog State Park

Norton, Kansas



Norton, Kansas
Phone: (785) 877-2953

Sites: 52
Recent Rate: $22 6/2015

Latitude: 39.8065385501804
Longitude: -99.9456192382813

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • 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 no
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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13 Reviews

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JTD2

Review Count: 173
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Everything in this State Park is top quality and very well maintained. The RV sites are paved, long and level. The sites are also wide with typically a mature tree by each site. There is a pretty view over a lake from the campground. Most of the sites in June were seasonal but they were all well kept and quiet. The only surprise was that there is a $5 entry charge per night for a RV vehicle and for the tow vehicle, if it is detached. We would be happy to camp here again. We camped at Prairie Dog State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Jack B

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was a negative surprise, maybe because we are not used to Kansas State Parks. Use Reserve-America to reserve. Being a State Park it was clean and very well maintained. We found our own site, our name was on the post. Never saw a host or a site ID'd as the Host. The area is very pretty with a lake. But we were surprised at all the seasonal residents. In our home State 14 days is the max in a State Park. Many of the sites, besides the trailer, also had boats on trailers and two or three cars, and all the long-term stay clutter like refrigerators and/or freezers standing outside the unit, and wooden stairs and decks attached to units. Because there is no sewer service every trailer or 5th wheel had one of those blue carts on wheels, some of the biggest I've seen. We were the only overnight travelers and the only ones to leave in the morning. In the morning we watched a woman climbing into the dumpsters to retrieve aluminium cans. All this would have just been odd till we spent the evening picking TICKS off our dog. I understand that ticks are part of State Parks but this was too much. We won't be back. We camped at Prairie Dog State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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cmgoeke

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $26.00
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This is a wonderful state park! During our stay in early October, the place was almost deserted...and it was on a weekend! Our pull through space easily accommodated our 40 foot RV and our car. We biked the nature trail, enjoyed the prairie dogs, and generally had a quiet weekend. No over the air TV channels were available. Verizon 4G was excellent. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Prairie Dog State Park in a Motorhome.

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zulu

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $31.00
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After just coming from Lovewell State Park for $32 a night with full hookups, Prairie Dog State Park was a let down. Nearby Norton was very sparse in terms of services. However, Verizon 4G was very good. We camped at Prairie Dog State Park in a Motorhome.

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Bay Area Early retirees

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $27.00
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Rate is for MH+car in a w/s spot including park fees. As stated by others, this is a very nice state park, comparable to Destin, FL, which is best of the best. There are undefined primitive spots and well defined w/s spots. The defined spots are huge and clean with a grill and picnic table. The restrooms were clean and the park hosts were nice. They even let you wash your car/rig there. We camped at Prairie Dog State Park in a Motorhome.

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YodaRules

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $19.00
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One of the nicest State Parks I've stayed in considering the views and walking areas. Showers were good with plenty of hot water and vault toilets were clean at all times. Had a Prairie Dog Town consisting of about an acre and that was really cool to watch. Had trouble with my hitch and ranger came right out and helped. If in the area will be staying here again. Must be great for fishing with all the boats parked. We camped at Prairie Dog State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Hoxiesgirl

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice state park, well laid out around a reservoir and prairie dog town. There are several small campgrounds scattered out over the spacious area. It's Kansas, but you'll find nice shady sites with enormous trees. It appears there are many who stay for extended periods, and while it does give the park rent for the space, it reduces the hook-up spots for people like us who want a night or two. We dry camped in a nice area. Sites were undefined and we literally found an available space near a tree where our 45' would fit. Camp host was lovely. The area was quiet and we would return. We camped at Prairie Dog State Park in a Motorhome.

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Casita Vagabond

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $21.00
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The rate of $21 includes a $4.00 daily park entrance fee applicable to all parks in the State of Kansas. You can also buy an annual pass for $25.00 which would reduce the rate to $17.50 daily. This is a nice, shady serene little park next to the lake which I decided to extend a few days beyond my planned visit, as I'm just killing time before arriving in Colorado next week. I would definitely put this at the best of the best of all my stays in Kansas! We'll be back! We camped at Prairie Dog State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Veebyes

Review Count: 196
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $19.00
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This is a great stop if you are making your way across country and don't like to take the Interstates. Located just off Hwy 36 plenty far enough so there is no noise. It is used mainly by very friendly locals and one section is used by them for longer stays. The attraction for them is the reservoir for boating. We camped at Prairie Dog State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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cherlark

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $24.00
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The sites at this park were large with lots of grass between sites. There are shade trees, but the sites are satellite friendly. We stayed in a water/electric site. There are electric only sites, but they are narrow and very short and back up to a small hill. I agree with the previous post about the park attendants not being familiar with the sites. My other complaint is that the $16 that we paid for our water/electric site did not include a permit to park our motorhome. I needed to buy permits for both the car and the motorhome at $4 each. This brought the cost of a week from $112 to $174 and the cost of a single night from $16 to $24!! This same cost is not levied on trailers or fifth-wheels. Motorhomes are charged extra because they have a motor and can be driven. I guess they thought we were going to be joy riding around the park in our motorhome. We will probably not return to this park or any other Kansas State Park if this policy is followed at all of them. We camped at Prairie Dog State Park in a Motorhome.

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cherish

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

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $14.00
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Beautiful setting. Overlooking the lake. Premium price for a pull-through site.$2.50 extra also gets you satellite dish. The sand beach had washed away from storms, but I bet most of the year it is nice to swim there. Loved the walking paths and time watching the prairie dogs hop in and out of their holes. This time I even saw three burrowing owls. We camped at Prairie Dog State Park in a Motorhome.

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Gordon

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2006 - $27.00
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Easy to find and to enter. Park personnel were not up to the minute on available spaces, and charged me for a premium site when none were available. Host refunded difference. Grassy and spacious. Not much separation between rigs, but not too bad. We would camp here again. We camped at Prairie Dog State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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mahaffee

Review Count: 213
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2005 - $22.00
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Very nice park. Sites are level gravel surrounded by grass with water and electric. Pull-throughs are very long, have the most direct lake view and cost a bit more. Our 30 ft class A had lots of room in the back-in sites. Mature trees gave nice shade and added to the green park setting. We did not use the lake or boat ramp facilities but really enjoyed the 1890's adobe house, the old schoolhouse and the prairie dog town most of all. This park was very easy to reach from Hwy 36 with good access roads and a well positioned dump station. Trailer Life says that this park has showers but we'd consider that a stretch at best. The showers consist of several nozzles lined up in a completely open area of the bathroom--they reminded us of the showers you find outside at the beach for washing sand off of your feet. That aside we liked this park and would stay again. We camped at Prairie Dog State Park in a Motorhome.

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