9 Parks near Osage City, Kansas
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
Jun 2012 - $20.00
Kansas State parks now have on-line reservations available through their website which makes them much more appealing to those traveling from a distance. We found this to be a very nice campground with large well-maintained campsites with an abundance of shade. There are several different camping areas within this state park with varying amenities in each area. But every area looks to be very nice. Many sites are right next to the water of Melvern Lake, which is a beautiful lake with nice clear water. The sites in our area (Black Jack) had a wonderful shoreline with small pebble gravel and not mud. There are nice showers within short driving distance to each area, and each area has modern flush restrooms available within walking distance. This was our first time camping at Eisenhower State Park and it will not be our last. Modern playground, large clean beach, cabins and yurts, large boat ramp with boat slip rental. - benidew
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
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
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
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
Sep 2015 - $8.00
A few gravel sites with 30 amp service. Not bad for a day or two. No other amenities but connected with RV/trailer sales and service. Some highway noise but not too bad. - Orlan
Nov 2011 - $8.00
This park is good for an overnight stay. It is at I-35 so there is a lot of highway noise, plus there is a train track close by which adds to the noise. There is water at the entrance. There is also a sign which state the rate is $6. But since the box was full I went to the office the next day and was told it was $8. The owner just didn't want to change the sign. - From the Kites
Oct 2009 - $8.00
Located at Exit 135 on I-35 east of Emporia beside a trailer/RV dealer's lot. For a night, not bad, not a destination, but as way point, it's acceptable. 30AMP power only, back to back pull-throughs. Rough gravel access road, but easy to level on sites. Close to Interstate, but no worse than many other campgrounds noise-wise, for 3 to 4 times the price - Teacher's Pet
Aug 2016 - $40.00
It advertised cable. There was cable but they brought to you in a plastic bag. The lady explained how to hook it up. If you're looking for cable, don't come here.
We had 50 amp electric in a site behind the office. - TT543
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Stayed a month $300.00 plus electric. Has very friendly staff. It is well kept up. An excellent value for the money. - DRF
May 2015 - $30.00
Overall a well kept park, except for the power. One site's 30A plug was melted and power at our site was around 116v with only 1/3 the sites in use. Be aware of the nearby train tracks where the passing trains freely use their horn. - GerMarV
Oct 2015 - $32.00
Called when a nearby RV park was full and they had a map to our campsite ready when we got there after dark. Pancakes on Saturday morning were good. Office and dining/rec area are in remodeled barn put on the site. - John M_Wichita
Jul 2015 - $45.00
My girlfriend and I both live in Topeka and this KOA is a day escape for us. VERY VERY well kept, clean. Personnel there are awesome and outgoing. The new pool is a salt water pool, which again is very well maintained, nice landscaping around the pool area, and a steel pavilion with picnic tables to get out of the sun and smoke. One caution is that the steps getting into the pool are very slippery,they just need gripper strips installed to solve that. Highly recommend staying there. - Randall Gibbs
Sep 2014 - $35.00
This may be the least appealing KOA we've ever stayed at. It feels old and tired, with no evidence of any updating in years. There's a high-traffic road close by, a train not far away, and planes flying low over the park from morning to late in the evening, so it's definitely noisy. One of the two washers in the laundry was out of order. Underwhelming in almost every way. - NMCamper