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Scott City, Kansas

Scott State Park

Scott City, Kansas


520 W Scott Lake Dr. Scott City, Kansas
Scott City, Kansas 67871
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Sites: 155
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.685393459734
Longitude: -100.92286931017

Elevation: 2849' (approximate)
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 ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $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 ?
  • 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 yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • 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 ?

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20 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped here with my family over the Columbus Day weekend. Beautiful park set around a really nice lake. PROS: We were able to reserve in advance so we got a full hook up site (only a few available). Good space between the sites. Great water pressure - if it rains the sites do get really muddy and are not level. Grounds around are very clean and the swimming beach is nice even though it was too cool to swim. Lots of areas to hike, bike and walk your dog, etc. Highly recommend doing the trail around the lake. If you bike, its a bit of a challenge but fun! Very quiet, maybe because if was "off season" even though there were quite a few camper we had no issues with noises. Good Fishing - even though the beach store is closed. We went into town to the hardware store and got a fishing permit and night crawlers. CONS: Never saw or met a park host even though the sign said there was one. Park office was closed so we never saw a ranger either. We did the self pay for the $5 day parking permit but many vehicles around us did not - but there was no one checking.... Bathrooms needed some attention - trash cans were full and the floors were pretty nasty. I was thankful we had full hook ups and didn't have to use them! Watch your kids - cars drive through the park at an average of 40 mph even though the speed limit is 25. Most didn't have respect for bike riders. LOTS of bugs! Take plenty of bug spray!!! Need better signs as to where campsites are. We had to make several loops to figure out where our spot was. Overall it is a beautiful park - and we will return to enjoy the summer time events. This was our first time here so we didn't really know what to expect. We learned to take lots of materials for leveling. There are lots of quiet spaces to camp around the lake but most don't offer much for hookups. We camped at Scott State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We booked this site through ReserveAmerica which charged $3 for the transaction. Fair enough, but we were surprised at the $5/day vehicle fee. (Yes, it's there in the fine print)! Our site was a full hook-up, level gravel, and had some shade. Park was quiet and clean. The park boathouse rents kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats for $16/hour. We camped at Scott State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The Monument Rocks site and fossil museums are nearby. Oakley, to the north, also has a Buffalo Bill museum watched over by a larger-than-life casting of Mr. Cody and one of his name-sakes. Scott City, to the south, has a good country artifacts museum combined with an interesting art display, both high-quality and recommended. Somewhat further to the northwest is the Butterfield Trail Museum in Russell Springs, well worth the drive.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Scott Lake State Park for one night in October when traveling through Kansas on our way to Denver. When we arrived, the former host came up to us and told us which sites had 50-amp. We were able to easily get into our pull-through space. As with most state parks, there was no sewer at most sites. There are seven with full hookups, all are in the Circle Drive campground and have 30/20 electric. The Circle Drive campsite area was near the water - we could see it sparkling in the moonlight from our campsite. The park itself is an historical treasure. It is the site of the last Native American battle in Kansas, and the fascinating story is told in detail at the kiosk at the entrance to Battle Canyon. Along with that, there are many archaeological sites in and near the park. The historical significance is probably why it's a top 50 NG state park. The lake and canyons were beautiful in the fall. We would stay here again when traveling through the area. We camped at Scott State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Take the time to check out the history of the area. We rode our bicycles from the campsite to Battle Canyon, less than 5 miles one way. There was little traffic on the paved road on a Sunday morning, the road from that to the canyon is graded/gravel, but easily navigated on a hybrid.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We had read that Lake Scott was one of National Geographic 50 must see state parks. The interesting thing about it is after driving through the flat Kansas land you drive into a canyon with a beautiful spring fed lake. But I would not put it anywhere close to top 50 state parks. The sites are average. The park benches need maintenance. The trail doesn't have access at the campground. The bathrooms were dirty. It was a nice stop but just average. We camped at Scott State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Circle drive
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived for a one night stay with no reservations. The park was about 1/3 full. The RV section is grassy with nice trees and a view of the lake. We camped at Scott State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The scenery is beautiful and we enjoyed biking and exploring the park (a hike up to the lookout is a must). However, the beach area is absolutely disgusting. The beach and docks are completely covered in goose droppings. If you are hoping to build sandcastles with your kids and enjoy swimming at the beach, this is not the place to go. And from the looks of it, it's been this way for a long time. Buildings are in poor repair, many trails were so overgrown that they were impassable, trash and beer cans were everywhere, and the staff in the visitor center were unfriendly. So sad that this beautiful park is so neglected. It needs a lot of love. We won't be back. We camped at Scott State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Circle Drive
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Check out nearby Monument Rocks! Worth the extra drive (north towards Oakley).

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty park with area attractions. Filled up over the weekend with a lot of day use visitors. Restrooms and showers were never cleaned while we were there. Would return. We camped at Scott State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful State Park in Kansas. Very quiet. Nice variety of campsites. We stayed in the Cirlce loop with electric and water. Had a lake view. Only a few other campers but looked like it was busy on weekends. We camped at Scott State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Really pretty state park but trails not well marked. Bluffs were impressive. Would be awesome with more trails.

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Review Count: 297
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 43

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The Park HQ closes at 4PM. The Camp Host is gone but the site occupied, then the park staff was gone two days (Mon&Tue) at a meeting. There was no one to assist campers. Use the Fee Box and pick your spot. Sites are gravel with a little grass between and garbage from past campers left laying in the site. This is a pleasant campground, open 4-1 to 9-1 yearly. Scott City is 14 miles south for fuel and amenities. With staff here to answer questions and assist with site selection this might be a lot better than it was for our stay. Five 50AMP sites at $25 per night, then add the "processing fee" of $3, plus there is a user fee for your toad or tow vehicle of $5 per day. If you plan to be here more than 5 days, buy the annual pass. There are trails through-out and fishing piers and/or boat launch for bass fishing. We would stay here again if in West Kansas in the future. We camped at Scott State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

You are in the middle of no-where here. Kick back and relax, hike around the lake and campgrounds, fish, take a trip out to Monument Rocks and visit what is left of a very old sea-bed. Restaurants in Scott City and three or four fuel stations.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed this campground. Since it is a state park, we had to pay the vehicle entrance fee. I chose to purchase the annual vehicle pass for $25.00. The fees to stay two nights was a $42.00 Use Fee and a $3.00 Transaction Fee. The scenery was very nice, especially for Kansas. Lake with fishing, swimming, and rental canoes and paddleboats. Lots of trees and hills for hiking. Viewed loads of geese and saw two deer. Negotiating the park with my 35' fifth wheel was easy. Sites were gravel/grass and almost level. Bathhouse looked fairly new from outside, but I didn't go inside. We want to return to this camp for a future visit. We camped at Scott State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful little lake in western Kansas. We stayed here a couple years ago and again had the opportunity on our way to Colorado to stay here recently. I can't say enough about how peaceful and lovely this area is. Our kids rented canoes at the beach house, then swam at the beach area. The Beach House is a little market/rental building that stocks quite a bit of camping supplies. Lots of shade around the spring-fed lake, which sits down in a basin/canyon surrounded by limestone bluffs. The last time we were here I didn't use the shower house. This time we did use it and it is pretty typical of state park bath houses. Adequate, with private toilets and shower stalls. It took the water at least 5 full minutes, maybe longer, to get warm. Just when I was getting ready to give up, the water turned warm. There really isn't a good dry place to dress after showering. But, everything worked and we still thoroughly enjoyed our short stay here, wishing we could have stayed another night or two. We camped at Scott State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has two different loops. One older and smaller with grass sites and the other much larger. A nice place to stay for a nite or two in Western Kansas. Biggest negative is the check in process. You must pay a campground fee along with a check in fee on one computer system. Then you have to pay another fee for just being there, on another computer system. And if you happen to be behind someone also purchasing a fishing license, just take a seat. They have lounge chairs available. I was in the office almost forty five minutes just to check in and get a site. We camped at Scott State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The setting is beautiful. Coming up on the park you see nothing but cornfields but you come into the canyon of Scott Lake. The park was nearly empty when we stayed on a Thursday night and I had not bothered to make a reservation due to the availability of unreserved sites. This park is off the beaten path so I didn't expect it to be crowded. Of course we arrived during a heat wave and the temp was 108 when we reached the park. The camping areas were gravel with some shaded sites. The RV sites are not next to the lake but only a short walk away. There is a swim beach and it looked like they rented small boats. Our water spigot leaked profusely when hooked up to my hose and we never saw the camp host. The restrooms were OK, not sure I would describe them as modern (maybe that means running water) as another poster said but they were fine and comparable to many other state parks. They did not have any ventilation and thus were very hot so we waited for the sun to go down to shower. There is a historical site in the park, El Cuartelejo ruins, where Pueblo Indians built a 7 room structure back in the late 1600's when they left New Mexico to escape Spanish rule. We camped at Scott State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are traveling on I-70 through western Kansas and are looking for a great place to camp, go south of Oakley about 35 miles to Scott Lake State Park. Like the other posters have said, it is truly an oasis of beauty in the otherwise drab plains region. Very peaceful, well kept campground with nice modern shower house. Not fancy but definitely adequate with separate private shower stalls. The campsites are spaced well and many are pull-through. And there are an ample amount of sites that reservations shouldn't be needed. Leveling shouldn't be a problem. The lake has a nice clean beach area with small store adjacent to it. There are lots of hiking trails and places to explore around the lake. Camp hosts are very friendly people ... and Kansas campers are very friendly people, too. I would have rated it 10 if there were sewer hookups in more campsites, but the dump station is very well maintained and easy to navigate through. We will return. We camped at Scott State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a gem in western Kansas. Price is for 50 amp & water, dump station on site. Large sites close to lovely lake. Very nice beach area with canoe/row boat rentals on weekend. Washrooms are dated, but clean. Large trees with a nice view of the lake. Virtually nobody there until the weekend maybe 1/2 p/w sites filled up. Excellent hiking around the lake & into canyon. Make sure you go see the Monument Rocks 15 miles away. We will return. We camped at Scott State Park in a Motorhome.

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