Lake Shawnee Campgrounds

Topeka, Kansas



Topeka, Kansas
Phone: (785) 251-2634

Sites: 141
Recent Rate: $18 7/2016

Latitude: 39.003391888212
Longitude: -95.62327847493

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 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 ?
  • 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 yes
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 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
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • 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 no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

22 Reviews

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We were traveling through the area in a motorhome towing a popup so we had 2 sites right on the lake. Beautiful area with awesome bike trail around the lake and rental bikes available. Staff was super nice. Wish we had more time to enjoy the park. Lots of play areas for children while still being peaceful. Definitely on our top list when passing through again. Food at Boss Hawg's barbecue 5 miles away was good. We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This quiet campground is on a beautiful lake ten minutes from downtown Topeka and surrounded by residential! All big rig friendly level back-in gravel sites have table and two rvs share an electrical and water post with 50amp service, so when park is full rigs would be close to each other. Good local over air television, strong Verizon 4G, no Wi-Fi and dump location is easily accessible across road from office. Overall a great city park that is clean with beautiful views. Will definitely stop again when in Topeka! We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Great walk across lake at Ensley Gardens, bicycle rentals at park office, ten minutes from capital and other historical sites.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Love this park! The only reason I didn't score it a "10" is because I only give that rating to parks with paved sites with full hookups. (The sites here are gravel, and there's no sewer connection.)

It's in a lovely setting, quiet, and close to Topeka amenities.

We will definitely stay here again given the chance. We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

In addition to lake activities, Lake Shawnee offers a wonderful paved path - about 7 miles long - to walk or bike. There's also a great golf course.

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Review Count: 260
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This CG could rate higher if there are site sewer dumps. All sites are 30/50 amp & water, two sites to a shared stanchion. All sites are back-in. The CG dump station is convenient, across the road from the CG entrance. There is access to the lake from the CG. The interior roads are paved and sites are gravel. Most sites are fairly level and some have fantastic views. Historic sites in Topeka are minutes away. Camp Host was friendly and helpful. Restrooms, showers and laundry were clean. This CG is a well kept secret. Locals apparently don't even know about it. We would return when in the area. We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Take advantage of some of the National History in Topeka. Brown v. Board of Education is enlightening. The Historic Capitol Building is really awesome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park. I would have given a 10, but after October 22 there are a limited number of sites open and there is no water at sites. The bath and shower was open and had water that was on the cool side for a shower. They have a nice dump station at the entrance. Water is available, but no sign to indicate it is potable. I'm guessing it is safe for drinking, but did not want to risk it. There were several other RVs there and it was very clean and quiet. Would stay here again. Note, they had a lighted Christmas display up Nov 1, so I bet there will be quite a bit of traffic in the park during the Holidays. We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park, sites nearest lake are rather sloped. Pads are gravel, clean, quiet, well maintained. Never saw any employees there during our 2 day stay. Honor system payment area. Laundry has 2 washers and dryers and well maintained! We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

As stated in previous reviews this campground is a well kept secret. The park is beautiful with so much to do, biking, walking, jogging trails, golf course, tennis courts, sand volley ball, a water park, and numerous gardens. The campground itself is very well kept, bath-houses and laundry facilities are immaculate and air conditioned. The campground has its own boat docks, swim beach, playground and picnic shelter. The sites are gravel the roads are paved. The only thing missing is sewer hookups at the sites. (They do have a dump station.) The staff is courteous and friendly and take great pride in their park. We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have mentioned, a nice park conveniently located to SE Topeka. Looks like a popular local gathering place. Definitely a good value for the money. A nearby treasure is Lonnie's BBQ. Look it up. It's incredible. We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

What a lovely county park! Water and electric with 30 and 50 amp service. Level gravel sites on a lake in a very clean park. Friendly management. County security trucks circled the park frequently. Few campers at this time of year, so dropping in without a reservation during the week was easy. Good birding. A surprise was 4 hot air balloons launching from the park in the late afternoon. We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We are local residents who occasionally use this campground for a get away. Its nice here and the park hosts are always friendly. As is true with most campgrounds, some sites are much nicer than others with water views and nice quiet areas. We have our favorite spots, but would stay here even if we couldn't get the site that we wanted. This is a park run by a municipality and is typical, but its wide open and friendly and we like it here. We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

What a great campground. Sites are gravel with gravel between you and the next rig, but grass behind the rig. The Campground is in a large park with the lake, paved walking paths, a beach and golf course. No sewer, but a large easy access dump station is available. $17 is the senior rate. Otherwise $18. Convenient to Topeka. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice publicly owned campground on Lake Shawnee. Site was level but sloped to the rear, room for slides and awnings. We stayed in a 30 amp site and the restrooms by these sites appear to be relatively new and air conditioned. Nice laundry room in each restroom building too. Campground has its own swim area, but each site can get 4 passes to the public swim area which has slides, water trampoline and water fountains. Our kids had a blast at the public swim area. Highly recommend. We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Big park, small campground. Sites gravel with some overhang in the back for our 40 ft motorhome. We had 50 amp electric and water no sewer. That was fine as we only stayed one night. Good overnight stop on hwy 70 going east and west. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 143
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here on our way back home because we wanted to see the National Monument (Brown vs the Board of Education) and the Historical Museum. We spent only 2 nights here and our day was full. Next time we will spend more time in this very delightful park. It is everything the previous posters have said: a wealth of things to do, a beautiful walking trail and lake, clean facilities, level sites with a picnic table, shelters, golf, disc golf, etc. Sunset over the lake is stunning and you can begin your day with a short walk along the trail which is right there. The sites lack a sewer but across the street is a clean wide dump station. It is close to the highway so is a nice on/off drive. I wish more towns would have such facilities. We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Only reason to give a 9 is there are no sewer hookups. Great kept secret that should be known about. The local people should be proud of this park being that it is only a County park. If you are close by be sure to camp here and give your view. We camped at Lake Shawnee Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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