14 Parks near Vassar, Kansas
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
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
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 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
Oct 2015 - $11.00
Love this campground. Well maintained. Our site was across the road from the lake in the full hookup loop. We backed up to the wooded area where trail went into the woods. We still had good views of the lake. Lake side is hard to get satellite, but across the road had a clear view for our satellite. There are several other walking trails as well.
If you want a site for more than a couple of days, you need to make reservations. - User2172
Apr 2015 - $10.00
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. - Retiredandontheroad
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
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
Jun 2016 - $27.00
Perfect overnight park. Would get a 10 if it was paved. It does have some long term workers but they park on their sites or in designated areas so you don't have to dodge their trucks on way to your site. Wish there were more parks like this. Nice owners and a very tidy well set up park. Internet was very good. - peddy dick
May 2016 - $29.00
We were heading N on 35W just south of Ottawa, Kansas. Needed a campsite close to The freeway for 1 night. Saw their sign on the freeway. Took the exit indicated on the sign and turned left. After going less than 1/4 mile saw entrance. Office was closed but there was an easy self registration system in place. Pull-thrus were $29, back-ins were $28. Park is nicely laid out and landscaped with trees, grass and class 5 surfaces. We chose pull-thru site 15. Full hookups available with choice of 30 or 50 amp service at the post. Site was pretty level and the freeway noise was minimal. We would definitely stop here again. - kavernon
Apr 2016 - $18.00
We stayed here while visiting our son in south KC area. It was about 40 miles up there on I-35. The owners are charming folks...greet you with a bag of fresh popcorn and guide you to your site. Bathrooms were clean. WiFi worked great. Tidy and uncluttered. Some highway noise but, after a while, it dies down. We'd stay here again. - Lastrick
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
Jun 2016 - $9.00
Nice campground. Not an easy access off of I-80, but easy off of I-335 & US 50. Has beach. Nice & quite. - be rob
Apr 2015 - $18.00
Beautiful view of the lake. Difficult to find. Was on the opposite side of the lake from where our gps took us. Once there it was wonderful. Lantern hooks and fire rings were heavy duty. Toilets with plumbing throughout the grounds were basic but clean and well lit. Did not use showers. Paved roads, gravel sites and lots of grassy areas. Dump site nice and large, easy to use - Minniediver
Sep 2010 - $99.00
This is a Corp of Engineer by-reservation-only group camp site. The facility will handle smaller TTs and pop-ups, but it was probably designed primarily for tent camping because the dirt pads aren't long and would not support heavy weight. All but three sites are dry camping. Those three co-located sites do have electric/water. It's family friendly. There is a playground, basketball net, grass ball field, volleyball court, and a picnic pavilion. Sites have fire rings and picnic tables. There is a bath/shower house and a boat ramp is nearby. The campground is isolated from the rest of the COE RV parks in the area so it provides nice privacy for groups. My rating is based on like Group Site facilities. Golden Age/Access cards are accepted for a discount. - RLM
Jun 2015 - $11.00
There is a mixture of tents and RV sites with a mixture of 30 amp only or 30 amp with water or there is 30/50 amps with water and sewage. Most sites are fairly level. Sites are clean. - From the Kites
Sep 2010 - $16.00
This is a decent COE campground that would probably fit well into a few days or weekend of camping. But there were some negatives that chipped away at my rating. It has good paved access roads, a fair amount of space between well maintained sites, partial shade thru out, picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. There is a nice playground for the kiddos. The sites will accommodate all rigs. Its half 30A electric and half dry camping sites. The dry sites are the same size and design as the RV sites and would please most tent campers who don’t want electricity. There are only four or five pull thru sites which in my opinion doesn’t rate as a place with pull thrus. 3G cell, satellite, and TV signals are good. There are also some 50A sites, but they are occupied by custodians or volunteers during the season. The negatives are that the majority of sites have some degree of fore and aft level issues. It is hard to understand, that in this mostly flat campground in a flat state like Kansas, they couldn’t get that right. The four restroom buildings don’t have shower capabilities. That is in a separate building in the campground which is some distance from the majority of camp sites. The lighting in all of the buildings are on day/night sensors. During the day the inside of the buildings are dark. The only water faucets where you can connect a hose to fill tanks is at the bathroom buildings and that takes a long hose. Handicap sites probably don’t meet ADA compliance since they are gravel and won’t accommodate a wheelchair. Not to mention that they aren’t even marked as handicap on the site posts. The voltage was on the low side, but it is a 30A campground. The fee/info booth is completely closed on Tuesday and Wednesday despite there being an abundance of paid attendants to man it 7 days a week. I have a hard time rating this CG. It has served my purpose for being here and I got my monies worth. As mentioned, it’s a decent CG, but if you are familiar with the higher quality of COE campgrounds then this one rates somewhat below that standard. Access and Golden Age discounts are honored here. - RLM