8 Parks near Wilson, Kansas
Jul 2015 - $22.00
This was a beautiful campground that we visited in order to take advantage of a mountain biking trail (Switchgrass). We stayed at site 15 in the Big Bluestem section, which is located on the edge of a peninsula. This site was INCREDIBLE! You can walk down to the water from the site, and the scenery is amazing. Beautiful views all around. The site slopes down considerably about 5-6' from the edge of the concrete pad, so you probably won't be able to get your picnic table right next to your site, if you're in anything other than a tent.
Arrived on a Sunday after 4pm so main office was closed. Believe that you might have to purchase a vehicle pass for any vehicles going in and out of the park, but we never visited the office for one (we also never left the park/used a vehicle in the 3 days we were there, so that might be a moot point). Just be sure to check in with them if staying for awhile.
Didn't use bathroom or shower facilities, but site was easy to back into and level the RV on. Big rigs might have some difficulty getting around the loop road at the very end (we're 30' with a small tow vehicle and it was tight for us). We were able to get a verizon mifi signal here.
We would 100% say here again at this amazing campground, but probably only if it were on the water with it's amazing views. - LanderWust
Oct 2014 - $26.00
This area is very beautiful, a nice find in Kansas. We arrived at sunset for a one-night stay during our travel, so we didn't get to enjoy the park during daylight, but it was a nice evening. We parked in Big Bluestem with power/water only for $18, plus there is a $5 weekly park entrance fee and a $3 reservation fee. The first night cost us $26, but if you stay longer it would be $18/night thereafter. There was maybe 4 other RVs around that we could see, including the hosts. We pretty much felt alone and secluded in this pristine area. The bath houses were locked for the season. - Sara C.
Sep 2013 - $15.00
Very nice park with sites right on the lake. There are some nice hiking trails and plenty of space to walk a small dog. We stayed in Bluestem #12 for one night. It was pull through, level and located right on the lakeshore. Everything is well spaced out in the campground and the stars were great at night! - Davishouse2
Jun 2016 - $9.00
Beautiful views of the lake. Very quiet. Close to I-70. Easy to find and navigate.
Single shower house and restroom is huge in my experience. Only issue there was the water temp was not adjustable and very warm, almost too warm.
Second time stay and would stay again. - bobojay
Aug 2015 - $10.00
We stayed here a bit over 3 years ago and the park is the same park it was back then. The water and electric were adequate. You will want to use your pressure regulator to tone down the water pressure. There is a nice dump station at the park entrance. The thing that has changed is that the park employees here now are among the worst we have ever encountered in a COE park. They are just plain lazy but that could be because they may have poor management. They did the unthinkable and neglected to put the reserved signs out for sites reserved the day before so we had to cut our stay short. The checkin kiosk is rarely manned during the week so you cannot get needed information. Also, one of my pet peeves is recycling bins; there are none here. Come on Corps of Engineers get with the program! We might stay here again and hope there has been personnel turnover. - Kent and Margaret
Jun 2015 - $10.00
Very nice campground overlooking the lake. Not very crowded at all during the week. Big pull-through site with water and 30 amp. Only drawback would be 7 miles off the interstate on a bumpy two-lane road. We would camp here again if traveling through the area. - RSR
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Typical COE park. A little off the beaten path: 11 miles from route 70. Had good dish and mi fi Verizon. Quiet. All types of sites from 50amp to 30amp. Some with, some without H2O. Mostly gravel. - Supdog11
Oct 2015 - $5.00
Rate reflects America The Beautiful Senior pass, and off-season discount. This is one of three COE parks located on Wilson Lake. Lucas Park is located on the north side of the lake about 2 miles west of highway 232 and Sylvan Park COE campground. Lucas Park is quiet and secluded. The road from highway 232 into the Lucas Park campground is fully paved as well as the road through the park. The campground loops and site are good gravel based. Look carefully at each site when making a selection as each loop has some sites that include electric and water, as well as sites with electric only, and other sites with no services. There are many pull through sites as well as back-in sites in each of the three loops. Each of the loops have a small playground for the younger campers. Beach and boat access is also available within the park. - Johnson's
Sep 2009 - $8.00
Not much shade at the Lucas Park site but very nice lake front park. Have to look hard for a level site though. Locals use the park and seem to love it. Honors Golden Age/Senior cards. The best deal of the trip! Handy dump station. - Peeko
May 2016 - $20.00
Loved this park! It's quiet with squirrels, rabbits, birds and lots of big cottonwood trees. There's a nearly 1 mile nature walk about 1/4 mile down the road. - User3146
Oct 2015 - $5.00
The rate is off season with senior pass. There are a few sites with sewer hookup but locked at this time of year. Water and electric worked fine. Sites are long enough to accommodate any size camping unit and very level. Very nice CoE park with trails, playground for children. Park is in a pleasant grove of trees. - Katy29
May 2013 - $9.00
I first went to the State Park at Wilson lake but the cost to stay was quite high. The nice rangers redirected me to this COE park up by the dam. It has nice level gravel sites in a grass and tree camp area. Lots of extra big pull-through sites as it is a custom there in Kansas to pull a boat trailer behind a super big 5th wheel. Very nice restroom/shower facilities. Stay here and save money. - Traveler John
Nov 2009 - $25.00
Very quiet place to stay, also very easy access to highway 70 and 156 towards Great Bend, Kansas. It sits right off the hwy 156 and its middle way to Salina, Kansas and Great Bend, Kansas. I would recommend this place to everyone. - cwiggles
Nov 2015 - $25.00
The $25 rate is for a weekly stay. Park is OK but has a run down appearance. There are full hook ups but the sewer was covered by a rock. I noticed on other sites that the sewer dump was open with no cover (not even a rock!). Access to and from I-70 is convenient. We stay there because of relatives that live in Hays (25 miles west) and the two RV parks in Hays are awful!
Lot spacing is nearby with some shade. Site surface is gravel. - gobigred
Aug 2015 - $16.00
I would stay in the Triple J park over this one. No maintenance in fossil, so looks run down. No problems and it is probably quieter than triple j, just not as neat. - Joyce Denke
Jul 2015 - $26.00
Campground as a whole had a run-down appearance, even though our site was adequate and nicely shaded. The camp host was friendly and welcoming. Laundry machines were available in the bathroom/shower house. - MandC
Jul 2016 - $24.00
Very nice park as others have noted. This is also a Passport America park. It appears most of the guests drop in needing to get off the road for the night. We arrived in the afternoon and there were no rigs. By 8 PM, the park was almost full. They have a great laundry we used. The sites are so level, we didn't bother putting our jacks down. The only disappointments were very unreliable Internet and the cable at our site that was so fuzzy on the lower channels we couldn't use it; however, they charge for both reflected in the rate. We would return here. - Workamper04
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Wide and level sites good hookup for sewer water and electricity. Temp was 104 degrees with no power problems. Good on and off I-70 really good for an overnight stop. - Chiefafrat
Jun 2016 - $22.00
Only stayed 1 night as we were just passing thru. Site was gravel with grass. As others have noted, it is convient to the interstate but this is a negative for us as we heard the road noise. Staff was friendly and it OK for 1 night. If we pass thru here again, we will stop for the evening. - rockfarmer
Jun 2016 - $20.00
City-run small park adjacent to city park. Check in during normal hours at City Hall. Very friendly staff, no staff on RV site itself. Wonderful old trees, seldom used City Park (Lincoln, unfortunately, has dwindled in population like many small Kansas farming towns). Charming old stone band stand adjacent to RV stalls. Enough room between stalls. Several longer-term RVers so if you want to use this as a stopping off place, as we did, you need to contact the city well ahead of time to make sure they have spaces. One of a kind small town place to stay in the middle of wheat country. - Cannondaler