16 Parks near Kansas City, Missouri
Sep 2015 - $31.00
Wonderful, very helpful and pleasant personnel. Easy access to site. Fairly level site.
The not so good:
Mediocre facilities. NOT a full hookup site for $31.00.
Directly next to I-70 with a decibel level somewhere in the MILLIONS!
(Okay, well the noise level felt like that!) - A Pseudonym
Sep 2015 - $31.00
We were very disappointed with this park, called and asked for a pull thru with full hookups, the person on the phone confirmed they had one available. When we arrived we were told that full hookups were for their monthly customers. We were given a spot that was so tight, we had to drive back around the park and come in from a different way. Our RV was parked across from a subdivision on one side and highway on the back side, it was noisy all night. For pet owners there is a pet restriction listed on the front door of the office. No dog over 75lbs and there are several breeds not allowed. I am not sure how Good Sam can list this campground with the high scores they have for them and would suggest that someone from Good Sam visit this campground. - thejones357
Aug 2015 - $34.00
Park is old, but clean. One side is full hookups, other side water/electric only. Restrooms clean/showers more than adequate. Almost didn't stay here due to bad reviews, but glad we did. Stayed 2 nights. - spdrlgs65
Jul 2016 - $28.00
This is a great little park, especially for an overnight stay. You have to navigate city streets to get to the park, but we had no difficulties with a 38' motorhome pulling a Jeep. Staying at this park also allows you to bypass a lot of Kansas City Interstate traffic. We had one of the 4 pull thru sites which are on concrete slabs. Our site (#2) was level and large enough for our rig. It was easy to get into and out of the park. There is no cable TV, but we could pick up lots of TV stations with our antenna. Wi-Fi was slow. We would stay here again. - Thor MC
Jun 2016 - $28.00
There is nothing special about this campground. What it does have going for it is location. I believe that this is only park within downtown Independence.
The interior roads are on asphalt and all sites are on cement. All sites are back-ins except for 4 sites. All sites have FHU with the utility boxes containing 15, 30 and 50 amps. The voltage was strong - hovering around 122 volts. The electrical box and water spigot are close to each other and are located in the appropriate location. The sewer is located closer to the back of the site. The sites appear to be fairly level and can accommodate large rigs.
All sites have a picnic table and there is a communal fire pit near the office. There is a laundry room with (3) washers costing $1 and (3) dryers costing $1per load. The laundry room was very clean. There is also a bathroom with (1) private shower and (2) shower heads in another area per gender. Both showers are separated by a curtain. The bathroom was fairly clean but not very appealing.
WiFi was spotty, some days it was strong other days it was weak. Verizon air card and cell phone reception was good. There is some railroad noise.
Follow the directions on the web site - not your GPS. The web site directs you to the campground via truck routes. Many of the local streets are narrow.
We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. We would come back to this campground. - adsaxs
May 2016 - $29.00
Convenient location to Independence. Most sites are back-in, single wide road, easy entry and exit. No frills. Picnic table needs repair or replacing. There is a train nearby but it did not disturb us. Good base to visit the area.
Would stay there again. - Rimdel
Jun 2016 - $23.00
Beautiful campground. The hosts were friendly and accommodating. I had trouble backing into #83 at night so the host put me in a more accessible site. Very nice shaded sites with beautiful trees. Some road and train noise but not bad for being close to KC. Clean shower rooms with hot, hot water with no timer. Some things to keep in mind: 1) Site no. 80 -93 are challenging for longer units - all back in with a drop off along the road. The sites on the downhill side looked to be easier (see campground map). 2) Beware of the 10:00p gate closing. MSP will not give you the gate code over the phone; we found that out en-route and were pushing it to make in time. - Zabanya
Apr 2016 - $21.00
This is a beautiful park with large sites. Many sites have electric, only a few have 50A. There is water available at spigots in the park but there is no water at sites. The roads are paved and wide. Most sites are gravel, but the 50A sites are paved. The gate house is often unattended but the hosts will either be at their well marked site or at the Check Office which is just past it. Campground gate is locked after 10pm but there is a gate code for getting in. We were able to get satellite at our site but it would be difficult from many others especially when the trees fully leaf out. The park even has has free public wifi. We were there during the week and there were virtually no other people in the park. The campground should be accessed from the park's southern entrance off of Highway 92. Access from the north is winding and there is a low overpass that could cause problems. - docj
Jul 2015 - $21.00
Lovely spot. Wish we had more time to stay longer and explore the area. We arrived late, on a weekend, but there was a space open. The back end of the space slanted downwards so we had to gun it to pull out early the next morning. Hopefully we didn't disturb our neighbors too much. I'd love to stay a couple of nights at least next time to check out the mill. - desertrat74
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This is our yearly visit from California to Basswood to visit family stationed at Fort Leavenworth. I have reviewed this park the previous years that we visited and this time the visit was by far the best. This is the first time we were in the upper level (site 201) behind the pool and it was the best. The site is cement with a patio and some grass. The site was pretty level with full hookups. The wifi was spotty at best and the signal was determined if anyone was in site 100. On the pool side it was shaded in the morning but full sun in the afternoon. What made this site so good was the lack of traffic ( both vehicle and pedestrian) which made it very quiet (except overhead planes headed for KCI). The bathrooms and showers were spotless. We will definitely request this upper area if we are staying again. - Tracy Bounder
Jun 2016 - $21.00
Very nice park! Although it was just my wife and I and our 2 Maltipoos, it seems very family friendly based on the kids we encountered at the fenced in dog area. We'll likely stay here again when we're in the area. - DesignoSLK
May 2016 - $29.00
Electric & Sewer good, Water @ 60psi. AT&T Cell Phone weak. Had trouble making calls out. AT&T Air Card would not come up. Verizon 4G LTE Air Card ok but not great. Cable is very good. Site gravel and level all ways. Site Size was narrow and short for a 38ft 5th wheel and TV. Site was fairly close but could put out awning. Roads asphalt. Didn't use Restrooms. Laundry was acceptable but not great. Quite a few Long term tenants but they kept neat sites. They are kept in a localized area. Could get DirecTV Satellite but only way out to the end of the site due to trees. Sites in the middle would have been much easier. Road going to the back sites required you to go on a narrow road. Very close to only one lane. Payment was by credit card. - TXBobcat
Jun 2016 - $43.00
Definitely a "have/have not" campground. We were in the have not section with no trees at all, but the pull-thrus closer to the bathrooms and pool had beautiful huge trees to shade them.
They do have two wonderful pet runs and a huge grassy area for group tent camping (but no trees).
Insist on being near the bathrooms so you get a shaded spot. - Scldg
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This is a very clean, well organized park. We arrived without a reservation after leaving an unacceptable campground 40 miles away. We were treated nicely here and escorted to a lovely tent site. The pool was clean and delightful and the restrooms impeccable. - llamalady
Jun 2016 - $43.00
Minimal leveling required at site. Utility setup really close to neighbor making your own site smaller/disrupted by utilities. Nice group camping area. Nice dog runs. Low water pressure from shower heads. Our site is for a motorhome towing car. To leave our site in toad, you have to back up passed 4 sites due to layout of sites. - Ms Winnie
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Super friendly camp hosts! Many of the sites are pull through, and we had a lake view from ours (28, 30 also has a nice view). Huge sites, lots of room between them, a nice playground for the kids and tons of grassy area to run and play. - A_GF_Mom
May 2016 - $28.00
Price reflects senior rate for a fhu back in gravel site. County park is gated with a security code. Sites are spacious and the setting is serene although the park is located well within the city. A few sites have lake views and many are not very level. Roof top satellite reception can be a problem with some sites. Verizon works well. Restaurants and shopping are available within a few miles. Late check outs until 3 pm so you won't want to arrive too early. Stay is limited to 14 days. We will stay again. - BigRigTravelerUSA
May 2016 - $30.00
One of our favorite camping areas. Large sites with privacy to allow sitting out in comfort. Few full hook up 50 amp sites so book early. Playgrounds and places to walk the pups. - User1308
Jun 2016 - $30.00
The park is basically a parking lot. It is surrounded by trees, but units are jammed in very close together and many of them seemed permanent. It is about a mile off I-35. It wasn't pretty, but it served its purpose. All sites are back-in. We have a 24' class C and I wouldn't have wanted to drive anything bigger into this place. - suerover
Jun 2016 - $45.00
We were in a "premium" pull thru, which was the only available spot when I called 2 weeks. We were in town for a wedding and this is the only close rv park. Really not a "rv park" as we know them but very nice people. Lots of long term folks here. There are many trains rumbling through during the night. Easy to get to from I-35. - ontheroadmama
May 2016 - $36.00
The park is basic, with very few amenities. The park is very small, and the camping sites are close together. Although, we did navigate our site OK with a 34 foot fifth wheel. You have to walk a ways to find any grass for your pets. The office lady who checked us in and led us to our site was very friendly and helpful. Overall, we would probably not stay at this park again, although it was convenient to the Kansas City area attractions. - Krissy r
Jun 2016 - $20.00
We pulled in at 7 PM and found the office closed. We paid for a tent site using the drop slot. We then drove to the tent area and found that tent sites consisted of a mowed section of grass and a fire ring. Only one tent site had a picnic table and that site was already occupied. When we realized that we would not have a table and we would have a very long walk to a restroom and a water supply, we decided the place did not meet our basic requirements and we decided not to stay. I put another note in the drop slot asking that a refund be mailed to me. I will see if that happens. I cannot recommend this place to anyone who is tent camping. What facilities there are look very run down. - llamalady
May 2016 - $33.00
This park is stuck in a time warp. We were here 4 and 7 years ago for a week to see family and friends away from the park. Save for the traffic signal and 100 feet of new pavement leading to the park nothing has changed to its rundown appearance and nothing has improved. The same ruts in the gravel access roads, the same lady who is occasionally in the run down office between 10 and 2 weekdays, the same narrow cracked cement pads some with rotten wooden pallets attached and the same poor electrical service. My electric power protection did not like what it was getting and kept stopping the power and restarting again when OK. The park is ¾ filled with permanent rigs outfitted for the winter with needed large external propane tanks. There is little noise from the residents or from I-70 which runs along the north side. There is a large empty grass field between the beginning of the park and entry signal which is filled wall to wall with dry campers of all types two weeks of the year when NASCAR races at the Kansas Speedway just around the corner. So plan accordingly. We were there the week after and spots were available. If you don't expect much more than a place to park for a short while this may fit your need. - 34ssJayco
Apr 2016 - $33.00
Our first impression was of a spacious park with very easy access from/to I-70 (the exit ramp continues directly into the park's road). Since the last review we'd read was two years old, we were looking forward to writing a favorable review and noting the improvements made. As promised, our space was reserved and instructions left for us on the door when we arrived Saturday afternoon (park office isn't open on weekends). When we got to our space, we found: no cap on the sewer dump (potential health hazard) that would be easy for a small child or dog catch a leg in, rotten wood deck (gaping holes) and picnic table with severely warped boards & nails/screws exposed, a short concrete pad (about 30') surrounded by dirt. Check the weather, both recent and for the duration of your stay. If it's been raining, you'll have to contend with a lot of sticky mud. The park is quiet and there is a large area to walk dogs, although it is not mowed, so watch out for ticks! The pull through spaces are narrow enough to prevent us from putting out our slide's awning because it would interfere with the coach next door. They only take credit cards and cash, no checks. This was not disclosed to us when we made our reservation. Comparing what we saw vs. the previous reviews, it appears that management has made minimal, if any, effort to improve the campground and fix previously noted problems. - Dobiedaddy
Jul 2016 - $47.00
I can understand why this park gets high reviews but we would probably never stay here again. The pros are that the park is well laid out and although you are VERY close to your neighbor, the way the lots are laid out it feels like you have a lot more room with trees for privacy. Check in was easy. The cons are plenty. Signage is terrible. The entrance is dangerous for RVs (although thanks to reviews here, we knew what to expect and planned very well for this). There were fireworks every night that made it sound like WWIII in our very well-equipped Class A where we rarely hear sounds (I wish they had told us about this - from 10 pm - 10:20 it was hellacious). It is right near a busy road with trucks that have their engine breaks on that made tons of noise. The worst part about this park is the residents, who were by far the worst we've come across in all our travels. There were at least 6 loose dogs and the park did nothing to curb it (we almost saw a dog get hit by an unexpecting RV). The neighbors two lots down from us lit off fireworks that exploded over our rig (park officials did something about it, thankfully). A ton of people parked in the street which seemed odd to us considering this was an RV park - made it difficult to navigate around. I think the holiday weekend had a lot to do with our experience but it was enough to never want to come back. The layout does not make up for all the negatives of this park. - Kamnel
Jun 2016 - $46.00
It is nice and easy to get around in after you get here. The entry to the park via the far left booth and on the passenger side is just plain dumb. I don't have a window on that side so you have to open the door. The exit is also not well marked. We saw a MH leaving via the entrance booths as we were coming in.
But as noted once you get in it is fine. We were there on a week day and before school let out so no fireworks. Would stay again if in the area. Roads and sites are concrete and wide and easy to manuver in. - peddy dick
Jun 2016 - $67.00
The cement pads were level, immaculate, and beautifully landscaped. The pool was surprisingly big and had a life guard on duty. Staff were young and inefficient.
Showers were a disappointment--more like those found in a state park rather than those found in a "RV Resort". The price also includes a one-day pass to the Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun Amusement Park. - Scldg
Jun 2016 - $25.00
This was a corps of engineers campground at one time. Nice trees. Camp host guy helped us tremendously with ac problem. Great area to walk especially to spillway from beautiful Lake. - Bga
Jun 2015 - $25.00
Campground clean, host friendly and helpful. Some pull through sites we torn up due to construction issues. Pull through sites were small especially if you had extra vehicles. $5. charge per night for extra vehicle. - oldelzydog
Apr 2015 - $25.00
This park has so much potential but the city management has kept it on the back burner so long, it is loosing ground. They don't do maintenance until "things" are broken. Promises of additional 50A sites are never fulfilled. The 11 50A sites available all have a drainage ditch for a patio yard. The park will not allow converters to be used so 50A units are not allowed to park on 30A sites.
The sites are gravel and not well maintained although most are pretty level.
We camped at this park for 11 years so we have seen the lack of preventive maintenance and improvements first hand.
To reserve a specific site, you must drive to the CG and pay in advance in full. No refunds. No credit cards. No reservations on a website. They are still in the 90s........1890s. - D Curf