Passing through Liberal recently, at the last minute we decided against another RV park. A quick search online turned up Arkalon, and it ended up being an extremely pleasant surprise. The setting is beautiful, much more pleasant than I had expected to find in that area of the state. It was a breeze to get the trailer parked, a boon to these novice travelers. The water connector seemed to be surprisingly far away, and our water hose was short by at least 10 feet. Fortunately, the campground host had several spares (which makes me think that perhaps this is common problem). The park staff was helpful and kind, and the abundant wildlife was a hit with my kids. That was a good thing, because the "playground" turned out to be just two sets of swings, so if I had a suggestion for improvement, it would be to upgrade the playgrounds. Oh, and while the water is acceptable for drinking, it makes lousy coffee :) Bring along a bottle or two for brewing -- you'll thank yourself! And all this for just $25/night -- Arkalon is truly a hidden gem! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After much of the last six months spent at RV parks with gravel/dirt sites, this was like a breath of fresh air. Shaded by plenty of trees, this grassy park is just a lovely place to spend some time. RVers should know right off that there was nearly two miles of washboard-rutted dirt road, not very dusty, and fine if you go very slow. Any rigs longer than 35 feet might have trouble maneuvering the turns and hill. There are about 30 sites, four of them with concrete slabs. All have electric 20/30 and some sites have water available but most are on the opposite side from the electric hookup. Most sites have picnic tables and firepits. There is a volleyball court and a large covered picnic area. The bathrooms and showers are basic, but clean. The camp host makes it his job to see that everyone is welcome and comfortable. Even though the train is about 100 feet away, it is up an incline and can hardly be heard. There is no traffic noise. We would definitely stay here again if in the area, maybe for a longer period next time. There is a fishing pond about 1/4 mile from the camping area and it is well stocked with bass and catfish. A Kansas fishing license is required. It's a wonderful place for pets as well. The gate to the park is locked at 10:00PM and unlocked at 7:00AM. There is limit of 14 days at a time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a park you never see listed anywhere. It is a city park and has been there at least 20 years. Lots of trees on grass. Lots of tent areas. Some sites have 30/50 Amp service with water near by. Nice quiet place. It has a cabana for rent for groups. The gates are locked at 10 PM and opened at 7 AM We camped here in a Motorhome.