You won't believe you are still in Kansas! C2T Ranch is a working regenerative cattle ranch, with over 4 miles of river running through it. Amazing 150' tall limestone cliffs rising above river and several spring fed creeks feed into the river. There is hiking galore in the canyons or on the cliffs, fishing in the rivers, or bird watching on the native prairie above the cli
You won't believe you are still in Kansas! C2T Ranch is a working regenerative cattle ranch, with over 4 miles of river running through it. Amazing 150' tall limestone cliffs rising above river and several spring fed creeks feed into the river. There is hiking galore in the canyons or on the cliffs, fishing in the rivers, or bird watching on the native prairie above the cliffs. Fossil hunters can find a variety of fossilized shells, as well as native septarian and calcite.
This picturesque campground has secluded campsites, all along an amazing horseshoe bend of the Saline River, each with direct river access. And, we're only a short drive north of Hays, Kansas, and very convenient to I-70, being only about 20 minutes away.
This listing is for our primitive sites, which do not have power or water (water is available on request). There are a total of 9 sites, grouped into three different locations:
Sites 20 (South Beach) and 22 (Lucky Lady) - These sites are located right at the sharp bend of the Saline River. In addition to being picturesque, the has deposited an immense amount of sand, creating a wonderful beach area. These sites are perfect together for larger groups traveling together who don't need powered sites.
Sites 30 (Raccoon Run) and 33 (Twisted Sister) - Located on the river near the house and historic blockhouse and rock corrals, these three sites are secluded and private. Best access is by a car, but we can get an RV down there too. Bring some river shoes to go wading!
Sites 40 (Limestone Echo), 42 (Cedar Vale), 43 (Cheyenne Camp), 44 (Wading Point), and 45 (Custer Crossing) - You say you want to be on the river, right at the foot of 150' tall limestone cliffs?? You will LOVE any of these 5 sites. See the pictures for a glimpse of what to expect, but you'll still have a hard time believing your eyes when you pull up. Absolutely the best camping spots in Kansas!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Home Raised Hamburger Basket for 4
Perfect after a long day of driving or hiking! You get 4 large, hand-pattied ...Read more
Hamburgers and Brats Basket for 4
Perfect after a long day driving or hiking! You get 4 large, hand-pattied ham...Read more
Float the river in a stock tank!
Float down the Saline River in a stock tank! We'll provide you with an 8' sto...Read more
As an alternative to the free bundle of firewood provided, we offer an unlimi...Read more
Extra Camper at Primitive Sites
Use this extra to bring more than 1 camper/RV to a primitive site. Most site...Read more
1 hour off road tour of the ranch
Spend an hour or more seeing the special hidden places on the ranch, includin...Read more
Brat Basket for 4
Perfect after a long day of driving or hiking! You get 4 brats (locally made ...Read more
Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at C2T Ranch on the Saline - Primitive in Kansas.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
I was impressed by the hosts generosity and attention. This was a dry camping situation and I had not been able to fill my water tanks. The host actually brought me 5 gallons of water to get me through my stay. Kudos.
A kansas beauty!
What a beautiful property! We biked and hiked and would come back in a heartbeat. Our primitive spot was shaded and we could wade in the river. The river was low due to drought but still refreshing. The stars put in a spectacular show overnight.
Peaceful get away.
We stayed in primitive site 43. The terrain was a little rough but we were able to maneuver my Chevy HHR into this site. It was clean. Really liked the firepit. My dog was able to run off-leash. The camp sites are far enough apart that this one felt secluded. Best of all, it was quiet. I enjoyed identifying birds, and the animal tracks that appeared overnight down by the river.
Awesome spot! You'll want to make sure you arrive with time to enjoy this site! I arrived just as the sun was setting and boy was I sad about that. These sites are spaced far apart and most (all?) have river access. That being said, the stars were amazing from this spot too. The sites each have firepits, picnic tables, and swings and gorgeous views. Chad and Cynthia were super accommodating and welcoming when I arrived, they escorted me to my site and made sure I had everything I needed. Highly recommend!
Our site had easy access to wade in the river, and was within sight of swings that the kids enjoyed. campsites are spread apart, so it felt very secluded & safe. The hosts were awesome at making sure we had everything we needed, bringing solar showers & even refilling them for us when we needed showers again. The burger basket is very worth it! Tastes great & it's so nice not to have to pack food.
Two notes for people like me who don't read closely the first time:
1. The toilet is just one porta potty centrally located in the center of the campsite area.
2. The showers that are available are solar showers (bags of warm water that you hang from a tree, and the sun helps them stay nice & warm). They can be used at your own campsite or at the shower tent. Campsites are mostly far enough apart so my family felt comfortable taking a bathing suit shower.