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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

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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!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
12 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Laundry absent
  • 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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Hipcamper CYNTHIA
Cynthia M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 44)
June 30th, 2022

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.

Hipcamper Kathleen

A kansas beauty!

Kathleen T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 44)
June 28th, 2022

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.

Hipcamper Zachary
Zachary M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 22)
June 28th, 2022

Chad and Cynthia met us and took us to a very nice site with plenty of space. We had a minor issue on leaving that was immediately resolved. We’d stay here again.

Hipcamper Lori

Peaceful get away.

Lori H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 43)
June 28th, 2022

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.

camp site  43.Sandy area. Low point in the river where people could cross over. I saw some wild turkeys across the river. Deer prints appeared overnight where they had come to drink.Unexpected fun metal sculpture.Beautiful view right on the river
Hipcamper paul
Paul R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 45)
June 27th, 2022

We loved our stay at the C2T Ranch! Beautiful views, great camp sites, friendly hosts. Looking forward to our return visit in 4 days.

Hipcamper Derek
Derek B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 32)
June 27th, 2022

I camped here while passing through on a motorcycle trip and it was so gorgeous. I chose a site on the creek side and the sunset and sunrise were epic

Hipcamper Blair
Blair S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 20)
June 26th, 2022

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!

Hipcamper Staci
Staci G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 22)
June 26th, 2022

Perfection! Just wish there were more like this!!! Well done Chad and Cynthia!

Hipcamper Tammy

Great site!

Tammy P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 30)
June 26th, 2022

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.

Awards

Best of 2022 Tent or RV Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 Kansas
1st place
Property
C2T Ranch on the Saline River
State
Kansas
Country
United States
$35/night
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