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Equine Estates Rustic Horse Ranch

16 sites · RVs, Tents83 acres · Junction City, KS
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tYHWJySa7pag2UEH2Awz8SA2tkbGhoXzDCdi7HzY_lI/edit?usp=sharing Once an old property of the railroad, then old dairy farm, now the property of a retired Army combat veteran: Equine Estates Rustic Ranch has over 80 acres of land and hosts the beauty of the Flint Hills of Kansas, seclusion of the great outdoors, and yet the location to all the amenities of the city just minutes away. Located just minutes from interstate 70, our home is easily accessible for the travelers both near and far. Our property can accommodate trailers with water and electric, tents, or even stay in one of our Glamping Bell tents or Rent a Tents.
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Blackthorn Retreat

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents101 acres · Randolph, KS
The most unique feature of this property is that it was unaltered for the last 50 years. Purchased in 2015 by us  for use in outdoor skills instruction as Blackthorn-USA. In 2018 we developed Blackthorn Retreat as a private campground. Densely wooded and home to many animals this property is unlike any other place in the area.It was, and is, our intention to create campsites and usable space without the use of heavy equipment to maintain the natural setting and diverse wildlife habitat. While we are now altering the property, we are working with our land as opposed to forcing it to our will.Come see us. Adventure awaits!
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Blue Vista KS Lakeside Getaway

5 sites · Lodging, Tents50 acres · Randolph, KS
Blue Vista is a hidden gem that we are so happy to share with the world.  Nestled in the Flint Hills of Kansas, we offer beautiful natural terrain and breathtaking lake views with a touch of luxury.
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Pink Gravel Campsites

7 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Dwight, KS
This campground can be found within city limits of the small town of Dwight located in northern Morris County, Kansas. It's a perfect place to stay during your back road adventure through the Flint Hills of Kansas. Enjoy exploring all the corners of our small town on two feet or two wheels. Have a picnic or play horseshoes in the City Park, visit the Dwight Library or schedule a visit to the Swartz School museum. On Main Street you can find two large limestone structures from the early days of Dwight - the old limestone hardware store and the limestone bank. Dwight is minutes from Ag Heritage Park and Museum in Alta Vista; the historic Council Grove with shopping, restaurants, lakes and Flint Hills Nature Trail; or Fort Riley Army Base, home of the Big Red 1. Our campground geared toward short stays for those looking for a quiet, safe place for an overnight or for a few nights as you visit friends, family or attending nearby event. Nearby towns within 70 miles (1 hour) of Dwight, Ks: Alta Vista - 7 miles - by way of HWY 4 White City - 10 miles - by way of HWY 4 Council Grove - 18 miles - by way of HWY 4 and 177 South Junction City/Fort Riley - 19 miles - by way of HWY 57 Herington - 30 miles - by way of HWY 4 and 77 Manhattan - 34 miles - by way of Hwy 4 and 177 North Milford Lake - 40 miles - by way of Hwy 57 and 77 Abilene - 45 miles - by way of HWY 57 and I-70 Emporia - 52 miles - via Council Grove to Hwy 56 to Road F. Topeka - 63 miles - via Hwy 4 to 177 to I-70
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Acorns Resort

22 sites · Lodging, RVs10 acres · Milford, KS
Come relax with us. Our comfortable accommodations and amenities will have your stress melting away. Our onsite restaurant will keep you well-fed and fueled for days of fun and adventure. Bring your RV or stay in one of our cabins. We're right on the water! Milford Lake is the state's largest lake at over 15,000 surface acres. Every year, this lake draws hundreds of thousands of visitors who come for boating, fishing, and relaxing on Milford Lake's shores. Among the lake's 163 miles of shoreline, visitors will find sandy beaches perfect for swimming and enjoying the cool water during a hot summer or launching canoes, kayaks, and other personal watercraft. There are 14 public boat launches around the lake for launching larger sailboats, fishing boats, or pleasure boats. If you're coming to Lake Milford, be sure to pack a fishing rod. One of the most popular activities at the lake is fishing. The most popular gamefish include Wipers, Walleye, Crappie, Largemouth, Smallmouth Spotted Bass, Blue and Channel Catfish, and White bass. Whether you're an experienced angler or a complete beginner, you'll catch your limit at Milford Lake. Multiple state records have been pulled from its waters. Welcome to Kansas Premier Lakeside Resort (est 2005), where every season is a unique experience. This is a true all-in-one destination surrounded by boundless indoor and outdoor activities and history. Come for sand, water, fresh air, beautiful cabins, RV sites, boating, fishing, hiking, wildlife, delicious food and drinks, family reunions, events, meetings and weddings, bonfires, live entertainment, etc., and leave with incredible memories until your next visit.
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Lazy Dogs Ranch

1 site · RV, Tent7 acres · Abilene, KS
We have a small Christmas tree farm and some barnyard animals on about 7 1/2 acres of land. We are located on blacktop 7 miles north of historic Abilene, Kansas. Sunsets are beautiful here at the farm. We are a short drive to Milford Lake and conveniently located off of I 70. One tent site is available in the tree field. Water, electricity, and a flush toilet are located very close at the Christmas tree lodge.
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About

Welcome to the largest man-made lake in Kansas, where you’ll find almost 16,000 surface acres of the best fishing in the state. If that’s not enough to draw you in, how about 11 parks for camping, picnicking, and swimming, a huge wetland area for viewing birds and wildlife, a nature center and fish hatchery, and even a full-service marina. Milford Lake is one of the most popular recreational destinations in Kansas, but there’s so much room to spread out, you would never know it. Hitch up your RV or your boat, or maybe both, and make tracks to this Great Plains paradise.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Milford Lake is between April and September when the weather is warm and the lake's activities are in full swing. However, be mindful of the blue-green algae status before planning your trip. Off-season visits can offer a tranquil escape, but some facilities may be limited, so check ahead for availability.

Know before you go

  • Check the current blue-green algae status to ensure water safety during your visit.
  • Review the rules and regulations by referencing Title 36 CRF 327 for a safe and lawful experience.
  • Visitor Center hours are from 7am to 3:30pm, plan your visit within these times for assistance.
  • Remember to acquire firewood locally to prevent the spread of tree-killing insects and diseases.
  • Stay connected and informed by following Milford Lake on social media for the latest updates and events.

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