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BaseCamp Humboldt

4 sites · RVs21 acres · Humboldt, KS
Base Camp is a 21 acre modern glampground + RV Park, trailhead, and bike park. We have beautiful cabins, mini A-frames and full service pull-through RV hookups. Located in Humboldt, KS at the trailhead to the South Wind bike trail. Base Camp features a quarry pond for fishing and small watercrafts, large open fields for recreation and a bike skills course perfect for beginners and seasoned riders alike. Our RV spots are located in our large parking lot. Each rental includes water, 30 and 50 amp electric and sewer hookups. Humboldt, KS was listed in the 2022 NYT 52 Places for a Changed World because of the work of A Bolder Humboldt. ABH developed BaseCamp and is feverishly working to breathe life into our downtown square. You will find a coffee shop, candy store, a Bruncherie, and nightlife. We are grateful for your support of our efforts through your visit to Humboldt.
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Annie's Main City HIDEOUT

5 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Drexel, MO
Pitch your tent on one of two wooded islands or back in woods by the creek. Opened new hiking trail up creek cross bridge, down opposite side. Badminton, fishing, paddle boats, hillbilly swimming pool, half court pickle ball inside the dome. Second Saturday musician night from 6-9 pm. Stage, PA, drums, mics, amps, dance floor. Learn more about this land:
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Silver Hind Farm

1 site · Tent75 acres · Pleasanton, KS
Our family farm is 75 acres, with a spring fed lake, fishing ponds, timbered hills, ravines, creeks, and grasslands. Swimming is allowed, along with fishing, hiking, horseback riding. No ATV's, however. We like the peace and quiet, and ask you are respectful of that and treat the land as a sacred place.
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The Hill

13 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Asbury, MO
My family settled on this plot of land at the turn of the century, moving west in a covered wagon. And aside from a brief time in the late 80's it has been in our family ever since. For most of the 20th century the property was a small farm, grazing cattle and mowed for bailing hay. We are trying to rejuvenate the property to become a 21st century Aquaponic Farm, bringing Eco/Agro tourism into the area and breathing some new life into this old plot of land.Learn more about this land:The Hill, aptly named, is a hilltop that slopes down to a large pond that divides the twenty acre property in two.  With plenty of room to stretch your legs you can enjoy a nature walk, go fishing or practice your aim at the shooting range. In the evening enjoy the night sky around one of several fire rings, while roasting marshmallows. Easy access and only a quarter mile from the main road. 
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RC Estate

9 sites · Tents100 acres · KS
We invite you to see what this land has to offer when we care in sustainable ways. A variety of flora and fauna are found here, from prairie plains to wooded creeks with clear water and flagstone foundation. Beautiful trails to hike, bike, ride or drive (horse carriage) are well marked with safety and good humor in mind. While we have paths mowed, they are not mowed weekly like lawns, so expect a bit of nature length on occasion. Bring your choice of bug deterrent for a comfortable stay. Be one with nature, and also a part of what is to come. From berries in the summer to eggs year round, we hope to offer a fully sustainable experience Opportunities to take part in this labor of love are bountiful! More info on request.
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Hopewell Bridge Winery And RV Park

8 sites · RVs20 acres · Stockton, MO
Our campsites are nestled next to a beautiful vineyard and within walking distance from the Hopewell Bridge Winery. Sit back and relax, and sip on a nice glass of wine! The winery hosts many fun events, so check out our website for hours and more details. This campground is under 15 minutes to downtown Stockton, and 15-20 minutes from Stockton Lake. Website: www.hopewellbridgewinery.com - Winery plus RV Park with 8 RV spots. - We have 50/30 amps plus 110 volt hookups on all sites. - We have a dump station and access to water (spigot). - We have a large tasting bar with indoor and outdoor seating. - Check out events and hours on our website. - Very peaceful and quiet setting.
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The best camping near Fort Scott National Historic Site guide

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Lace up your walking shoes when you visit this National Historic Site—and expect lots of uneven ground. Yes, most of the buildings here are reconstructed (after all, the Fort closed in 1853, and the original buildings auctioned in 1885). But the rebuilt buildings are fascinating, giving you a real sense of what life was during the country's westward expansion. Don't miss the Wilson-Goodlander House, one of the few buildings still standing from the 19th century.

You can tour the fort and grounds using an app on your smartphone, which lets you explore at your own pace, or hold out for the guided tour that lets you dive a little deeper into the history (One odd but interesting fact: The soldiers at the fort ate stale bread, because fresh bread was considered bad for you!).

Come back at year-end holidays or during summertime event weekends to view re-enactments of one of the attacks on the fort that made it famous during the "Bleeding Kansas" era, and learn a little more about this site's troubled history from the era of Manifest Destiny and slavery. Soldiers with horses often come in for these events, and kids can sign up to be Trailblazers or Junior Rangers and participate in some cool programs that way. You may even hear some period artillery being shot off — History class was never like this! Stay a little longer — view all nearby options for camping on both public campgrounds and private land by diving deeper into Hipcamp.

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