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Borntrager Dairy

2 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Yoder, KS
Come and spend some time at a direct-to-consumer dairy farm. Our cows are called Dutch Belted. They are often referred to as Oreo cows. Stay on the farm where the milk is produced, processed, and sold. The farm store is a short distance away and sells a large variety of farm foods. The farm consists of about 200 acres of pasture and creek bottom. The owner, Loyd, has lived on the farm all his life. We are right beside what used to be a Navy base... yeah in Kansas.:) The runway still gets used for gliders. So you might see a glider being pulled up while you are here.
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Daniel's 100-yr-old farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Hutchinson, KS
I am proud to be a fourth-generation caretaker of this farm and surrounding acreage.  My great-grandfather purchased this land in 1921 and since then, my family has been farming the best way that we knew how.  For the last 30 years, that has meant a divergence from traditional farming practices to focus on regenerative farming-- farming that focuses on enriching the health of the soil and the animals instead of depleting it.On our farm, we raise beef, lamb, pigs and chickens and they all live out on pasture.  In our farm store we sell meat, eggs, and raw, all-grass dairy products like milk, butter, cheese, kefir, and yogurt.  Our customers drive from all parts of central Kansas to shop at Jako Farm because our food is different than food in the grocery store.  We call it JakoPure food.Not only do we share our life-giving, gut-restoring food with others, but we want to share the experience of our farm, too.  That's why we've started hosting guests on hipcamp so that you can truly experience what's special about our farm.  Each location provides a unique perspective on our farm, and you'll engage a different part of our story at each place.  But wherever you stake your temporary claim at Jako Farm, we hope you experience the peace and rest that we know and love.Learn more about this land:Jako Farm is a working regenerative farm, and this campsite provides an easy view of all that goes on here. The cows and sheep will graze near by while the chickens scratch in the distance.  You'll see the farmers moving the animals to new pasture and the llama playing games with the sheep.  If you're up at sunrise, you'll see Ken bringing the cows up to the barn for milking (April through November).  Its pretty quiet here, except for the subtle noises of wildlife.  (Fair warning:  if you're in a tent, you will probably hear the milking machine kick on at 6:30am.)  We're also proud to be a smell-free farm because all animals live out on pasture.  There are killer sunrises and sunsets here.  If you're lucky, you'll also see our resident bald eagle pair soaring through the sky.A bathroom with shower is available for your use in the barn nearby.Please be respectful of farm operations, although we're always open to answering questions if you see us around. Farm Tours are not included with a booking.
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Turkey Knob Campground

9 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Cheney, KS
Nice private tent sites with beautiful Elkin creek, local wineries, hiking, Wade and trout fishing, blue ridge parkway and stone mountain 1.5 miles off high way 21. This is a primative camp spot tucked away at the edge of Thurmond Chatham hunting land. Take a breath of fresh air on the beautiful or raging elkin creek getaway
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Santa Fe Forest Getaway

1 site · RV, Tent21 acres · NM
In the middle of the Santa Fe National Forest, our property consists of about 22 acres. Deer, fox, turkeys, coyotes, rabbits, bears, bobcats, and mountain lions are just some of the wildlife you may come across while camping on our property. And maybe the occasional neighbors’ dogs. Acres of cedar, ponderosa, and juniper trees surround the land.
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Armstrongs Old Fashion Camping

3 sites · Lodging10 acres · UT
We strive to help our camper's relive that old fashion, camping experience.Learn more about this land:Camp in the beautiful Tushar Mt. A few miles from old rustic town. Beautiful pondarosa pine trees, Mt creeks, lakes Skiing in winter, sledding, Ice fishing in the winter Hunting Fishing, camping, hiking in spring and summer.
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Camping close to McConnell AFB

12 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Derby, KS
After living in the country I know how peaceful it can be.  So being so close to the city and having this space that is secluded and peaceful it seemed only fair to share it with someone who is interested in the same thing.  When you drive onto the property you will take the first left and follow the grave towards the pond then take a right, drive past the garden, past the fire pit and toward the trees.  From there you can pick your spot to spend sometime enjoying the great outdoors.
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Buster’s Lakeside Retreat

1 site · RV5 acres · Clearwater, KS
Quiet area with pond, gazebo, and beautiful views. Land is flat, but surrounded by trees for privacy. Site includes 30Amp or 50Amp hookup, but no toilet facilities available onsite. We live next door so you can stop at the house to fill up your fresh water tank before setting up at the camp site. You’re welcome to fish or enjoy the island on the pond with gazebo. Hiking around the pond area is also encouraged.
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Turner's Quarter

1 site · RV3 acres · Andover, KS
Learn more about this land:Come stay for a night at Turner's Quarter in our quiet country neighborhood. Enjoy access to a large fire pit, free firewood, and a large area for your camping activities. Take in a view of the bright night sky you just cant get in the city. Only 1 minute off the highway and only a quick walk to the main house in case of an urgent need. Perfect spot to stay a night if you're traveling across the state and don't want to stay at a busy campground. There are other houses nearby, but only home you can really see is ours from the site. We are careful to ensure our camper's privacy during their stay! ***We are not allowed to offer tent camping at this time due to Hip Camp's requirement of a toilet. We are working to find a solution that meets Hip Camp's policies.***
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Urban Camper: Close to everything!

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Wichita, KS
Learn more about this land:Spend the night in a cozy 1971 Nomad camper. Heat/running water provided. Full bathroom with shower. Full size bed. Picnic table and fire pit nearby for your use. Firewood is provide. Our camper is located five blocks from Old Town entertainment district and not far from music venues and Intrust Arena.You are walking distance to great Brew Pubs (Central Standard Brewery, Hoping Gnome, and Norton's) to name a few.Easy access from the highway and great connection to anywhere you want to go in Wichita!
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Boxcar Family Escape

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Rose Hill, KS
Climb to the top of a rustic train boxcar and take in the beautiful Kansas country sky. Our peaceful property is a perfect escape while still being only 10 minutes from gas, grocery, and restaurants in Rose Hill. Derby Walmart Supercenter is 20 minutes away, and Wichita proper is just a 25-30 minute drive.29 Mile away you have El Dorado State Park which is a showstopper of family fun! Located in the Flint Hills, this park has an immense wildlife area, over 8,000 acres of water, and 98 miles of shoreline (think beaches and coolers filled with cold beer). While you are here, you can take your boat on this expansive lake to explore it all while you fish for your dinner. Back on the land you’ll be beckoned by picturesque hiking trails, biking trails, and horse trails. There is a wide variety of campsites on the shoreline, offering the perfect vista to see the moon and stars reflected back into the lake. Kansas magic at its best!Meet our friendly indoor/outdoor cats, and maybe even spot a deer in the surrounding fields as you relax around the fire pit. Visitors in June can even harvest fresh mulberries from several trees surrounding the camping area. We commonly see deer, squirrels, rabbits, and a large variety of birds. We've occasionally spotted bald eagles in our surrounding trees.No pets allowed. 
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Sunsets and Calm in Kansas

1 site · RV5 acres · Rose Hill, KS
Learn more about this land: The Address is 612 W Silknitter St. A small patch of ground with trees along the property line, a fire pit next to new maples, and internet at the house along with other amenities if asked for (laundry, shower). The ground is flat, the sunsets beautiful, and on the weekends, skydivers a mile away to watch. A path is mowed around the back couple acres if you would like to take a short walk and to see the flowers that grow natively here. I have added a 10x12 canvas tent that you can stay in, and it is furnished with 2 cots and two chairs. There is also a 3 hammock hanger that can be moved where-ever is convenient, so you can hammock camp as well. Soon (June/July 2022), a composting toilet and shower tent will be set up as well. For the fire pit, there will be a wire cook area that can be used if you would like to cook dinner and/or breakfast with a fire. If you ask, there are chickens on site and you can have a couple of eggs for breakfast :) Bee hives are being added to the property, though there won't be honey for at least 2022...this is just being set up. It's pretty quiet, nobody to really bother you, and people in the area friendly. The town of Rose Hill has plenty of amenities as well, and is less than a mile away. 29 miles away you have El Dorado State Park which is a showstopper of family fun! Located in the Flint Hills, this park has an immense wildlife area, over 8,000 acres of water, and 98 miles of shoreline (think beaches and coolers filled with cold beer). While you are here, you can take your boat on this expansive lake to explore it all while you fish for your dinner. Back on the land you’ll be beckoned by picturesque hiking trails, biking trails, and horse trails. There is a wide variety of campsites on the shoreline, offering the perfect vista to see the moon and stars reflected back into the lake. Kansas magic at its best! Pets are allowed. Please make sure you pick up after them.
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StewsFunnyFarm

1 site · RV, Tent50 acres · Wellington, KS
Learn more about this land:Beautiful outdoor setting in the rolling hills of Sumner County, Kansas. Accommodations and activities include: mowed walking trails, wildlife viewing, beautiful sunrise/sunset photo opportunities, disc golf/putting area, and train watching. Only a few short miles west from the town of Wellington.
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The best camping near Cheney State Park guide

Overview

About

Cheney State Park is an aquatic oasis in America’s heartland. This is the place you want to go to escape that sticky summer heat. Cruise the reservoir by boat, take a swim, or hop on a bike on one of the many nature trails and let that wind fly through your hair! Have a Kansas-style picnic with your favorite bubbly cold beverages, or grill up some of that fish Uncle Bill just caught in the lake. At the end of the day, warm up by the campfire and watch the shooting stars from one of the many quaint primitive camping sites. And if you prefer the great outdoors from the indoors, don’t worry, there’s cabins too!

Notable campgrounds

  • Ninnescah Sailing Area: Ideal for water sports enthusiasts, offering easy access to the lake and beautiful views.
  • Smarsh Creek: Features both primitive and utility campsites, perfect for a serene camping experience.
  • South Loop: Provides well-equipped campsites with water and electric hookups amid lush surroundings.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as campsites at Cheney State Park are in high demand, especially during peak season.
  • Check for cancellations regularly to snag a spot that may have recently become available.
  • Consider visiting during the off-season for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options if Cheney State Park is fully booked, to enjoy the surrounding nature.

When to go

The best time to visit Cheney State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its most vibrant. Summer months can be quite hot, making it less ideal for hiking and outdoor activities. Winters are generally quiet, offering a peaceful escape, though some facilities may be limited.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's official website or Facebook page for any alerts or closures before your visit.
  • Remember that safety comes first; always be prepared for changing weather conditions and wildlife encounters.
  • ADA accessible facilities are available throughout the park.
  • Modern amenities such as showerhouses and restrooms are available, enhancing the camping experience.
  • Don't forget to purchase a daily vehicle permit upon arrival, required for all state parks.

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