The best camping near Clinton State Park

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The Light Center

10 sites · Lodging, Tents95 acres · Baldwin City, KS
The Light Center is a 95 acre natural sanctuary nestled in a wooded valley amidst the farm land of Kansas. We have a refinished barn with two private rooms and a community kitchen, a 30ft Pacific Yurt and lots of great places to camp. If you're just driving through or want an 'easy' camping experience with wifi, pitch your tent in the spacious yard around the barn. We also have lots of places to hike to and several wonderful remote camping spots. Choose from hiking out to camp near the large creek that winds through our land, gathering with friends in a meadow or tucking into a spot in the woods with a beautiful view of the Kansas plains. Out here, on a clear night, you can see all of the stars. We also are an organic sustainable farm, providing natural sacred spaces for hiking and camping. We welcome peaceful camping for people with reverence for the land and all beings. We have goats, free-range chickens, guinea hens, dogs and cats. For the safety of our livestock and other guests, we do require visitors to keep their dogs on a leash at all times. The Light Center is a retreat center serving as a beacon, lighting the way into a vibrant future. We are creating new paths into the future with open hearts. We offer events, celebrations and ceremonies about harmonizing with the earth and inspiring personal, local and global connections. We provide a safe space to nurture and inspire spiritual growth and empower youth.
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Lake Georgia-Sue

60 sites · RVs, Tents85 acres · Ottawa, KS
Lake Georgia-Sue is an 85 acre oasis of relaxation and fun. We are located in East Central Kansas, not far from Kansas City, Topeka, Lawrence, and Wichita. The lake itself is 8 acres, with a lot of fish, swimming, small craft boating, kayaking, and wind surfing. The property has numerous sites where you can private pasture your horses, work them in our private round pens, and trail ride them in the hundreds of miles of trails that intersect the property. These are VERY large and private campsites with no nosey or loud neighbors. Sites are for primitive tenting or full RV 30 amp and water hookups. Lakefront sites or forest sites are available. Showers, toilets, AC Clubhouse, playground, ponies, pet pigs, goats, and chickens. Pet friendly. Group camping for up to 25 people. Great for weddings, birthdays, etc We are just a short drive from four larger state lakes. An abundance of good restaurants are just ten minutes away, and sometimes we take a trail ride to eat Mexican or BBQ in the village close by.
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Timber Creek Farm

4 sites · Tents20 acres · Oskaloosa, KS
Our property is secluded from the road with thick timber. The creek wraps around our entire property making it perfect and accessable for the multiple waterfalls and pools to cool off in. Perfect for family time! Beautiful glimpses of local wildlife like deer, turkey, blue herrons and many other birds!Learn more about this land:It's a secluded Tent Camping site Tucked in Timber with access to our creek for kids (and adults! :) ) to play. Views of our prairie and local wildlife. Thickets of blackberry bushes for picking in season! (June through July!)
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Saddle Ridge Retreats Lawrence

3 sites · Lodging87 acres · Lawrence, KS
Saddle Ridge Retreats is located at Saffer Barn in Lawrence, Kansas. We are situated on nearly 90 gorgeous acres. There's an endless amount of manicured trails for horseback riding and hiking. A stocked pond for fishing! Stay in our luxurious 16ft dome tents or our silo cabin, all fully furnished to have all the comforts of a full bedroom. We even have functioning toilets, sinks, and showers with hot water! Complete with portable A/C units, making this a truly luxurious glamping experience. This is the perfect place to escape for the weekend or even a mid-week break considering we are less than 10 mins from Downtown Lawrence and 40mins from Kansas City.
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Saddle Ridge Retreats

5 sites · Lodging87 acres · Lawrence, KS
Saddle Ridge Retreats is located at Saffer Barn in Lawrence, Kansas. We are situated on nearly 90 gorgeous acres. There's trails for horseback riding and hiking. A stocked pond for fishing! Stay in our luxurious 16ft dome tents or our silo cabin fully furnished to have all the comforts of a full bedroom. We even have functioning toilets, sinks, and showers with hot water! Complete with a portable A/C unit, making this a truly luxurious glamping experience. This is the perfect place to escape for the weekend or even a mid-week break considering we are less than 10 mins from Downtown Lawrence and 40mins from Kansas City.
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Basecamp Flint Hills

19 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Allen, KS
Located on the Flint Hills Trail State Park in Allen Kansas, Basecamp Flint Hills offers camping in the scenic Flint Hills of Kansas. BFH is 20 miles north of the world capital of gravel cycling, Emporia KS, and 20 miles east of historical Council Grove. Ideally suited for tent camping, BFH has hammock trees and shaded acreage. Two back-in camper sites with power and water are also available for those who prefer a bit more luxury. This is a community style campground where picnic tables and campfires will be shared with your neighbors. We encourage you to expand your circle and enjoy the experience! Seasonal facilities include an open air, cold water shower and port-a-potty available April through October. Visit our website for a campground map and information on local amenities - www.basecampflinthills.com We do not currently have adequate infrastructure to accommodate horses.
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Dream Acres at Forest Park

1 site · Lodging44 acres · Topeka, KS
A hidden gem in Topeka, KS. Roughly 44 acres and 41 buildings and cabins for your stay. We have a creek that runs through the property and you can bring your kayak or fishing poles. We also have roughly 3 miles of wooded trails for you to explore. There is a playground for the kids to play on, a basketball court, and a sand volleyball pit. This is very camp at the lake style. Cabins do not have restrooms built in, but we have shower houses on site for you to use. They do have electricity, heat, and air conditioning. We have grills on site for cooking as well as a bon fire pit to enjoy smore's. Dream Acres at Forest Park is 4 miles away from Lake Shawnee. The World-Famous Topeka Zoo is 5 miles from the park. Lots of historical sights and museums close by also.
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Edge Of The Road Camping Ground

4 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Carbondale, KS
Inspired by the surrounding landscape, Edge Of The Road Camping Ground was designed to make your visit a unique, comfortable and fun experience. Here you can take full advantage of numerous beautiful views that are guaranteed to make your stay with us a memorable one. The property is 15 acres with a 2-acre pond. We have (large but gentle) guardian dogs, and a flock of chickens, ducks, and guinea fowl. Fall weather camping is the best! The campsites are secluded from the main house so you are able to enjoy the sounds of nature. There are no structures in place. Located in rural Kansas, 12 miles south of Topeka along the path of the Santa Fe Trail. This camping spot will make you feel like you're one with nature and is within driving distance to quality shopping and entertainment. Pop up your tent or park right next to the private pond. Sites are hidden from the road and secluded. However, we do live on the edge of the railway so the train will make an appearance during your stay. Whether it's a spot to crash before and after a day of skiing, taking a road trip, or simply shaking off cabin fever, this is the spot for you. The pond has a dock to sit on as you watch the sunrise. Bring your fishing gear and cast a line into our well-stocked pond. A table, fire rings, wood, and a smoker grill for cooking are provided for your use. Enjoy a day of fishing or strolling the property and finish off a relaxing day by watching the sunset by the fire. Camping is primitive with no shower facilities. A generator is available upon request. We can't wait to see you! Enjoy your stay!! Explore our site to see what we have to offer, and don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.
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Home Place

1 site · RV4 acres · Baldwin City, KS
Welcome to my spot next to my house, equipped with 30 amp electricity, water, and sewer connections. I'm always available to assist with setup and anything else you may need. Rates: $25 per night $20 per night for a week $15 per night for a month Please note: No pets allowed, as I'm unsure if they'll get along with my own pets. There are two parking spots available. Looking forward to hosting you soon!
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Greentree Barn

1 site · RV3 acres · Olathe, KS
Just outside of town. Barn on property was built in 1910. Currently offering driveway parking for RV or travel trailer with 20amp 110v power. 10 minutes from downtown Olathe or Gardner. 1 mile north of New Century Air Center.
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Roots, Fruits & Greens Farm

6 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Easton, KS
The farm is in its tenth growing season, selling eggs and vegetables for home delivery and to some of Kansas City's best restaurants. We are so excited to share the beauty of the property with you! Learn more about this land: You will be staying on a working farm. The property is 20 acres with a 2 acre pond, 1 acre of vegetables, two dozen goats, three (large but gentle) guardian dogs, and a flock of chickens, guinea fowl (and sometimes turkeys or quail). The camp sites are scattered around the property, with several secluded from the main field/barn/campfire. Enjoy a day of fishing or strolling the property and finish off a relaxing day by watching the sunset by the fire.
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Geist Family Farms

1 site · RV, Tent25 acres · Topeka, KS
Geist Family Farms is a beautiful, peaceful 25 acres just north of Topeka, Kansas. The property features a well-stocked pond, wooded area with a creek, firepit, large fishing dock, and sandy swimming beach. Enjoy fishing, swimming, kayaking, camping, campfires, walking trails and exploring this peaceful property. There is only one campsite on property offering a private, safe and fun experience exclusively for you and your group. Geist Family Farms is 15 minutes from downtown Topeka, 10 mins from grocery store, and only 5 mins from gas, restaurants and conveniences. Owners live on-site, and are available when needed. Pets are allowed. Please make sure you pick up after them.
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The best camping near Clinton State Park guide

Overview

About

Located close to the University of Kansas, Clinton State Park provides some down home outdoor recreational bliss. Enjoy the abundance of scenic beauty in and around the lake. Nature nerds can frolic through hiking and mountain biking trails, anglers can cast their luck at some trout, and anyone up for some friendly competition will love the volleyball! Other activities include swimming, playgrounds, picnics, wildlife viewing, and toasting your beer to the magnificent sunset. At night, curl up with the stars in your tent, or live it up in a fan-dancy cabin rental! Now who said Kansas was flat?

Notable campgrounds

  • Campground #3: Offers a mix of 84 primitive and 176 water and electric sites, perfect for a serene camping experience.
  • Elk Creek Cabin: A pet-friendly option with stunning lake views, ideal for those who want a touch of comfort in the wild.
  • Deer Creek Cabin: Provides a cozy retreat with easy access to trails and a picturesque porch view of the lake.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as reservations for campsites open on December 15 at 12pm CST for the following year.
  • Utilize the CampIt KS mobile app for convenient booking and information on available sites.
  • Consider off-peak seasons for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred site is unavailable.

When to go

The prime time to visit Clinton State Park is between April 1st and October 31st, when all campsites are reservable and the park is brimming with life. However, be mindful of the water shutoff in late October and prescribed burns in September, which may affect your stay.

Know before you go

  • Check the park alerts for any closures or important updates before your visit.
  • Remember to turn off frost-free hydrants after use to prevent freezing and damage.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with ADA accessible sites and cabins available.
  • For a smooth entry, the park office operates from 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on weekends.
  • Be prepared for the outdoors with sunscreen and bug spray, especially if you're hitting the trails.

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