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Lake Georgia-Sue

58 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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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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The Hitch N' Post

5 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Wellsville , KS
Enjoy the beautiful timber, canoe pond, peaceful creek, the native wildlife, and the sound of nature throughout the property. Disc golf, hiking trails, canoeing, fishing, and swimming in creeks are favorites by most guests. Guests can also learn how to throw a tomahawk, hunting knife, and atlatl near the camping sites. Learn more about this land: Enjoy the beautiful timber, canoe the pond, peaceful creek, the native wildlife, and the sound of nature throughout the property. Disc golf, hiking trails, canoeing, fishing, and swimming in the creek are favorites by most guests. Guests can also learn how to throw a tomahawk, hunting knife, and atlatl near the camping sites. Our campsites are just a short walk from the farmhouse ,or drive right to your camp site. . To your own private location. If you are bringing an RV, for an additional charge there is a gravel lot with water and electrical hook ups.
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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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Milo Farm Sacred Land

18 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Buckner, MO
Milo Farm was established organically just a few years ago. The energy here so amazing we wanted to share! There's a story behind the sacredness of this land, Loni can share that with you if you ask! The lodge was built then the camping sites, then the Hippie Trailer, which is located near the west woods near the Fairy Forest. Then the Bunkhouse was established, it's just past the barn on the north end of the property. The lodge, where the Airbnb and pool are is centrally located on the land. We rent out the lower level guest quarters for non-campers. It has two saunas. There are 2 stocked ponds, miles of trails, pool, Zen garden, farm animals and more. Feel the energy of the sacred land. Find the vortexes here! Bless Mother Earth and spend some time in nature at this magical place Great for the spiritually minded with several meditation spots and portals. Ask about availability of the art golf cart rental if interested. Loni can take you on a guided history, nature and meditation hike if you sign up for that. There are events happening some weekends you can participate in. Loni is a spiritual intuitive and can do a reading using the Milo Farm Oracle cards she created! Ask for availability of these things. Milo has a lot to offer! Located in Eastern Jackson County MO, just 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City & 20 min from the sports stadiums.
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Forest Retreat & Spa

4 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Kansas City, KS
*NEW UPDATE construction work is complete - easier access to camping/RV site #1 with level clearings at site #2 & #3. one acre fenced dog run for four legged campers - can access with a 4 wheel drive or dispersed camping to relax under the stars with your your furry friend.* 8 acres of Foraging orchard with a meandering creek - close to city attractions Learn more about this land: Forest Retreat Located 10 min from downtown and 7.5 miles from Legends ( home of Sporting KC! ), this historic farmstead boasts 8 acres of foraging orchards, a meandering creek and a bevy of sweet hens. (Free eggs :) Multiple campsites available : Forest Garden - ( 2 campsites ) Autumn Olive grove - ( 4 campsites ) Stoney Creek - ( 1 campsite ) Meadow Pass - ( 3 campsites ) One acre fenced dog run (drive in) RV site with water and electrical hook up (RV and campers 18' and under please)
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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. 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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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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Lake Camping + Amenities

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Linn Valley, KS
Linn Valley Lakes is a rural gated community with, fishing, swimming, golf, hiking and lots more.It's peaceful with lots of wildlife (the deer are used to people here so you'll see them often).The campsite is a private acre tucked away by the main clubhouse where the pool and lake are (5 min walk, short drive or rent a cart from golf course to get around). The clubhouse also has bathrooms/showers.Learn more about this land:We have something for everyone! Fishing, boating, swimming, golfing and more! Our community offers a wide variety of year-round recreational activities and events.DANCEFESTOPIA.COM music festival is located just across 69 HWY. Stay with us and camp with amenities and space away from the crowds (6 minute drive).
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Roach Ranch

1 site · RV, Tent15 acres · Harrisonville, MO
We live on a 15 acre farm. We have a barn, and a fenced in yard for the dogs. Much of the acreage is fenced off for cows. We have a small vegetable garden in the spring and summer and a large flower garden space in progress. There's a small pond on the property. In additions to cows, we also have chickens, barn cats, and dogs. We have a second driveway and half-circle drive for parking a camper or car, as well as flat spaces to pitch a tent. There is fishing nearby at the Amarugia Highlands Conservation Area and the city park.
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Inner City Oasis

1 site · Tent1 acre · Independence, MO
1.4 acres, heavily treed, located minutes from downtown highway access, and the Royals/Chiefs stadium. This property was neglected and abandoned for 20 years. It is clear it was loved at one point, but the owners were too old to maintain it. We are still uncovering mysteries, finding statues, benches, and unexpected niches. Feel free to explore the abandoned path (if you can find it), the slanted orchard, and an open area we call "The Secret Garden." You can even enjoy a short scavenger hunt to help you engage with the various objects we have found along the way!
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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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The best camping near Hillsdale State Park guide

Overview

About

Hillsdale State Park is the kind of place you head to when you need to escape city life in exchange for a killer sunset. The reservoir will draw you and your camera to the shores for an epic sunset. During the day anglers will dot the shorelines to fish for walleye, or take a boat out for waterskiing and swimming. Unique adventures like model airplane flying and a skeet shooting range are at your fingertips. You’ll want to book a cabin or camp at one of Hillsdale’s campgrounds to not only hike or horseback ride the cedar lined prairies, but to explore the area's superb wine country. Everyone knows s’mores pair best with a delicious pinot noir! With quick access to Kansas City, Hillsdale is the outdoor getaway you’ve been waiting for.

Notable campgrounds

  • Scott Creek Campground: Offers 60 water and electric sites, perfect for both RV and tent camping amid lush surroundings.
  • Russel Crites: Features a mix of 98 water and electric sites alongside 18 primitive camping spots for a true outdoor experience.
  • Saddle Ridge Campground: With 22 water and electric sites, this campground is a haven for horseback riders with miles of trails to explore.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as reservations book up quickly.
  • Utilize the CampIt KS Mobile App for convenient booking and information on the go.
  • Consider off-peak times for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred campground is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Hillsdale State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers full access to park amenities but can be hot. Winter provides a serene, less crowded experience, though some facilities may be closed.

Know before you go

  • Check for any State Park Alerts before your visit for the latest information on closures or safety concerns.
  • All vehicles must have a daily or annual Kansas State Park vehicle permit to enter the park.
  • For safety, certain items and activities are restricted in developed beach areas—no glass containers, open fires, pets, fishing, boats, or alcohol/beer.
  • Office hours are from 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday, so plan accordingly for any in-person inquiries.
  • Remember to bring your binoculars for birdwatching, as the park is home to a diverse array of avian species.

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