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Milo Farm Sacred Land

21 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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Lake Georgia-Sue

65 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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Inntirety Healing Center

5 sites · Lodging5 acres · Edwardsville, KS
Transform Your Story Into A Fairytale. Reawaken Your Inner Child & Reconnect With Your Authentic Self In A 5-acre Enchanted Forest. The Inntirety Healing Center is a wilderness retreat and camping area located in Kansas City, KS. It offers a path for awakening your body, heart, and mind and coming back into harmony with life through self-discovery and emergence into the senses. Learn to live in the present moment. Find inner peace and balance. Share authentic connections with a diverse community. Reawaken your creativity and passion for life. Daily meditations & yoga asanas. Featuring: Inntirety Cafe & Gift Shop Weekly Workshops Forest Soaking Bath Wilderness Barrel Sauna Meditation Stations Activity Platform Groomed Trails Inntirety Wading Area Crooked Beak Creek Glamping Forest Library Mini Zip Line Hammocks
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Powell’s Creekside Haven Campground

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents15 acres · Kingsville, MO
Powell’s Creekside Haven Campground and RV Park We are the nearest accommodations to beautiful Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Gardens! Come experience the peaceful serenity of Powell’s Creekside Haven! Powell’s Creekside Haven is both a convenient, safe place for RVers on the road and a great destination for families looking for a clean, affordable camping experience. We focus on providing a reasonably priced, friendly and relaxing destination. We are family and pet friendly,* with a playground, walking trail and a creek to explore. WE ARE OPEN during development. Easy access and fast driving distance to many popular local and Kansas City attractions. Within a half hour from many communities, including Kingsville, Holden, Odessa, Warrensburg, Lee’s Summit, Bates City, Oak Grove, Peculiar, Pleasant Hill, Pittsville, Blue Springs. *Some of the cabins are pet friendly.
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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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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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Tranquility RV Park

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Easton, KS
Looking for relaxation and reconnecting with the great outdoors? Welcome to Tranquility RV park! We are a brand new RV park in the quiet town of Easton Kansas. We are 15 minutes from Leavenworth and 40 minutes to Kansas City. We have 25 full hook up spots and wifi is included in your stay. Our pads are a minimum of 100 by 50 ft. We have monthly, weekly and daily rates to accommodate your stay. We have showers, restrooms and a laundry room on site. There is a restaurant, bar and market in Easton that are very close by. For more information check out our website!
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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. Spring 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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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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Fangthorn Forest

1 site · RV, Tent40 acres · Garden City, MO
In the 1840's there was a trading post on the property known as Lick Skillet because the owner would set the pans out at night for the dogs to lick.  Today, we call it Fanthorn Forest and it's our dream, our haven and our home.  We love sharing our farm with others and allowing them the same experience of peace and tranquility we get from the land.Learn more about this land:Located only 50 miles SE of Kansas City, MO!  We have woods and pasture with Settle's Ford Wildlife area (fishing and hiking available) 1/4 mile away. Camping is primitive with only an outhouse and no shower facilities. There are MANY thorn trees, so hikers must have proper footwear.  Fire ring, wood and a grate for cooking are provided.  Livestock encounters are also available with owners in attendance.  All proceeds are put back in the farm to care for the animals and the land.  RV's are allowed, but we do not have any hook ups available and they are not allowed in the woods.  Parking area is at the end of the driveway for both cars and RV's.  We love kids and will provide lawn darts or any other games we have available if requested.  Please visit our website at fangthornforest.com for more information.
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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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