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BaseCamp Humboldt

2 sites 路 RVs21 acres 路 Humboldt, KS
Base Camp is a 21 acre modern campground + 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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Unbound Gravel Ranch

10 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres 路 Neosho Rapids, KS
Discover a peaceful countryside camping spot designed exclusively for Unbound Gravel riders! Revel in the camper's paradise tailored to biker comforts, just a short 10-15 minute drive from Emporia and the race start. Our amenities include barn shower access, shared bathrooms, a convenient bike wash, and on race morning, enjoy complimentary coffee, juice, water, and breakfast options like an oatmeal bar, fruit, and breakfast burritos (with both vegetarian and meat options at $10 per person). After your epic ride, unwind by the firepit and relish the camaraderie of fellow riders. Welcome to your haven in the heart of gravel racing! 馃毚馃彆锔
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The Light Center

10 sites 路 Lodging, Tents95 acres 路 Baldwin City, KS
The Light Center is a 95 acre natural sanctuary nestled in a wooded valley amidst the farm land of Kansas. It offers a 30ft Pacific Yurt, a 12ft Pacific Yurt for campers, lots of remote, private space in the woods for respectful off-grid camping and a well rehabilitated 125 year old barn that offers a dormitory-style loft and private rooms. We offer all levels of camping from easy beginners to those that want to rough it in the wild. Our space serves as a spiritual retreat center and so we welcome peaceful camping for people with reverence for the land and all beings. We also have goats, chickens, guinea hens, dogs and cats. There is a large creek that winds throughout the land and goes up and down with rainfall, determining how easy the access will be to the backpacking acreage. The Light Center is a beacon lighting the way into a vibrant future. Harmonizing with the earth, inspiring personal, local and global connection. Providing safe space for spiritual growth and healing, and empowering youth. We are a retreat center, an organic sustainable farm, providing natural sacred spaces for hiking and camping, celebrations and ceremonies. Creating new paths into the future with open hearts
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Silver Hind Farm

1 site 路 Tent75 acres 路 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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Lake Georgia-Sue Family Center

5 sites 路 RVs, Tents85 acres 路 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 Hitch N' Post

5 sites 路 RVs, TentsWellsville , KS
Enjoy the beautiful timber, stocked 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, stocked 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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The best camping near Scott State Park guide



Boasting more than 26 archaeological sites in the area, Scott State Park is hands down one of the most historic spots in Kansas. Between Native American battle grounds and settler homes, you'll find activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Hunt or fish for wildlife just like the days of yore, or hike around the hallowed grounds and keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife ranging from bobcats to beavers. Horse lovers, have no fear, equestrian campsites in the area mean your four-legged friends are more than welcome. Whether you're swimming in your birthday suit, or just digging your toes into the white sand beaches, it'll be hard to complain about the amount of activities here.

Notable campgrounds

  • Circle Drive: Offers water and electric hookups amid lush settings, perfect for both RVs and tents.
  • Lakeview Campground: Closed for upgrades but known for its scenic vistas and proximity to the lake.
  • Elm Grove: A tranquil area with primitive camping, ideal for those seeking a rustic experience.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as reservations for the upcoming year open in mid-December and can fill up quickly.
  • For a longer stay, ensure you have a reservation to avoid being bumped from your site.
  • Consider off-season camping for more availability and a peaceful park experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred campground is full or closed for upgrades.

When to go

The best time to visit Scott 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 all park activities but can be hot. Winters are quiet and serene, though some facilities may be closed.

Know before you go

  • Check the latest park alerts for any closures or special notices before your visit.
  • Remember to disconnect your water supply hose when temperatures drop to prevent freezing.
  • Be aware of the local wildlife and follow safety guidelines to ensure a safe encounter.
  • Cell phone service is available in most park locations thanks to a new tower.
  • Recycling is encouraged, with aluminum can drop-off points provided in the park.

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