You won't believe you are still in Kansas! C2T Ranch is a working regenerative cattle ranch, with over 4 miles of river running through it. Amazing 150' tall limestone cliffs rising above river and several spring fed creeks feed into the river. There is hiking galore in the canyons or on the cliffs, fishing in the rivers, or bird watching on the native prairie above the cli
You won't believe you are still in Kansas! C2T Ranch is a working regenerative cattle ranch, with over 4 miles of river running through it. Amazing 150' tall limestone cliffs rising above river and several spring fed creeks feed into the river. There is hiking galore in the canyons or on the cliffs, fishing in the rivers, or bird watching on the native prairie above the cliffs. Fossil hunters can find a variety of fossilized shells, as well as native septarian and calcite.
This picturesque, secluded campground has 5 campsites, all along an amazing horseshoe bend of the Saline River, each with direct river access. And, we're only a short drive north of Hays, Kansas, and very convenient to I-70, being only about 20 minutes away.
The five different campsites we offer each showcases their own unique views. Campsite #1 can accommodate RV's and includes electric and water hook up. Campsite #2 is primitive and can accommodate RV's. Campsite #3 is primitive and can accommodate RV's. Campsite #4 is vehicle access and is primitive. Campsite #5 can also accommodate RV's and includes electric and water hook ups. Please refer to pictures for camping sites.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Utility Hookup (Sites 1 & 5)
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Brat Basket for 4
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Hamburgers and Brats Basket for 4
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Home Raised Hamburger Basket for 4
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1 hour off road tour of the ranch
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Natural features you'll find at C2T Ranch on the Saline River in Kansas.
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Beautiful wildlife oasis
The hosts were very friendly and helpful! We had no issues finding the location using chads directions. They drove us right up to our spot for the night and also came back to check up on us later. Very kind!
The location is absolutely stunning, us and our dogs loved this spot! We had a blast watching the sparrows, warming by the fire, exploring the river bend, Star gazing, listening to the coyotes all night and turkeys in the morning.
Would recommend to all nature lovers! We had not experienced much of Kansas before and were so grateful to find this unique spot!
Stay here to enjoy yourself
I've stayed at 8 state parks in two weeks and my last stop was here at the c2t ranch.
I wish I had found more places as beautiful and we'll kept as this ranch. The grass was so perfect I walked the ground with no shoes on. There were trash cans set up to keep it clean. There were tables and chairs set up at viewing points...my favorite was at the base of the cliff watching the birds dart in and out of their homes in the rocks.
This place is its own ecosystem with beautiful animals and sounds that were active throughout my stay. I was able to cross the river and climb the cliff and enjoy the sights.
There was free fire wood ready at the campsite. Easy to find. Wonderful hosts that checked on me and left me alone.
C2T ranch was my favorite stop from Austin to Atlanta to boulder Colorado.
I’m going to be honest I did not know Kansas could be as beautiful as it is on the C2T Ranch. Thanks to Chad and Cynthia sharing their property, I have a whole new appreciation for my neighboring state!
A friend and I stayed at site 4 while driving back to Denver and were blown away by the ranch! The campsite is bumped right against rock ledges and the river. It is private, and absolutely picturesque. Over our one night stay we saw lightening storms, a beautiful sunset, lightening bugs, A+ stargazing, and hawks and sparrows galore. It was really such a treat.
I can not recommend the C2T Ranch highly enough! Chad and Cynthia were just lovely- helpful, friendly, welcoming. But the site is completely private, so you don’t even feel like you are on someone’s property.
10/10 BOOK IT. Worth every penny and then some. Will absolutely be back.
I can’t believe I got to stay somewhere so amazing honestly! Chad’s property was so beautiful and his hospitality was above and beyond! He even texted us and made sure we were okay and comfortable when some strong night winds picked up for a bit. Their house is on the other side of the property (the campsight has plenty of privacy still) and they assured us if we needed anything they’re “just over there”. That made me feel safe and genuinely cared for as a guest. The campsight itself was so awesome, and so scenic. We were even blessed to watch some of their cows enter the Saline river we camped along and take a evening dip! It was magical all around and I am just sad I only had one night to stay there. Also they provided free firewood which was super generous. Thank you so much to Chad and his family for welcoming us and sharing your gorgeous land with us. If I’m ever in Kansas again I will absolutely be sure to stay here :)
Our stay at C2T Ranch was better than we ever could have asked for! Being our first booking through Hipcamp, we didn’t know what to expect but we were so impressed by this property as well as the kindness of our hosts. We had such a good experience here that we are considering another stay on our way back through Kansas.
We stopped her last night on a cross country trip! It is gorgeous and private. If you enjoy a run or a bike ride in the morning you will have plenty of quiet roads to do this! It is worth the 25 mins off I 70 we will be staying here again!!!
Unexpected beauty & solitude
Our campsite (with hookups) was an oasis in Kansas, you won’t believe the peace and nature with thoughtful touches at C2T Ranch. It’s a destination, but also worth the time off road as a stop over. Chad & Cynthia were unbelievable hosts, setting up a fire pit and wood and thoughtful sites with epic views and seclusion while attending to our every need. Tours of the land, tubing, hiking and other activities available to compliment your stay. Enjoying the open sky and wading in the river were our highlights, with room for our pup to roam free. You will not regret time spent on this ranch. Chad takes care of the land as one should, it’s remarkable.
Perfect! awesome views, great host
Amazing!!! The view was unreal, pictures do not do it justice. We only stayed for one night but my 11 year old loved riding the cut paths with his bike, fire pit was great and the night sky was amazing. We loved the horses. Chad and Cynthia were great from the word go, kind and great to chat with for a few min. So much privacy. I could go on and on about this stop. Thank you so much Guys so much for sharing your property with us!
I've had the pleasure of staying at a few hipcamps, most were great, some not-so... The C2T ranch is among the best of the best that I have seen. What a hidden gem on a gorgeous property. And electric/water hookups out in the middle of a secluded site! Chad was very helpful, making sure that we had all we needed and occasionally checking up. We found this place because we needed an overnight stop on a road trip, but I would seriously consider coming back to central Kansas just to stay and relax here.