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Clinton State Park is situated in Osage Questa Region near Topeka. This park offers a beautiful display of nature and serves as a ground for several outdoor recreations. Located on the northern shore of Clinton Lake, this 1,500 acres park is one of the most popular RV destinations in Kansas. This expansive park, lying just a few miles west of Lawrence boasts of recreational trails, picnic shelters, native prairie area, Archery Park and an RV-friendly campground. Clinton State Park campers may hike, swim, fish or boat during their time here.

Established in 1975, the park is popular with Kansas campers. Love the great outdoors? Then search for an RV near Douglas County and get out to enjoy the many recreational activities available in the park. Camping at Clinton State Park is a nice way of exploring the breathtaking landscape.

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Getting Outdoors

When you’re looking to get involved with some outdoor activities during your RV rental vacation in Topeka, Clinton State Park is the right place. Park guests are assured of a wonderful variety of outdoor activities. Clinton Lake is a magnet for fishermen of all ages. Anglers may catch channel catfish, walleye and crappie. Remember to check the minimum length limit at the park office. In addition, there is a pond stocked with trout and a kids fishing area.

Wildlife viewing is another popular activity with park campers. Deer, turkey, blue herons, songbirds, waterfowl, and bald eagles are often spotted on the grounds. A couple of the best ways to view wildlife is by hiking and mountain biking. Bring your mountain bike and enjoy wildlife watching while biking through the facility.

With Clinton Lake being one of the largest lakes in Kansas boating is a popular activity all year round. For ease of accessibility, the park is served by 16 boat ramps and eight courtesy docks. Campers may bring their own boats or rent one at Clinton Lake Marina.

Grab some family members and spend your morning at the park's 18-hole disc golf course. For golf lovers, Bob Mowery’s Meadows at Clinton State Park overlooks parks lush green scenery and is a nice way to cap off your adventurous day.

Camping at Clinton State Park

Clinton State Park has everything needed for a successful RV camping adventure. There are over 460 campsites spread throughout two campgrounds. Most of the sites are equipped with water and electric hookups. Sites vary in size, but some can accommodate trailers and RVs up to a maximum of 80 feet.

There are many available campsites to park your travel trailer rental from Lawrence when you come with your pets. This campground offers laundry facilities, water spigots, and shower houses. Each campground is equipped with a dump station, and most sites are wide with decent spacing between them.

Exploring the Area

Renting an RV near Clinton State Park lets you make the most out of your vacation in this area. There are endless fun opportunities for adventurous visitors and history buffs to enjoy near the park. The surrounding 9,200-acre wildlife area is a good place for avid hikers to start.

Kansas is rich in history, as evidenced by the great number of museums located in Lawrence. If historic fossils are your thing, consider visiting the Natural History Museum-Dyche Hall. This four-story museum at the University of Kansas showcases fossils exhibits of sea reptiles, dinosaurs, ancient fish and mammals. Also, on display are dioramas depicting mounted animals on their habitats. Its taxidermy museum houses a collection of insects, spiders, and snakes. There is a section dedicated to live animals such as bees and snakes.

Still, in Lawrence, Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum in Blooming East Park near Clinton Lake is worth exploring. This small museum preserves the history of the local community prior to civil war and that of Wakarusa Valley communities who were displaced during the construction of Clinton Lake in the 1970s. Family records, local historical artifacts, and the history of volunteers who rescued slaves through the underground railroad are also available in this museum. For museum enthusiasts, the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas Campers houses permanent and temporary exhibitions. Watkins Museum of History is another interesting local museum to consider visiting.

One thing that you must do while camping at Clinton State Park is to visit the Prairie Park Nature Center. This park is home to Mary's Lake and features wetlands, woodlands and prairie habitats. It is popular with wildlife viewers and birders. Deer, beavers, and bobcats are the primary animals spotted in this 100-acre park. There are a variety of birds to be seen when hiking the park trails including, bald eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls. Mary’s Lake is also popular with anglers so don't forget your rod and reel.

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