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Leavenworth State Fishing Lake Campground

In northeast Kansas, located 30 miles west of Kansas City and only a short drive from Tonganoxie, you can find a quiet state lake that offers perfect spots to spend a night camping with your Leavenworth RV rental.Leavenworth State Fishing Lake opened to fishing and hunting in 1932. Since then, the surrounding area, which consists of 341 acres of public wildlife space, offers visitors the possibility to enjoy the open grassland while living a real outdoor adventure. When you book an RV in Tonganoxie, you can set up camp at Leavenworth State Fishing Lake Campground and simply chill by the lake, make a campfire, and enjoy a picnic while listening to birdsongs while enjoying the comforts of a rental motorhome.When you are planning to camp in an RV near Kansas City or Tonganoxie, you'll definitely enjoy a stay in this campground by the lake. Leavenworth State Fishing Lake Campground offers travelers the possibility to camp in a tent, to spend a night in a cabin, or to use its sites for RVs.In this Tonganoxie campground, specific areas are allocated for camping, which are situated on both sides of the lake. This rustic state lake offers primitive camping only; you will find facilities such as vault toilets, restrooms, and picnic tables, but no electrical or water hookups are available. It is a family and pet-friendly zone and campers are permitted to make campfires in provided metal fire rings located in the area.If you're planning to do some RV camping at Leavenworth State Fishing Lake Campground, you don’t even need to reserve your spot in advance, because in most state fishing lakes or wildlife areas of the Sunflower State, campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Camping at Leavenworth State Fishing Lake is limited to 14 days; after that, visitors can move onto their next destination.



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Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Getting Outdoors

If you're a nature lover ready to disconnect for a while, nabbing a campsite at Leavenworth State Fishing Lake Campground is what you are looking for.As the name of the campground suggests, the main activity of the area is fishing. In the lake, you can find species such as largemouth bass, black crappie, redear sunfish, flathead catfish, wiper, and walleye. The lake has an aeration system, which runs every summer in order to improve the quality of the water. In addition, the lake features many boat launching facilities, just be sure to check the Kansas Fishing Regulations for further details.While you're renting a camper near Leavenworth State Fishing Lake Campground, you will definitely want to explore the wildlife that the area offers. Visitors can see animals such as deer and turkeys, squirrels and rabbits, furbearers, waterfowl, amphibians, reptiles, and different types of birds. Hunting is another activity allowed in specific parts of this area, but it is permitted for shotgun and archery only.The Kansas wilderness offers so many scenic landscapes, from huge tallgrass prairies to picturesque lakes and rivers; nature lovers will never tire of this beautiful terrain. One of the most breathtaking spots is just south of your campsite at Leavenworth State Lake, near Dexter in Cowley County, where you can go explore its famous waterfall, considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country.

Exploring the Area

During your stay at the campground, you may be curious about what you can find in the surrounding area, or maybe you're just looking for a good time with your family or friends. The good news is that there are lots of attractions and activities in north-eastern Kansas worth checking out.Hit the road in the Leavenworth motorhome rental for about 30 minutes, and you can reach Lecompton to visit the Constitution Hall State Historic Site, a place that had a substantial impact on the county's history. Or maybe, you’re passionate about wine and do not want to miss the vineyards and wineries of Eudora.When you’re ready for some big-city attractions, take a day trip into Kansas City and explore its streets, museums, parks, and history. Embark on a Segway tour or join a food or beverage tour to sample the flavors of this vibrant Midwestern city. The culture-packed region also hosts a variety of museums and historical sites to explore, including the stunning Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site and the sprawling Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. And once you've had your fill of urban sights, you can wander a little bit more with your motorhome rental to explore some of the other state parks and natural areas nearby.


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