Riverside Campground

Riverside Campground is located on the Smoky Hill River just downstream from Kanopolis Lake in central Kansas, 30 miles southwest of Salina. Kanopolis Lake, one of the state's oldest lakes, provides many outdoor activities, including boating, fishing and hunting.


Facilities

Riverside Campground offers 25 campsites, 16 with electric and water hookups and 9 primitive campsites. Other amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, showers, a playground, dump station and direct river access. During the peak season (May 15- Sep 15) all camping payments will be made directly to Recreation 1 Stop. Below is the proper procedure when arriving at Riverside: 1.If Reservation is made prior to arrival, proceed to reserved site and have reservation number available for proof of payment. 2.If arriving without a reservation do the following: -Select Campsite (Reservations are not posted. Do not set up on site until payment is made) -Visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 to check availability and pay for camping fees. -Record you reservation number for proof of payment -Set up on Campsite

Nearby attractions

The Fort Harker Museum in Kanopolis and the Rogers Art Gallery and Museum in Ellsworth both portray the settlement of the American West. Kanopolis State Park, Kansas' first, offers numerous trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The park also has additional boating, fishing, and picnicking areas.

Natural feaures

The campground is situated on the wooded riverside where wildlife is abundant. Whitetail deer, pheasants, quail, turkeys, rabbits, squirrels and a wide variety of waterfowl are commonly seen. Sandstone bluffs, rolling hills, and vast, open prairie lands surround the lake.

Recreation

Kanopolis Lake offers great boating and fishing opportunities. On land, hunting, hiking, and biking are popular activities.


Driving directions to Riverside Campground

From Salina, KS: Take HWY 140 19 miles west to HWY 141. Travel 14 miles south on 141, then 1/2 mile east on Riverside Drive. Look for signs to the park. From Ellsworth, KS: Take HWY 140 15 miles east to HWY 141. Travel 14 miles South on Hwy 141. Travel 1/2 mile East on Riverside Drive and look for signs to the park. From Lindsborg, KS: Take HWY 4 approximately 15 miles west to HWY 141. Travel 3 miles north, then 1/2 mile east on Riverside Drive and look for signs to the park.

Location and contact info

Riverside Lane, KS 67464

For campground inquires, please call:785-546-2294

Riverside Campground details

  • Checkin time: 6:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 6:00 PM
  • Max num of people: 8
  • Max num of vehicles: 3
  • Max vehicle length: 0
  • Pets allowed
Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

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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Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

Amenities at Riverside Campground

  • other

    Shade

  • RV Hookups

    Electricity hookup

    Water hookup

  • supplies

    Picnic tables


Activities at Riverside Campground

Water access

Camping

Picnicking

Disc golf

Fishing


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Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

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Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.