2021 Forest River Salem
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The popular small city of Winfield makes an excellent departure point for your Kansas RV rental vacation. Amidst the rolling hills of southeast Kansas on the banks of the Walnut River, when you book an RV in Winfield, you'll have a wealth of outdoor, recreational, and cultural activities to discover. Admire the city's Victorian buildings complete with turrets and classic porches or head off down Main Street for a lively evening out at some of the many restaurants and bars. The city is informally known as the "Mural Capital of Kansas," thanks to its many outdoor decorative paintings. Whether you're looking for culture, art, music or a just friendly gateway to the "Breadbasket of the Nation," Winfield offers all this and much more.
Conveniently located just off Interstate 35, approximately 45 miles south of the big city of Wichita, Winfield is easy to get to and makes a great place to get started exploring the heartland of the American prairie. There are plenty of nearby state parks to explore with an abundance of outdoor activities. Thanks to a large number of RV campsites provided by local state parks, you can park your Winfield motorhome rental on-site in a lot of them, extending your visit and providing valuable rest and relaxation time in the great outdoors. Check out nearby lakes and reservoirs, such as Winfield City Lake or Cheney Reservoir for fishing, sailing, and swimming.
Winfield is famous for its annual internationally-known Walnut Valley Festival which takes place every September. This acoustic music festival generally focuses upon bluegrass; however, other types of music are also represented. During the festival, the whole city comes to life, with performers and visitors coming from all around the world. There is also an "Art in the Park" festival every October and an annual "Steam and Gas Engine Show" in August. Whatever time of year you rent an RV here, be sure to tour the historic buildings in Winfield center and stop by at the historical society museum. Winfield also has a great range of local businesses, restaurants, and recreational facilities, including two local 18-hole golf courses, the sporting Broadway Recreation Complex, and an aquatic center.
El Dorado State Park, situated in the scenic Flint Hills, is just an hour's drive away in your Winfield camper rental. With its 8,000-acre lake boasting 98 miles of coastline, this popular park is a great place for fishing, boating, and swimming. The park itself extends over 2,000 acres, and there's also an additional wildlife area of around 4,000 acres, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to get away from it all and relax in the scenic beauty of your surroundings. The area is also home to a large number of trails, including hiking, biking, and horse trails, from which you can spot local wildlife including small mammals, white-tailed deer, and songbirds. There are also a marina and several boat ramps available on-site. If you're looking to park your Winfield RV rental, you could opt for one of the park's RV sites to prolong your visit.
You could also take the 90-minute drive over to Cheney State Park. Home to a considerable number of RV sites with partial hookups, it could also make a great place for you to stop in your Winfield motorhome rental. Based around the 9,500-acre Cheney Reservoir, there are over 65 miles of shoreline to enjoy. A popular destination for fishing and sail boating, the park features two marinas with six boat ramps and two fish cleaning stations. While you're visiting the park, be sure to take at least one of the three nature trails to find out more about the area's flora and fauna. There are also several picnic and day areas to enjoy, complete with restrooms and shelters.
Also located just a short drive away, Elk City State Park is well worth a visit in your Winfield luxury RV rental. This compact park extends over 800 acres; however, it is also bordered by 12,000 acres of wildlife area and the 4,500-acre Elk City Reservoir offering ample recreational activities. The park is a great place to go hiking, thanks to its many varied trails. The Post-Oak and Green Thumb nature trails are perfect for getting better acquainted with the area's plant and wildlife, while if you prefer a longer, more challenging hike, the 15-mile Elk River Hiking Trail starts nearby. Mountain bikers can take the Eagle Mount Bike Trail, and there are various other trails throughout the park. Fishing is another popular park activity, and there is also a kid's fishing pond, reserved for use by children aged 15 and under. Cool off at the swimming area on the reservoir or enjoy a picnic. With several RV sites available, you could also stay over in your Winfield camper rental.
Make the most of your Winfield RV rental with a trip to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, just under two hours' drive away. Extending over almost 11,000 acres, the preserve offers a huge selection of activities. Tour the historic buildings and learn about the area's past. Take the ranger-guided interpretive bus tour in high season and find out all about the prairie lands, complete with a trip through the historic ranch site and bison pasture. Fishing and hiking are also popular park activities, with over 40 miles of trails available. If you enjoy cycling, be sure to stop off at nearby Flint Hills Trail State Park for over 100 miles of old railroad bed trails.
If you're looking to park your camper rental near Winfield, you'll find there's a great selection of RV parks in the surrounding area. One of the nearest campgrounds is just outside of the city, around eight miles away at Winfield City Lake. Full hookups are available on both sides of the lake, with some partial hookup sites available too. There is a dump station, with shower rooms and restrooms throughout the campground. With easy waterfront access, you can go boating or water skiing. Swimming is also permitted at the beach area located on the northern shore. The lake is a popular place to go fishing too, thanks to its abundant fish stocks. Various mountain bike and nature trails can be enjoyed over on the eastern shore.
Another nearby campground worth considering is Wellington KOA, located around 20 minutes' drive away just outside neighboring Wellington. The campground provides a variety of RV sites for your Winfield motorhome rental, including pull-throughs and deluxe patio sites, all with full hookups. Take a dip in the seasonal swimming pool, rent some bikes, or go fishing; there's plenty to keep you entertained on-site. There is also a dog park for your four-legged friends, as well as a playground and game room for the kids. Laundry access is available, and there is a small store with firewood available.
When you're picking up or dropping off your Winfield RV rental, be sure to make time to stop and explore the city. A stroll around downtown will reveal plenty of Victorian buildings complete with interesting architectural details such as turrets and millwork. Be sure to take a look in particular at the historic homes located along Memorial Park and the four bank buildings at the Ninth Avenue and Main Street intersection. Delve into the history of the city with a visit to the Cowley County Historical Society's museum. Housed in Bryant School, the original elementary school building, you can really get a feel for the area's past thanks to over 13 rooms of displays and exhibits. Take a close look at life from the mid-1800s onward with a diverse collection including artifacts from the Civil War as well as household furniture, toys, and clothing.
Art lovers will enjoy exploring the city's popular outdoor murals. Check out the local art scene with a visit to the Gallery at Baden Square. There are plenty of interesting exhibitions to enjoy that are provided by local artists and touring shows. If you prefer to spend time outdoors, pay a visit to historic Island Park, situated at the north end of Main Street. Today it's a popular spot to relax by the waterfall, go fishing, or take your kids to the playground. Many of the city's bike and walking trails start from here. You could also pay a quick visit to Winfield City Lake. Popular for its marina, fishing, and sandy beaches, the 1,130-acre lake is a great place to relax and get into vacation mode. There are also two golf courses located just outside the city, as well as an aquatic center, complete with pools and a water slide.
While you're in the city, be sure to stop by for a meal before heading off to explore in your Winfield motorhome rental. There's a great selection of restaurants and eateries to choose from. American, Mexican, and Italian are especially popular, but you'll find something to suit a great range of tastes. Whether you want to grab a quick bite or sit down for the evening, you're sure to get your vacation off to a great start before hitting the road in your Winfield RV rental.