Bluffton Area Campground

Cedar Bluff State Park

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32001 Hwy 147
Ellis, KS 67637
785-726-3212
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GPS: 38.8087, -99.7327

Last Price Paid: $36
Number of Sites: 254
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 2172 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G
1bars
AT&T 4G
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Jen and Q
Livingston, TX
27 Airstream Flying Cloud Twin
2012 Ford F-250
147 reviews
Nightly rate: $36
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 7

Jen and Q would stay here again

Reviewed Nov 12, 2017

Overall Rating

I camped here thinking my dog might be able to swim but it seemed too much work. The ranger staff is very nice and I was here on a weekday in the fall so not many campers. But what threw me was the price, it costs for your site, then a daily entrance fee then $3.00 to process even if you just come in without reservations. I would have no problem staying here again, I would just know that it is going to cost more than most state parks. Site #7 was a pull thru site that I just needed for the night. The sites also seemed very close together without much privacy or vegetation. Overall, this state park was fine for the night.

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2bars
Verizon 4G

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1 review
Nightly rate: $24
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: W12

BTiefert would stay here again

“Plenty of privacy, easy late arrivals with cash or check.”

Reviewed May 16, 2017

Overall Rating

Cedar Bluff is a typical state park on a man-made lake, but we particularly enjoyed camping in spot W-12 thanks to the ample privacy and friendly policy for late arrivals and 2pm departures. This has become a must-stop on our way across Kansas on I-70, as it's nearly equidistant from Denver and Kansas City. The 15 miles this park sits off the highway are an easy drive with well paved country roads with 65 mph speed limits. The deep dark skies are perfect for stargazing. Fires are allowed within the fire rings, which I believe are placed at every camp site.

The best part of this park is that it's very friendly to late arrivals and late departures, thanks to a self-service system that is very well thought out. They accept cash or check for arrivals after the office closes at 4pm on weekdays (later on weekends), credit and Apple Pay are available during the day. A single night's camping allows you to stay until 2pm the next day - perfect if you wish to enjoy the park the morning after a late arrival! The park is far enough away from cities that it's pretty vacant, at least during the week.

The pricing structure can be a little hard to understand, as they charge different amounts for 30 amp, 50 amp, water, or full hook-ups. We paid $21 for camping, and $5 for a vehicle single-day pass (non-residents can get an annual vehicle pass for $25). Transaction fee was $3. There are numerous ways to get discounts of up to $10 / night by buying 14 day passes or annual camping passes. Unlike Colorado, they even have (limited) monthly rates and allow for long stays.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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