Campus RV Park

RV Park

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406 South Pleasant Street
Independence, MO 64050
816-254-1815
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GPS: 39.0869, -94.4226

Last Price Paid: $32
Number of Sites: 46
Elevation: 982 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

5bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
AT&T Voice Only
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Zamia Ventures
Hobe Sound, FL
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2015 Ford F150
39 reviews
Nightly rate: $32
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 1
“Extremely convenient to downtown Independence”

Reviewed May 09, 2018

Overall Rating

If you want to be close to the Truman destinations in Independence, this is the place to stay. It's a short walk to the Independence Square area (to see the Truman House and NPS visitor center) and the presidential library is less than 2 miles away. The National Frontier Trails Museum is about 2 blocks away. The beautiful RLDS Independence Temple is just a few blocks away as well.

As noted in the prior review, this is a typical midlevel private park. Campers park side by side with little to no privacy, but with full hookups for $32 (without Good Sam discount) we were able to complete some maintenance and visit the nearby sites we wanted to see at a decent price. There are three pull-through sites but the rest are all backin. The sites are divided into a southern and northern portion. The residence in the middle is the also the management office. We found management to be very friendly and helpful, and happy to accept mail for campers. It seemed most campers were short-term, but there's an RV storage area with some pretty beat up vehicles.

The bathhouse is quite dated but functional. Laundry facilities looked fairly new with three washers ($1.50) and three dryers ($1.00). The nearby train tracks are heavily used and I found the train whistles throughout the night to be very loud, but my husband barely noticed. The only reason we wouldn't stay again is that we strongly prefer a natural park setting over urban parking lots. The area felt safe and the distance to the attractions can't be beat.

Cell coverage was GREAT on AT&T with 4 bars LTE Download: 28.46 Mbps Upload 29.41 Mbps

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Location
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5bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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


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Big Big Trippers
Seattle, WA
30 Airstream 30FB Bunk
2015 GMC Denali HD
34 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 14
“Nice for a few days - one of the few options in/around Independence, MO / Kansas City”

Reviewed Nov 24, 2017

Overall Rating

We were planning on spend three nights in Independence, MO to visit the Harry S. Truman sites (NPS Historic Site and the Truman Presidential Library and Museum) and Kansas City and there aren’t a lot of convenient camping alternatives. We were visiting in mid-November and the nearby county parks were closed for the season, so this left Campus RV Park as our only reasonable option.

The campground is fairly typical for a mid-range, private RV park: the sites are fairly close together and the facilities are clean, but a little dated and spartan. Our site was level, but not very long—the front-half of our truck stuck out into the road, but this didn’t seem to be an issue since the road in about 3x normal width and we took our parking cues from everyone else.

The rest of the campers appeared to be a mix of people passing through and long-term working visitors (lots of trucks that left early and returned late every day of our stay). With the exception of a couple of trains each day, the RV Park is fairly quiet and located next to a LARGE LDS Temple that is pretty cool looking at night. One of the other RV Park Review sites said that Campus RV is in a rough neighborhood, but I don’t agree. Across the street is an industrial area and the homes in the area appear to be older, lower mid-class with a couple of large, multifamily places. We always felt safe.

It is a 10’ish block drive to the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site Visitor Center (corner of Truman and Main St). The Truman home is located 5 or 6 blocks from the visitor center. The Truman Presidential Library and Museum is located several blocks north of Truman Rd and is separate from the NPS stuff. Both the NPS stuff and the Library are well visiting and I highly recommend them (our 7-yo son enjoyed both). The downtown area is very cute and the people are super friendly. There is a very nice coffee shop downtown that had great prices and fast internet.

It is a bit of drive to downtown Kansas City, but we went in to the city a couple of times, once for BBQ (Q39 – A fantastic, upscale hipster’ish neighborhood BBQ place) and once for burgers (Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant – A greasy hamburger place that a friend recommended because kids LOVE it. Our son did love it because of its kitschy railroad theme and the fact that they deliver the meals by model trains).

Access
Location
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3bars
AT&T Voice Only

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
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Connectivity:
  • wifi: yes
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • laundry
Discount Clubs:
  • Escapees
  • Good Sam
Pets:
  • pets

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