Lake Shawnee County Campground

County Park

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3435 Southeast East Edge Road
Topeka, KS 66605

GPS: 39.004, -95.624

Last Price Paid: $17
Number of Sites: 127
Elevation: 978 ft

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Verizon 4G/LTE
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Life With Dyna
SD 40' Monaco Dynasty
73 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 8

Life With Dyna would stay here again

“Nice Parking Lots Near a Lovely Lake”

Reviewed Mar 22, 2017

Overall Rating

We plopped our big butt here during the 'off-season', so this is definitely an 'off-season' review.

That said...

April 15 - October 15: $20/n or $19 if you are 62+ (can call to make reservations)
October 16 - April 14: $17/n or $16 if you are 62+ (first come, first served, bathhouse is closed during this season)

Electric (30/50) & Water hook-ups, no sewer. Dump station on site. Water gets shut off after 1st freeze. Apparently there are laundry facilities, but didn't check them out.

We had a great experience at Lake Shawnee. We stayed in early November. The lights for their annual "Winter Wonderland" were freshly placed, which added a bit of excitement to our stay - sometimes they turned on a few of the lights at night to test them ("ooohhh, ahhhh").

The 'camping' situation is definitely not for those looking for space or wilderness. During the off season there is only 1 lot open (I believe there were 3 lots all together - but they have to make room for all those glorious Christmas lights, so, 1 lot available in the off-season). Back in sites line opposite sides of a glorified gravel parking lot - most appeared pretty level. Gets the job done.

The park was quiet pretty much 24/7. There is a pretty sweet playground near the campground, and a 7mile paved trail looping the lake. Bikes are available for rent via credit card right outside the campground if walking/running isn't your thing. Fishing happens and a boat ramp is available. There is a small beach area for swimming in summer. Tons of geese pooping the place up; it's cool though - nature.

Verizon coverage solid.

10 minute drive to downtown Topeka, where not much was popping in early November. We enjoyed the Brown vs. Board of education site though - definitely worth a stop. Not too far up the road is a brewery called 'Blind Tiger' which was also enjoyable.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

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