Overview of Slough Creek Campground
Last Price Paid: $18
Reported by Zamia Ventures on 5/13/2018
Number of Sites 265
Elevation 1006 ft
Tent Camping Yes
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“Not fancy but mostly adequate and convenient.”
There are five separate camping areas within the campground, with hundreds of sites available, but it was practically empty during our stay over a weekend in early May. We were in the W (Worthington) loop so all my photos and comments relate to that section.
The campground loop road is in pretty rough shape, with several areas of huge potholes and missing asphalt. The sites themselves are gravel and highly variable on whether they are level. Our backin site was pretty level side to side (only needed 1 block) but the steep slope at the front of the site made it hard for us to hitch and unhitch because it created a weird angle between the truck and trailer. Our site was 30 amp electric and power was great. We were in one of the "lakefront" sites but as you can see from the photos the foliage is so dense there is not much of a view. The good news is that the foliage keeps the noise from the nearby boat ramp from being an issue.
There are flush toilets throughout the campground (some out of order) and they were basically clean. Showers are located near the water fill station at the entrance to the CG. In our loop the bathhouse had four unisex shower rooms with toilets, showers and sinks. They were not as clean as I would like (too many dead and, even worse, living bugs). However, my main issues were that the shower water was ICE cold -- which was only tolerable because it was 90 degrees outside -- and the showers have the annoying push button operation with a really short "flow time" after pushing the button. It was genuinely difficult to shower here, and I am not that picky.
Pay very close attention to the campground map when you make your reservation, because there are no maps available at checkin, there are no signs pointing to the various site numbers, and the configuration is not intuitive. Also, beware of HUGE dips in the campground entry road (just after the "end of county maintenance" sign and coming off the main CG road into the loop road).
There is good hiking available on the Perry Lake Trail, a 30-mile loop with a trail head in the day use area of the park. But watch out for ticks! The closest town, Perry, has gas stations and some small stores. Topeka is about half an hour away and offers anything you'd need. This area of Kansas has rolling hills, surprising elevation changes, and a huge lake, so it's pretty scenic for this part of the country. It worked for us to visit Leavenworth (1 hour) and Topeka (1/2 hour) on our way through the area. For a rustic campground, this was pretty OK, and in a more naturally scenic location I'd probably give it a higher rating.
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Zamia Ventures would stay here again
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CAMPGROUND GATE POLICY--Park entrance gates will be closed from 10pm-6am Friday/Saturday nights and the entirety of holiday weekends. An exit lane is provided with one way traffic only. No late entrance will be allowed and only Park Staff or Emergency Personnel will be permitted through the gate after 10pm.
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- 50 Amp
- 30 Amp
- 20 Amp
- Partial Hookups
- boat ramp
- picnic area
- recreation trail
- water access
- big rig
- fire ring
- picnic table
- dump station
- restrooms: flush
- water available
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