Sep 14, 2016

Venango Park Kansas

Have you ever been on a country road headed to a campground and start wondering where the heck are we going and will it be safe. That is what went through our minds as we headed to Venango Park in Kansas on Lake Kanopolis. We began to wonder if this campground was worth heading down this country road but we decided to continue on because we are adventurous like that.

Wow is all we could say when we arrived even though we had just saw a small part of the park. Before we explored the entire park we chose a spot near the entrance to the park.  It was a self pay station so we chose our spot and paid the $9.00 fee.  The site has electric and water and regular fee is $18.00 so we pay half with our senior national park pass. 

the spot was huge with more than enough room for the RV, toad, and our dolly.

After we finished setting up we explored the park.

We found many sites on the water. Some had electric but no water hook up.

The park offers many walking paths that are designated by these wooden markers.  The paths are mowed and clean of debris.

Several camping loops have playground areas.

This is the beach and swim area

This park has an ATV trail !! Wish we had an ATV!

Here was the real treat - seeing these two deer

This is a campground that would take days or weeks to enjoy all the activities that are available here. 

If you ever feel a campground may be too far off the beaten path, remember,  sometimes it is good to go outside of your comfort zone. 

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  1. Shirl, this is encouraging to us as newbies. I think, "How will I ever find a good place to stay every night when we are on the move!" but seeing out of the way country campground parks like this is exciting. We prefer the more peaceful, natural environment to a resort of amusement park atmosphere. Do you make a reservation for each night or just follow your nose and hope for the best? I know some do one and some the other. I am not a go-with-the-flow kind of person. New to your FB page and blog, but like it a lot. Thanks!

    1. Thank you for the kind words. We reserve about two weeks at a time. With the app called ALLstay we first look for COE, National Forest, and finally State Parks. We go by the 2 and 2 rule (drive no more than 200 miles and stay for no less than 2 nights) hope this makes sense