BLOOMINGTON WEST, KS

Bloomington West is a spacious group campground that sits under an umbrella of trees west of Clinton Dam and Lake in the hills of Kansas.Congress authorized Clinton Lake in 1962, and the finished reservoir was filled in 1980. While the Dam and Reservoir were originally built for flood...
Status: Open through Wed Oct 15 2014   Season Dates

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  • Campground is gated; keys may be picked up at the Lake Project Office or at the Cedar Ridge Campground fee booth
  • No firewood from outside Douglas or Shawnee counties in Kansas permitted. Please help us prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer insect. For more information contact the Clinton Lake Project Office at (785) 843-7665
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Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Bloomington West is a spacious group campground that sits under an umbrella of trees west of Clinton Dam and Lake in the hills of Kansas.

Natural Features:

Congress authorized Clinton Lake in 1962, and the finished reservoir was filled in 1980. While the Dam and Reservoir were originally built for flood control, the area has now become a recreational oasis for millions of visitors to enjoy the beautiful green Kansas backdrop.

Clinton Lake's beautiful setting of steep bluffs, wooded shoreline and clear water is unequaled among Kansas lakes. Shoreline development has been limited in an effort to preserve as much of the natural setting as possible.

Clinton spans 8 miles up the Wakarusa Valley and covers 7,000 surface acres. If the lake ever approaches the top of its flood pool, an additional 5,800 acres will be covered, extending the area to 13 miles along the valley floor.

Recreation:

A horseshoe pit, sand volleyball court, playground and softball field are all provided at the campground, making it the perfect spot for entertaining large groups and family functions.

However, Clinton Lake is the main attraction, offering opportunities for boating, fishing, canoeing, jet skiing, swimming and countless other water sports.

The lake's fish and wildlife resources provide sightseers, fishermen, and hunters ample opportunities for their sports, and Clinton Lake is well-stocked with crappie, walleye, channel catfish and white bass.

Wildlife viewing is also a popular activity, with bald eagles, white-tailed deer, Canada geese, wild turkey and other wildlife in abundance at Clinton Lake.

Three trail systems are located around Clinton Lake, including the North Shore, South Shore and the George Latham Trails. All offer hiking, biking and equestrian opportunities within a 20 minute drive.

Facilities:

This spacious group site offers 25 individual sites, four with 20/30 Amp electric and water connections. This area has a total capacity of 150 guests. A boat ramp is located within a mile of the site, and grills, flush toilets, showers and drinking water provide a comfortable camping experience.

Nearby Attractions:

The Visitor Center, located on the northwest side of the dam, has several informative displays covering topics such as the history of the region, reasons for the dam and the wildlife in the area.

Booking Window
Sat Jul 26 2014 - Fri Jul 24 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Wed Oct 15 2014
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Thu Oct 15 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Jet Skiing
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Softball Fields
  • Swings
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Beach Access
  • General Store
  • Laundry
  • Swimming
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Oct 15 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $125.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 15 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $125.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.92333, -95.40049
38°55'24"N, 95°24'2"W

From Lawrence, Kansas, take 6th Street/Highway 40 west for 4 miles. Take a left onto Douglas County Road 442 and go 5 miles to Stull, Kansas, then take another left onto Douglas County Road 1023 and go 6 miles to Douglas County Road 6. Make a left turn on 6 and go 4 miles to Douglas County Road 4. Make a right turn and go 1/2 mile and turn left on the first gravel road. Go 1/4 mile to the park entrance on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BLOOMINGTON WEST
1299 E. 600 Rd.
LAWRENCE  KS  66047

Phone Number:

Information:  (785)843-7665
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