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ElDorado State Park, KS

El Dorado State Park consists of four primary campgrounds, which are open to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The facilities include nearly 1100 campsites that range from primitive to full utility hookups, 11 group picnic shelters, five camping cabins and five deluxe...
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  • El Dorado State Park can be reached at (316)321-7180
  • Camping with horses is allowed in Boulder Bluff Area One and Two only.
  • Subject to regulations and posted notices, any individual over 21 may possess, consume, or drink alcoholic liquor. Kegs and party balls are strictly prohibited.
  • Any motorized vehicles (gas or electric) operated within state parks must be registered (having a license plate) and must purchase and display a valid state park vehicle permit. Electric and gas powered scooters and skateboards cannot be operated in the state park. ATV use is prohibited in the state park.
  • Camping is allowed only in designated areas and is subject to restrictions as posted. All campers and camping units are limited to a stay of not more than 14 consecutive days although a 14-day extension may be obtained with written permission from the park manager. A five-day absence is required before returning to the campground to camp again. Any property left unused or unoccupied for 48 hours is subject to removal. Only one camper/RV per utility site is allowed.
  • Fires are allowed in fireplaces, fire rings, and cooking grills only. Fires must be completely extinguished prior to leaving the area.
  • Swimming is allowed in designated areas. Liquor and beer are prohibited on swimming beaches or in waters designated by buoys or other markers as swimming areas. For other beverages, only shatterproof containers are allowed.
  • Pets must always be restrained by a camper, cage, hand-held leash, or tethered chain no longer than 10 feet. They are not allowed on swimming beaches or swimming areas that are delineated by buoys or other markers or in public buildings or structures. Dogs participating in authorized activities or assisting the visually or hearing impaired are not subject to these restrictions. If staying in the #5 Cabin, which is designated as pet-friendly a fee of $50.00 is due at least 48 hours PRIOR to check-in, if bringing a pet. You may contact the office at 316-321-7180 and we will be glad to assit you.
  • A special event permit is required for any event involving entrance fees, exclusive use of an area, sales, organized competition, amplified sound, or reservation of a specific site or facility. Check with the park office for details.
  • Fishing is prohibited on boat ramps, courtesy docks, swimming beaches, and in swimming areas marked with buoys. In state parks, fish may only be cleaned at designated fish cleaning stations or other locations as posted.
  • Boats may not be operated within 200 feet of any area posted specifically for swimming and delineated by markers. No-wake speeds are required within 200 feet of a boat ramp, boat dock. Vessels left unattended at courtesy docks are subject to removal.
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
  • Digging holes, removing or defacing geological formations, archeological relics or ruins, or vegetation (except for noncommercial use of edible wild plants, wild fruits, nuts, or fungi) is prohibited.
  • Quiet hours are 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Actions which alarm, anger, or disturb others are prohibited. Generators can not be used during quiet hours. Failure to comply may result in expulsion from the park.
  • Firearms may only be discharged in areas specifically designated for hunting or target practice.
  • All litter must be properly disposed of in the provided trashbins. Where no bins are provided, patrons must carry their trash out with them.
  • DUMPING OF GREY WATER IS PROHIBITED. Grey water must be disposed of at the dump station.
  • ** Information in this brochure has been prepared as a guide, not a complete list of regulations. Complete regulations may also be viewed and printed online at www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/regulations. **
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    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Description

    El Dorado State Park consists of four primary campgrounds, which are open to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The facilities include nearly 1100 campsites that range from primitive to full utility hookups, 11 group picnic shelters, five camping cabins and five deluxe cabins, modern shower, laundry, and restroom facilities, swimming beaches, as well as a trail system consisting of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. A concrete trail for wheelchair access is also available. Fees required for the state park include vehicle permits, camping and utility permits, special event permits and reservations. All permits must be purchased before facilities can be used. Permits can be purchased from the state park office, gate houses, camp hosts, or the self pay stations.

  • The Eldorado State Park's Amphitheater, Bicycle Trail, Boat Ramp, Hiking Trail, Horseback Trail, Multi Use Trail (Horse, Hike, Bike), Nature Trail, Playgrounds, Shelter Houses, Shoreline Fishing Potential and Swimming Beach are located within 10 miles inside the park.
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    Cabin

    Tue Sep 23 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Primitive Site

    Mon Sep 22 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

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

    Shelter

    Mon Sep 22 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

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

    Standard Full Hookup

    Mon Sep 22 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

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

    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups

    Mon Sep 22 2014 - Sun Sep 20 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 Tue Sep 30 2014
    Non Peak Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
    Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Amphitheater
    • Arboretum
    • Archeological Sites
    • Ball Field
    • Bath House
    • Bicycling
    • Bird Watching
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boating
    • Boating, Power
    • Cabins
    • Campground Host
    • Camping, Equestrian
    • Camping, Improved Site
    • Camping, Primitive
    • Church
    • Dock, Boat
    • Dock, Fishing
    • Dump Station, Camper
    • Dump Station, Marina
    • Fire Rings
    • First Aid Supplies
    • Fish Cleaning Station
    • Fishing
    • Fishing, Park Lake
    • Fishing, Reservoir
    • Fishing, River / Stream
    • Fuel, Boats
    • Grills
    • Hiking
    • Hiking - Moderate
    • Hiking Trail
    • Historic Sites
    • Horse Stalls
    • Horseback Riding
    • Horseshoe Pits
    • Horseshoes
    • Hunting
    • Information/Contact Station
    • Interpretive Exhibit/Display
    • Jet Skiing
    • Jogging/Running
    • Kiosk
    • Laundry
    • Lodging, Cabins
    • Maintenance, Boat
    • Maintenance, Facility
    • Marina
    • Office/Ranger Station
    • Park Lake
    • Photography
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
    • Reservoir
    • Restrooms
    • Retail, Bait & Tackle
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
    • Retail, Snacks
    • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
    • Retail, Supplies
    • River/Stream
    • Sail Boating
    • Shelters
    • Shower Building
    • Sightseeing
    • Skiing - Water
    • Stargazing
    • Sunbathing
    • Swimming - Park Lake
    • Swimming - Reservoir
    • Swimming - River
    • Swimming, Park Lake
    • Swimming, Reservoir
    • Swimming, River
    • Toilet, Pit/Vault
    • Trails, Bicycle
    • Trails, Equestrian
    • Trails, Hiking, Moderate
    • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
    • Trails, Mountain Bike
    • Vault Toilet
    • Viewing Platform/Overlook
    • Volleyball
    • Volleyball Net
    • Walking
    • Water Access, Park Lake
    • Water Access, Reservoir
    • Water Access, River/Stream
    • Water Drinking
    • Water Skiing
    • Wildflower Viewing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    Less Than 1 Mile
    • Golf
    • Golfing
    • Retail, Drinks
    • Town
    Within 10 Miles
    • ATM/Cash Machine
    • Admin Service, Copying
    • Admin Service, Faxing
    • Art & Museum
    • Car Rentals
    • Catering
    • Dining
    • Emergency Services
    • Field Sports/Activities
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Grocery Store
    • Hospital
    • Maintenance, Vehicle
    • Mall
    • Medical Clinic
    • Meeting Space
    • Mobile Food Service
    • Motel
    • Museum
    • Newspapers
    • Propane
    • Recycling Station
    • Restaurant
    • Scenic Driving Routes
    • Seasonal Festivals
    • Shopping
    • Swimming - Pool
    • Swimming, Pool
    • Tennis
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Airport
    • Gardens, Botanical Displ
    • Musical Performances
    • Nature Center
    • Recreation Programs
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    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    KS Refund Policy

    Cabins:
    Cabins may be reserved from one year to three days in advance. Reservations require a $14.00 reservation fee.
    Cancellation 30 or more days prior to arrival date results in a 100 percent refund minus reservation fee.
    Cancellation 29 to 5 days prior to arrival results in a 100 percent refund minus one night rental fee and reservation fee.
    Cancellation 4 days or less prior to arrival date or after arrival date will result in all fees being forfeited.

    Campsites:
    Designated camp sites may be reserved from one year to three days in advance. Reservations require a $3.00 reservation fee in addition to the regular camping fee. Reserved sites may not be available until 2 p.m. the day of arrival. Reservation fees are non-refundable.
    Cancellation 15 days or more prior to arrival date results in a 100% refund minus reservation fee.
    Cancellation 14 to 3 days prior to arrival results in a refund minus 1 camping night and reservation fee.
    Cancellation less than 3 days prior to arrival results in a forfeiture of all fees.
    Cancellation within minimum window of stay results in a forfeiture of all fees.
    Notification of shorten stay within 14 to 1 day of arrival results in a forfeiture of fees for 1 night camping.

    Shelters:
    Cancellation less than 3 days prior to arrival results in a forfeiture of all fees.
    Cancellation 3 days or more prior to arrival date results in a 100% refund minus reservation fee.

    Payment:
    Payment in full is required at the time the reservation is made.
    Payments accepted online or by phone - Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.
    Payments accepted at the park office - Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check, money order, or cash.
    There is a non-refundable $3.00 reservation fee per campsite, picnic shelter or facility.
    There is a non-refundable $14.00 reservation fee per cabin.

    Cancellations:
    All cancellation requests may be submitted online. If having difficulties contact the KDWP office connected to your reservation.


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2014 -
    Sep 30 2014
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $8.00
    Standard Full Hookup $8.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $8.00
    Cabin $35.00-$110.00
    ($175.00-$560.00 Weekly**)
    Non Peak Season
    Oct 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $7.00
    Standard Full Hookup $7.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $7.00
    Cabin $35.00-$110.00
    ($175.00-$560.00 Weekly**)
    Non Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Mar 31 2015
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $7.00
    Standard Full Hookup $7.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $7.00
    Cabin $35.00-$110.00
    ($175.00-$560.00 Weekly**)
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2015 -
    Sep 30 2015
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $8.00
    Standard Full Hookup $8.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $8.00
    Cabin $35.00-$110.00
    ($175.00-$560.00 Weekly**)

    *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):
    37.83417, -96.78556
    37°50'3"N, 96°47'8"W

    Traveling on Kansas Turnpike, there are 3 possible exits to get to the state park. The El Dorado Exit, The El Dorado North Exit, and The Cassoday Exit.
  • From El Dorado Exit, take east bound HWY 254/Central into El Dorado to HWY 54. At HWY 54/77 junction go straight, this will turn into HWY 54. Take HWY 54, 3 miles east of El Dorado to Bluestem Rd. Go north on Bluestem Rd 1 1/2 miles.
  • From El Dorado North Exit, go south on HWY 77 into El Dorado. At the First stop light, 12th street, turn left and go east on 12th street 3 1/2 miles.
  • From Cassoday Exit, go south on HWY 177 14 miles to NE 10th St., turn right and go west on NE 10th St. 2 miles. From West bound HWY 54, turn north on HWY 177, go 2 miles to NE 10th St., turn left and go west on NE 10th St. 2 miles. From North Bound HWY 77, follow into El Dorado to Central or HWY 54. Turn right on Central or HWY 54 and go east 3 miles east of El Dorado to Bluestem Rd. Go north on Bluestem Rd 1 1/2 miles.
  • Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    ElDorado State Park
    618 NE Bluestem RD
    El Dorado  KS  67042

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (316) 321-7180
    Additional Information