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Hillsdale State Park, KS

Hillsdale is one of the newest reservoirs in Kansas. Originally authorized in 1954 and completed in 1982, the reservoir is part of a comprehensive flood control plan for the Osage and Missouri River basins. Located in the rolling hills of Miami County, Hillsdale State Park and...
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  • 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 vehicle 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 5-day absence is required before returning to the park to camp again. Any property left unused or unoccupied for 48 hours is subject to removal. Only one camper/RV per 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. For other non-alcoholic 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.
  • 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.
  • Litter must be put in trash containers, if provided. Where containers are not provided, park users must carry their trash out with them.
  • 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.
  • DUMPING OF GREY WATER IS PROHIBITED. Grey water must be disposed of at the dump station.
  • Trails are open during daylight hours only. No camping, fires, or motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails. Please use caution when crossing roadways.
  • Cabin renters may check in after 2:00pm and check out by Noon everyday, year round. Smoking is not allowed in cabins. Pets and pet carriers are not allowed inside or on the porches of cabins. Cabin renters are not allowed to grill or cook from the porch deck. The cabin must be clean prior to departure. Cabin renters shall be responsible for full payment of any damages incurred during the length of stay. Damages will be billed to the renter for payment.
  • ** 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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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    ** 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


    Hillsdale is one of the newest reservoirs in Kansas. Originally authorized in 1954 and completed in 1982, the reservoir is part of a comprehensive flood control plan for the Osage and Missouri River basins. Located in the rolling hills of Miami County, Hillsdale State Park and Wildlife Area has convenient access from urban Kansas City.
    Hillsdale offers outdoor recreational opportunities to campers, anglers, boaters, hunters, swimmers, horseback riders, model airplane flyers, hikers, naturalists, picnickers, photographers, sightseers and those just out to enjoy our natural environment.

    Booking Window
    Wed Oct 22 2014 - Tue Oct 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
    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
    Non Peak Thu Oct 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Amphitheater
    • Bath House
    • Bicycling
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boating
    • Boating, Canoeing
    • Boating, Kayaking
    • Boating, Power
    • Campground Host
    • Camping, Equestrian
    • Camping, Improved Site
    • Camping, Primitive
    • Church
    • Comfort Station
    • Dock, Boat
    • Dump Station, Camper
    • Dump Station, Marina
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing, Park Lake
    • Fuel, Boats
    • Golf
    • Grills
    • Hiking
    • Hiking Trail
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Information Booth
    • Jet Skiing
    • Laundry
    • Marina
    • Mountain/Trail Bicycling
    • Park Lake
    • Parking
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Playground
    • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
    • Rentals, Jet Skis
    • Reservoir
    • Restrooms
    • Shelters
    • Showers
    • Skiing - Water
    • Swimming, Park Lake
    • Telephone
    • Toilet, Pit/Vault
    • Trails, Bicycle
    • Trails, Equestrian
    • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
    • Trails, Mountain Bike
    • Walking
    • Water Access, Park Lake
    • Water Skiing
    Less Than 1 Mile
    • Horse Rentals
    • Information/Contact Station
    Within 10 Miles
    • Emergency Services
    • First Aid Supplies
    • Grocery Store
    • Hospital
    • Propane
    • Recycling Station
    • Retail, Bait & Tackle
    • Retail, Drinks
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Snacks
    • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
    • Retail, Supplies
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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
    Non Peak Season
    Oct 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $7.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $7.00
    Non Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Mar 31 2015
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $7.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $7.00
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2015 -
    Sep 30 2015
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $8.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $8.00
    Non Peak Season
    Oct 01 2015 -
    Dec 31 2015
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $7.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $7.00

    *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):
    38.66556, -94.895
    38°39'56"N, 94°53'42"W

    From the South and West: Take I-35N towards Kansas City. Take the KS-68 exit toward Ottawa/Louisburg. Turn right onto KS-68. Turn Left onto Osawatomie Rd. 3 miles to Hillsdale State Park.

    From the North and East: Take I-35S. Take the US-169 S, exit 215 towards Paola. Turn left onto US-169S. Take the 255th Street ramp. Turn right onto W. 255th St. 3.3 miles to Hillsdale State Park.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Hillsdale State Park
    26001 W. 255th Street
    Paola  KS  66071

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (913)783-4507
    Additional Information