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OUTLET(MELVERN), KS

Outlet Campground is situated below the Melvern Lake Dam on the eastern edge of the Flint Hills of Kansas. Visitors enjoy the area's wide range of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, hiking and hunting.The Flint Hills represent America's last expanse of intact...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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Operation of any vehicle that is not properly licensed is prohibited at Melvern Lake. This includes golf carts, motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, motorized skateboards, electric bicycles, or any other vehicle typically designed for off road or recreational use.

In 2011, it was discovered that Melvern Lake had been infested with zebra mussels. The Zebra mussel is an invasive species in the U.S. and Kansas has adopted new laws to help to alleviate this problem. It is extremely important to keep your vessels clean and drained dry of any water collected while boating in infested waters to avoid spreading this nuisance species. For more information, contact the project office (www.nwk.usace.army.mil/me) at 785-549-3318 or Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism at www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/.
  • Special creel and length limits are enforced on the park fishing pond
  • Call the Melvern Lake Project Office at 785-549-3318 with additional questions
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    Overview

    Overview

    Outlet Campground is situated below the Melvern Lake Dam on the eastern edge of the Flint Hills of Kansas. Visitors enjoy the area's wide range of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, hiking and hunting.

    Natural Features:

    The Flint Hills represent America's last expanse of intact tallgrass prairie, made up of big bluestem, switchgrass and Indian grass. The rolling hills on the south side of the lake are wooded, and the campground has scattered trees and limited shade.

    Recreation:

    Melvern Lake impounds nearly 7,000 acres of water on the upper reaches of the Marais des Cygnes River Valley. Boating and swimming are popular activities on the lake.

    Anglers will find walleye, crappie, channel and flathead catfish, as well as black, striped, white and smallmouth bass.

    The 18,000 acres of land surrounding Melvern Lake provide plentiful hiking and hunting opportunities. Several trails wind around the lake, including the 4-mile Tallgrass Heritage Trail, which begins in the campground. Hunters may find deer, quail, turkeys, ducks, rabbits and squirrels throughout the area.

    Facilities:

    This large campground offers 140 family sites, many of which have full hookups for electric, water and sewer. Two group sites are available as well, one for overnight camping and the other for day-use. Several family picnic sites can be used on a first come, first served basis.

    Amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station. A boat ramp, accessible dock and fish cleaning station are located on-site.

    Younger campers love the park's swimming beach, playground and stocked fishing pond, which is open year-round.

    Booking Window
    Mon Sep 01 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Fishing Dock
    • Accessible Flush Toilets
    • Accessible Showers
    • Accessible Swimming
    • Accessible Vault Toilets
    • Amphitheater
    • Baseball Fields
    • Beach Access
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boating
    • Drinking Water
    • Dump Station
    • Electric Hookups
    • Entrance Station
    • Fish Cleaning Stations
    • Fishing
    • Flush Toilets
    • Hiking
    • Host
    • Interpretive Trails
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Parking Area
    • Pay Phone
    • Picnic Shelters
    • Playground
    • Showers
    • Vault Toilets
    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:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    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

    Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
    Melvern Lake enforces the national no-show policy. If you do not check in with the park attendant within 24 hours of your reservation check-in time, you will be listed as a no-show, your site will be released and you will be charged $20 plus the first night's fee.

    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2014 -
    Oct 31 2014
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00-$54.00

    *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):
    38.51371, -95.70624
    38°30'49"N, 95°42'22"W

    From US-75, take the Melvern exit. Turn west onto Melvern Lake Parkway and continue 1/4 mile to the cut-off road, then another 1/4-mile west to River Pond Parkway and follow into the campground.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    OUTLET(MELVERN)
    30442 River Pond Parkway
    MELVERN  KS  66510

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (785)549-3318