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SYLVAN PARK, KS

Sylvan Park Campground is located below the dam at Wilson Lake in the wide open spaces of central Kansas. A few campsites overlook the Saline River exiting the dam, while a handful of other sites overlook the Old Saline River channel.Wilson lake, known as the "clearest lake...
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  • Sites may be available on a first come, first served basis outside of the reservation window
  • Limit of one RV and one tent or two tents per camp pad
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 65 Back-In
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 95 Pull-Through
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 93 Pull-Through
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 103 Pull-Through
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 104 Pull-Through
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 80 Pull-Through
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 70 Back-In
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 60 Back-In
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 70 Back-In
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 60 Back-In
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 80 Back-In
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SYLVAN PARK GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 50
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SYLVAN PARK GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC 70 50 Back-In
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 Accessible 125 Pull-Through
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 Accessible 118 Pull-Through
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 Accessible 112 Pull-Through
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SYLVAN PARK STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 Accessible 130 Pull-Through
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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

Overview

Sylvan Park Campground is located below the dam at Wilson Lake in the wide open spaces of central Kansas.

A few campsites overlook the Saline River exiting the dam, while a handful of other sites overlook the Old Saline River channel.

Natural Features:

Wilson lake, known as the "clearest lake in Kansas," is located in the Smoky Hills of North Central Kansas--a rolling landscape of hills, buttes and hazy valleys.

Also known as Post Rock Country, the area contains thousands of miles of stone fenceposts and buildings that have been constructed out of the area's local limestone.

This and other unique geologic formations and mixed grass prairie lands provide an excellent scenic backdrop for recreation around the lake.

Recreation:

Boating is the most popular pastime on the lake, with plenty of room for water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, sailing and more.

The high salinity content of the Saline River makes drinking and irrigation difficult without special treatment, but it aids the stocking of ocean-native Striped Bass, which have been known to reach enormous sizes in Wilson Lake.

This and many other game fish species have been enhanced by a stocking program conducted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Walleye, Large and Smallmouth bass can be found in abundance in the lake, as well as White bass, channel and flathead catfish.

Several trails are available to visitors, including the Bur Oak Nature Trail located in Sylvan Park. This 3/4 mile nature walk is a self guided interpretive trail, that has many interpretive stations along the path.

Wilson Lake also offers hunting opportunities for a variety of game animals, including pheasant, quail, prairie chicken, whitetail deer, turkey, waterfowl and rabbit.

Facilities:

Sylvan Park Campground offers 27 reservable modern campsites, along with an 8-site group camp area and large group picnic shelter that can accommodate up to 50 guests.

Most campsites offer sweeping views of the surrounding prairie, in addition to a handful of sites which offer a beautiful view of the Saline River.

Access to hiking trails and a boat ramp make exploring the area convenient for visitors, while others looking to stay closer to the campground can enjoy an on-site sand volleyball court and playground.

Nearby Attractions:

Wilson State Park, also located on the south side of the lake, offers additional recreation opportunities, as well as Lucas and Minooka Parks.

Visitors can check out the nearby town of Lucas, known for its unique artistic spirit and attractions, or experience the rich historical heritage of Wilson, Kansas and other surrounding communities.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Tue Sep 16 2014 - Mon Sep 14 2015

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

GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC

Tue Sep 16 2014 - Mon Sep 14 2015

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

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Tue Sep 16 2014 - Sat Mar 14 2015

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

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Tue Sep 16 2014 - Sat Mar 14 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 Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Walk In Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Gatehouse
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Volleyball
  • Wildlife Viewing
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


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00-$22.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $125.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $20.00
Walk In Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $125.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $20.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $125.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $20.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00-$22.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $125.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $20.00

*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):
38.96833, -98.49167
38°58'6"N, 98°29'30"W

From Interstate 70, north of Wilson, Kansas, take exit 206 and turn north onto Highway 232. Continue for 8 miles, then turn right onto Highway 181 and follow signs to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SYLVAN PARK
4860 OUTLET BLVD
SYLVAN GROVE  KS  67481

Phone Number:

Project Office: (785)658-2551