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VENANGO PARK, KS

Venango Park Campground is located on the eastern shores of Kanopolis Lake in central Kansas, 30 miles southwest of Salina. Kanopolis Lake is on the Smoky Hill River, and is one of the state's oldest lakes. Many outdoor activities are available, including boating, fishing, ...
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • A $6.00/night utility fee is charged Oct 1-Apr 30 at sites with electrical hookups
  • For more information, call the Kanopolis Project Office at (785) 546-2294
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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Overview

Overview

Venango Park Campground is located on the eastern shores of Kanopolis Lake in central Kansas, 30 miles southwest of Salina.

Kanopolis Lake is on the Smoky Hill River, and is one of the state's oldest lakes. Many outdoor activities are available, including boating, fishing, hunting and ATV riding.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the shady tree-dotted shoreline. Sandstone bluffs, rolling hills, and vast, open prairie lands surround the lake.

Wildlife is varied and abundant in the area: Whitetail deer, pheasants, quail, turkeys, Texas horned lizards, beavers and even Bald eagles are commonly seen.

Wildflowers including purple poppy mallow, blue false indigo, yucca and prairie wild rose, put on a colorful display in prairies surrounding the lake.

Recreation:

Kanopolis Lake offers great boating and fishing opportunities with plenty of bluegill, Channel Catfish, White Crappie, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Saugeye, Walleye, Wiper and trout.

The Venango Park ATV Trail crisscrosses roughly 5 acres of land within the park, making this a popular destination for ATV and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Nearby Kanopolis State Park offers 25 miles of trail, tailored to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders, all of which start within the park.

The Buffalo Tracks Canyon Nature Trail is listed on the National Historic Registry and follows Bison Creek, offering hikers a view of native plants, wildlife, Native American history and canyons of geologic interest.

Facilities:

This large campground offers group day-use shelters and a group campsite, as well as family sites. Electrical hookups are available at two group sites and 83 family sites. Other amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, showers, a dump station, boat ramp, beach, playground and nature trail.

Nearby Attractions:

The Fort Harker Museum in Kanopolis and the Rogers Art Gallery and Museum in Ellsworth both portray the settlement of the American West.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC

Fri Oct 24 2014 - Tue Oct 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Fri Oct 24 2014 - Tue Oct 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Fri Oct 24 2014 - Mon Apr 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Fri Oct 24 2014 - Mon Apr 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • ATV Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fee booth
  • Flush Toilet
  • Hiking
  • Loder Trail Entrance
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Playground
  • Public Hydrant
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Volleyball Court
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
Walk In Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00-$24.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $6.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $60.00
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $20.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00-$24.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$36.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $60.00
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $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):
38.63306, -97.9875
38°37'59"N, 97°59'15"W

From Salina, KS: Take HWY 140 19 miles west to HWY 141. Travel 12 miles south on 141, then 1/2 mile west on paved road; look for signs to the park.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

VENANGO PARK
105 RIVERSIDE DRIVE
MARQUETTE  KS  67464

Phone Number:

Information:  (785)546-2294
Additional Information