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The Best Camping in Kansas

Looking for the best camping in Kansas? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Kansas. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Kansas

  • Berryton, Kansas

    Hike the George Lathan Hiking Trail

    3.0
    4 mi / 291 ft gain
    This four mile trail is located in the Woodridge Public Use Area, southwest of Lawrence and along the western edge of Clinton Lake.  Campsites are available without charge and without reservation, open to campers on a first-come, first-served basis. When you arrive at the trail head, you'll park ...
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  • Olsburg, Kansas

    Hike the Carnahan Creek Park Loop

    8 mi / 250 ft gain
    Carnahan Creek Park is located 20 miles north of Manhattan, Kansas near the historic Carnahan Church on the north shore of Tuttle Creek Reservoir. This secluded park offers visitors free camping in many roadside campsites, as well as remote campsites only accessible through scenic forest and prai...
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  • Independence, Kansas

    Hike Table Mound Trail

    5.6 mi / 459 ft gain
    Table Mound Trail is a 5.6 mile out and back hike that takes you by a lake located near Independence, Kansas.
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  • Lucas, Kansas

    Hike Rock Town Trail

    2.5 mi / 232 ft gain
    Rock Town Trail is a 2.5 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Lucas, Kansas.
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  • Geneseo, Kansas

    Hike Horse Thief Trail

    1.9 mi / 141 ft gain
    Horse Thief Trail is a 1.9 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Kanopolis, Kansas.
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  • Ozawkie, Kansas

    Hike Old Military Fishing

    3 mi / 380 ft gain
    Old Military Fishing is a 3 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Ozawkie, Kansas.
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  • Perry, Kansas

    Hike Perry Lake Hiking Trail

    29.2 mi / 2 ft gain
    Perry Lake Hiking Trail is a 29.2 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Ozawkie, Kansas.
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  • Topeka, Kansas

    Hike Lake Shawnee Trail

    6.8 mi / 331 ft gain
    Lake Shawnee Trail is a 6.8 mile loop hike in southeast Topeka, Kansas. This is a paved trail (wheelchair accessible) and a great spot for going for a stroll or heading out on a run. This trail is accessible year round and is family friendly. There is not a lot of shade coverage on the trail, so ...
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