If you and your pooch are looking to get off the grid in the state of Kansas, Kanopolis State Park is the place to go. The area is made up of wild rock formations and desert terrain, but it has its own reservoir, meaning you can still partake in all of your favorite camping pastimes.
You'll be picking from over 400 campsites with all manner of hookup options to suit your specific needs. Each site comes with a fire pit, a picnic table, and a fish-cleaning station, but check to see if any fire bans are in place before getting your blaze on. For those wanting a little more structure, 6 cabins are available for rent, and though none of them allow canine campers inside, many have dog enclosures outside where your barky buddy can hang out. A dump station is available on-site as is drinking water for guests. In the summer months, you'll even have access to a small camp store where you purchase all the supplies you need to have a barktastic time!
To get inside the park, you'll have to grab a parking permit which costs $5 per day. Overnight fees at any campsite on the grounds is a standard $10, with cabins ranging in price based on size.
When it comes to hiking with your doggo, it's really hard to beat the vast number of incredible trails in the Kanopolis area. For those in wheelchairs, an accessible pathway leads to the park's wildlife viewing lookout, and nearby Mushroom Rock State Park offers some of the coolest rock formations around! If you're looking to cool down from the hot sun, there are three different beach areas, and all manner of boating and fishing is permitted.
Your woofer is more than welcome to come along for the fun, but the park does ask that you keep them leashed during your visit. Also, remember to scoop up any mess that your four-legged pal leaves behind, disposing of it in the trash bins provided.
For a camping trip that takes you deep into Kansas, be sure to check out Kanopolis State Park!