Bring your doggo and hit the dusty trails at Sand Hills State Park in Kansas. This outdoor recreation area prides itself on its trail system, boasting some 15 miles of hiking paths! To cover them all, you're going to have to stay awhile, so we've broken down everything you need to know about camping at the park.
At the campground, you'll find 64 campsites, all of which offer some kind of hookup options. Each lot also includes a picnic table and fire ring, with drinking water within walking distance. On-site, you'll have access to a dump station for trailers and RVs along with a complete bathhouse for all of your hygienic needs. Sand Hills caters to four-legged friends of the giant variety, so if you choose to bring your equine pal with you, a collection of the campsites also feature a horse pen in addition to all of the standard features.
Prices to stay overnight begin at $10 and go up to $12 for horse-friendly lots. Park permits are required to enter Sand Hills and cost $5 per vehicle. You'll also need to obtain a camping permit.
When you're not exploring the terrain with your barky buddy, there's lots of fun to be had near the campsites. For any anglers out there, be sure to bring along your tackle box, as there is both a natural stream and a stocked pond on the premises! Though there are plenty of sights to see (including sand dunes, swamps, and forests), lots of campers here like to kick back and relax as well. Come nighttime, the unpolluted skies make for excellent stargazing, so don't hit the hay too early!
Canine campers are welcome at all of the campsites, but the park does ask that you keep your furry pal on-leash throughout your stay. To keep woofers welcome here, do your part by promptly and properly cleaning up any messes that your doggo happens to leave behind.
For a good, ol' country camping trip, be sure to check out Sand Hills State Park!