Horsethief

GPS: N38 38.777' W097 59.391'

Map of Location

Campsites are Reservable -

Water, Electric: 13

Electric: 32

Other Information:

Campgrounds/Areas:

Rockin' K Horse Campground
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: Yes
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Primitive Camping: 10
  • Water, Electric: 13
  • Electric: 17
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    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Rockin’ K is the designated campground for equestrians. Sites 1 – 10 are available for non-equestrians by request or reservation. Sites 1 – 4 are ADA accessible for persons with special needs. All sites are reservable for equestrians. Camping equestrians are encouraged to call the state park office (785) 546-2565 to inquire about availability, or email us.

     

    CAMPGROUND RULES

    1. BACK INTO YOUR SITE. Keep campers/horse trailers and vehicle on improved camp pad. (Please stay off the grass.) One camping unit/site. The Picnic Shelter IS NOT a camping area.
    2. Horses must be kept in campsite and secured at designated tie-ups or provided corrals when not on the trails. Portable corrals may be used, but must be erected around tie-ups. DO NOT SET UP PORT ABLE PENS AROUND TREES.
    3. DO NOT TIE TO TREES, CORRALS, ELECTRIC PEDESTALS OR LANTERN HOLDERS (Subject to Prosecution.)
    4. Keep horses inside designated areas of Rockin’ K campground.
    5. HORSES ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE SHOWER BUILDING OR PICNIC SHELTER!
    6. Use the manure bunker provided. You are responsible for keeping your campsite clean. Wheelbarrows and hay forks are available without charge at the State Park Office.
    7. Display valid permits at campsites and on vehicle.
    8. DO NOT WASH HORSES AT CAMPSITE. Use washbays near the corrals.
    9. Campers may use NO MORE THAN ONE (1) corral pen/campsite. There is to be no “saving” or reserving corrals for others. If a pen is empty (i.e., no horse and/or equipment at the pen,) it may be used by anyone. More than one horse may occupy a single pen.
    10. Unless a prior reservation exists, the picnic shelter is available on a first come/first served basis. Contact the park office to make reservations.
    11. Pets shall be controlled at all times by using any one of the following methods:
      1. hand-held lead not more than 10 feet in length;
      2. tethered chain or leash not more than 10 feet in length provided the pet is under the direct observation of and control by the owner; or
      3. confined to a cage, pen, vehicle, trailer or cabin. (Regulation 115-8-10)

Eagle Point Campground

Rockwall Campground


Corral Group Shelter
  • Camping Available: No
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: No
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    Day use, restrooms & shelter with fireplace


Horsethief Day-Use Area
  • Camping Available: No
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: No
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    ADA vault toilet, trail head B & C, boat ramp & picnic area


Sandyshore Campground
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: No
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    approximately 15 gravel sites other suitable areas along the sandy shore


Buzzard Bay
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: Yes
  • Reservable Sites: No
  • Primitive Camping: 2
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    ADA vault toilet, fish cleaning station & boat ramp


Wildlife Viewing Area

Kanopolis State Park Office
  • Camping Available: No
  • ADA Camping Available: Yes
  • Reservable Sites: No

Area Facilities

Buzzard Bay Fish Cleaning Station
  • Type of Cabin: Fish Cleaning Station
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.331' W097 59.637'
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    Modern Fish Cleaning Station with plug-ins for electric knives, grinder and cutting table


Sandyshore Campground
  • Type of Cabin: campground
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.413' W097 59.863'
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    Shoreline camping on a natural sand beach with lots of cottonwood trees for shade, picnic tables and firerings.


Indian Rock Picnic Shelter
  • Type of Cabin: Picnic Shelter
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.90 W98 0.083
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    Picnic Shelter overlooking Indian Rock and the lake, a great place to bird watch in the winter


Horsethief Canyon Boat Ramp
  • Type of Cabin: Boat Ramp
  • Location of Facility: N 38 40.098' W097 59.971'
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    Small boat ramp, great for launching jet skis and small boats.


Trailhead B
  • Type of Cabin: Trailhead
  • Location of Facility: N38 40.096' W097 59.909'
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    Gravel Day-Use Parking area for horseback riders to access the Kanopolis Multi-use Trail System with ADA horse mounting ramp


Horsethief Canyon Vault Toilet
  • Type of Cabin: Vault Toilet
  • Location of Facility: N38 40.096' W097 59.909'

Buffalo Tracks Canyon: Trailhead C
  • Type of Cabin: Trailhead
  • Location of Facility: N38 40.309' W097 59.975'
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    Asphalt parking to access the Kanopolis Multi-use Trail System and the Buffalo Tracks Canyon Nature Trail


Wildlife Viewing Area Vault Toilet
  • Type of Cabin: Vault Toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.786' W097 59.390'

Wildlife Viewing Area Photo Blinds
  • Type of Cabin: Photo blinds
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.786' W097 59.390'
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    Concrete photoblinds with a wire arbor top, vines growing in the arbor for camoflage


Kanopolis State Park Office
  • Type of Cabin: Office/Ranger station
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.709' W097 59.244'
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    This office is the headquarters for personnel that work at Kanopolis State Park.


Horsethief Area Gatehouse
  • Type of Cabin: Gate House
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.610' W097 59.189'
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    Fee booth in the middle of the road just before you get to the state park office. This is a seasonal facility, when the gatehouse is not open please purchase permits at the office or self-pay station in front of the office.


Buzzard Bay Boat Ramp
  • Type of Cabin: Boat Ramp
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.225' W097 59.591'
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    2 lane boat ramp, courtesy dock available


Buzzard Bay Vault Toilet
  • Type of Cabin: Vault Toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.331' W097 59.637'

Wildlife Viewing Area
  • Type of Cabin: Wildlife Viewing
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N 38 38.786' W097 59.390'
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    A .61 mile trail around 2 ponds with 5 photo blinds and an elevated board walk over a marsh and interpretive signs along the way.


Buzzard Bay picnic/camping shelter

Eagle Point Vault Toilet
  • Type of Cabin: Vault Toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.062' W098 00.292'
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    Centrally located within the campground


Eagle Point Lake access
  • Type of Cabin: parking area
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.082' W098 00.362'
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    Parking near a natural beach, centrally located in the campground (no swim beach delineation)


Burr Oak Amphitheater
  • Type of Cabin: Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.471' W098 00.140'
  • This Facility is Reservable.
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    Stone benches arranged in a half circle facing the lake


Burr Oak Lake access
  • Type of Cabin: Lake access
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.387' W098 00.210'
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    Primative trails lead to the lake shore, steep in places, concrete picnic tables provide a great place to have a picnic


Rockin' K Shelter
  • Type of Cabin: Shelter
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.321' W098 00.100'
  • This Facility is Reservable.
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    Rockin' K shelter provides electricity, two large ADA barbecue grills, large ADA picnic tables, and a dance floor. This shelter can be reserved through the State Park Office.


Rockin' K ADA campsites
  • Type of Cabin: sites 1-4 are ADA campsites
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.381' W098 00.070'
  • This Facility is Reservable.
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    4 ADA sites, 50 amp breakers, elevated grills, ADA picnic tables


Rockin' K Corrals
  • Type of Cabin: horse corrals
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.381' W098 00.100'
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    3 large corrals with 18 individual pens


Rockin' K Primative Camping
  • Type of Cabin: primative camping (no utilities)
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.381' W098 00.100'
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    Open field on the south end of the campground with tie posts, picnic tables and a large fire ring, close to the vault toilet


Rockin' K Vault Toilet
  • Type of Cabin: Vault Toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.321' W098 00.150'
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    Concrete Vault Toilet


Rockin'K Information Center
  • Type of Cabin: information center
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.385' W098 00.213'
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    Park and Campground information


Rockin' K Pay Station
  • Type of Cabin: self-pay station
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.385' W098 00.213'
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    self-pay station vehicle and camping permits availble


Burr Oak Shower Building
  • Type of Cabin: Shower/Toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.385' W098 00.213'
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    Large modern Shower faciltiy


Rockin' K Camphost (seasonal)
  • Type of Cabin: Camphost
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.381' W098 00.100'
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    Rockin' K Camphost is located at the entrace to the campground, please check in with them as you enter Rockin' K Campground to camp


Rockin' K Washbays
  • Type of Cabin: horse wash bays
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.381' W098 00.100'
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    There are a total of 3 wash bays, one at each set of pens


Goverland Stage Stop
  • Type of Cabin: concessionaire
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.198' W098 00.050'
  • This Facility is Reservable.
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    Private concessionaire within the park offering trail rides and other horse related activities. 785-826-0743, 785-826-0789


Rockin' K Manure Bunkers
  • Type of Cabin: place to put horse manure
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.381' W098 00.100'
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    Concrete bins, wheel barrows and pitch forks on site


Sewer Dump Station
  • Type of Cabin: Dump Station
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.198' W098 00.050'
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    Trailer Dumpstation located just south of the Goverland Stage Stop. Fresh water available.


Prairie Dog Town
  • Type of Cabin: Prairie Dog Town
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.486' W097 59.787'
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    Wildife Viewing Opportunity. Prairie Dogs were transplanted into this area after flooding in 1993 forced praire dogs from their prior home.


Eagle Point Camphost
  • Type of Cabin: Camphost
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.082' W098 00.362'
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    Eagle Point Campground Host is located at the entrance of the Eagle Point Campground, please check-in with them if you plan to camp in the Eagle Point Campground.


Rockwall Vault Toilet
  • Type of Cabin: Vault Toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.593' W097 59.925'
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    Concrete Vault Toilet


Rockwall Picnic Shelters
  • Type of Cabin: Shelter
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.593' W097 59.925'
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    Concrete Shelters with picnic tables, ideal for tent campers, no vehicles under the shelters