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Campgrounds/Areas

Campground #1
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: Yes
  • Reservable Sites: No
  • Primitive Camping: 70
  • Water, Electric: 89
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Facilities
Dump Station #1
  • Type of Facility: dump station
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 56.224 W095 22.195
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Pinic Shelter #1
  • Type of Facility: picnic shelter
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 56.155 W095 21.454
  • This Facility is Reservable.
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    open air shelter tables grills

    The Special Event fee will be $30.00 for is $25.00 for Shelter #1. All shelters are located across the street from a Shower House with flush toilets and have shaded areas with open field for any activities that you have planed.

    Shelter #1 - Located in the Picnic Area (East Side) Has a free standing grill and a swing set near it and is across the street from a flush toilet.

     

    Reserve a Shelter by contacting the State Park Office 785/842-8562. You'll have access from Sun Up to Sun Down with your reservation.

    Please contact Sherri at the Park Office for a Special Event Form to complete & return to our office as soon as possible to ensure your reservation. Once the permit is approved, payment may be taken over the phone or in person. I will email/fax back a confirmation of your reserved area, as soon as I receive your completed form. (Alcohol is allowed, but NO KEGS! Beverages in Cans apposed to Glass containers are preferred.)

     

    Just FYI - each vehicle that enters the State Park must have a Vehicle Permit.

     

    Daily vehicle permit - $5.00/per vehicle per day. Each vehicle will be required to stop at the entrance gate vendor and pay the attendant at the booth or pay in the Park Office. You may pre-purchase daily vehicle permits for your group.

    If you'd like to use a shelter that isn't already reserved you may do that for no additional charge.


Barber School House
  • Type of Facility: historical
  • Location of Facility: N38 56.525 W095 22.346
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    one room schoolhouse. You'll have to take a hike to see this treasure. Park near the first dump station near campground #1. Walk the gravel service road off to the North,


Shelters - Ours and others around the Lake
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    The person to contact depends on the Shelter you'd like to reserve.
    Here at the State Park we have 6 Shelters for reservation.

    (Call Sherri @ 785/842-8562 – or email: clintonsp@wp.state.ks.us)
     
    (Shelter 1 & 2 in Picnic Area, Shelter 3 & 4 in Campground #1 and Shelter 5 & 6 in Campground #3.)

    The Special Event fee will be $30.00 for EVEN numbered Shelter's (they have electricity) and $25.00 for ODD numbered Shelters. All shelters are located across the street from a Shower House with flush toilets and have shaded areas with open field for any activities that you have planed.

    Shelter #1 - $25.00

    Located in the Picnic Area (East Side) Has a free standing grill and a swing set near it and is across the street from a flush toilet. Day Use ONLY!

    Shelter #2 - $30.00

    Located in the Picnic Area (West Side) Our most popular Shelter! Has a built in grill pit, swing set near it with a sand volleyball court & flush toilet across the street. Day Use ONLY!  The Kids only Picnic Pond is in this area as well.

    Shelter #3 - $25.00

    Located near the entrance of Camp Ground #1. Has a free standing grill. Does have electricity (N/C) There isn’t a lot of shade but lots of room for any activities you’d like to have. Near utility sites.

    Shelter #4 - $30.00

    Located in the South East corner of Camp Ground #1.  Has a built in grill pit, Electric & Water hookups, ample shade and room for activities.  Near Cabins, Sites P32 (utility site with up to 50 amp service) and non utility sites 106-110.  Across the street from a shower house and about a city block away from a playground.  Horseshoe pit near.   Bring your own equipment.  FYI - Shower House is currently under construction, but port-a-potty's are located in it's place. 

    Shelter #5 - $25.00

    Located near the entrance to Camp Ground #3. It has ample shade and room for activities. Near Sites 32-37 and across the street from a shower house.  A Large fire ring is positioned near sites 35-37.  Camping fees must be paid in order to use it.  $8.00/site.

    Shelter #6 - $30.00

    Located in the South end of Camp Ground #3. Has little shade, but right next to playground area with utility sites near. Across the street is a Shower House.  There is a fire ring on the South Side of the shelter.

    Please contact Sherri at the Park Office for a Special Event Form to complete & return to our office as soon as possible to ensure your reservation. Once the permit is approved, payment may be taken over the phone or in person. I will email/fax back a confirmation of your reserved area, as soon as I receive your completed form.

    Just FYI - each vehicle that enters the State Park must have a Vehicle Permit.

    Daily vehicle permit - $5.00/per vehicle per day. Each vehicle will be required to stop at the entrance booth and pay the attendant at the booth or pay in the Park Office.  You may pre-purchase vehicle permits for your group.

    Alcohol is allowed, but NO KEGS!  Beverages in Cans apposed to Glass containers are preferred.

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    The City of Lawrence has 2 Shelters near the Spillway for reservation. (Near Waterfall and Soccer Field)
    Please call: 785-832-3450.

    The Corp of Engineers has 2 Shelters in the Overlook Area (NE side of the lake, 1st left after turning off of 10 HWY. - (Also called 23rd Street & Clinton Parkway) They also have a few shelters in Bloomington on the South Side of the lake near their beach. Please call: 785-843-7665 (local office) or 1-877-444-6777 for more information or online at Reserveusa.com


#1 Chicken Creek
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 55.779 W095 21.556
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve #1 Chicken Creek
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    Just a short drive from the main entrance road, a gravel driveway leads up to the cabin area. The first cabin you'll see is Chicken Creek Cabin, a one-bedroom cabin with a great view of the lake from its porch. All cabins have concrete parking and patio areas with picnic tables and grills, as well as large campfire rings.

    The cabins are outfitted nicely inside, too. Each has a refrigerator/freezer, four-burner electric stove/oven, microwave, toaster, coffee pot and all the utensils you'll need.

    • Bathrooms are comfortable with a walk-in showers, vanities, mirrors and flush commodes.
    • The master bedroom include full beds and sofa. The futon in the living area fold down to full-size bed. The living area also include a pull-down twin Murphy bed.

    All you need to bring is your bedding and towels, as well as food and beverages.

    The state park is located on a bluff 80 feet above the water, but there are several places on the trail system that will get you close to the lake shore.

    Two access points to the North Shore Hiking/Biking trails are nearby.

    • Just east of the Wakarusa River cabin, you can access the trail system. There is an eagle blind in the wooded area near there, and you’ll have a great view of the Clinton Marina Cove. The marina offers slip and boat rental and can be contacted by calling 785/749-3222 or visiting clintonmarina.co. Anglers will find convenient access to the lake shore.
    • Trails can also be reached by following the red handrail west of the shelter near the entrance of the cabin area, across from the shower house. Steps lead down to the hiking/biking trails. The White Trail is marked with paint on trees and leads to the easier Blue Trail, which takes hikers closer to the water. The Red Trail is more difficult; please use caution.
    • At most entrances to the hiking/biking trails, there will be trail maps to help you keep track of where you are and what you might see in that area. A master copy of that map will also be in your Welcome Packet we’ll leave in the cabin for you. It’s really quiet and beautiful on the trails. Keep an eye out for wildlife and enjoy this awesome addition to the state park. Don't forget sunscreen and bug spray before heading out on the trails

    A reminder if you stay with us: NO PETS are allowed in or around the cabins and NO SMOKING allowed inside the cabins!

    Check In and Out Times

    • Check in time is 2:00 p.m.       
    • Check out time is Noon

    Entry Key Codes

    Door Entry Codes will be the last four of your reservation number. 

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