Southwinds Day Use

GPS: N39 53.760 W098 02.759

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Campsites cannot be Reserved

No Camping is available on this Area

Other Information:

Area Facilities

Pilgrim Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Deluxe Cabin
  • This Facility is Reservable.
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    Pilgrim Cabin 02
    Pilgrim Cabin 04

    Pilgrim Cabin is a deluxe camping cabin, 2 bedrooms. This cabin features one double bed, including mattress; loft bedroom, with mattress; two kid-sized bunk beds, with mattresses; and one full-size sleeper sofa, to accommodate a maximum of eight persons. Renters must provide their own bedding and towels. Pilgrim Cabin is heated and cooled and has electricity. It features a dining/living area with electric fireplace, full bath, kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and limited kitchen equipment (pots/pans; utensils; dinnerware). A campfire ring, picnic table, and freeze-proof water hydrant are located just outside the cabin on a cement patio, below the deck. Pilgrim Cabin does NOT have an additional campsite for camping. Permittee must be at least 18 years of age, and someone over 18 must be present at the cabin for the duration of occupancy.

    Pilgrim Cabin 01

    Pilgrim Cabin is a deluxe camping cabin, 2 bedrooms. This cabin features one double bed, including mattress; loft bedroom,with mattress; two kid-sized bunk beds, with mattresses; and one full-size sleeper sofa, to accommodate a maximum ofeight persons. Renters must provide their own bedding and towels. Pilgrim Cabin is heated and cooled and has electricity. It features a dining/living area with electric fireplace, full bath, kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and limited kitchen equipment (pots/pans; utensils; dinnerware). A campfire ring, picnic table, and freeze-proof water hydrant are located just outside the cabin on a cement patio, below the deck.
    Pilgrim Cabin does NOT have an additional campsite for camping.
    Permittee must be at least 18 years of age, and someone over 18 must be present at the cabin for the duration of occupancy.

    Rental Fees:

    1. $14.00Non-refundablereservation fee and service charge.

    2. $75/night basic rate fee. Three night minimum.

    4. All fees are paid in advance. Cancellations/Reschedules up to 30 days prior to the reservation date are eligible for refund of rental fees, but NOT the $14.00 reservation fee. Cancellations/Reschedules up to 5 days prior to the reservation date are eligible for refund of rental fees, except for the $14.00 reservation fee plus one night fees. Cancellations/Reschedules less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refund of any fees paid.

    5. Permittee is responsible for cleanliness, condition or damages to the cabin upon check-out. Damage deposit will not be returned in the case of a violation; and permittee may be financially responsible for additional amounts depending on the degree of violation.  

    Reservation Procedure:

    • Cabin will be reserved when renter submits a $14.00non-refundabletransaction fee, andALL NIGHTS/ALL ADULTS FEES IN ADVANCEby check, cash or credit card. Telephone and Online Reservations are by credit card only. Cash, check or credit card if reserving in person.

    Other Regulations :

    1. Cabin permits are valid from the date purchased to noon the next day.

    2. Camping cabin must be occupied at least once every 24 hours.

    3. Only the stated maximum number of adults will be allowed in the cabin after 11 p.m. All others will be asked to leave at that time.

    4. Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    5. Other camping units (campers and/or tents) are not allowed in the area surrounding the cabin.

    6. Consumption of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverages are allowed, but no kegs. Glass containers are discouraged.

    7. No smoking inside the cabin.

    8. Pets are not allowed inside the cabins, and must be kept outside on a chain, leash or kennel.

    9. Trash must be removed from the cabin and discarded in dumpsters. 


Scout Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Deluxe Cabin
  • This Facility is Reservable.
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    Scout Cabin 04
    Scout Cabin 01
    Scout Cabin 02

    Scout Cabin is a deluxe camping cabin, 1 bedroom. This cabin features one double bed, including mattress, and one full-size sleeper sofa, to accommodate a maximum of four adults. Renters must provide their own bedding and towels. Scout Cabin is heated and cooled and has electricity. It features a dining/living area, full bath, kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and limited kitchen equipment (pots/pans; utensils; dinnerware). A campfire ring, picnic table, and freeze-proof water hydrant are located just outside the cabin on a cement patio, below the deck. Scout Cabin has a designated RV campsite with 50amp electricity & water hookup which can be rented by the cabinoccupants only. Standard camping and utility rates apply, and can be rented by calling the State Park Office (785) 753-4971, during office hours. Permittee must be at least 18 years of age, and someone over 18 must be present at the cabin for the duration of occupancy. Scout Cabin is a deluxe camping cabin, 1 bedroom. This cabin features one double bed, including mattress, and one full-sizesleeper sofa, to accommodate a maximum of four adults. Renters must provide their own bedding and towels. Scout Cabinis heated and cooled and has electricity. It features a dining/living area, full bath, kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave,coffee pot, and limited kitchen equipment (pots/pans; utensils; dinnerware). A campfire ring, picnic table, and freeze-proofwater hydrant are located just outside the cabin on a cement patio, below the deck.

    Scout Cabin has a designated RV campsite with 50amp electricity & water hookup which can be rented by the cabinoccupants only. Standard camping and utility rates apply, and can be rented by calling the State Park Office (785) 753-4971,during office hours.
    Permittee must be at least 18 years of age, and someone over 18 must be present at the cabin for the duration of occupancy.

    Rental Fees:

    1. $14.00Non-refundablereservation fee and service charge.

    2. $75/night basic rate fee. Three Night Minimum.

    4. All fees are paid in advance. Cancellations/Reschedules up to 30 days prior to the reservation date are eligible for refund of rental fees, but NOT the $14.00 reservation fee. Cancellations/Reschedules up to 5 days prior to the reservation date are eligible for refund of rental fees, except for the $14.00 reservation fee plus one night fees. Cancellations/Reschedules less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refund of any fees paid.

    5. Permittee is responsible for cleanliness, condition or damages to the cabin upon check-out. Damage deposit will not be returned in the case of a violation; and permittee may be financially responsible for additional amounts depending on the degree of violation.  

    Reservation Procedure:

    • Cabin will be reserved when renter submits a $14.00non-refundabletransaction fee, andALL NIGHTS/ALL ADULTS FEES IN ADVANCEby check, cash or credit card. Telephone and Online Reservations are by credit card only. Cash, check or credit card if reserving in person.

    Other Regulations:

    1. Cabin permits are valid from the date purchased to noon the next day.

    2. Camping cabin must be occupied at least once every 24 hours.

    3. Only the stated maximum number of adults will be allowed in the cabin after 11 p.m. All others will be asked to leave at that time.

    4. Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    5. Other camping units (campers and/or tents) are not allowed in the area surrounding the cabin.

    6. Consumption of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverages are allowed, but no kegs. Glass containers are discouraged.

    7. No smoking inside the cabin.

    8. Pets are not allowed inside the cabins, and must be kept outside on a chain, leash or kennel.

    9. Trash must be removed from the cabin and discarded in dumpsters. 


Settler Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Deluxe cabin
  • This Facility is Reservable.
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    Settler Cabin 01
    Settler Cabin 04
    Settler Cabin 02

    Settler Cabin is a deluxe camping cabin, 1 bedroom. This cabin features one double bed, including mattress, and one full-size sleeper sofa, to accommodate a maximum of four adults. Renters must provide their own bedding and towels. Settler Cabin is heated and cooled and has electricity. It features a dining/living area, full bath, kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and limited kitchen equipment (pots/pans; utensils; dinnerware). A campfire ring, picnic table, and freeze-proof water hydrant are located just outside the cabin on a cement patio, below the deck. Settler Cabin has a designated RV campsite with 50amp electricity & water hookup which can be rented by the cabinoccupants only. Standard camping and utility rates apply, and can be rented by calling the State Park Office (785) 753-4971, during office hours. Permittee must be at least 18 years of age, and someone over 18 must be present at the cabin for the duration of occupancy. Settler Cabin is a deluxe camping cabin, 1 bedroom. This cabin features one double bed, including mattress, and one full-sizesleeper sofa, to accommodate a maximum of four adults. Renters must provide their own bedding and towels. Settler Cabinis heated and cooled and has electricity. It features a dining/living area, full bath, kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave,coffee pot, and limited kitchen equipment (pots/pans; utensils; dinnerware). A campfire ring, picnic table, and freeze-proofwater hydrant are located just outside the cabin on a cement patio, below the deck.

    Settler Cabin has a designated RV campsite with 50amp electricity & water hookup which can be rented by the cabinoccupants only. Standard camping and utility rates apply, and can be rented by calling the State Park Office (785) 753-4971,during office hours.
    Permittee must be at least 18 years of age, and someone over 18 must be present at the cabin for the duration of occupancy.

    Rental Fees:

    1. $14.00Non-refundablereservation fee and service charge.

    2. $75/night basic rate fee. Three night minimum.

    4.All fees are paid in advance. Cancellations/Reschedules up to 30 days prior to the reservation date are eligible for refund of rental fees, but NOT the $14.00 reservation fee. Cancellations/Reschedules up to 5 days prior to the reservation date are eligible for refund of rental fees, except for the $14.00 reservation fee plus one night fees. Cancellations/Reschedules less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refund of any fees paid.

    5. Permittee is responsible for cleanliness, condition or damages to the cabin upon check-out. Damage deposit will not be returned in the case of a violation; and permittee may be financially responsible for additional amounts depending on the degree of violation.  

    Reservation Procedure:

    • Cabin will be reserved when renter submits a $14.00non-refundabletransaction fee, andALL NIGHTS/ALL ADULTS FEES IN ADVANCEby check, cash or credit card. Telephone and Online Reservations are by credit card only. Cash, check or credit card if reserving in person.

    Other Regulations:

    1. Cabin permits are valid from the date purchased to noon the next day.

    2. Camping cabin must be occupied at least once every 24 hours.

    3. Only the stated maximum number of adults will be allowed in the cabin after 11 p.m. All others will be asked to leave at that time.

    4. Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    5. Other camping units (campers and/or tents) are not allowed in the area surrounding the cabin.

    6. Consumption of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverages are allowed, but no kegs. Glass containers are discouraged.

    7. No smoking inside the cabin.

    8. Pets are not allowed inside the cabins, and must be kept outside on a chain, leash or kennel.

    9. Trash must be removed from the cabin and discarded in dumpsters. 


Lookout Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Deluxe Cabin
  • This Facility is Reservable.
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    Lookout Cabin 02
    Lookout Cabin 03
    Lookout Cabin 04

    Lookout Cabin is a deluxe camping cabin, 1 bedroom. This cabin features one double bed, including mattress, and two full-size sleeper sofas, to accommodate a maximum of six adults. Renters must provide their own bedding and towels. Lookout Cabin is heated and cooled and has electricity. It features a dining/living area with electric fireplace, full bath, kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and limited kitchen equipment (pots/pans; utensils; dinnerware). A campfire ring, picnic table, and freeze-proof water hydrant are located just outside the cabin on a cement patio, below the deck. Lookout Cabin has a designated RV campsite with 50amp electricity & water hookup which can be rented by the cabin occupants only. Standard camping and utility rates apply, and can be rented by calling the State Park Office (785) 753-4971, during office hours. Permittee must be at least 18 years of age, and someone over 18 must be present at the cabin for the duration of occupancy.

    Rental Fees:

    1. $14.00Non-refundablereservation fee and service charge.

    2. $75/night basic rate fee. Three Night Minimum.

    4.All fees are paid in advance. Cancellations/Reschedules up to 30 days prior to the reservation date are eligible for refund of rental fees, but NOT the $14.00 reservation fee. Cancellations/Reschedules up to 5 days prior to the reservation date are eligible for refund of rental fees, except for the $14.00 reservation fee plus one night fees. Cancellations/Reschedules less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refund of any fees paid.

    5. Permittee is responsible for cleanliness, condition or damages to the cabin upon check-out. Damage deposit will not be returned in the case of a violation; and permittee may be financially responsible for additional amounts depending on the degree of violation.  

    Reservation Procedure:

    • Cabin will be reserved when renter submits a $14.00non-refundabletransaction fee, andALL NIGHTS/ALL ADULTS FEES IN ADVANCEby check, cash or credit card. Telephone and Online Reservations are by credit card only. Cash, check or credit card if reserving in person.

    Other Regulations:

    1. Cabin permits are valid from the date purchased to noon the next day.

    2. Camping cabin must be occupied at least once every 24 hours.

    3. Only the stated maximum number of adults will be allowed in the cabin after 11 p.m. All others will be asked to leave at that time.

    4. Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    5. Other camping units (campers and/or tents) are not allowed in the area surrounding the cabin.

    6. Consumption of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverages are allowed, but no kegs. Glass containers are discouraged.

    7. No smoking inside the cabin.

    8. Pets are not allowed inside the cabins, and must be kept outside on a chain, leash or kennel.

    9. Trash must be removed from the cabin and discarded in dumpsters. 


Southwinds Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Cabin Primitive
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • This Facility is Reservable.
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    Southwinds Cabin Interior3
    Southwinds Cabin
    Southwinds Cabin Interior

    Southwinds Cabin is a rustic camping cabin, consisting of two double/six single bunks, including mattresses, to accommodate a maximum of ten adults. Renters must provide their own bedding. Southwinds Cabin is heated and cooled and has electricity. Shower and Restroom facilities are a short walking distance from the cabin. A dining table and counter area are provided inside the cabin. A campfire ring, charcoal bbq grill, picnic table, and freeze-proof water hydrant are located just outside the cabin.

    Permittee must be at least 18 years of age, and someone over 18 must be present at the cabin for the duration of its occupancy.

    Rental Fees:

    1. $14.00Non-refundablereservation fee and service charge.

    2. $45/night basic rate fee.

    4. All fees are paid in advance. Cancellations/Reschedules up to 30 days prior to the reservation date are eligible for refund of rental fees, but NOT the $14.00 reservation fee. Cancellations/Reschedules up to 5 days prior to the reservation date are eligible for refund of rental fees, except for the $14.00 reservation fee plus one night fees. Cancellations/Reschedules less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refund of any fees paid.

    5. Permittee is responsible for cleanliness, condition or damages to the cabin upon check-out. Damage deposit will not be returned in the case of a violation; and permittee may be financially responsible for additional amounts depending on the degree of violation.  

    Reservation Procedure:

    • Cabin will be reserved when renter submits a $14.00non-refundabletransaction fee, andALL NIGHTS/ALL ADULTS FEES IN ADVANCEby check, cash or credit card. Telephone and Online Reservations are by credit card only. Cash, check or credit card if reserving in person.

    Other Regulations:

    1. Cabin permits are valid from the date purchased to noon the next day.

    2. Camping cabin must be occupied at least once every 24 hours.

    3. Only the stated maximum number of adults will be allowed in the cabin after 11 p.m. All others will be asked to leave at that time.

    4. Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    5. Other camping units (campers and/or tents) are not allowed in the area surrounding the cabin.

    6. Consumption of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverages are allowed, but no kegs. Glass containers are discouraged.

    7. No smoking inside the cabin.

    8. Pets are not allowed inside the cabins, and must be kept outside on a chain, leash or kennel.

    9. Trash must be removed from the cabin and discarded in dumpsters.


Southwinds Group Shelter
  • Type of Cabin: Shelter Group
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N39 53.770 W098 02.664
  • This Facility is Reservable.
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    Wood Frame Covered Group Shelter w/Electricity, Reservable.

    Lovewell Picnic Shelter

Southwinds Shower Bldg
  • Type of Cabin: Shower/Toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N39 53.812 W098 02.729
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    Fully Enclosed Shower/Toilets


Southwinds Beach
  • Type of Cabin: Swimming Area
  • Location of Facility: N39 53.760 W098 02.759
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    Southwinds Beach

    Partially Shaded, Sand Beach


Southwinds Courtesy Dock
  • Type of Cabin: Dock
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N39 53.748 W098 02.806
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    Rock Jetty/Floating Courtesy Dock


Beach Shelter
  • Type of Cabin: Shelter Group
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N39 53.791 W098 02.803
  • This Facility is Reservable.
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    Concrete Mushroom Shelter with electricity. Reservable.

    Beach Shelter