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Ellis Lakeside Campground

300 East 8th St., Ellis, Kansas 67637 USA

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  • Pet Friendly
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“nestled along the south bank of Big Creek”

Next to Big Creek lies a beautiful campground that hosts visitors from all over the country. Canadian Geese frequent the area and are quite tame.Just off I-70 at Exit 145 is Ellis Lakeside Campground. This picturesque campground is nestled along the south bank of Big Creek just two blocks off Washington Street on East 8th.This campground is fully equipped with the following features: Rocked 17 pull thru sites with 30 & 50 amp individual electrical and individual water hookups Shaded grass areas Clean large handicap accessible bathhouse with HOT showers Free dump station at the bathhouse Boat dock, fishing pier, public phone, picnic tables, charcoal grills and playground available. Storm shelter nearby Ellis has an EMT ambulance service and 24-hour police protection. WiFi hotspot offering wireless internet services

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Reviewed by
smootsdce

  • 13 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
October 10, 2015
Rated 5.0

Please disregard my other review as it was for the wrong campground. This place was great, very quaint, quiet. It is run by the city, so it is self pay and no attendees. However, the police did patrol the campground. Would definitely stay there again.

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
99998888

  • 5 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
October 26, 2020
Rated 4.0

Ellis Lakeside Campground was a hidden find on a dark and stormy night. With repeated tornado warnings and a very dark sky, we sheltered under a bridge for a while, then left the Interstate at the Ellis exit, hoping to find safe shelter in case the storm worsened. All of the RV parking slots at the truck stop on both sides of the access road were taken. We continued driving into the town of Ellis, and were amazed to find a sign pointing to this city-run campground with a notice that a tornado shelter was available. We left cash for the overnight in an envelope box, but because we left early, we saw no one to thank for the safe and restful overnight. It wasn't until morning that we realized it was situated on a small lake. Thank you, City of Ellis.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
rleithliter

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
July 29, 2019

Were planning a trip next summer with another couple and coming from Zeigler, Illinois and heading to The Stanley Hotel in Co, and a few other sites along the way. I found all these reviews very helpful as well will be camping along the way instead of doing the hotel thing. I do think that we will give your Camp Ground a try, we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
TampaSteve

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 12, 2021
Rated 5.0

Great little stop along the way! $20 includes water and electric. Quaint old town we walked through. At 4 pm it was 1/2 full but by 9 there were only 2 spots open. We didn't use the showers or bathroom so couldn't say. Friendly town.

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Reviewed by
maayanbar

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 16, 2019
Rated 5.0

Love this place. Right on the water, quite, clean, great for a quite rest for one night stop

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Reviewed by
kristenb7

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
May 06, 2019
Rated 1.0

This place is gross. Bathrooms are so gross I don’t want to use them. There are abandoned buildings everywhere. A busy road nearby that we can hear. There are dirty diapers in the fire pits. I will never come back here.

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Reviewed by
PatPooveyTerry

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
February 08, 2019

We have stayed here several times. Each time was great. We loved the campground, the lake, the geese. It was all good. Can't wait to get there again!!!!!We always detour on our trips west to stay here.

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Reviewed by
Ajat316

  • 15 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 07, 2017

Stayed here over the weekend. On our way across the country. It is first come first serve. so it's a bit risky if you are desperate for a camp site. Thankfully this worked out for us.

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Reviewed by
Meghan

  • 30 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
June 02, 2017
Rated 5.0

Peaceful, very affordable, clean, town-owned campground.

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Reviewed by
smootsdce

  • 13 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
October 10, 2015
Rated 5.0

The campground was nice, but I would not stay there again. When we arrived (about 6pm), there was no one in the office, then they were out of propane. We needed propane to heat our travel trailer. Also, there was no place in the shower to put soap or shampoo.

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Ellis Lakeside Campground

300 East 8th St.
Ellis, Kansas
67637 USA

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Affiliation
Other public land (TVA, DOD, county parks with campgrounds)
Pull Through RV Sites Count
17
Season End
Year Round
Season Start
Year Round
Sites Count
17
  • Paved Sites
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Rec Facilities
  • Pull Through
  • Dump Station
  • Big Rigs
  • Firewood
  • Laundry
  • Potable Water
  • Pull Through RV Sites
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Showers
  • Sites
  • Vehicle Wash Permitted
  • Water Hookup
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