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Cimarron National Grassland

Kansas



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CAMPGROUND NAME: Cimarron Recreation Area

VISIT DATE: 10/11/2011

UPDATE DATE:  6/22/2012

STATE: Kansas

REGION: Rocky Mountain

RANGER DISTRICT: Cimarron

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Elkhart

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Elkhart, KS, at the intersection of US Rt. 56 and Morton St., take 
Rt. 56 east 1.8 miles to State Rt. 27.  Turn left onto Rt. 27 and go 
7.6 miles to campground and Forest Rt. 700 signs.  Turn right at signs, 
onto Rt. 700 (gravel) and go 4.2 miles to campground on left.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 3,300 feet.

This single loop campground winds through a stand of tall cottonwoods 
within walking distance of Cimarron River.  Four ponds, up to one-acre in 
size, within the campground's boundaries, are stocked and offer anglers of all 
ages an opportunity to "catch-the-one."  The ponds attract a variety of birds 
including ducks.  A wildfire caused the removal of many of the campground's 
older cottonwoods resulting in more sun than shade in the campground and 
minimal privacy between campsites.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $7 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 days

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12
   
   Total Sites: 12

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: No
Equestrian Camping: No

No. Tables on Sites: 12
No. Grilles on Sites: 12

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No 
Average Parking Apron Size: 19' X 50'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel.  An RV dump station, with potable water 
and available for a fee, is located at Prairie RV Park & Car Wash at 
48 N Highway 56, Elkhart, KS.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2
  No. Threaded: 2
  
WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Turkey Trail (foot, horse, mountain bike and limited ORV access) - 10.5 miles

FISHING
The four, 1-acre, ponds are stocked with catfish in the summer and Rainbow 
trout in the winter.



Fred and Suzi Dow