Dodge City, Kansas

Gunsmoke RV ParkOther reviewers at

June, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating = 8 out of 10 stars

Easy access and generous site separation with trees made this place a winner
Easy access and generous site separation with shade trees made this place a winner
Busy during the evenings and quiet during the days - nice!
Busy during the evenings and quiet during the days – nice!

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
There was a lot of traffic passing in and out of this park, mostly during
the “regular” checkin and checkout hours in the morning and late
afternoon.  Between those times it was quiet.  The road in front of the
park was busy, and there was an occasional train passing by as well.
For this reason, it is definitely best to get one of the spots in the rear
section of the park.  It looked like that was where most people were
assigned anyway.  The park’s owner had died the day we arrived, so
it was fairly chaotic.  We had no problems though, and folks were
very understanding.  It was rumored that the park may be for sale,
so that’s something to look into before reserving.

Road and site access/type?
A rough paved road leads up to the park, then gravel on the interior
roads and sites.  Most sites were pullthrough with easy access,
although we had to be careful to miss a tree when entering our site.
No complaint though, the shade trees were very welcome during
the sunny days.

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
We were able to move into a level spot in our site (#94) and not use
the jacks.  Sites were long enough to accommodate RV’s with cars,
and spacing between sites was generous.  Nice layout here!

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
The full hookup, 50-amp power was strong, and water pressure was
fine.  Our satellite dish avoided the tree for good reception, and the
Verizon signal was acceptable but not great.  The campground’s WiFi
was very good, even with a lot of folks accessing it.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Table only.

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The facilities were dated, but clean and well-kept.  The showers were
decent and had benches for the goodies.  The laundry room had 4
washers, 4 dryers and a good folding table.  It was clean and machine
prices were reasonable.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
There was a playground for the kids and a pool, which was covered –
probably because the owner wasn’t onsite to take care of it.  Dog-
walking had to be on-leash, but there were large grassy hills that
gave them plenty of space to do their business.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
Not really – the park is near a freeway intersection.  We didn’t see
any nearby trails and did our walking in town.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
Walmart and Dillon’s (Matt Dillon, get it?) were only about 10
minutes away.  Dodge City is a medium-sized town with most other
services one would need, but not big enough for the huge “box stores”
– that was OK with us.

We enjoyed the atmosphere in Dodge City, and it has quite an
interesting history.  Things are spread out enough that it doesn’t feel
like a big city, but everything we needed was nearby.  Be sure to take
the Dodge City Trolley when you arrive, it’s a very good guided tour
that will give you lots of information about the “real” old west.  The
RV park itself was fairly small but they did a good job of keeping it up
and making folks happy.  It also had a security gate that was locked
during the night, which we liked.  We would definitely come back here
again  if in the area.


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