Lawrence, Kansas

Kansas City Jellystone ParkOther reviewers at

June, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating = 6 out of 10 stars




Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
We stayed during the week, and things were fairly quiet.  This
is a family park, and I would expect mayhem on the weekends
since they advised that they are booked for weekends well in

Road and site access/type?
Paved into the front office, then gravel interior roads and sites.
Most sites had “back-to-back” utilities, making for tight “front
yard” access with neighbors.  Most people, including us, hate
this arrangement.  How about some privacy!

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
Site spacing on the utility side is tight, especially with slides out.
Most of the sites we saw were fairly level, and we were able to
forego leveling jacks at ours (#49).

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
Power was a problem, and they couldn’t seem to correct it.  Our
50-amp service had low voltage on one leg and was unusable for
our air conditioning.  They came out and checked it but seemed
unable to make a repair so we used 30-amp service, which was
stronger.  The Verizon signal was very good to our phones and
hotspot.  Water pressure was fine.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
Bathrooms were dated, but clean, and the showers were fine.
The laundry room looked OK as well.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
Definitely kid-friendly, Jellystone parks are known for their
pools and kiddie activities – including visits from Yogi Bear.
Not so much for dogs, they had to be leashed but there were
large lawn areas at the south end of the park in a picnic area
where they could be taken.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
Nothing in the park.  There were many hiking/biking trails
available in nearby Clinton State Park (about 12 miles), and
they were free.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
Dillons was the store of choice for groceries in Lawrence,
about a 15-minute drive into town.  There was another Dillons,
and many restaurants down Massachusetts drive near the KU
university.  Kansas City was about 35 minutes away with any
other service one could want.

Except for the electrical issue, we came to like this park for
its location just outside of Lawrence and an easy drive to
Topeka and Kansas City.  We spent 4 nights, and probably
should have booked a couple more (we could not extend
because a weekend was approaching).  We suspect summer
weekends get pretty crazy, but if you are away every day
exploring it probably doesn’t matter much.


One comment

  1. I stayed there one night and also at Deer Creek in Topeka this month, I would choose Deer Creek in Topeka if ever back in that area. The park is paved, concrete pull through pads long enough for any size RV, very nice clean bathrooms.

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