Scott City, KS

Scott State ParkOther reviewers at

June, 2015

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


Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
Like most state parks during the summer months, this one was quiet
during the week and busy/noisy with families on weekends.  Site
spacing was sparse enough to provide a buffer, but there was a lot of
day-use traffic on weekend days.  However, the nice lake and other
activities in and near the park made it a good stop for us.

Road and site access/type?
Paved roads throughout most of the park, with crushed asphalt and
gravel making up the roads within the campground.  Sites were

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
Spacing between sites was adequate, and our pullthrough (#30) was
long enough for the coach and car.  There were also enough trees in
the campground area to provide partial shade to many sites.  Our
site was very level, and most of the ones we walked by seemed to be
close to level.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
The site we had originally booked turned out to be too small for our
coach (see comments), so we were lucky to be moved to site #30.
Although it had no sewer – not a problem for just 4 nights.  Sites with
sewer and 30 or 50 amp service were mingled within the
campground, so we chose 50-amp power for our AC and passed on
sewer.  The 50-amp power was strong, although we were told that
our site power had been recently upgraded and not all were so good.
Water pressure was also strong.  The Verizon signal to our phones
and hotspot was excellent.  We did not detect any park WiFi signal
from our site.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Table only, no open fires were allowed.

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
Here’s an area that needs some work.  Some bathroom facilities
were “outdoor” with no roof, and even the one near our site was not
very appealing to shower in.  Although fairly clean, they need a major
upgrade.  The showers did not have benches – where am I supposed
to put my stuff?  No laundry room.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
This park was quite kid and pet friendly.  There were large areas
where dogs could probably be run off-leash, and the lake with nearby
gym equipment was popular with the kids.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
Plenty of roads to bike on throughout the park, but no trails
dedicated for bikes.  There were several walking trails, and they led
to various historic displays that were actually quite interesting.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
The drive into Scott City was 15 miles, with a decent grocery store
on Main Street.  Not many other useful services in this small town,

This was a pretty good state park, and even better for folks who
enjoy fishing and water sports.  The El Cuartelejo ruins, which were
left by the Taos Indians in the 1600’s, is within walking distance of
the campground, and Battle Canyon with its story of the last Native
American battle in Kansas is a short drive from the park entrance.

Be aware when booking a site using ReserveAmerica that accurate
site information for this park is lacking.  It might be preferable to
contact someone at park headquarters before booking, if possible.


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