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Camping

Six campgrounds are conveniently located around Melvern Lake. The Corps manages five out of the six campgrounds. They are: Outlet, Coeur d' Alene, Arrow Rock, Sun Dance, and Turkey Point Parks. The State of Kansas manages the Eisenhower State Park campground.

User fees are charged for camping in parks that the Corps of Engineers operates. The amount of the fee is based on the type of facilities provided.

Campgrounds contain level campsites, many with electrical hookups, picnic tables, and fire rings. Shower buildings, sanitary dump stations, playgrounds, and fish cleaning stations are located in most parks. Please click on campground specific information for a complete list of amenities and fees for each campground.

Entrance stations are located at most campgrounds and all campgrounds are patrolled routinely by Park Rangers and Osage County Sheriff's Deputies.

For additional information about camping opportunities click on the Kansas City District home page. For reservations call 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov