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Clinton Lake Camping

Clinton Lake offers many opportunities for campers. Four parks offering camping are conveniently located around the lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains Bloomington, Woodridge and Rockhaven Parks. In addition, The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism maintains Clinton State Park. User fees are charged for camping in all of the parks except Woodridge Park which offers primitive camping only. The amount of these fees are based upon the type of facilities provided. Reservations can be made at www.Recreation.gov.

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Bloomington Park

Bloomington East Park, just west of Clinton Lake, between the Rock Creek and Wakarusa River arms of the lake, offers several different recreational options. Within Bloomington East Park, visitors have the opportunity to reserve picnic shelters and campsites, both for group camping and individual family camping. Bloomington Park is the Corps' largest and most developed park with over 400 campsites conveniently located near the swimming beach, picnic area with reservable picnic shelters, boat ramps, disc golf course, playgrounds and the Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum.

Bloomington West is a spacious group campground that sits under an umbrella of trees west of Clinton Dam and Lake in the hills of Kansas. This spacious group site offers 25 individual sites, four with 20/30 Amp electric and water connections. This area has a total capacity of 150 guests. A boat ramp is located within a mile of the site, and grills, flush toilets, showers and drinking water provide a comfortable camping experience.

 

Rockhaven Park

Rockhaven Park offers 50 equestrian friendly campsites, some with electricity, plus access to over 30 miles of bridle and hiking trails. Drinking water, restrooms, showers, playground and a group shelter are centrally located in this park.

 

Woodridge Park

Woodridge Park has 450 acres for hiking and primitive, walk-in camping. Tent camping is allowed throughout the park and along the 4.5 mile George Latham hiking trail. Campfires are allowed at designated locations only. Drinking water and a vault toilet are available in this park. 

 

Clinton State Park

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism manages the Clinton State Park with campgrounds, cabins, picnic areas, boat ramps, hiking/mountain biking trails, a beach and the Clinton Marina.