Best Kept Secrets of Kansas

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Most people just say Kansas is flat and boring. We have a very different view on the state we’ve called home for awhile. Laura grew up in Manhattan and Overland Park, Kansas. We met in Overland Park after I was retired from the Army and she graduated college. This area has so many familiar places and people that it still gives us that comforting feeling when we come back. Imagine our surprise when we discovered there is an excellent state park 30 minutes south of where we used to live. We had never been there before, and it housed so many things that we love.

Hillsdale State Park was a random find when we were searching for an RV park near Kansas City. Laura wanted to see her family more and we wanted to be nearby. We were only searching because our usual RV park was fully booked. We pulled up to nicely paved, wide roads and turned into the campground to find full hookups, concrete pads (half of them), spaces spread out, nice green grass, fire pits and a nearly empty campground. The cell signal is excellent so we could work easily, and the best part is how quiet it is.

We have been watching money very closely since we are still waiting on the reimbursement check from Forest River, and starting a new business is not very profitable at first. We were delighted that this RV park only costs $160/wk (currently).

We found that this park is built on Hillsdale Lake (Corps of Engineers Project), has a beach, fishing, boat ramp, several campgrounds, archery, a really nice shooting range (we can’t hear it), horseback riding, and some of the most spectacular sunsets we have ever seen.

This is our new favorite campground. If you’re ever an hour south of Kansas City you should stay here and see for yourself.


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