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Location and Overview

Coneflower Campground is one of the several camping areas located within Wilson State Park in Kansas. Wilson State Park is nestled in central Kansas, just north of Interstate 70, near the city of Wilson. The park is divided into two areas situated around the Wilson Reservoir: the Hell Creek Area and the Otoe Area. Coneflower Campground is located within the Hell Creek Area on the south side of the lake.

Campground Amenities

  • Campsites: Coneflower Campground provides a variety of campsites including utility campsites with electric and water hookups, and primitive sites for those who prefer a more traditional camping experience.
  • Restrooms and Showers: Campers will have access to restroom facilities with showers, providing a level of comfort while enjoying the outdoors.
  • Dump Station: There is a dump station available for RVs and trailers.
  • Shelter: The campground may provide shelters or picnic areas for day use or gatherings.
  • Accessibility: The park ensures that some campsites are ADA-accessible.

Recreational Activities

  • Fishing: Wilson Reservoir is well-known for its fishing opportunities. Anglers can catch species like striped bass, smallmouth bass, and walleye.
  • Boating: There is access to boating on the lake with boat ramps available near the campground.
  • Hiking and Biking: Trails for both hiking and biking are available in the park, offering scenic views and wildlife spotting opportunities.
  • Wildlife Observation: Coneflower Campground is a great spot for bird watching and observing other wildlife native to the Kansas prairie.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: It's recommended to make reservations for Coneflower Campground, especially during peak seasons. Reservations can typically be made online or by phone through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism reservation system.
  • Fees: Campsite fees vary based on the type of site and amenities provided. A daily vehicle permit may also be required for park entry unless an annual pass is purchased.

Rules and Regulations

  • Check-in/Check-out: Campers must adhere to the check-in and check-out times to allow for proper maintenance of the sites.
  • Pets: Pets are usually allowed but must be kept on a leash and supervised at all times.
  • Fires: Campfires are often permitted in designated fire rings or grills but may be restricted during burn bans or dry periods.
  • Quiet Hours: Most parks enforce quiet hours to ensure all guests have a peaceful experience.

Seasonal Information

  • Availability: Coneflower Campground might be open year-round, but services such as water and restrooms may be limited or unavailable in the off-season.
  • Weather Conditions: Kansas can experience extreme weather conditions. Campers should be aware of the forecast and possible weather-related park advisories, particularly regarding tornadoes in spring and summer.

Contact Information

For the most current information on Coneflower Campground including reservations, fees, and any restrictions, prospective campers should contact Wilson State Park directly or visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism website. The park office typically provides maps, brochures, and additional details about the campground and surrounding areas:

  • Phone: The park office number can be found on the state park's official website.
  • Website: The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism website (ksoutdoors.com) is a good resource for up-to-date information and online reservations.

Before planning your trip, always check the latest information regarding Coneflower Campground as conditions and regulations may change over time.

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