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Overview of FLATLAND in Historic Lake Scott State Park

Historic Lake Scott State Park, located near Scott City, Kansas, is not only a scenic oasis with its natural springs, wooded canyons, and craggy bluffs but also a place rich in history, featuring archaeological sites and the historic El Cuartelejo Pueblo ruins. The park is a popular destination for campers, hikers, fishermen, and history enthusiasts.

Camping at FLATLAND

Campground Description: Flatland is a campground area within Historic Lake Scott State Park. As the name suggests, it likely offers a more level camping experience which can be ideal for RVs, campers, and tent setup. The exact specifics of Flatland campground amenities and features can vary, but typically, Kansas state park campgrounds offer a range of facilities from basic to full hookup sites for RVs, along with primitive camping spots for tents.

Reservations and Fees:

  • Reservations: It is recommended to make reservations for a camping spot, especially during the peak season and for holiday weekends when the park is likely to be more crowded. Reservations can be made online or by calling the park office.
  • Fees: Campsite fees can vary based on the type of site you're reserving (e.g., primitive, electric, RV full hookup). Always check the current rates on the Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism website or contact the park directly.

Campground Amenities:

  • Electric Hookups: Many sites may offer electrical hookups for RVs and campers.
  • Water Access: Freshwater taps for drinking water and filling containers.
  • Restrooms and Showers: Clean facilities with toilets and showers are generally provided.
  • Picnic Tables and Fire Rings: Most campsites come equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring or grill.
  • Dump Station: For RVs there's usually a dump station to dispose of waste.

Activities and Recreation:

  • Hiking: Historical trails take you through the park's interesting history and beautiful terrain.
  • Fishing and Boating: Anglers can enjoy fishing in the Scott State Fishing Lake, and boating is permitted (check for motor restrictions).
  • Wildlife Viewing: The park is an excellent place for spotting wildlife and bird watching.
  • History Exploration: Visitors can explore the ruins of El Cuartelejo and other historical sites.

Park Rules and Regulations

Fire Safety:

  • Open fires are usually permitted in designated areas, such as fire rings, but be aware of any fire bans or restrictions during dry conditions.

Wildlife Conservation:

  • Do not feed wildlife as it can be harmful to both animals and visitors.
  • Preserve the natural habitat by staying on designated trails and respecting plant life.


  • Pets are typically allowed but must be kept on a leash and under control at all times.
  • Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

Quiet Hours:

  • Most parks enforce quiet hours during the night (e.g., 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.) to ensure a peaceful environment for all campers.

Alcohol Policy:

  • Alcoholic beverage consumption may be restricted or prohibited in certain areas. Always check the park's regulations.

Litter and Trash:

  • Practice "Leave No Trace" principles and dispose of all trash in the designated receptacles.

Contact and Reservation Information

To obtain current information, make reservations, or clarify any specific rules or available facilities at the Flatland campground in Historic Lake Scott State Park, you can contact the park office directly or visit the Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism website. Always make sure to verify the most up-to-date information before planning your trip.

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