My wife specifically called ahead to inquire regarding train noise. A woman assured her there was a train but it was 2 miles away and you could not hear it unless all of your windows were open or you were outside. We were in our motor home with all of the windows closed and our heater on. We would stronger NOT recommend this place! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not a place we'd stay again. I picked it over it's completion based on other reviews but was very disappointed in this small cramped park, however; it served it's purpose as a place to stop for the night. There were abandoned, gutted house trailers along one side of the park and what appeared to be a permanent 5th wheel in one site with loud teens or young adults. We won't come again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Second time we have stayed in Russell, we liked it much better than Triple J's. Older RV park, very quiet, but clean. Easy to find but Triple J's signs are larger, pass their signs and look for Fossil Creek's. The owner was very friendly, when we pass through this area again, this is where we will stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped at Fossil Creek in July 2011 and found it quiet and peaceful, inexpensive, owners were very friendly and helpful at finding best diesel and food. A bit older park but nice enough, we only slept and took off early. I probably will use it again on the way to Denver next summer also. Easy to find or can call owners and they are helpful with directions. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Quiet, some shade trees, nice people, but sadly neglected. $1 wash/dry each. $24 cash for 50amp, cable TV and WiFi. I was happy with that and if in the area, would consider an overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is rundown but the people are friendly, the sites are nicely spaced. Some good shade. The concrete pads are cracked but we had no problem getting leveled. The free Wi-Fi signal looks weak but I didn't actually try it since we have a Verizon wireless card and it works fine. Laundry had 2 washers, 2 dryers with one of each out of order but the price is right for the ones that work. Laundry and showers are in a rundown park model but usable if not enticing. The park is far enough from the interstate where traffic noise is minimal. I would not hesitate to stop here for an overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is an okay place for a quick over nighter. No playground or pool. Lots of permanent trailers surround which give it a trashy "feel". The laundry and shower facility is an old trailer. No air inside, so it is sweltering hot. I called to get reservations and they wouldn't make one. They only accept cash. You drive up and pick your own site and then pay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Traveling through Kansas in an RV is a challenge to say the least! In Russell, you have 2 choices. The triple J which is about 100 yards next to I-70 or Fossil Creek located half a mile inside town. Fossil Creek is bordered by a small mobile home park so the road noise is greatly dimished. Fossil Creek has CATV with 70 channels and Wi-Fi that works! The park is, however, woefully run down and dated. Although we hooked up our 30 amp service with no problems, one of our neighbors had his 50 amp circuit breaker blown in a couple of hours after arrival. They left the park. The laundry room/showers are located in a dilapidated trailer without AC. There is some noise from the trailer park next door but nothing of note. If you have to stop in Russell, this works just fine for a night. Kansas RV parks have a ways to go... We camped here in a Motorhome.
Passport America rate for 5 nights; $100 per week. It is easy to get into and out of. Sites were grass; hookups convenient and they worked! Needed to stay an indefinite length of time as we were waiting for new wheels to repair our rig. The owners kindly let us wait to pay until we were ready to leave. The park was convenient to interstates but very quiet. Shopping was nearby but this town rolls up its sidewalks early and often! The laundry, showers and bathrooms were clean but in an old trailer that smelled very moldy. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As mentioned in prior reviews this is a small park that is good for an overnight stay. It was quiet with very little traffic. The Wi-fi worked just fine. Restaurants and fuel are nearby. We will definitely stay here again next time we are in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park needs general upkeep. Sites were level concrete. Great WiFi, cable, utilities in good shape. Owner very helpful and accommodating. Good overnight stop. Easy entry and exit. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great stop-over park if you are going from A to B. Big Rig friendly. Owner very friendly and accommodating. Good restaurant very close, plus other "fast food" places. Park can be a little dusty sometimes: depending on your location/site. We have stayed here before and would probably stay again if going across Kansas on I-70. Internet good, but not secure. Rate is the Passport fee. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here one night on our way to Colorado. The campground was adequate but could definitely use some updating and tender loving care. There were permanents on site that made the park look old and dated. I would probably look somewhere else the next time I drove this way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice little park for an overnight. They had some reindeer in the old miniature golf course, which were nice for the kids to feed. They are doing some work to upgrade. Right off the interstate, easy to get to, and friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is nice park with very friendly hosts who lead you to your site in a golf cart and make sure you are positioned in your site properly to you can use the hookups. They have great cable TV, and the WiFi works great at long as not too many people are using it at the same time. The park is right next door to the "Oil Patch Museum", and walking distance to several restaurants, and about 1.5 miles from the local IGA supermarket. The 50 amp power is strong, and consistent, and the hookups are all modern, and nicely done. We just stayed overnight here, but would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good gravel roads. Flat sites long enough to stay hooked up to toad. Great laundry. Good cable was extra. Close to I-70 but not noisy. Miniature golf course had two reindeer wondering around on it so I doubt it could be used (bring a shovel). Dog owners beware: there were many sand burrs on the sites. Many areas of stored items (junk). Good for an overnight. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground was easy to find. Had pull through sites. Only had 1 bathroom and shower. Bathroom and showers were very clean. For a over night stay was perfect. We used passport America and the rate was $15. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Triple J Camper Park was a very convenient park to stop going through Kansas. The sites were very large, so access was very convenient. There was only one bathroom for male/females. The bathrooms needed cleaning. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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I was not impressed with this CG at all. When we arrived at 2pm, there wasn't anyone in the office to receive us. I understand that family run CGs may require the employees to do other things but at least hang a sign. The water was down for the afternoon and most of the evening due to a mistake by an employee and it took five hours to fix. The playground was over run with weeds, rusted out equipment, and infested with a beehive. The mini golf they advertise was pathetic. How hard is it to take a broom to it once in a while? Then, there was a lawnmower cutting grass about 10 feet from our MH at 6am. Really?!?! The cable was so poor, only 3 channels came in well enough to watch. But the worst thing is the WiFi. When I went to tell the front office, the owner dialed the number to the provider and handed me the phone to deal with them. I'm sorry but this problem should be taken care of by the business not the customer. I usually like to add a comment about something good about every CG I have reviewed. This one is really tough. The power worked good. I guess that's a plus. Oh, and there wasn't much traffic noise from the highway considering how close we were to it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Triple J was a nice place to stay on our return trip home down 70. The park was pretty full, and it looked like all vehicles were parked pretty close together throughout. It's not really a place you're going to want to stay for an extended period of time. There isn't much to do there, and there isn't much nearby. If you need a place to spend the night, it is perfect. We were greeted by VERY friendly people who helped us get into our spot and settled, and gave us space and quiet time when we needed it after being on the road all day. Everything was clean, and everything worked. It may be small, and it may be tight, but it is well kept, safe, and super friendly. Anytime we are coming home through Kansas we will stop and say hello to the folks at the Triple J and try to spend the night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For overnight, this was a nice park. It's far enough off the interstate to be quiet, behind the Phillips 66 station and down a long road. But you can see the interstate. Our site was big and roomy. The lady that checked us in also took us to our site. She did it all...and was friendly. We felt comfortable and at home here. There was a storm that night and the neighbor that lived there came to check on us. Upon leaving the road was muddy, but we got out with no problem. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It was hot and the campground was nearly full; nevertheless voltage remained solidly above 120. There is some shade in the gravel sites. Gravel is fresh making for clean sites without any mud. Overnight sites were narrow and RV's were packed pretty tightly, but it worked OK for a one night stay. Sites for longer stays were more spacious. My site was very level and I did not need to unhitch at all. Restrooms were individual bathrooms with sink, toilet and shower; they were clean and a pleasure to use. The only problem was a backed up sewer connection necessitating a site switch so that I could dump. Rate is for Passport America. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Convenient overnight stop. Easy on off freeway. They have some long pull-throughs with new electrical boxes. Water pressure good. Host friendly. There may have been a few full time, permanent sites in this park.. The have two reindeer that have a pen which encompasses an older "crazy golf" site that the animals run through. Not in use for humans any more. I was told that at Christmas the park is set up as Santa's workshop for children. In this part of Kansas there is not a lot of RV parks. This one is not fancy but OK. We stayed 2 nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects the Passport America rate. It's a small park, with old facilities, but very adequate for an overnight. There is only one shower/bathroom each for men and women; not fancy, but reasonably clean. Eclectic would be a good description: there were caribou in the fenced area that used to be a miniature golf course. (??) Three block walk to Pizza Hut or Subway. Some noise from the interstate, but not bad. No doubt in it's day, it was a nice park. Now, it's kind of dated. We would stay here again for an overnight, passing through. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stay here every year going to and from Denver. Each year they continue to make improvements. Family owned and friendly. Very accommodating to our requests each time. This year they've added new gravel to some sites and concrete patios along with very modern hookups. Wifi and cable tv work great. We just love this park because of the rural quiet Kansas atmosphere. Not big for entertainment, but it provides the perfect overnight or rest day stop for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We chose this park over 2 others because they returned our call. It is close to I-70, road noise was not that bad. It seemed a little shady as they only take checks or cash for payment. Pretty much left us on our own after pointing to a site not too far from the "office" which was not fancy. No guide or written information. Although restrooms and laundry were in good condition. Actually, bathrooms looked fairly new our first impression was questionable. But all in all turned out okay. If traveling this way again would consider it, but also may try one of the others. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The three reviews prior to this are accurate. Passport rate shown. Excellent Wi-Fi and cable TV. Friendly staff. Close to I-70 but not very noisy for some reason. Great steak restaurant within walking distance. OK for an overnight stop and dinner out. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Just a overnight stop. Sites are set up different but once you understand it is fine. Utilities worked fine. Easy on and off the interstate. Not much to pick from in this part of the state. Stayed here last year. Someone rated this CG poorly because of a personal contact with someone. In my 2 stops I have dealt with the owner or management and have not had a problem. The office is a little older but the CG is fine for an overnight We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Interior roads and sites are dirt and gravel. We were in the pull thrus way to the west. These sites have no Cable TV. The Wi-Fi worked great. A little interstate noise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here one night on our way to Colorado. Office looked okay from the outside, but small and dirty inside. Grounds not kept up. Noticed grassy area where the miniature golf course was located needed mowing and trimming. Playground messy and dirty. Spaces oddly arranged--we were parked end-to-end to another trailer. Glad we were just passing through. Surprised Trailer Life had this park rated higher than a one or two. One pro: their Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The staff here was the most unfriendly staff we have experienced. Acted like they could care less. Campground was junky looking around the park buildings. Sometimes you get what you pay for. Would never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We called earlier in the day and was told the Passport was $12. Upon our arrival, the older man who checked us in gave us a rate of $16.90. We explained we did not need 50 amp, cable TV or WiFi, and he simply stated that you pay for all the "upgrades". We used the laundry, which is open to everyone in town. Washers were $2 and dryers 25 cents for 6 minutes. It was not too clean. Plus there were 3 cats and a dog roaming in and out: up on the "folding table" and all the chairs had pet hair all over them. We've stayed here once before, but this will be our last time here! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not much to choose from in the middle of Kansas. This was a pleasant surprise. Set up is a little different, but easy in and easy out. Not crowded when we went through so was nice and peaceful. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Paid Passport rate of $16.90 which included 50 amp and CATV surcharges of $2 each plus tax. OK for a night or two as it is just off the interstate, but it is barely a 7. Real strange layout here. Most sites are double ended, double wide with curb sides facing in. So you could step out of your MH and be facing the steps of another one parked next to you. Very little room between them. They worked like pull throughs as it was not too busy. But you could end up with someone behind you or in front of you. Sites are gravel, not paved. Hookups were setup funny and were spaced well apart so it was a long reach to some, but they worked OK. The laundry is open to the public and most parked right in front of the office. So if you see cars when you come in, park so you can get around them. Laundry was good sized, $1.50 wash and .25 cents for 6 minute increments of dryer time. Waudby's Sports Bar & Grill on Main St just past 7th had very good daily specials and lots of TV's. It has a new owner Shanda and closes between 2 and 4 in the afternoon on weekdays only. Open all day on weekends. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just ft. off I-70 with Passport America $15 or $27 without. This park is now asphalt and high firm gravel sites. Former post is wrong; there is no dirt or mud. Hook up's are great. Superior to 90% of KOA's we pay too much for. Some sites have concrete patio's and furniture. Sites up to 110' pull-thrus. Talked to owner, they have just put thousands into the park and it looks it; hook ups are fine. Great place overnight, or a week if you are exploring. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park for a reasonable place to stay overnight between Denver and Saint Louis. The park was not busy when we were there, so a pull-thru with our 40-foot motor home was easily accomplished. The space was wide and pleasant. The park is close to the highway, and that is a bit noisy. There is a considerable amount of unsightly junk piled up by nearby sheds, and that was there when we stayed there two years ago. Still for the price, the convenient location, and the fact that all the hook-ups worked fine, this is a good park, and I will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here after a terrible day on the road. The rate was Passport America and cash was required. Although there were sites available we were placed on a site without a picnic table and far from the office that our Wi-Fi wasn't very good. There were a lot of trailers that seem to be permanent residents but we found that often on this trip. It was inexpensive but I wouldn't return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were looking for a spot near Hays to spend a couple of weeks, and we decided this was the best campground from Ellis to Russell. The campground was very clean and well run. The manager is always busy keeping the place looking good, and uses a golf cart to guide you to your spot. We enjoyed our stay and will come back. The internet and cable TV were worth the money. We are Passport customers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stopped for one night traveling between Denver and Kansas City. Chose this park because of Passport America. Nice pull through spot with full hookups, cable TV and WiFi. They charge an extra $2 each for 50amp, cable TV and WiFi. All extras are included in what I paid. This is a nice spot for an overnight stop over. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nothing bad about this park, except the side by side site layout. If the park is not crowded it would be fine. It looks like this was once a really nice park, but it’s a bit rundown. Some longer term residents but not too many. Reasonable rate with Passport America and a decent place for an overnight stop. Extremely convenient to interstate 70. Meridy’s Restaurant nearby has good food with reasonable prices, but it's nothing fancy. Not much in the town of Russell. Free WiFi at site. We would return for an overnight stay but only with the discounted rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Limped in here late after a long bad day! Had blowout that damaged trailer earlier on the interstate nearby. Staff very nice, lots easily accessible and level, but it was very windy! Staff sent us to a restaurant where we met a couple that knew a tire manager that opened at 6 AM on a SUNDAY MORNING at Kansasline Tire in Hayes, KS, just to sell us tires and a wheel. Recommend them highly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were amazed that they did not accept credit cards; cash or check only. The people at the desk seemed uncertain as to which rate to charge. The restrooms were two: one commode and shower stall for women and one for men. They were clean but certainly limited! Nice town, though, and Meridy's Restaurant nearby serves a hearty breakfast! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
People were friendly. I hope the new owners can fix this place up. It really does have a lot of potential but is really run down. I only saw three older permanent campers but they were in good shape. Don’t know if we stayed here on a bad night or what but the restrooms and laundry area were not all that clean. We stayed right by the office and the Wi-Fi was still pretty weak. You could hear some of the noise from the highway however the campground itself was quiet. Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Sites were EXTREMELY level. I just had to pull in and that’s it! Did not have to unhook my vehicle. Made for a really easy start in the morning. Cable was great. I did not have enough cable to reach the center pole however the campground provided extra cable on the center poles so I could just use their cable. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This a a nice park, lots of grass, very level sites, some shade trees and an area for those that need a clear southern view for sat TV. Not fancy, but clean and the owners are nice and polite. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife's favorite campground! Enjoy a swing at each site. Sites were level, plus the water and electricity were good. Passport America rates honored. We will definitely stay here again if ever back in Russell, Kansas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground 2 blocks off Interstate and as quiet as sleeping in a cemetery. The rate was for water, electric, sewer, cable TV and WiFi with no discount. It is an older campground with many older trailers but most seem to be kept up. The grounds clean and neat. It is more a Motel 6 or Super 8 than a Regency Hyatt. Our site was level. The WiFi signal was weak (2 bars out of 5) but no problem with log in or download.There were more cable channels than I needed. The staff was friendly and helpful. It is a food place to stay for an over night on the road. I called ahead for a reservation that morning and no advance deposit was required. I will be back on return trip. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate reflects Good Sam discount. Signs say new management and new attitude and our experience reflects this. The staff was very helpful, our site had been recently leveled with new gravel and grass was all neatly mowed throughout the park. There was good water pressure and good electrical levels as shown by our monitor. The cable had 71 channels, but I used a 25 foot cable to get to the connection centrally located for 4 sites. Be prepared. My sewer connection had no threads. It was just a drop in so we took extra steps when dumping to insure no problems. There were new screw in sewer connections at the sites next to us. We would stay here again for an overnight stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is located right off I-70. It is fine for an overnight stop. The directions into the campground a difficult and you might miss it. The sites are level and easy to get in and out of. Passport America rate makes it a good deal. It was raining and there seemed to be fair drainage. I would not want to stay here for more than a night, but for an overnight it is fine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a quick overnight stop. It looks like it was once a nice park but is now somewhat run-down. Still, easy access off I-70, large, level, gravel sites with some grass. Strong, fast Wi-Fi connection if you park near the office. There is a playground and, even though it was a little worse for wear, the kids seemed to enjoy it. I would stop here again for an overnight stay. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
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Nice access with, long, wide sites. Friendly check in, and really big rig friendly. Passport America rate. Pet friendly, unfortunately there is not proper clean up! Watch your step. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The owner was very friendly and helpful. There was a sign on the office door when we arrived telling campers to pick a campsite and settle up with her when she got back. It was easy on and off I-70, and, although it's within 1/4 mile of the highway, you don't really hear the highway noise. The oil well museum closes in September, but there are plenty of rigs, bits, etc. to see outside. There is a great grocery store in Russell--Klema's Hometown Market. Many of the buildings in Russell are constructed of native limestone which is really neat. Russell is only 30 miles east of Hays where the Boot Hill Cemetery is located in addition to a buffalo herd, Historic Fort Hays, Sternberg Museum of Natural History, and other points of interest. We will definitely stay here when we're in the area again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice and peaceful park. If you inform the manager that you need WIFI she will put you in the best place to receive great WIFI for us that was in site number six. There is a good restaurant called Meridys very close that had really good fired chicken. There is also a interesting oil rig museum. We were only going to stay one night and ended up staying for several days. We would camp here again. It is very pet friendly and has nice pull through sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for one night traveling through Kansas. Owner was friendly and helpful as this was our first campground. We stayed here on a Passport America discount. Despite being close to the interstate, the park was quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is very adequate for an overnight stay between St. Louis and Denver. They have large pull through sites. Full hookups and 50 amps. The sites were level. Picnic tables were at each site, but on the wrong side of the coach (since coaches are parked two abreast in opposite directions.) We used Passport America and for the price the park was just fine. Office person (owner, I believe) was very pleasant and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lady that owns the park was very nice and helpful, escorted us to our site showing location of all hookups. Easy to get in and out, great for overnight. I would camp here again. Found it very clean. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We paid the Passport America rate. The sign-in staff member was irritating, telling another employee that here was "...another cheap set of campers." The campground itself was well worn but largely serviceable. The campground is subject to some blowing dust from the gravel roads and the eternal Kansas wind. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
An OK stop. Spaces are not marked so a 'pilot' takes you to your space. I stayed here 5 years ago and it has not changed much. Most people are 'seasonals'. Russell is a tired little town with brick streets. I was here on a Saturday - went downtown to find a hardware store - closed at noon. Most of the town closes at noon on Saturday. A lady owns the park. She does not do much maintenance. Everything looks like it needs updated. The laundry was dirty. We were going to do laundry but decided to wait till the next stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
They advertise as a Good Sam Park, but are not listed that way in Trailer Life Directory. Staff is friendly, but it is run "pretty loose". They do not take credit cards. Is convenient to I-70, easy on & off. Good restaurant close by within walking distance. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.