This was my first trip to Kanapolis State Park. It is an older campground but very nice and everything worked properly. The restrooms and shower houses were very clean. You are about 11 miles from the nearest town so if you happen to need or forget something, you will have a small drive ahead of you. The area is picturesque and the lake if beautiful. The water level was way down when we were there but it was nice none the less.
I stay at Hillsdale State Park campground a couple of times a year. More specifically at Scott's Creek campground. It is close to home and allows me to camp with my son on a short weekend without having to travel to great a distance. The campground is very clean, it sits right on the lake and has nice level gravel pads. There is a new playground that is fun for the kids and walking trails close by. It stays open year around and the camp host told me the water is almost never turned off. There are three 50 amp sites but the majority of them are 30 amp with water. The host told me they will be building a new campground that will be offering full hook-ups but not sure when they will be completed.
This campground was very clean; the playgrounds were well maintained as were the walking trails. The sites were very level and spacious and not sitting on top of each other. The hosts were helpful and very polite. You do hear TAPS being played in the mornings and evenings since Fort Carson is only about 2 miles away, but it is faint and you only hear it if you're sitting outside your rig. This is a great campground and a great destination for vacation. The only negative is the daily park pass that is not included in the campground price, and I think it was $7.50 a day. I thought that was steep. Be sure to book ahead as this campground books quickly in the summer. I made my reservation in January and at that time they only had 2 spots left.
I have stayed at Bennett Springs State Park campground for years now and have always enjoyed the place. There are 5 different campgrounds but we stayed in campground 1 where all sites are full hookups with concrete pads. Campgrounds 2 thru 5 are located on top of a steep hill and sit in the trees. They are nice campgrounds as well, but only offer 30 amp service with no water or sewer. There are places to fill your holding tanks and the dump station in nicely located and easily accessible. If you wish to stay in campground one I would advise you to plan ahead and make a reservation since this campground stays pretty full during the summer. The trout fishing is excellent as are the play grounds, hiking trails and pool.
We stayed for 4 nights in Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Eureka, Missouri. I will say the staff was top notch and helped in any way possible. The sites were clean as well as the Park itself. It has many friendly family activities that our son loved. However there are more negatives than positives. First the nightly price was $57.00. This does not include many of the activities that they offer, so expect to pay extra for those. I was disappointed when I found that out, especially for the price of the campground. This campground does not offer a decent campsite for big rigs. You will end up staying right of the road or down in a poorly designed gully where use of the picnic table or fire rings is not possible. It is has very narrow roads and the trees in some places are not trimmed high enough. Our rigged hit many branches entering and exiting the campground. Lastly, get to know your neighbors because the sites as well as the cabins are extremely close together and privacy is minimal. To sum it up if you have a 30' plus motorhome or 5th wheel, you might want to think about staying in another place.