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Old 05-18-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
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Anyone have suggestions for camping as we drive east on I70 from Colorado to Smith Center?

We're staying at Rifle Gap CO State Park right now. Very nice place on the north side of the lake/reservoir. Since we only travel 150 miles/day, I'm looking for a place west of Denver, then east and so on.

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Anyone have suggestions for camping as we drive east on I70 from Colorado to Smith Center?

We're staying at Rifle Gap CO State Park right now. Very nice place on the north side of the lake/reservoir. Since we only travel 150 miles/day, I'm looking for a place west of Denver, then east and so on.

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Old 05-18-2008, 07:49 PM   #3
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Bruce,

If you wanted to drive a little further (About 200 miles) you could get to Chatfield State Park, south of Denver.

They have full hookups and 50 amp service. We stay there about twice a year.

Then you could take E-470 and loop around the southern edge of Denver and pop out on I-70 and miss the traffic.

Then take I-70 to Byers and get on Hwy 36 to Bonny Lake State Park.

You could stay at Bonny Lake State Park (165 miles from Denver via Hwy 36) in Idalia, Colorado.

They have 30/50 amp electric hookups and water available, but no full hookups, just a dump station.

Then you could go to Prairie Dog State Park in Norton, KS, 125 miles from Bonny Lake.

Prairie Dog has Electric and water sites and dump station, it is 65 miles to Smith Center.

Both these campgrounds on just off Hwy 36.
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Here are places we've stayed on our way to or from Smith Center:

Mid America Camp Inn - Goodland, KS (PA park)
Prairie Dog State Park - near Norton, KS
Flagler Reservoir SWA - near Flagler, KS
Mid America Air Museum - Liberal, KS
Jetmore City Lake Park - Jetmore, KS
Triple J Campground - Russell, KS (PA park)

Of course, some of these places (like Mid America Air Museum) aren't on your current route. We really enjoyed Jetmore City Lake Park--we were the only people there!
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