Sunday, May 15, 2016

Spring Lake RV Resort

We found this park, located outside Halstead, Kansas, through Passport America.  We chose this park because it offers this discount for up to 7 days per visit and offers easy access to several points of interest in the area.

It bills itself as the largest rv park in Kansas.  Composed of almost 100 acres, it has just short of 200 rv sites, six little cabins and a tenting area scattered among 4 different areas around the park.  The staff that we have encountered are all very friendly, and informative.  The grounds are well maintained.  The buildings could use some updating, but are still nice and kept clean.  There are also two storm shelters within easy access of all campers. 

The graveled sites are spacious with plenty of room for big rigs and vehicle parking.
That's our rig behind the gray truck.

There are three activity buildings in different areas.  This one has the kitchen, tv room, game (arcade games, pay pool), and card/tv room.  Next to it is the pool.

The park boasts six fishing ponds (catch and keep), and a spring fed creek which bisects the park.

The buildings in the background are (l to r)  the welcome center which includes the office, library, gathering area and puzzle table, another activity center, and some maintenance buildings.  In the area also are horeshoes, shuffleboard, a very nice playground, basketball court, mini golf, volleyball court, croquet, and space for a pickleball court in the near future.  The laundry is just a bit further to the right. 

This park is very quiet and invites you to spend time outside hiking, biking, fishing, strolling, or sitting.

Two of the little cabins.

Footbridge crossing the creek.

Today was an overcast chilly day but we managed to see some interesting things.  Where Duane is standing above we observed a huge bullfrog sneaking up on waterstriders.

This nest I think was made by orioles.

We've no idea why this cypress tree came to be here.  Among the knees someone made a little gnome village.

There are 6 or 8 pairs of geese here, four with goslings, so that we had to watch for fresh deposits.

Something else to watch for.  Someone didn't use leveler pads.

This area was settled by Russian Mennonite wheat farmers.  You will learn about them if you tune in again.

"til then,

Louise and Duane

1 comment:

where's weaver said...

Very nice park. Enjoy.