This is a federal campground so it has all of the amenities normally offered by such. The park is clean and many (most) sites have a beautiful view of the lake. We stay here when visiting our daughter and family in Manhattan and it serves as a great home base. If it had full hook-ups we would stay longer, but not complaining. We prefer this over the state park on the other side of the dam hands down. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Tuttle Creek COE has 4 RV sites available without reservations. When we arrived Wednesday afternoon, all 4 sites were available. Sites 12 and 22 are level enough to set the motor-home jacks without the wheels being off the ground. The 50 amp service is excellent. The water pressure is excellent. No low hanging branches, and paved roads. All sites available for reservation, were already reserved for the weekend. Arrive early in the week if without reservations. AT&T worked adequately for voice calls with one bar. However, A Wilson Amplifier was needed amplify the signal for using the hotspot internet connection with an HTC One, which works great.
The views from all sites of the lake are very nice. Deer in the afternoon, so watch driving. They are somewhat tame, and may not move out of the road when approached. The nightly rate is with the Access Pass. This is a great park, within 5 miles of Manhattan, and Super Walmart. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Access to boating, swimming, with marked off beach area. Typical Corps of Engineers campground. Rest rooms and showers available. Easy access with our 37 ft Meridian. All sites are back-in except for 2 that I seen. We always stay here when visiting family in the area, only problem is they close the gate at 10:00 PM if you forget to be back by curfew you can't get in until 6:00 AM, you can leave during closed hours for emergency or if you have to be somewhere early but through an anti backup gate (spikes). Very nice view of lake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is your typical, excellent COE campground. There are two campground sections: with and without utilities (electric and water). We were on the Lake Shore loop with utilities. Our site was very long and there was even an additional spot for parking the car (which wasn't needed). The sites do slope towards the lake a bit but we were able to get reasonably level with our jacks. Contrary to a previous post, the roads are paved but the sites are gravel. The volunteers who checked us in were efficient and friendly. There were several nice playgrounds if you happen to bring kids. The rate cited is with the Federal Senior discount pass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is located above the damn on the main lake. The terrain is a bit hilly but the sites are level with decent spacing. We stayed in site 16, gave a great view of the lake and lots of common area. Lake access was poor to to high water, the beach was flooded and it had a foul smell. Showers and bathrooms were clean and roomy, there are outhouses spread out about the campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is very nice and clean, but they only have a few sites that have sewer hook ups. They need to spend the money to upgrade there sewer system and put in more sites for the longer staying individuals. Also they need to change there policy on how long a person can stay at one site. Moving every two weeks is very upsetting to us campers. When we come to camp we don't want to have to move to a different site after 2 weeks of stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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This is a very nice campground with level pads. Most of the pads are pea gravel/clay and where the full hook-ups are, they are black-top. I spend every winter there to trout fish and bird hunt. The water is mostly turned off that time of year, but they do have a few frost free hydrants that can be used to fill your holding tank. The staff at the state park office are very friendly and extremely helpful. The park has a disc golf course, playgrounds, and very small store that is open most days and a 10 acre pond where trout are stocked from November to March. The state park is located a few miles from Manhattan, KS. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We're not sure which of the Tuttle Creek campgrounds we stayed in. It is confusing in the Trailer Life guide but here goes: a big, wooded park just below the dam, with many opportunities for shade. Pull through sites are 'arcs' off the park roadways, hook-ups are on the wrong side, no matter how you do it! No big deal if you've enough cord. We laughed about it. Bathrooms could best be described as 'institutional'. Reminded me of the penitentiary! Just kidding. Not the cleanest, and it took a LONG time to get warm water, but they worked. Rates are a little confusing, and you had to pay extra to unhook your tow vehicle. We chose not to unhook, and saved $50 or $60 by not going into town for dinner, groceries, and maybe a movie. Good for us, bad for the local merchants. Seems to be a case of spending a dollar to earn a dime, but hey. Let the state park people and the Chamber of Commerce battle it out, I guess. Next time I think we'll stay up north at the Tuttle Creek 'Fancy Creek' unit up north. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stay here a lot and I really wish that there was someway that they could put in more sewer spots. They only have 8 spots with sewer and when you have to move to a different spot after 2 weeks, it would be nice to move to another sewer spot, and you cannot stay in the same spot longer than 2 weeks unless you have a special letter from the park. NOT COOL !!!! It is a very clean park, and quiet, unless it is game weekend or country stampede, I highly recommend NOT to stay there at these times. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is a typical Core of Engineers Park, nicely landscaped and very clean. The showers looked like brand new. We were passing through so only stayed one night but would like to return. It is a great place to stay if you have son or daughter at Kansas State University to visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been here twice. The water was horrible. Brown in color and never changed. It's been that way for a number of years. We just go there cause it is close to a sister. We camped here in a Motorhome.
New sites due to Corps work on older area. All backin sites - LOT of poison Ivy in area still. Crews still working to get area up and running - brand spanking new facilities. Have to pay for vehicle to access area and then camping fee as well - daily rates. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.