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Kanopolis State Park – Marquette

Kanopolis State Park – Marquette

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Location: Marquette, Kansas
Site Quality:  Paved roads gravel pads (Sumac Loop). Back in spots throughout the park. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring.
Type:  State Park
Access:  Easy access from Interstate 70 or 135 but 15 to 20 miles in and off state hwy 141.
Staff: Friendly and helpful.
Amenities:  Showers and restrooms (not in Sumac loop though),  playground for kids. There is a swim area and boat launches as well as other facilities but we did not use any of these.
Cellular/WiFi:  AT&T and Verizon 2 bars and decent speeds (>22Mbps on AT&T but Verizon was a bit slower). WiFi was not available.
What we liked:  Quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Felt safe. Our site (#13) was spacious enough for the rig and truck although our truck had to sit on the grass a bit.
What we didn’t like: Do not get truck passes online. At the park they are $5 per day, online a one day pass was $13 after additional fees. There are booths or self-pay stations to get these on site. The facilities in the Sumac loop were starting to edge toward being a bit run down. The picnic tables for example could use new wood tops. Also some of the pavement was quite uneven in some sites from tree roots. We could not get DirecTV but only because of a tree blocking our view of the southern sky.

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Goodland KOA – Goodland

Goodland KOA – Goodland

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Location: Goodland, Kansas
Site Quality:  Gravel roads and pads throughout the park. Pull thru and back in spots. Each site has a picnic table.
Type:  Commercial
Access:  Easy access from business route 24 about 1/2 mile off Interstate 70 on the East side of Goodland.
Staff: Friendly and helpful.
Amenities:  Laundry facilities along with showers and restrooms. Store on site. Pool along with a playground for kids.
Cellular/WiFi:  AT&T and Verizon 4 bars and decent speeds (>15Mbps on both). WiFi was available but we did not use it as it is an open system.
What we liked:  Quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Felt safe. Our site (#2) was spacious enough for the rig and truck although our truck stuck out into the exit road. This was not a big problem as we were at the end of the road and no one else would be going by there. we were also adjacent to a cabin so we had a bit of extra space on our door side.
What we didn’t like: Somewhat difficult to maneuver exiting our site.

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