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Cheney Reservoir state park        (4)

John Martin Reservoir state Park  (4)

 

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Cheney Reservoir state park

Generally located: 24 miles northwest of Wichita.

Best known for it's: 2 boat launch areas and a marina. A day use area also. Very nice area.

 

Part of our big Colorado trip from 10-10-08 to 10-18-08-
see web page on Colorado for more detailed overall info on our entire trip (special detailed article at the top of the page on the Colorado page) by date/day.  
Started 10-10-08 at Keystone State Park, OK. (Marilyn mad) ,   Glass (or Gloss) Mountains, OK.,   Fort Supply Lake, OK (army corp of engineer lake),   Optima Lake, Hardesty, Ok. ("red dirt road disaster"),   Guymon, OK RV park (raining and we got the last spot),   Boise City Dairy Queen (Marilyn's favorite),    Black Mesa state Park - OK (highest point),   Clayton State Park, New Mexico (fossil place),   Sugarite Canyon state park, New Mexico, (tree lined trail runs around the small beautiful lake) ,   Trinidad State Park, Colo. (overview of dam and made-man lake, lots of asphalt and concrete),   Lathrop state park, Colo. (huge maze of RV areas on top of a mountain),   Pueblo state park, Colo. (man made lake with no trees),  Garden of the Gods park disaster with the RV,  Mueller State Park, Colo. (wildlife rules here), Cripple Creek and petrified stump national monument in Florissant,   Cheyenne State Park - Colo. (not built yet - no dogs allowed, small parking lot),   Garden of the Gods RV park (great Mexican restaurant within walking distance), Manitou cliff dwelling, Cave of the Winds, Greensburg, ks tornado disaster,   John Martin Reservoir state Park, ks (dam inside park, very flat, you can't see it from Hwy 50), Gunsmoke RV park (in Dodge City),   Cheney Reservoir state park - ks (marina and 2 boat launches) (ended 10-18-08)


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Date stayed: 10-18-08 - just stayed for 1 hour.

Directions:

Size of park: large

RV Camping: 2 separate areas. A lot of spots.

Cost of RV spots:

Showers and restrooms:

Places to let the dogs run without leashes: yes.

Cabins: no

Length of trails:

Animals we saw: none

Sites to see inside the park:

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Fishing:

Date built:

US Army Corps of Engineers facilities: no

Other info:

Nearest cities: Wichita - 24 miles southeast.

Dogs we took: Gap and Sache

Website:
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John Martin Reservoir state Park

Generally located: central western Kansas on Hwy 50.

Best known for it's: Reservoir only

Part of our big Colorado trip from 10-10-08 to 10-18-08-
see web page on Colorado for more detailed overall info on our entire trip (special detailed article at the top of the page on the Colorado page) by date/day.  
Started 10-10-08 at Keystone State Park, OK. (Marilyn mad) ,   Glass (or Gloss) Mountains, OK.,   Fort Supply Lake, OK (large corp of engineer lake),   Optima Lake, Hardesty, Ok. ("red dirt road disaster"),   Guymon, OK RV park (raining and we got the last spot),   Boise City Dairy Queen (Marilyn's favorite),    Black Mesa state Park - OK (highest point),   Clayton State Park, New Mexico (fossil place),   Sugarite Canyon state park, New Mexico, (tree lined trail runs around the small beautiful lake) ,   Trinidad State Park, Colo. (overview of dam and made-man lake, lots of asphalt and concrete),   Lathrop state park, Colo. (huge maze of RV areas on top of a mountain),   Pueblo state park, Colo. (man made lake with no trees),  Garden of the Gods park disaster with the RV,  Mueller State Park, Colo. (wildlife rules here), Cripple Creek and petrified stump national monument in Florissant,   Cheyenne State Park - Colo. (not built yet - no dogs allowed, small parking lot),   Garden of the Gods RV park (great Mexican restaurant within walking distance), Manitou cliff dwelling, Cave of the Winds, Greensburg, ks tornado disaster,   John Martin Reservoir state Park, ks (dam inside park, very flat, you can't see it from Hwy 50), Gunsmoke RV park (in Dodge City),   Cheney Reservoir state park - ks (marina and 2 boat launches) (ended 10-18-08)

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Date stayed: 10-17-09 - just stayed for 1 hour to take a break.

Directions: From I-25 at Pueblo, Colo, go east on Hwy 50. It is west of Dodge City.

Size of park: small

RV Camping: Nice area with some trees.

Cost of RV spots: ?

Showers and restrooms:

Places to let the dogs run without leashes: yes.

Cabins: no

Length of trails: none?

Animals we saw: none

Sites to see inside the park: none

Sites to see outside the park: none

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Fishing:

Date built:

US Army Corps of Engineers facilities: no

Other info:

The surrounding area just outside the park is flat. You can see from horizon to horizon.

The dam is inside the park. The park is below the surrounding countryside. You can't see the reservoir or RV area from Hwy 50.

We left the reservoir and stopped next at Gunsmoke RV park in Dodge City, Ks.

Nearest cities:

Dogs we took: Gap and Sache

Website:
 

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