Bloomington Rec Area Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

The Bloomington Recreation Area is a large day-use area consisting of 4 picnic shelters, a nearby swimming beach, and 3 boat launch ramps within a short drive. Each picnic shelter has a sand volleyball court and horseshoe pit. A large handicapped accessible playground is located between shelters #4 and #6, but is available for all who use the area. A large handicapped accessible shower facility is nearby for beach/group shelter users. A handicapped accessible comfort station is also available in the area. The Clinton Lake Museum (within the day use area) has many nice displays and information on the history of the Clinton Lake/Lawrence, KS area.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Fishing
  • Accessible Restroom
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Flush Toilet
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball


Peak Season
Apr 01 2010 -
Oct 15 2010
Peak Season
Apr 01 2011 -
Oct 15 2011

Alerts and Important Information Due to Road Construction Shelters 3, 4, 5 & 6 are Not Reservable from April 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010. Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. Picnic shelters are $35/day and open 9am-10pm. Shelters are not available for reservations from 15 Oct -1 April. Customers with large groups (100+ people/shelter) need to contact the Clinton Lake Project Office at 785-843-7665. All pets must remain on a 6-foot leash. Vehicles must not park on the grass. Area is closed from 10pm-8am. Bloomington Beach has a "No Alcohol" Policy. Shelters 3-6 are NOT for overnight camping, but only for day use between the hours of 9:00AM and 10:00PM.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 16 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Bloomington Rec Area
Campground Phone: 785-843-7665
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Lawrence, KS

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More About Bloomington Rec Area Campground

Bloomington Rec Area is a campground located in Lawrence, Kansas. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -95.37389 latitude, and -95.37389 longitude into your GPS device.

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