Take a break at Ellis Lakeside Campground

Take a break at Ellis Lakeside Campground

Exit 145 – 300 East 8th St.

Ellis is a friendly community of 2000 people, located on Interstate 70, halfway between Kansas City and Denver. The campground is only seven short blocks from Exit 145.

Nestled along the tree-shaded banks of picturesque Ellis City Lake on Big Creek, the campground provides travelers a convenient place to spend a quiet restful night. In addition to free Wi-Fi, picnic tables, charcoal grills and playground, the campground offers hot showers, water and electric hook-ups, common dump station, boat dock and fishing pier. A storm shelter is available nearby in the basement of Christ Lutheran Church.

Several shopping opportunities (restaurants and grocery) are mere blocks away. Also within easy reach are three beautiful city parks, three unique museums, miniature train ride, municipal swimming pool, public golf course, tennis courts, Frisbee golf course, and horseshoe pits. Ellis’ peaceful streets provide an excellent venue for a leisurely evening of cycling or strolling.

The weekend campers are invited to worship at one of the local churches. Ellis also has an EMT ambulance and the police department provides 24-hour patrol service.

Everything you need

  • Rocked or Concrete Pad Pull-through Campsites
  • Shaded Grass Areas
  • Picnic Tables and Barbeque Grills
  • Handicap Accessible Bathhouse with Hot Showers (In Season)
  • 30 & 50 Amp Electrical Hook-ups
  • Water Hook-ups (In Season)
  • Free Common Dump Station
  • Playground
  • Boat Dock and Fishing Pier
  • Storm Shelter
  • 24-Hour Police Patrol Service
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Self-Pay Station

Fees & Details

Fees are per day/night

We do not have an attendant on site, therefore all of our campsites are first come, first serve. WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS.

In Season 

Water is Turned On

April 15th to November 15th

Campers – $20.00

Tents – $15.00

Off Season

Water is Turned Off

November 15th to April 15th

Campers – $15.00

Tents – $10.00

Methods of Payment

  1. Self-Pay Box | Next to Bathhouse
  2. City Hall | 815 Jefferson
    (In Clerk’s Office or Night Drop Box)
  3. Ellis Police Department


815 Jefferson, Ellis, KS


Clerk's Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Emergency: 911

Police Non Emergency: 785.726.4462 (0) | 785.726.4141 (C)

Public Works: 785.726.4741 (O) | 785.726.1741 (C)