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The following list of services available along the Flint Hills Trail is listed in approximate west-to-east order:

City Park of Herington Campground

Herington City Park. Full Hook-ups, pull-through sites.

Santa Fe Trail Campground

Council Grove Lake. 2 miles NW of Council Grove on Lake Rd.

Bradford Guest House (1860)

307 E. Main, Council Grove. 785-466-6588

Trails Day Cafe and Museum

The Trail Days Cafe and museum provides a unique experience with food and history. Here you see, smell, hear, touch, and taste history. Our menu offers American Indian, Old World, Early American, and 20th Century foods that are made the old fashioned way–from scratch. We have everything from Kansas prairie bred and fed Roast Buffalo (Flint Hills Prairie Bison Preserve, Alta Vista, KS) and Kansas bred and fed Elk (Prairie Thunder Elk, Alta Vista, KS) to our 1902 Hamburger–ground in a fourth generation, Burdick,KS meatmarket (owned by Gary and Marilyn Hageberg) and served on a homemade bun. You will be dining in a museum, so after you order your food, we hope you will read the history display on your table, look over our brochure and history sheet, tour the home and grounds and explore our small library. If time permits, we would love to answer any questions you may have regarding the Maple Camp Complex, Indian pictograph, World, American or Kansas history, Santa Fe Trail, and local history.

803 West Main Street
Council Grove, KS 66846
Phone: (620) 767 7986

Cottage Hill Bed and Breakfast

A trip to Council Grove, Kansas, and a stay at The Cottage House Hotel Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful and captivating journey back to the days of the early West. Council Grove was a vital Santa Fe Trail town for many traders, pioneers and the site of many important historic events. Today the town boasts 24 registered “Old West” historic sites and the new, beautiful Neosho Riverwalk next to The Cottage House Hotel.

25 N Neosho, Council Grove, KS, USA
(620) 767-6828

The Landing

Downtown Council Grove

Council Grove Camping Facilities

Kit Carson Cove Campgrounds and Sante Fe Trail Campgrounds at Council Grove Lake (2 miles north on Lake Road). Official Council Grove Lake Website

Allegawaho Heritage Memorial Park

The Allegawaho Heritage Memorial Park is located 3.5 miles southeast of Council Grove, and offers picnic tables, barbecue stations, and free, developed campsites, but bring your own water and carry out your waste.

Allegawaho Heritage Memorial Park
Dunlap Road and X Avenue
Council Grove, Kansas 66846
(620) 767-5140

Bushong Public Campground

South of US 56 on Americus Rd. Located in City Park on 4th St. Shelter house and grill. For more information call 620-443-5011.

Allen City Park

Picnic shelter, grills, and restrooms.
Located 3 blocks north on Road L and one block east on E. 6th St.

Admire Public Campground

South of US 56 on K-99. Located in the city park. Restrooms, shelter house, grill. For reservations call 620-528-3666.

Antlers Bed and Breakfast

$85/night, full breakfast
Osage City
Becky 620-412-6418

Osage City Camping Area

Located 4 blocks south of the trail on S. Martin Street at 322 S. Martin. In front of the Osage City Police Dept. Bldg. Tent campsites, water, and restrooms in bldg. Call 620-433-5011 for more information.

Osage City Victorian Home

Comfy room located in a Victorian home in the country only two blocks north of the Flint Hills Nature Trail, the longest trail in Kansas. Quiet place to stay – shared bath $60. Located at 23033 North Fourth St., Osage City, Kansas, 785-633-7293.

Osage City Santa Fe Park

Picnic area, water, restrooms

Koch Guesthouse

Spacious cabin sits on a small farm in Osage City. One bedroom, two beds and one bath. $75.00 per night. Contact Cindy at 785-219-1280 or Maurice at 785-226-2341.

Crossroads RV Park & Campground

Crossroads RV Park & Campground is located 2 miles north of Lyndon, in the historic and scenic setting of Northeastern Kansas. Shaded by trees and surrounded by green rolling hills, woods, lakes and farmland. A destination in itself or a great location from which to visit the surrounding areas. Open year round!

23313 S. U.S. Hwy 75
Lyndon, KS 66451
(785) 221-5482

EZ Rock Cafe

A local cafe and bar that offers a fun and clean environment.
1304 Topeka Street
Lyndon, Kansas 66451
(785) 828-4612
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Salt Creek Ranch

Nestled in beautiful northeast Kansas near the Flint Hills region, Salt Creek Ranch specializes in trail rides and beginning and intermediate horsemanship lessons. Enjoy guided trail rides through open pastures sporting Wildflowers and wildlife. Schedule a ride through wooded trails at the ranch or along the Flint Hills Nature Trail! Take a break at the 1870’s cemetery surrounded by our farm. Wagon rides and campfire dinners available in cool weather. Excellent family experience and team building opportunities. Camping and bunkhouse space are available.
4215 E 245th St, Lyndon, KS 66451 785-828-3739

Vassar Mercantile

310 Main
Vassar, Kansas 66543
(785) 224-9872
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Virgil’s Campground

Vassar, call Virgil at 785-828-4405 for directions.

Pomona Lake State Park

The Pomona Lake State Park is one of the most beautiful camping areas in the state. Numerous camping facilities, with or without hookups, are available year-round. Cabin rentals are also available. Access to the Pomona Lake State Park is only a couple miles from the Vassar Trail Head. Via highway, the state park is 1 mile north of K-268 on Paulen Road. (785) 828-4933

Lake Pomona State Park

Lighthouse Bay Marina

Lighthouse Bay Marina, owned and operated by Bill & Shelley Hodgson, is located with-in the State Park at Pomona Lake in Vassar, Ks. Lighthouse Bay Marina is full service marina and has been located at Pomona Lake and family owned since the 1964. (785) 828-4777

Pomona City Park

6 blocks north on Colorado and 2 blocks west. Shelter house, picnic tables, water.

Ottawa Bike & Trail

130 S. Main St. Ottawa 913-9451-1070
Will shuttle bikes and also do on-trail bike repairs.

Forest Park – Ottawa

Picnic area, water, restrooms. Go North on the Prairie Spirit Trail to Tecumseh St., then west to N. Locust, and then North to the park.

Knights Inn – Ottawa

1641 Main St., Ottawa. 785-242-4842
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The Painted Lady B&B – Ottawa

704 S Cedar St, Ottawa, 785-248-4573


Franklin County Visitor’s Center

Franklin County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Visitors Information Center
2011 E. Logan (Interstate 35 & Hwy 68, Exit 187)
Ottawa, Kansas 66067
(785) 242-1411
Camping is permitted behind the Franklin County Visitors Center.

Rantoul Soda Pop Machine

On McGinnis Avenue (Vermont Road), north of Main

Osawatomie City Lake Campground

3.5 miles NW of town at W 327th & Bethel Church Rd. From the trail go North on Pressonville Rd for 1.5 miles, then 2 miles East on W. 327th Rd.

Osawatomie John Brown Park

Picnic area, water, restrooms. 10th & Main

Enchanted Realm BNB

320 Main St., Osawatomie. 913-755-3346

Mills House RV Park – Osawatomie

Mills House RV Park
125 North First Street
Osawatomie, KS 66064
(913) 755-4192
Open Year-Round full hook-ups

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