After driving for several hours in order to make our way further west to escape the oncoming severe weather outbreaks, we changed our today’s destination. Why not drive to Kansas spontaneously?
The Cimarron National Grassland is just 7 miles north of Elkhart, KS, right at the Kansas-Oklahoma state line. You take 27 north from Elkhart for 7 miles and then turn right onto FS-700 for another 4 miles. To get more information about the Grassland, you can also stop at the Forest Service Office located in Elkhart. The lady there is very nice and helpful and you can get maps and directions here.
FS-700 takes you through some cow pastures until you finally arrive at the Cimarron Recreation Area. The main campground offers 12 campsites with water hydrants, restrooms and fishing ponds. It’s $ 7 per night, first come first serve.
Horses are not allowed in the main camp. 2 corrals are located at the north side, just follow the road in the middle, where the sign says hiking trail. You can either leave the horses here and park at the campground or -what we did- just stay with them next to the corrals, there is lots of space and even water!
- Trails: Many miles, different trail systems
- Stalls: No, but 2 corrals provided
- Water: Yes
- Restrooms: Yes, vault toilets
- Camping: Yes, primitive
- Cost: $ 7 per night
- More info about Cimarron Campground