We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Scott State Park

520 W Scott Lake Dr, Scott City, KS 67871-4033
+1 620-872-2061
Review Highlights
Frequent Camper

We have been camping at Lake Scott for years. It is a wonderful place that defies all that is... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Steve K
Good spot for Kansas History buffs

We stopped here overnight in a 32ft. 5th wheel. It was a little out of the way, but well worth the... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
diane h
Topeka, Kansas
Read all 21 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good53%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ruins” (2 reviews)
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
520 W Scott Lake Dr, Scott City, KS 67871-4033
+1 620-872-2061
Write a Review
Reviews (21)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have been camping at Lake Scott for years. It is a wonderful place that defies all that is around it. Judging by the farm and pasture land as you approach, you wouldn't think Scott State Park is possible. You can use the full hook-up...More

1  Thank Steve K
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stopped here overnight in a 32ft. 5th wheel. It was a little out of the way, but well worth the side trip. It seems to be a well kept secret of the folks in Scott City, so getting a reservation in advance would help....More

Thank diane h
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful lake surrounded by bluffs and hundreds of cottonwood trees just beginning to turn golden. What a perfect time to visit. Hike, camp, fish, enjoy the outdoors. Some southwestern Puebloan history here, too. There are ruins within the park called El Quartolejo; the most northeastern...More

2  Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, small spring fed lake just north of Scott City. The camping areas are set down in a canyon you would never guess are here if you stay up on highway 83. Stayed two nights in the park. You can drive all the way around...More

Thank laurad_staffco
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The area is beautiful! It's very clean and well maintained. My future mother in law has been to parks all of Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas and this one is her favorite. There is something for everyone, especially if you like to hunt, fish, swim, hike,...More

1  Thank JarredClements
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is the one spot in Southwest Kansas that always has water in it, feed by a natural spring. The park service keeps it clean, lots of camping spots as well as fishing spots. There is hiking also all around the park. Great for a...More

Thank Theresa Q
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Very clean, camping and RV facilities. Pretty little fishing, swimming lake. Surrounded by hills. A few hiking trails. This made a nice break in our trip from Oklahoma to Colorado.

Thank Patti V
Reviewed 31 October 2015

A hidden treasure amongst the bluffs that enclose this beautiful, natural haven! Its like stepping into a foreign land after driving past miles of flat fields, to this hidden oasis. If you havent seen it, make the time! P.S.The season change has made the tree's...More

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We were looking for a half-way point to spend the night between Ouray, CO and Kansas City, MO. We found it in this remote state park near Scott City. Then we saw on-line that it was rated by Natonal Geo as one of the best...More

Thank Onewag01
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Its the great outdoors in western Kansas. Gets pretty busy sometimes on weekends. Remember sunscreen.

Thank Curly_W706
Nearby Restaurants
23 reviews
22.63 km away
Cap'n Jack's Pub
51 reviews
26.45 km away
Charlie's Restaurant
6 reviews
44.51 km away
Dighton Bowl & Diner
6 reviews
46.33 km away
Nearby Attractions
Monument Rocks
129 reviews
18.36 km away
Castle Rock
43 reviews
68.11 km away
Prairie Museum of Art & History
55 reviews
76.69 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Scott State Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines