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Dog RV Parks Great Bend KS

Like us – our dogs enjoyed a relatively secure and predictable existence. Yet at the same time, they also suffered from a detectable degree of boredom. For example, even though they had a large, fenced-in back yard, neither of our dogs wanted to stay out there. In fact, our youngest dog spent most of his time digging under the fence in an endless attempt to escape from his suburban lifestyle.

Meade State Park
(620) 873-2572
Meade, KS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Clubs Welcome
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Deer Grove RV Park*
(316) 321-6272
2873 SE Hwy 54
El Dorado, KS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry

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School Creek Campground (COE - Milford Lake)
(785) 238-9714
Wakefield, KS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Boating, Lake Fishing

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Melvern Lake (COE - Melvern Lake)
(785) 549-3318
Melvern, KS
Campground Availability
1-May thru 3-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Four Aces RV Campground and Mobile Home Park
(620) 659-2321
Kinsley, KS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Play Equipment, Basketball, Sports Field

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Triple J RV Park*
(785) 483-4826
187 Edwards Ave
Russell, KS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Playground, Mini Golf, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Sports Field

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Prairie Band Casino & Resort RV Park*
(877) 278-7275
12305 150 Rd
Mayetta, KS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Patios, Laundry, Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Hot Tub, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Sports Field, Local Tours

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Walter Johnson Park (City Park)
(800) 626-3357
Coffeyville, KS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Playground, Sports Field

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Wellington KOA*
(620) 326-8300
100 S KOA Dr
Wellington, KS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Salina-KOA Kampground*
(800) 562-3126
1109 W. Diamond Drive
Salina, KS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Wading Pool, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Taking Dogs on Your RV Trip

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Running with the Pack


Julee Meltzer

Over the years, we’ve observed that when you leave the congenial world of RVing, people tend to view full-timing with a fair amount of skepticism and apprehension. Perhaps there’s something about the nomadic lifestyle that makes some folks feel uneasy. I don’t know. But clearly, one of the most illuminating comments we’ve heard about full-timing has to do with our pets – specifically our dogs. Every so often, after people find out that we live in an RV with our pets, their comment is, “We could never do that to our animals”.

The first time we heard that remark, we were a little surprised. After all, we’ve always considered ourselves to be animal lovers as well as sensible pet owners. So when someone suggests that we’re subjecting our pets to an inappropriate lifestyle – we get a little annoyed. But rather than shoot the messenger, I’ve decided to discuss the issue openly to see if, in fact, there is something morally wrong with imposing our nomadic lifestyle on our pets.

Before we became full-time RVers, we lived in a large house in a residential neighborhood on the coast of Maine. Back then, our two dogs spent most of their time inside the house, sitting by our side. It didn’t matter whether we were in the kitchen or in the living room. Wherever we were, so were they.

There were two activities that our dogs truly enjoyed. The first were walks. The second were rides in the car. As a practical matter, our dogs usually had three walks per day which consisted of a leisurely 15 minute stroll around the block. During these walks, our dogs would analyze shrubs; check out interesting smells; and investigate a wide array of suburban artifacts for recent activity. If they were lucky, they would get a chance to surprise a neighborhood cat. In the winter, the walks were often very brief because of the bitter cold.

On summer weekends, we would frequently take our dogs to a park or the beach. If there was no one around, they would run without leashes. Our dogs love the water and are happiest when they are up to their bellies in water and mud.

Like us – our dogs enjoyed a relatively secure and predictable existence. Yet at the same time, they also suffered from a detectable degree of boredom. For example, even though they had a large, fenced-in back yard, neither of our dogs wanted to stay out there. In fact, our youngest dog spent most of his time digging under the fence in an endless attempt to escape from his suburban lifestyle. Similarly, when they weren’t going on walks – our dogs spent a lot of time sitting around and moping. After a while, they even stopped chasing the cats.

That was four years ago. Today, our dogs spend their time living and traveling in a 34-foot motorhome. In truth, I’m not sure whether they even remember what it’s like to live in a regular house. Yet in some ways, very little has changed for our dogs since becoming full-time RVers. They still spend the maj...

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