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Sound Off: There are two cabins at Clinton Lake State Park. Can they be rented?

Yes. Reservations are $75 per night for Sunday through Thursday and $95 per night on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays, or $520 for a week. There is also a nonrefundable $12 reservation fee. Reservations can be made through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism at kdwpt.state.ks.us or by calling 842-8562.

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Scott Morgan 1 year, 10 months ago

wood461, True regarding flood control, not so sure other areas of the country has the exact same line given by the Corp. Then asked them to back off. For some reason Kansas has not.

Ever been through a rainy season in the Ozarks? Even many moons ago boat docks were made to be adjusted to different water depths. I've seen the White River (dammed) water up 20' and still maintains a healthy amount of homes and private docks. Branson is on the White River. The White River near Branson is lined with docks and homes.

Can't buy the water level story.

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wood451 1 year, 10 months ago

Corps of Engineer lakes have been constructed for flood control not recreation. It is impossible to have Lake of the Ozarks type of development at a flood control lake.Permanent structures below the established flood stage are mostly limited to latrines, roads, boat ramps etc. Permits for private boat docks have been available at some CoE lakes however most permit holders find the expense of maintaining a dock at these lakes to be excessive due to the extreme changes in the water level. Recreation is a secondary concern for the CoE.

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Scott Morgan 1 year, 10 months ago

sherbert, I rest my point about recreational water areas of Kansas.

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Scott Morgan 1 year, 10 months ago

Corp of Engineers free up some shoreline for private development. We have a wonderful lake almost within our city limits and we can't even keep a lakeside convenience store in business, let alone a bait and tackle store. Good grief.

Kansas is a fantastic state for tourism, but for some odd reason we all are taught to be ashamed.

  1. I can easily and have done so in the past scheduled 3 night trips in Kansas which can stand up to many of our neighbor states.

  2. Hunters and fisher-people from all over the world salivate at the chance to experience what we have and do not promote. We have two great Walleye lakes and no resorts. What is that all about anyway?

  3. Put in some fishing/boat launching areas on the Kansas River. I can think of only two, and they are lacking.

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tbaker 1 year, 10 months ago

Another example of government doing something that the free market should be providing.

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somedude20 1 year, 10 months ago

I hope that "God" is getting his cut of the money. After all, he did create the world, materials to make the cabin and the people to use them.

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roadrunner 1 year, 10 months ago

Maybe it's not camping, but it's quiet and camp like. While not the Hilton, the cabins are pretty decent. You still have to haul all your "camping" stuff with you, including bedsheets, pillows, food, etc. We've stayed two separate occasions and were not charged for more than the $95 a night weekend charge. You do have to pay for both Friday and Saturday night, though and the daily vehicle charge to get into the park. It's a decent get away close to home!

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Joe Hyde 1 year, 10 months ago

The only such cabin I've ever actually been inside was at Eisenhower State Park on Melvern Lake. Don't know if that single cabin's interior design and amenities is representative of the entire population of these cabins.

Whatever, I thought the Eisenhower SP cabin was outstanding in every way.

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Scott Morgan 1 year, 10 months ago

ksf, yes staying and fishing at a lakeside resort is not camping. My clan enjoys playing cards in a screened in porch, having a docked boat, private showers, cooking freshly caught fish in a kitchen, dining by taking the boat to the restaurant, sightseeing by boat, watching a game/movie on television, skiing, doing laundry, walking on the beach late at night....................

Not offered in Kansas.

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jaybird79 1 year, 10 months ago

Whatever you do check the minimum amount of days you can reserve them. To reserve a camping spot last weekend for 2 days the park asked us to pay for 5 nights, over 100$, said that was the minimum time you can reserve a spot. I'd bet you'll end up paying the 520$ per week just for the weekend, they find a way to make camping cost more than a night at a hotel.

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Scott Morgan 1 year, 10 months ago

Oh my Gosh, just think waterside lodging in Kansas, stop the presses. How about 25 or 30 nice lakeside motels with docks spread out around the state?

Any lake in Mizzu from L.O.T, Ozarks, Truman, to the Tri Lakes area in Stone/Taney County is full of tourists with Kansas plates. Heck Mizzu may be behind this Corp Of Engineer nonsense. Mizzu told the Corp to take a hike decades ago.

Think of the tax revenues and job creation. Think of Kansans who can not put boats in the water or hike over boulders to fish.

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Stacy Napier 1 year, 10 months ago

Yes, I think Melvern has 10 or so.

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KevinBacon 1 year, 10 months ago

There'll be more than two cabins before long. It's hard to tell how many they're building back there, maybe another three or four?

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