Cimarron Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Cimarron Recreation Area includes the Cimarron Campground, Cimarron Picnic Area, Cimarron Group Site and Cimarron Ponds. It also provides access to the Turkey Trail. See individual listings for specific information about these sites.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: All day
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Campground $7 per night. Group site $38 per day. No day use fee. Kansas state fishing license required at the fishing ponds.
Permit Info: Commercial outfitter and guides required to have a special use permit. Fees vary. Contact the Forest Service office in Elkhart, phone 620-697-4621, for futher information.
Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Be aware of any fire restrictions. No swimming in ponds.
Closest Towns: Elkhart, Rolla, Hugoton, Kansas
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: USDA Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Elkhart, Kansas, take Highway 27 north approximately 7 miles. Turn east onto FSR 700.2 and continue for 4 miles. Recreation Area is located on the north side of the road.


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Camping trailer
Toilets Vault
Picnic tables Some covered tables available.
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Drinking water