Campgrounds

JCPRD campground reservations are available only for not-for-profit youth organizations such as Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Girl Scouts, and religious youth groups. 

For family or individual camping options in Kansas:

For family or individual camping options in Missouri:

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Campground Reservations

JCPRD is fortunate to have amazing parks and facilities that offer campgrounds, recreation activities, lakes, and trails. JCPRD offers three (3) campground locations for you to choose from: (clicking the link below will direct you to that parks page)

Reservation details:

  • Camping groups should practice the leave no trace philosophy - "pack it in, pack it out" (including trash)
  • Once the campground reservation request form is received, it will be entered into the reservation system, a contract will be emailed to you. You have 48 hours to pay the rental online or by phone. If unpaid in 48 hours, the reservation will be canceled. 
  • Reservations can be made:
    • By Phone: (913) 438-7275
    • Or in-person: JCPRD Administration Building located inside Shawnee Mission Park.

Big Bull Creek Park

33900 West 213th Street, Edgerton, KS

  • $35 per pod, per night for Johnson County residents; $45 nonresidents. Fees are non-refundable.
  • Reservation is 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm, 24 hours.
  • Maximum occupancy per site/pod is 25.
  • Three camping pods to choose from
  • Pod two is ADA accessible
  • Two grills at each pod
  • All seasons restroom onsite
  • Shelter - shared by those who reserve campgrounds
  • Electrical outlets at shelter
  • 15 tables, three ADA
  • Flag pole
  • Large fire pit near shelter
  • Water spigot at shelter
  • Firewood not provided, please bring your own. It is prohibited to destroy or damage property, including vegetation, within the boundaries of any District facility. 
  • Access to fishing ponds at Big Bull Creek and Mildale Farm. Kansas State permit required and JCPRD permit required for Johnson County residents ages 16 - 64, and nonresidents 16 years of age and older. Permits can be obtained at Visitor Services located at the JCPRD Administration Building inside Shawnee Mission Park or at various retail locations in Johnson County.

Big Bull Creek (BBC) maps:

For more information or questions about Big Bull Creek contact Cindy Lawrence.

Shawnee Mission Park

7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS

  • $25 per pod, per night for Johnson County residents; $35 nonresidents. Fees are non-refundable.
  • Reservation hours are 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm, 24 hours.
  • Maximum occupancy per site/pod is 25.
  • Two camping sites to choose from
  • No restroom onsite, chemical toilet 1/2 mile from site 1 and 1/4 mile from site 2
  • Site 1: two picnic tables, two buffet-style tables
  • Site 2: four picnic tables, one buffet-style table
  • No electricity
  • No water available
  • Firewood not provided, please bring your own. It is prohibited to destroy or damage property, including vegetation, within the boundaries of any District facility
  • Key checkout required, up to 48 hours in advance of reservation
  • Access to Shawnee Mission Park lake for fishing. KS State permit required and JCPRD permit required for Johnson County residents ages 16 - 64, and nonresidents 16 years of age and older. Permits can be obtained at Visitor Services located at the JCPRD Administration Building inside Shawnee Mission Park. 

Shawnee Mission Park (SMP) maps:

For more information or questions about Shawnee Mission Park contact Cindy Lawrence.

TimberRidge Adventure Center

12300 S. Homestead Lane, Olathe, KS.

We have two campsites available at TimberRidge. 

April - October may be booked 90 days in advance

November - March may be booked up to a year in advance 

  • Maximum 50 people per site/per night.
  • Camping is available Friday or Saturday. Reservations are 24 hours, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM.
  • Campgrounds must be paid at the time of reservation.  No holds without payment. 
  • Campground fees are non-refundable.
  • Campers only have access to campground and lakefront area for fishing.  If other groups are on-site at the shelter or welcome center, campers need to be respectful of their rentals.  During your stay, we ask that campers stay within the campground area. Challenge course and areas south of the ponds are off-limits unless a program has been booked with TimberRidge staff.
  • Fires allowed in designated fire rings/areas only. Firewood will be provided. Please do not bring firewood on-site.
  • Camping groups should practice the leave no trace philosophy when camping at TimberRidge. “Pack it in, Pack it out” (including trash).
  • Reservations for the TimberRidge Site can be made: 

Camping Fee:

  • $50 per day, per site.

Camp Site A & B will both have access to and share:

  • Small Cooking Shelter with 1 aluminum picnic table
  • Frost Free Water Pump
  • Porta Potty
  • Group cooking fire pit
  • Catch & Release fishing at Catfish pond or Nessie’s Lagoon.  
    • KS state fishing license required for those ages 16 years - 72 years.  
    • JCPRD District fishing permit is NOT required. 

Camping Amenities for each Site A & B:

  • 1 small fire ring
  • 1 lantern hook
  • Convenient parking
  • 2 wooden picnic tables

At TimberRidge Adventure Center we have additional amenities groups may book. 

Challenge Course

  • Participants must be in or have completed 5th grade or 11 years of age or older. 
  • We charge for a minimum of 10 participants. 
  • Available Mid-March through Mid-November.
  • Low course 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • High course 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Amenities

  • Archery - ages 8 and up
  • BB Guns - ages 8 and up
  • Boating - ages 5 and up pedal boat, 10 and up canoes, 12 and up kayaks
  • Call (913) 856-8849 for pricing and booking availability or email Lysa.