Baxter Springs Riverside Park

Baxter Springs Riverside Park

Riverside Park is a community park located in Baxter Springs, Kansas, along the banks of the Spring River, at the eastern edge of the city, just south of K-166 highway. Baxter Springs, of course, was immortalized in James McMurtry's Choctaw Bingo:

That's one hell raisin' town way up in Southeastern Kansas; Got a biker bar next to the lingerie store; That's got them Rolling Stones lips up there in bright pink neon; And they're right down town where everyone can see 'em; And they burn all night, you know they burn all night, you know they burn all night

Riverside Park offers both RV and tent camping, and amenities include restrooms, picnic tables, shelters, and grills. "Please watch for the signs in the park as there is no tent camping allowed in the RV section."

The cost for primitive tent camping is $5 per day. "Campers need to contact the Baxter Springs Police Department for a permit to camp."

Riverside Park is located near both the Frontier Military Historic Byway and the Route 66 Historic Byway

Contact: Police Department, 121 W 11th, Baxter Springs, KS 66713, 620-856-2112.

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Photos From Baxter Springs Riverside Park (4)

Baxter Springs Riverside Park - Campsite - This is a typical campsite at Baxter Springs Riverside Park, with a concrete picnic table, grill, and fire ring. Baxter Springs Riverside Park - Park Rules - This sign at the entrance to Baxter Springs Riverside Park lists the rules for the park. Note that camping is not allowed within 30 feet of any shelter, and the tent camping rate is $5 per night. Baxter Springs Riverside Park - Rules - This sign in the RV area of Baxter Springs Riverside Park specifies that all campers must obtain a permit for overnight camping from the Baxter Springs police department. Baxter Springs Riverside Park - Tent Camping Area - This sign denotes the tent camping area at Baxter Springs Riverside Park. Note that camping is not allowed in the playground area.

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Last Update: April 3rd, 2013