Camp Hunter

Camp Hunter

Camp Hunter is a community park located in Humboldt, Kansas. It is situated at 1st and Ohio Streets, on the bluffs above the Neosho River. After Missouri Cavalry burned Humboldt on October 14, 1861, Camp Hunter was built to protect against further Confederate attack, and the 7th Kansas Cavalry was stationed here. The First Indian Home Guard regiment, consisting of 1000 Indians and freed black slaves, served here as well.

The park provides facilities for both RV parking and tent camping. Amenities include electricity, restrooms, showers, water, shelters, picnic tables, trash bins, and free Wi-Fi Internet. Tent camping is free, but campers need to check in with the Humboldt Police Station, located at City Hall, 725 Bridge Street in downtown Humboldt.

The Prairie Spirit Trail State Park ends at Iola, about 6.5 miles north of Humboldt, and the Southwind Rail Trail connects Iola and Humboldt.

Contact: City Clerk, 620-473-3232.

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Location: Humboldt, KS

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Photos From Camp Hunter (4)

Camp Hunter - Camping Area - This is a view of one of the tent camping areas at Camp Hunter Park in Humboldt, Kansas. There are picnic tables, trash bins, and electricity nearby, with plenty of grass and shade trees. Camp Hunter - Entrance Sign - This is the sign at the entrance to Camp Hunter Park in Humboldt, Kansas. It lists the rules and regulations at the park. Please note that there is no fee for tent camping, though visitors must still check in with the Police Department. Camp Hunter - Restrooms - This is the restroom and shower facility at Camp Hunter Park in Humboldt, Kansas, located on the east end of the park, near the camping areas and shelters. If the doors are locked (as they were on my visit), check with the police or a city employee. Camp Hunter - Shelter House - Here is a view of the main shelter house at Camp Hunter Park in Humboldt, Kansas. There are nearby picnic tables, grills, electricity, and this handy bike rack!

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Last Update: July 6th, 2014