Neosho Falls Riverside Park

Neosho Falls Riverside Park

Riverside Park is a community park located near Neosho Falls, Kansas, just east of the Neosho River, adjacent to the historic Neosho Falls Waterfall. Riverside Park was the site of the Neosho Valley Fair for many years, and in 1879 President Rutherford B. Hayes visited, along with about 30,000 other people.

Neosho Falls was once the most important town in Woodson County, with a population topping 1200. Today, just over 100 remain, and there's not much left of the town. It was once at the intersection of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and the Missouri, Kansas & Texas (The M-K-T or "Katy") railroads, with a large depot. The railroads left in the 1930s and 1950s, respectively, that that, along with a devastating flood that destroyed much of the town in 1951, was the end of Neosho Falls. See also: Blue Skyways, FlyoverPeople.Net, and Legends of Kansas.

Riverside Park provides several acres of shaded campgrounds, suitable for both RVs and tent campers. Amenities include restrooms, water, picnic tables, and grills. The cost is $12 per night for RVs and $6 per night for tents. Access is via gravel roads.

No contact information or web site is listed for Riverside Park; presumably, someone comes around to collect the fee after you've set up your tent...

Web Site: No web site at this time.
Location: Neosho Falls, KS

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Photos From Neosho Falls Riverside Park (5)

Neosho Falls Riverside Park - Entrance - This is entrance to Riverside Park. The left column reads Neosho Falls Riverside Park - Fees - A sign showing the camping fees at Riverside Park. A family has set up their tent among the trees in the background. Neosho Falls Riverside Park - Picnic Shelter - A view of the trees and grass at Riverside Park, with picnic tables and a picnic shelter. Neosho Falls Riverside Park - Picnic Tables - This photo shows some of the picnic tables and fireplaces, with playground equipment in the background. Neosho Falls Riverside Park - Restrooms - Not the most modern restroom facilities, but they appear to be relatively clean and well-kept. There is also a water hydrant (not sure if the water is potable or not).

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Last Update: June 25th, 2012