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  • Meagan Butler

Triple J RV Park Review (Kansas)

RV Park: Triple J RV Park Location: Russell, Kansas 187 E. Edwards Russell, KS 67665 785-483-4826

Rating: 3 (1 low-5 high)

Open year-round

Proximity to town: Walking distance to a few restaurants. Set up and go out for dinner!

Cost: $ 35.00 a night (for a pull-through 50 amp spot)

Dates: November 17-18 2017

About Our Rig: Heartland Road Warrior 355 Toy Hauler. The Road Warrior 355 is a double-axle, forty foot long toy-hauler with three slides, three awnings, and a retractable back-patio.

Spaces / Facilities / Amenities:  This is a small mom-and-pop style RV park. It is not fancy and upgraded like many of the parks that we’ve stayed at, but we loved the welcoming feeling that the park offered us. We like small parks with kind people running the facilities. The woman who owns the park was ultra-nice to us. We called her while we were on our way through Kansas, and she took our credit card and set up a cone to help us locate our spot once we arrived late at night. The orange-marker made it much easier to find our site in the dark.

The space in between each site (ours was a pull-through) was sufficient. We were parked next to another large 5th wheel, but we didn’t feel like we were on top of each other. If we wanted to use our back patio, we would have had to park our truck somewhere else besides our designated space. There were large-shade trees around our space, but the tree needs to be trimmed to prevent damage to taller rigs, like ours.

The shower and restrooms are clean but very dated. Clean is so important, but it is hard to ignore what I can only describe as grandma’s house typed fixtures in the restrooms. Antique facilities don’t bother me at all since cleanliness is one of the most important things in a restroom, but just don’t expect new and updated restrooms.

The laundry area has brand-new (looking) extra-large style washer and dryers. It seemed like a great place to do laundry.

We came and went fairly quickly on this particular stop, so we weren’t able to check out the office. Sorry!

Other information (road noise, etc.): When we came in (late at night), we were expecting the layout of the RV park to be different. The map on the website is oriented differently than the orientation of the park. Is this a big deal? No, but, for new RVers trying to navigate unfamiliar territory, it might be problematic.

Our experiences: This was the first RV park along our route that was all-season. Yay! At this time of the year, it is hard to find RV parks that are open. We were pleasantly surprised at this little independent campground. Even though RVers are fair-weather travelers, we still need places to stay. Thank you, Triple J!

Although rustic, we would stay here again. There was a cute little oil and gas museum on the facility that we wished that we could have checked out. Speaking of rustic, some of the granny-sheik styles might have to do with the cats on the premise. The cats seem to live on the property, and they live in the area around the office. I never saw a little box, but there was a strong litter-box smell in the bathroom. I noticed the smell first and then saw the cats. I presume the smell and the cats are linked somehow. As a multiple cat owner, I can sniff out a litter box smell in seconds.


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