Can I reserve a campsite in advance?

Campsites at the three campgrounds operated by Johnson County Conservation Board, F.W. Kent Park, Hills Access, and River Junction campgrounds, are all available on a first come, first served, self-registration basis.

When are campgrounds open?

Hills Access and River Junction campgrounds are open year-round (excluding flood condition and extreme weather conditions). The campground at F.W. Kent Park is open seasonally, mid-April through October (specific open and close dates are weather-dependent). Campers at F.W. Kent Park may check-in upon park opening at 6 am, with check-out time at 5 pm.

How long can I camp at the campgrounds?

Campers may stay for up to 14 days and then need to vacate the campgrounds for 7 days before returning.

Are pets allowed in your parks and campgrounds?

Pets are allowed at JCCB parks and campgrounds provided they are on a leash or are in a kennel. They are not allowed inside the designated beach area at F.W. Kent Park.

When does the beach at F.W. Kent Park open?

The beach at F.W. Kent Park opens the first Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and closes end-of-day on Labor Day. Hours of operation are 11 am – 8 pm daily.

What kind of fish can I catch in F.W. Kent Park Lake?

The predominant species are largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, and black crappie.

Can I use a shelter at F.W. Kent Park without a reservation?

Kent Park offers 6 open shelters, 4 of those may be reserved – Blue Bird, Deer Run, Bob White, Red Haw. If a shelter is not reserved then it is available on a first come, first served basis.