Eisenhower State Park provides 187 utility campsites and five shower houses. Non-utility sites are available for primitive camping in Five-Star, Sailboat Beach, and Omaha Swim Beach. 15 Equestrian Campsites with electric/water and individual corrals are available in the upper loop of Westpoint Campground. 10 sites are available for group camping reservations in Abilene Campground (must have at least 5 units for group reservation). 17 sites are available for single reservations. Campers may stay at any one of the campgrounds for up to 14 consecutive days. Visit the park office or email us for more information, including the availability of Ike's Shelterhouse, Mamie's Cabin, two Yurts and our four BRAND NEW Modern Cabins for rent. Visit Ike's General Store located at Doud Campground to pay your campground fees, purchase souvenirs, rent kayaks and check out games. Eisenhower State Parks' Friends Group offers ice and firewood for sale at Doud campground and a laundry is available in the Doud Shower Building.

Mostly a prairie trail. If looking for wooded area trail, this one is not for you. Lots & lots & lots of ticks - we used permethrin infused clothing & a 7.5 oz bottle of 40% deet bug spray that still could not keep them off of us. Blazes were good, but trail still difficult to follow.

This trail is also used by horses. Hoof markings were not too bad through this trail. Make sure to spray for ticks. Went in 90 degree weather, plenty of shade through out. Open areas and covered tree areas. Where there is no trail the grass is lightly mowed. Markers are orange for one trail, blue for the other.

Nice trail. It was quiet and peaceful and not so far from my home.

Decent little park with some good photo opportunities. I drove over an hour to get here and you pay a $5 entry fee so I didn’t feel it was quite worth it. However it was completely dead and I ran into no one for 3 hours which is nice for me because I like to let my dogs run around and go crazy.

I thought the orange trail was a great trail. It was easy and ended up being a 6 mile loop, beginning to end. It was very, very well marked. It had a few water crossings and other water features like a pond and view of Melvern Lake. It had quite a few interesting photo ops, too. I went during the winter so vegetation and bugs were not an issue. There are quite a few open spaces so a windy day might be a challenge if your not used to the windy prairie life. There were lots of Read Tail Hawks soaring looking for dinner! Loved it and will be back to go the 10 mile blue trail soon!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ticks galore. Stopped by the lake to cool off. Nice trail.