Kansas … The Wheat State … And Its Impact on Tourism

06/09/2009 at 2:25 am Leave a comment

Please believe me. The last thing I want to do is DIScourage camping. Truly it is! I’m passionate about camping and giving my guests a great experience. I believe if you have the information I’m about to share, you will see how simple it can be to make your June and July travel plans most successful.

June and July are the busiest camping months of the year across Kansas. Camp sites are in big demand. June is also wheat harvest time in this region. Right now (early June) the wheat fields are a beautiful green, so rich and lush looking. With each passing day the wheat will begin to turn to its heavenly golden color. Sometime around June 20th it will be nearly ready to harvest.

During the harvesting of the wheat, the community really bustles with harvest-related activity. Combines can be seen in the fields, grain trucks work their way to the grain elevators, crews move from field to field, fuel delivery vehicles make their way to the combines, and mechanics hustle to keep up with the repairs so the equipment can work nearly around the clock to harvest the wheat.

Please be aware of the activity and oversized loads you might encounter in this region at that time.

Across the whole state of Kansas this harvest takes place throughout June and into early July. All those extra people who are needed to harvest the 9-million acres of Kansas wheat also use the diners, cafes, restaurants, hotels, motels, and campgrounds across our state.

If you plan to travel into Kansas during June, although reservations are not required, I’ve seen where they really can come in handy.  Those of you who drive or pull 35′ rigs (or bigger, and especially if towing) should consider booking ahead by at least several hours, if not days.

I really hate to turn away my guests. I also don’t like to make someone unhook for one night. This RV park is open every day of the year to satisfy the needs of its guests … so it pains me to disappoint someone when they didn’t realize how busy we are in June and July.  

If you can give Kansas facilities a few hours notice (even 6), you’ll likely have a great experience.

If  you plan to travel this way in June, and think you might like to try our services (remember the U-Pick Organic Garden, the extra wide spaces, and ahhh the spa), you have several choices:

  • Guarantee a site online at HighPlainsCamping.com,  OR
  • Call us to hold a space well ahead of time when you think you have your travel plans scoped out (888) 446 – 3507, OR
  • Call us on the same day of arrival, while you’re on the road, (888) 446-3507 and see what’s available, OR
  • Just pull on up to the office and we’ll find the best space that’s open (even if it has to be a boondocking space)!

Thanks for letting me explain how simple it is to enjoy your journey while we experience our local wheat harvest.

Visit TravelKS.com and search for Agritourism opportunities. If you would like my assistance in seeing if a harvesting crew would let you look at or take photos near the equipment, please feel free to email us at  office@HighPlainsCamping.com and we’ll see what we can arrange for you.



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