Weston Bend State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 36
Number of Sites with Electric: 32
Located on the Missouri River, the once-thriving town of Weston can credit its early success to tobacco growing and trade. Today, tobacco production still plays a part in the area’s economy. Five tobacco barns, one of which has been converted into a reservable enclosed shelter, remain in Weston Bend State Park to interpret the important role this industry played in the area’s history.
A scenic overlook, accessible to persons with disabilities, provides visitors with a view of the Missouri River, Fort Leavenworth and beyond. A hiking trail that meanders through the woods and along the edge of the bluff also provides great views of the river. Hikers and bicyclists will enjoy the peaceful setting of the three-mile paved loop trail that weaves through a hilly wooded area.
Secluded picnic sites, a playground and an open shelter, which can be reserved, make it an ideal place for family gatherings. For visitors wishing to get away for more than a day, a campground featuring basic and electric campsites, modern restrooms, hot showers and laundry facilities are available.
Weston Bend State Park offers basic and electric campsites. On-season (April 15 through Oct. 31) services include a dump station, modern restrooms, showers, water, laundry and reservable sites. The campground is open year-round. Reservations are accepted for camping stays during the on-season only. With reservations, there is a required minimum stay for weekends.
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