CHENEY, Kan. — Several years ago the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks established a new national online reservation system for camping at its state parks.
Last summer, the system was put to use as Cheney State Park was full nearly every weekend as residents looked for ways to get out and about during the pandemic. Earlier this year, officials at Cheney stated that 2021 could be very much the same. In looking at the reservation system, that could ring true. According to the website, all of the non-primitive camping sites are taken for Memorial Day weekend.
And looking even further out, the story is the same. As of Monday, only 22 camping sites remain for the Independence Day weekend and just one remains for Labor Day weekend.
Now primitive campsites are in abundance for all three holidays. The park says that most weekends will see full use of the camping hook-up sites, which provide water and electricity.
Cheney typically sees more than 50,000 visitors during the weekend.