TimberRidge Adventure Center Campground Area

Campground Rental Request Form

Camping for organized groups is available year round.  Meadow area of campground

Camping is available with the following conditions:

  • Camping is available on Friday or Saturday for one or two nights. Reservations are 24 hours from 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
  • Campgrounds must be paid for within 48 hours of reservation. Dates will not be held after 48 hours. Payment can me made over the phone at TimberRidge Adventure Center (913) 856-8849 or Ernie Miller Nature Center (913) 826-2800 or online. Request a reservation.  Have an account already, login.  Need to create a personal account to be connected to Group account? Create an account.
  • Campgrounds fees are non-refundable.
  • Participants only have access to campground, game field, and lake front area for fishing. Camping groups need to be respectful of other rentals on site.  Groups may have rentals at the Welcome Center, Whispering Pine shelter, challenge course or other amenities. The challenge course and areas south of the ponds are off limits unless a program has been booked with TimberRidge staff.
  • The Whispering Pine Shelter is not included with a camping rental, groups wanting to use the shelter will need to book it as a separate rental.  The shelter rents for a 1/2 day (8am-3pm or 3pm-10pm) or full day (8a-10pm). 
  • No fires are allowed outside of designated fire rings/areas. Firewood will be provided. Firewood is NOT to be brought on site.  
  • Site needs to be cleaned up and left as it was found. Camping groups should practice the leave no trace philosophy when camping at TimberRidge. “Pack  it in, Pack it out” (including trash).
  • Alcoholic liquor and Cereal Malt Beverages are prohibited.
  • Reservations for the TimberRidge Site can be made: 

We have three campsites available for up to 50 people per site. 

Shared Camping Resources: 

  • Small Cooking Shelter with 1 aluminum picnic table (Shared with game field site)
  • Frost Free Water Pump (Shared with game field site) 
  • Porta Potty
  • Group cooking fire pit

TRAC Campground Site Fees: 

  • rent as one large site for up to 100 people for $100/night.
  • rent Campsite A or Campsite B for up to 50 people for $50/night.  When only renting campsite A or B there could be another group renting the other 1/2 of the TRAC campground.  
  • rent the game field for up to 50 people for $50/night. 

Campground Site A & Campground Site B each contain:

  • 1 small fire rings
  • 1 lantern hooks
  • Parking in gravel circle drive or North side of Shelter parking lot, please do not park on any grass areas at the campground. 
  • 2 wooden picnic tables
  • Catch & Release fishing at Catfish pond or Nessie’s Lagoon.
    • KS State Fishing License required for those ages 16 years - 72 years old. 
    • JCPRD District fishing permit is NOT required at this site.

TRAC Game Field Camping Site:

  • Small Cooking Shelter with 1 aluminum picnic table (Shared with campground site)
  • Frost Free Water Pump (Shared with campground site) 
  • Porta Potty 
  • 1 small fire rings
  • 1 lantern hooks
  • Parking in gravel circle drive or North side of Shelter parking lot, please do not park on any grass areas at the campground. 
  • 2 wooden picnic tables
  • Catch & Release fishing at Catfish pond or Nessie’s Lagoon.
    • KS State Fishing License required for those ages 16 years - 72 years old. 
    • JCPRD District fishing permit is NOT required at this site.

At TimberRidge Adventure Center groups have the option to add on a Challenge Course program. 

  • Participants must be in or have completed 5th grade or be 11 years of age or older. 
  • Additional programs must be booked with at least two weeks notice and we recommend checking dates a minimum of 3-4 weeks in advance. 
  • A TimberRidge Health and Liability form must be filled out for anyone going on the course, participants and observers. These will be in your contract if you book a challenge course with your camping reservation.
  • We charge for a minimum of 10 participants. 
  • Available Mid-March through Mid-November.
  • Low course 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • High course 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Call (913) 856-8849 for pricing and booking availability or email Lysa.

Other Amenities: 

Archery, BB guns, Climbing Tower, & Boating are all additional programs we are able to offer your groups. Check out our pricing here.

Kill Creek Park with it's streamway trail access is next door to our facility and offers a unique opportunity to bike several miles of trail.  June - August, the beach at Kill Creek Park is available with limited hours. And the fishing at TimberRidge is an outstanding location to introduce youth to fishing.  It is catch and release fishing only, but we have several varieties and it is a great location for youth to learn how to fish. 

View our Health and Liability Statement

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  1. Lysa Holladay Dvorak

    Outdoor Adventure Specialist
    Phone: (913) 856-8849