Burr Oak, KS is a small rural town and I own several properties here including the school. Everything is available here from dry camping to FHU and even workamping opportunities. Want to start a business in the school and I'll give you six months free HOUSE RENT in a nice house also here in Burr Oak. Want to stay one night or one year, I have the facilities for you here.
No smoking on property
State highway and paved roads, accessible to anything
Anything you're driving can be accommodated.
Accommodating you is not a problem even if you're in a caravan of 20 RVers.
This is a hunting and fishing mecca but there is a lot more, just ask when you get here or research on the net for whatever you find interesting to see. OR just drop an email.
We arrived at the beginning of this year’s highest temps and we do not have a generator; just batteries and solar power. Our host was most helpful in locating us to obtain sun in the AM and shade in the PM. It worked well!
He has an interesting story to tell, tour to take, and is quite knowledgeable of the area.
T-Mobile has a strong signal, but very poor bandwidth. Data flows, albeit quite slowly.
The geographical center of the USA is a short drive from Burr Oak. Make sure to check it out!
We look forward to a return trip!
Our host kindly led us to a couple of choices of sites including the circular driveway of a vacant house and a spacious grass lot, both in the country. We chose the driveway. It was flat, but as our rig is 13’ tall, we had to be a bit careful to avoid tree branches. There was no WiFi or Verizon cell service. Saw a beautiful sunset and a fox searching for moles provided entertainment while we ate dinner.
Great little stop. Guy was very accommodating. He met us when we arrived in town and guided us to our spot. He was very nice and knowledgeable about the area. We we definitely stop here again.
Nice quiet and private spot. Perfect for our one night stop.
Thank you for this quiet respite on our long trip across Kansas. We wish we had more time to visit and learn about the history of this little town. Took many photos of the old buildings on Main Street and tried to imagine the place in its early days.
The host, Guy, was passionate about this little town and showed us around, gave some history, and a tour of the old school that he owns. We talked about insiders and outsiders and it’s a shame the insiders don’t embrace the passion that Guy has for his little town. We shared stories of our travels over a meal and truly enjoyed his company. This was a good central location for seeing Red Cloud and visiting Willa Cather’s early childhood home and museum. A visit to the Geographical center of the 48 states or as some believe the center of the world. A short drive south will take you to the biggest ball of Twine. Trivial information imparted to us by Guy that there are no Stop Lights in the whole county. And we were there for the infamous Route 36 Flea Market weekend. Thanks Guy, we enjoyed the stop and your company.
Host was great! Met us at the old school and drove us all around town and gave us a little history lesson. Toured the old school which brought back some childhood memories. Reminded me of a combo of my elementary and high school in North Carolina.
The cemetery was one of my favorite spots because I guess I'm weird that way. LOL Seriously, it was amazing because it's high on a hill and you can see forever it seems. Nice spot for the sunset!
The little park was cute with old playground equipment that also reminded me of my childhood. It also had public restrooms which was nice.
It was hot but cooled off to a comfortable level after sunset. There were no hookups but if you need them, the town has a two space RV park with full hookups for $7 per night. You pay at the local bank.
Very unique little place if you're traveling through the middle of Kansas. Very close to the geographic center of the country which is just a short drive a way. Also close is the world's largest ball of twine and one of the most beautiful lakes around.
Only an hour and a half or two from Marysville which is a very beautiful little town and home of the Pony Express Museum. I think their other claim was best little town in Kansas.
Definitely worth checking out. If you like old cemeteries, there are plenty of them along all the drives too. Beautiful skies and incredible sunsets. It makes Kansas worth the visit!
Curiosity about Burr Oak got me there... The rest kept me for two days although I had confirmation to stay at another place. It all worked out and I got to see a little more than I thought I would.
Thank you again to the host for all the info and for the tour of the town.