Directions & maps

From 23rd Street in Lawrence:

Go south on Iowa, out of town and over the Wakarusa River bridge. Highway 458 is just after the bridge, turn right, Follow this asphalt road about 11 miles (Past the Clinton Lake entrance) and wind around the south end of the lake. Turn right onto Highway 6. Follow the signs to the township of Clinton. Turn left at the store (Douglas County Road 4 North). Go north one block, turn right at the stopsign where the road Ts (Road 1200N), then a quick left onto Road 600E. The road will turn into gravel, then into asphalt again. The Bloomington West Campground is the green pipe gate 1/2 mile down this road on the left.

If you are coming from the South of Kansas City:

  • From Hwy 69, I35 or Hwy 59 get on Highway 56 & drive west to Douglas County Road 1029.
  • Turn right and go north. This will take you past Lone Star Park and a few miles further north, dead ends into Highway 458 at the very south end of Clinton Lake.
  • Turn left onto Hwy 458 and drive west/north to Hwy 6 .
  • Turn right and go east into the township of Clinton and on to Bloomington West Campground.

If you want to get to Lawrence using I-70 consider entering the park from the North & West of Lawrence. (From 75th & Metcalf in Overland Park, the drive time is the same!)

  • Exit at the Lecompton exit (#197). This is about 4 miles west of the West Lawrence Exit.
  • Drive south on K-10, 2 miles, get off at the Lawrence/Topeka exit. (If you go east this road is 6th Street and it will take you back into Lawrence).
  • Turn right and drive west towards Topeka, on Hwy 40 about 2 miles. Here, Hwy 40 makes an abrupt turn to the north, but you want to go straight and continue west bound on Douglas County Road 442. There is a Clinton Lake sign telling you to “turn”.
  • Follow Douglas County Road 442 west another 4 1/2 miles west to the tiny town of Stull, KS. There is a white church and an abandoned brick building on the left side of the road.
  • Turn left between these two buildings, onto Douglas County Road 1023. Drive south about 8 miles. The road makes a 45 degree bend, goes over some water, go about 1 more mile. Turn left onto Hwy 6. Follow the signs to the township of Clinton. Turn left at the store (Douglas County Road 4 North). Go north one block, turn right at the stopsign where the road Ts (Road 1200N), then a quick left onto Road 600E. The road will turn into gravel, then into asphalt again. The Bloomington West Campground is the green pipe gate 1/2 mile down this road on the left.

Regional Map (Lawrence Area)
Regional Map (Lawrence Area)

Park Map
Park Map

Clinton Map
Clinton Map

West Side of Clinton Lake
West side of
Clinton Lake

Bloomington West
Bloomington West