Alma, Kansas is a great overnight stop for RVers because they have cheap camping with water and electric hookups plus a yummy local creamery you can visit.
It was hot in Kansas in mid August like 100 degrees hot as we were driving across Kansas in our RV.
Although we are full time RVers, we don’t have a generator and use solar to charge our house batteries which don’t have the power to run our AC. Normally this is not an issue as we have a great fan and we try to stay in cool places. But sometimes you find yourself in smoking hot weather and need AC. Such was the case as we drove across Kansas on an RV trip to Canada.
We found the perfect place to stop for the night right off 1-70 in Alma,Kansas about 2.5 hours from Kansas City. Here we stayed at the McKnight Park operated by the city of Alma.
They offer water and electric for $8 a night May-October and only $6 during the winter. No reservations accepted. Have cash to pay. There is not a dump.
They offer three spots each with covered table and grill. The sites are located across from the ball fields but no one was playing when we were there.
McKnight Park in Alma, Kansas is located near the railway tracks with trains coming through. While it didn’t bother me it did wake up Wade a few times.
McKnight Park is located at 100 Missouri Avenue, Alma, Kansas GPS: 39.01066, -96.28526
Alma is located along the Native Stone Scenic Byway. The 48-mile route passes through Alma, Eskridge, Keene and Dover, offering visitors a glimpse of rural Kansas life. The winding byway provides visitors a chance to view walls, bridges and buildings constructed of native limestone. In Alma there are several native fences and walls marked by signs that you can see.
After a good nights rest blasting the AC we set out the next day for the Alma Creamery for some "nibblin good" cheese. They have been making cheese since 1946 and is one of the last major cheese producers in the state of Kansas.
The Alma Creamery is a small store with friendly and helpful staff. We sampled the free cheese offerings and both really liked the 2014 aged cheddar. It is very creamy and unique so we splurged on it. We also got some curds as we love frying them up for a snack.
Other cheeses they offer include: Yellow, White and Pepper Curds, Mild to Extra Sharp Cheddars, Monterey Jack, Colby, Co-Jack, Pepper Jack and Bacon Jack cheeses. Naturally smoked cheeses are also available. All cheeses are produced on site and the retail store is open M-F 8am-5pm and Saturday's 9am-3pm.
Penny Pinching tip- look for the miscut cheese which is odd sized pieces offered for less at the bottom of the display case.
Alma, Kansas is a small town located a few miles off 1-70 that offers affordable camping with hookups for RVers and the cheese shop is an added bonus. If you are driving down 1-70 through Kansas this is great overnight stop for RVers. Our next stop was Cheyenne which we did on the cheap.
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