Kansas City’s Basswood Resort

Let’s face it, there aren’t a lot of great campgrounds in and around Kansas City.  It’s nothing personal, it’s just that there aren’t any.  As real estate investments go, an RV park isn’t always a great money maker.  Near the big cities where land and space is in high demand, RV parks often lose out to more profitable enterprises like Walmarts and Home Depot stores.

So, when we visited KC, we searched and found a park that could accommodate our 45 foot RV and the one we found was the Basswood Resort in Platte City, near the international airport.  The site itself is in a semi-rural area and was once a fish hatchery.

The fish hatchery is long gone but its most significant assets remain, the lakes.  This resort has a couple of lakes where fishing is popular but there are no boats or swimming due to their small size.


The park itself is clean and well run.  They have several people on staff who take care of the grounds and were found to be friendly and helpful.  In addition to RV spaces, this park also offers small cabin lodges for those who travel and vacation by automobile.


Pictured above, one of the nicer sites with a concrete pad and some shade.


One of the camping lodges.  Just kidding… This is a beautiful home that we happened to see while driving around in downtown KC.


Above, one of the real Basswood Resort “mansions”, which are usually full in summer.


Our spot, above, wasn’t very fancy but we liked the fact that it had a clear overhead view to the sky so that our satellite dish was fully functional with HD channels!




A small amphitheater which could be used for groups.  I could almost hear banjo picking here.


The dog run.  This was actually a pretty nice feature and the dog liked it too!





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