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Katy Roundhouse

Camping, Parking, Water, Restroom, Vending
New Franklin / New Franklin MO
Mile marker 188
1893 Katy Drive
660-848-2232 / 660-537-0238
Katy Roundhouse is located 50 feet from the Katy Trail, in New Franklin MO

Directions: Right along the Katy Trail at Mile Marker #189.
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Katy Roundhouse in New Franklin
Frank from St. Louis on 06/08/2019 02:31 PM:
Very nice campground, very large. Great showers! And a very pleasant host.

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JMB from open during spring break? on 01/28/2018 08:41 PM:
I see it's closed until April, I'm taking a couple kiddos and would sure love if you were open during spring break

 
Schuda from Willard on 11/29/2018 01:48 PM:
Yes open in March would be nice, trying to plan a three day ride with our Scout Troop and spring break would be a great option .

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Daniel Mascarenhas on 10/24/2018 06:58 PM:
Good camping spot, but a little expensive at $20. Warm showers included. There are picnic tables and fire pits with grills at the camp sites.

 
Anonymous on 10/25/2018 12:49 PM:
Is there anywhere you went that was without issue??

 
Allen from Shawnee,Ks on 10/29/2018 05:54 PM:
The price at Katy Roundhouse is 10.00 per person.
Some campgrounds charge per person, (Katy Roundhouse, Coopers Landing, Marthasville ball fields) some charge per tent, (Sedalia fairgrounds, Herman city park), some charge per site with a limit on number of tents (Klondike park).
Seems the going price on per person ones is 10.00 each.

Allen

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Brian Riecker from Norman, OK on 10/08/2018 10:15 AM:
Great camping spot! Make sure to bring bug repellent!

GET THE CODE FOR THE BATHROOM BEFORE SHOWING UP FROM MANAGEMENT. Doors have electronic locks and won’t open unless you have the correct code!


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Scott from Ohio on 08/19/2018 11:12 PM:
Are there any spots available for hammocks? Thank you Scott

 
Allen from Shawnee on 08/20/2018 08:33 AM:
There are a number of places where a hammock could be used at this campsite. I don’t know if there is a restriction on them here though. Most like;y not I have found the owners to be very accommodating.
Have a a good trip.

Allen

 
Anonymous on 08/20/2018 11:51 AM:
Contact the campground if you want to know if they allow hammocks.

 
Anonymous on 08/20/2018 08:20 PM:
I stayed a few weeks ago. I think I was in site 19, had a few good trees. Make sure you use flat straps so that the trees are not damaged and you'll be fine. No one was around to ask so I just hung it and slept really well!!!

 
Scott from Ohio on 08/21/2018 08:08 AM:
Thank you for all the responses.. I appreciate them.

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Scott from Ohio on 08/19/2018 11:11 PM:
Are there any spots available for hammocks? Thank you Scott

CAMPING
MJC from EUREKA, MO on 06/08/2018 06:05 PM:
DO YOU HAVE CAMPING SPACES FOR MOTORHOMES?

 
Anonymous on 06/08/2018 07:04 PM:
Motor home spaces at the state fair grounds in Sedalia. Not sure about other areas.

 
Kim Henderson from Windsor on 06/08/2018 10:08 PM:
Farrington Park in Windsor has RV spots

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Dan k from Paw Paw, WV on 09/18/2017 06:26 PM:
The rate is now $10/person to tent camp, that's a correction. We stayed here in Sept., 2017, and highly recommend it. Great showers, picnic table at every site, both times we had free kindling, and firewood from previous campers. The Katy Trail runs through the property, very nice to start right out on the trail. Secluded campsites w/generous space per site. We stayed here twice, highly recommend this place.

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Wayne Lammers from Boonville, MO on 04/19/2016 09:52 PM:
Is the restaurant still open this year? Who do I contact?

Wayne

 
MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 04/19/2016 11:24 PM:
I don't think the restaurant at Katy Roundhouse has been open for a few years. But, I would contact the Katy Roundhouse about the restaurant at the Katy Roundhouse, or since you are right down the road you ride over and ask them...

 
Anonymous on 04/20/2016 04:08 AM:
They show the Roundhouse on the Peddelers Jamboree Saturday venue for activities this year.

 
MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 04/20/2016 09:24 AM:
Yes, the Katy Roundhouse Campground is open, but if you call them you will find out that the restaurant has not been open for years.

Katy Roundhouse in New Franklin
Ion Joseph Vladutu from Lancaster on 06/25/2015 08:57 AM:
Decent place, proximity to trail is great amd makes for easy locating (cant miss it, i swear). Heads up though, the bathrooms require a passcode to unlock the door. So dont be like me a chug a Gatorade and run to the bathroom to find a door that wont open. If i had a bladder with more patience i probably could've called the number on the door and gotten the passcode and wouldnt have ended up urinating beside the building. also the electric at our site (and the adjacent ones) randomly cut out in the morning and the mosquitoes are in full bloom here more than anywhere else on the trail. All in all this campground fits in well with our imperfect world.
I'd stayed here again

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Scout Camper from Kansas City, MO on 03/30/2014 08:03 PM:
Nice, quiet, well maintained, clean bathrooms, hot showers, close to trail but far enough that you cannot see it, nice hosts. I recommend this for campers.

 
Kim James from New Franklin on 04/01/2014 07:34 AM:
We are so glad you and your troops enjoyed your
stay with us. Your group was the first to camp for the new year. April and May is when most of our boyscouts come to camp out. Thanks for your support and hope to see you again!!!!

 
MAH from Blue Springs on 04/01/2014 08:36 PM:
We've camped multiple times at the Katy Roundhouse and I agree, well maintained and nice place to camp!

 
Anonymous on 04/04/2014 03:32 PM:
Is this a dog friendly camp ground we have a boxer and she loves camping with us:) Now that we have our bikes and trailer for her we would like to bring her with us.

 
MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 04/04/2014 08:13 PM:
Their website appears to be down. Would be best to call them about pets.

 
sharonbikes from Kansas City on 04/12/2014 04:31 PM:
Roundhouse is an excellent place to camp - they are very responsive to e-mail as well. An easy bike ride into Boonville - the Phoenix restaurant just over the bridge and a couple of blocks up main street is outstanding!

 
MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 04/12/2014 05:16 PM:
I usually camp at the Roundhouse at least once on every trip to the Katy. Sharon do you happen to have their email to share? Their website appears to be down at this time.

 
Kim James from New Franklin on 06/19/2014 08:28 AM:
Our NEW website is katyroundhouse.net and email is katyroundhouse@att.net. Thanks and appreciate your comments. PS: We are animal lovers so your pet is very much welcome at our park. Kim

 
Jerald from Richmond on 09/30/2014 07:57 PM:
We are looking for more information about your camp ground. We are planning a long weekend trip to the area Oct. 9-11.
I could not find out enough information on-line to make a decision
Please e-mail us more information or call if you can tell me how to get more on-line (816) 776-8158
Thanks for your time
Jerald

 
MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 09/30/2014 09:28 PM:
This is not the campsite website, so they probably won't see your post. It would be best for you to call them for more information, or ask your questions here.

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anon from kc on 03/30/2012 10:09 PM:
Does anyone know if this campsite is dog-friendly?? It seems that not too many along the route are. It's really too bad...

 
BIker on 03/31/2012 07:48 AM:
My thoughts too....no dogs on A BIKE PATH is a shame......I love hearing your dog bark at me in the campground, and I really love stepping in his feces. I wish I could bring my 3 dogs with me on a bike ride too.........NOT. Maybe they have their reasons for not being "Dog friendly".

 
Doug from Bluffton on 03/31/2012 02:24 PM:
Dogs are welcome with campers at my house. It's the owner that doesn't have their dog be quiet or pick up after them that isn't welcome here. I mean, the dog doesn't know from,,,, well, the dog doesn't know.

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AKillen from Kansas Ctiy on 08/14/2011 09:06 AM:
I camped here on July 19, 2011. Very friendly host and $6 for just one person. The shower facility was comfortable and clean. The campsite was well shaded too.

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Brian L. from Wichita on 05/15/2009 06:57 PM:
I stayed at the Katy Roundhouse last week and was very pleased. I'm new to tent camping -- I'd stayed at the Sedalia Fairgrounds the night before, but I didn't really know what to expect. My first impression was "why don't you guys put a sign on the trail side of your house?!?" I rode past it & all the way into New Franklin because I was looking for the sign as shown in the photo on this website. The house it pretty well anonymous from the trail side. That said, I did have a good stay -- the campground was litter-free and spacious with a wonderful shower/bath building -- it was clean and everything worked. I especially enjoyed the nice HOT shower! I like how the shower house has a numeric keypad lock -- seems secure. I talked with the owner, John, who was quite friendly & helpful. The cost is reasonable. Their restaurant is only open on weekends, unfortunately, so I had to go back into Booneville (~ 3 mi.) for dinner. They have a soda vending machine at the shower building, but it would've been nice to have one with snacks, too. If you're camping, I highly recommend Katy Roundhouse.

 
Bonnie from Parkville, MO on 06/15/2009 01:31 PM:
We stayed here last weekend and I agree it is very nice, however, the restaurant is now permanently closed. There is a Casey's General store up the hill in New Franklin that makes a pretty good pizza if you don't want to cook.

 
Kyle from Bolivar, MO on 06/16/2009 10:39 AM:
I had an excellent stay here at Katy Roundhouse about a month ago and also found out the restaurant was closed so I rode my bike into the Casey's and bought a pack of hotdogs and buns and grilled them at the camp site where they have nice wood burning boxes with grates. Also, the owners were very friendly and brought a tent down to my camp site with there golf cart so I didn't have to tote it on my bike. Very nice shower facility as well!

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steamgene from Army brat on 11/06/2007 11:50 AM:
I see pictures of the turntable and the pit, but not a roundhouse, Has that been destroyed? It

sure would be nice to have the turtable restored. It would probably be very easy to move it,

allowing people to "be spun" as were steam locomotives back when steam was King.

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Vickie from Kansas City Mo on 09/27/2005 12:17 PM:
Nice shaded camps. Clean restroom/shower, hand driers. Mirrors & countertop, bench to lay clothes on while showering. Drink vending machine @ RR. Restaurant only open weekends. 4mi back to Isle of Capri casino buffet...worth it. (less_than_an_ounce@Yahoo says Hi to the 3 men on bikes we met...what a great time.)

 
Robert from Columbia on 09/29/2005 03:46 PM:
I couldnt agree more. My wife and I rode from columbia and camped/ate

there and than rode back the next day. The showers were clean and the food

was excellent. What more could you ask for.



Call ahead because I think the restaurant is only open on the weekend. I am

not sure though.

 
Larry & Judy from Blue Springs on 11/14/2005 06:28 PM:
Have stayed at the Katy Roundhouse Campground a couple of times while riding short runs east and west. Restaurant is fantastic and the people are really great. As nice as any campground we have stayed at anywhere....and the best....no pools, vidio game rooms or cheesy imported gift shop items! Just "down home" friendliness, good eats at a reasonable price and nice flat well maintained campsites. Thanks, L&J

 
The Dalton Boys from Austin, TX/Columbia, MO. on 11/17/2005 07:09 AM:
This place continues to set the standard as a camping spot. For end-to-enders its somewhat halfway and the ammeties are incredible. The Dalton boys did the KATY in '02 and in May so the mornings and evenings were a little chilly willy and having hot water showers at the end of the day was, well you all know.......Enjoy the voyage Mark of the Dalton Boys

 
colorado katy couples from colorado on 05/09/2006 11:36 AM:
Are reservations required or can you just show up?

 
Trek Biker from St. Joseph, MO on 05/09/2006 11:55 AM:
Probably depends on when you plan on showing up.....they do take reservations....so it may be wise to contact them with your dates of stay. http://www.katyroundhouse.com/



FYI: As of a week or so ago...they were not booked for Memorial weekend.

 
Barry from Conway, AR on 05/11/2006 03:46 PM:
What is the dress code like for dinner at the Katy Roundhouse? Can you eat there in riding clothes?

 
KT & Zeke from Siloam Springs, AR on 09/02/2007 08:55 PM:
Loved the Katy Roundhouse, too! Camp was deserted except for an RV, because it was a Sunday/Monday and it was August and 97 degrees. The showers were nice and hot and free with a site. Lots of firewood.



Some guy came slowly through the cg in a Cadillac. There was a little white dog sniffing around in front of the car. When my dog saw his dog and wouldn't get out of the road, (cuz he wanted to meet his dog!), the guy got mad, yelled at my dog. When my dog just stood there wagging, the guy turned his car around and the dog followed him out. I guess he was walking his dog!



Do check out the Katy Roundhouse, though. Very nice.

 
Marge & MIke from Pacific, MO on 09/05/2007 06:41 PM:
We stayed at the campsite which was wonderful and you can't beat the convience.

We were disappointed that the resturaunt was closed!

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Bentcruiser from Oklahoma on 10/06/2005 07:43 AM:
THE BEST!!! The camps were great and the food was awesome. The steaks are fresh cut the

day of your meal. Melt in your mouth goodness!

Photo opportunities
bikerLaura from Round Lake, IL on 08/10/2005 08:58 PM:
I will be biking the trail from Sedalia to St. Charles in late September. I'd like to know what would be some good things of interest to take pictures of, preferably close to the trail; e.g., old barns, railroad stuff, old farm tools, old stores, etc.

 
Ray (webmaster) on 08/11/2005 12:57 AM:
Here are a few web pages to give you some ideas. The MKT Railroad History along the Trail webpage lists a lot of interesting photo subjects: old train cars, rehabbed depots, and more. Also check out the Points of Interest along the trail page - this is a hodgepodge of interesting places and sites, many of which are camera-worthy. And of course, you'll find no shortage of scenic landscapes, especially along the river.

 
Trek Biker from St. Joseph, MO on 08/11/2005 01:42 PM:


The Katy Trail Guidebook has some pics of things along the trail that may be of interest such as the tile silo between New Franklin and Rocheport. Just west of Rocheport a mile or so on the north side of the trail is an old barn that sits back in a pasture that is surrounded by woods......it takes a pretty good pic.



I find the bluffs east of Rocheport along I-70 interesting. There are persimmon trees, bittersweet, indian paintbrush, etc. The bluffs are intereting also...I've a few pics of geese perched next to the petroglyphs.



There are plenty of photo ops.....just keep your eyes open. Enjoy!

 
frank from festus, mo on 08/13/2005 07:58 PM:
check out the old turn table across from the katy roundhouse in franklin. it's on the site of an old train garage. it has chain link around it, but very much worth the time to look at it. have fun ridin the katy. frank

 
Lisa from Peers, Missouri on 09/13/2005 10:41 AM:
I would suggest stopping in Peers to check out the old general store. I believe it is the longest continuously operating store in Missouri. It is a small general store that has stayed in the family for over 100 years. The store has survived many floods and the old wood floors show it. In 1994 the flood waters were over 6 feet hight in the building - the store has pictures of all the recent floods. The local farmers are in there every morning for their coffee and to discuss their crops, weather, etc. Just a really quaint little place. Peers is so small that it isn't on all the trail maps - it is between Treloar and Marthasville.

 
Bill from Jefferson City on 09/21/2005 05:19 AM:
At Rocheport,the KATY railroad tunnel,bluffs, and pictographs discussed in William Least-Heat Moon's book "River Horse" and the river view from the bluff-top winery property "A" frame can each give photo opportunities. Also like the "pierced rock" near McBaine, Carnahan Point where the river and trail make a big bend near Claysville, and the spur to the Noren Conservation Access for good shots of a river view of the Mo. State Capitol.