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Camping at Hermann City Park

The Hermann City Park is actually a pretty neat place. It's huge and has lots of camping spaces for both RVs and tenters. There's also a baseball diamond, tennis courts, playground, large covered pavillions with picnic tables, and bathroom/showers. From the large number of people out playing and walking, it's obvious that the town appreciates the park.
The camping spots have water, electricity, and a fire pit; some have their own picnic tables, too. The bathroom/shower house was clean and everything worked. The shower was nice and hot, although you have to hold a pull-chain down to make the water flow -- saves water, I'm sure, but isn't very convenient. The park was well-maintained and litter-free. I enjoyed spending part of the evening watching a rec-league baseball game at the park. You pay on the honor system.
The only downsides were (a) it was a bit pricey ($15 for tent camping); and (b) the campsites are all right next to a busy, noisy road. Overall, an enjoyable place to camp.
By the way, the road & bridge from the trail to town was no problem at all -- a very wide shoulder on the road and a bike/walk lane on the bridge separated from traffic by a concrete barrier.
posted May 24 2009 4:26PM - Brian L., Wichita

The park is nice. Also, from approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day, the municipal pool is
open, it's between the tennis courts and baseball field. What a treat at the end of a summer

It's arguably as refreshing as the frozen custard store 1.5 blocks east of the new bridge and
the Tin Mill microbrewery a half block further east.
posted May 29 2009 9:52AM - Ron, Columbia, MO

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