I already had a city park in Horton, KS picked out for a one-night stop as we headed east across the plains, but it was a bit off-route. So when we saw a sign for Stallbaumer RV Park & Campground coming up on Highway 36 in Seneca, I quickly googled it, read a few good reviews, and decided it would be a fine place to stop. Barry was tired of fighting Pearl's steering during a stiff crosswind, so stopping here gave him an earlier break.
We pulled in right before 1 pm and had our choice of sites as there were only a couple other rigs in the park. This is a self-service place with the owners off-site at their lumberyard down the road but available by phone if needed. All instructions for checking in, fees, etc. are noted on a large sign as you enter the park.
The park offers 30 sites total, 20 of which are pull-through. We chose one of the latter, accidentally pulling into a 50-amp site rather than a 30, but decided to pay the small extra charge and stay put, since we liked the site location, at the end of a row and with a grassy area right outside our door side. Great pond view too!
Sites here have full hookups (electricity, water, and sewer) at a cost of $20/day for 30 amp electric, $3 more for 50 amp, and $2 for cable TV. We hadn't had cable TV in months so treated ourselves since our over-the-air antenna didn't pick up any stations. Verizon 4G LTE signal was good.
A big plus of this park was the laundry room, which was reasonably priced, clean, and well-timed for us, as we really did need to wash clothes. There was also a bath house with showers, but we didn't check that out.
I'm sure this place is busier during the summer travel season, but on this weeknight, no one came in after us, so we had no rigs anywhere near us. Sweet!
The park also offered a nice play area in the grass for Paisley (unfenced, but no one was around) and was close enough to walk to downtown Seneca.
From Wikipedia, I learned that Seneca is the county seat of Nemaha County and has a population of around 2000. The city was founded in the mid-1800s as a stop along the Pony Express route; in fact, a portion of Highway 36 is called the Pony Express Trail. The downtown area includes some attractive historic buildings. While I did laundry, Barry took a walk downtown and got some photos.
There are a couple of museums here: a fire department museum and a military museum.
We enjoyed our one-night stay in Stallbaumer RV Park. The only ding on the park was the number of bright lights in the parking area after dark (good for security but very bright through our window coverings) and noisy exhaust fans at the business next door, so we had to use earplugs for sleeping. Still, we would certainly stay here again if passing through the area.
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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