This site has been certified by the National Park Service as a historic site on the Santa Fe, Oregon and California trails.
Enjoy this frontier campground where Kit Carson once slept. Wagon trains, “dragoons” (cavalry soldiers from Fort Scott and Fort Leavenworth), and many others made use of this ideally situated camping spot. Hike trails where emigrants and freighters camped, preparing for their journeys west. Explore native prairie wildflowers, too.
The park, preserved by the City of Olathe, features interpretive signs that tell the story of Lone Elm campground, as well as recreational facilities, hiking trails, and an impressive stone-and-timber picnic shelter with reservations.