Area Information

Homewood RV Park is located near many area attractions, most within 30 miles. Following is a list of some of these attractions with a link to their website if available. Links will open in a new window. For more information about the area or scheduled events, you can also visit websites for the Franklin County Convention and Visitors Bureau or the Ottawa Kansas Chamber of Commerce.

Pome On The Range

Pome on the Range is a family owned orchard, established 25 years ago. Today the orchard boasts 25 acres of apples and 12 acres of peach trees. The orchard also produces cherries, plums, pears, blackberries, pumpkins, asparagus, and other vegetables. The country store sells fresh apple cider and wine from it’s own apples. Special events are scheduled on various weekends especially during fall harvest. Distance - less than 1 mile. ( visit website )

Guy & Mae's Tavern

Guy and Mae Kesner, original owners of this hometown establishment, created this world famous little place in the small town of Williamsburg, Kansas, in 1975. Politicians, actors, sports figures, and a whole lot of good people have come through their doors to eat some of the tastiest newspaper wrapped ribs in the Midwest! Distance - 7.7 miles.

Prairie Spirit Trail

The 51-mile Prairie Spirit Trail is a twelve-foot wide trail surface consisting of compacted crushed limestone, which makes an excellent surface for bicycles, walking, and wheelchairs. Trail enthusiasts can enjoy the small town scenery as this trail passes through charmingly inviting communities of Ottawa, Princeton, Scipio, Richmond, Garnett, Welda, Colony Carlyle and Iola. Distance - about 8 miles. ( visit website )

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

The Ottawa Suzuki Strings Institute (OSSI) is an ensemble of young violinists, violists, and cellists from two to twenty years of age. These young string players receive their music education in Ottawa, Kansas, at the Carnegie Cultural Center in a program directed by violinist, Alice Joy Lewis. Concerts are open to the public without charge. Distance - 9.93 miles. ( visit website )

Power of the Past

The Power of the Past Antique Engine and Tractor Association started as a gathering of a handful of antique engine and tractor buffs in 1995. Their mission is to preserve the past, bring back the memories of days gone by, and create a learning experience for younger generations through demonstrations of equipment at various events throughout the year. Distance - about 10 miles. ( visit website )

The Potter's Wheel Coffeehouse

Offers delicious Espresso drinks, brewed coffee, spiced chai, vanilla chai, hot chocolate and Mexican hot chocolate as well as milkshakes, fresh fruit smoothies, stash tea, Italian sodas and coffee milkshakes. The deli case is always stocked with quiche, cookies, brownies, cheesecake, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered cherries and monthly specials. They have a light lunch and dinner menu that includes many fresh salads and hot grilled sandwiches. Distance - 10.24 miles. ( visit website )

Appanoose Area Museum

Visit the "museum on the prairie." Step into a one room school, visit a 1920 farm kitchen and see pictures of Appanoose, Pomona, Williamsburg, Silkville, and other surrounding communities. The museum has many buffalo and Native American artifacts, patriotic displays and houses a covered wagon replica. Distance - 14.85 miles.

Pomona Lake

Pomona Lake is an 4,000-acre lake that provides a variety of fishing opportunities for any angler. Enjoy the large main body of the lake on calm days for water skiing. During windy times sail boaters and wind surfers can find plenty of room to maneuver on Pomona Lake. Marinas at both sides of the lake provide fuel, mooring facilities, and other supplies. Three trails provide visitors with the opportunity for hiking and nature study activities. There are two designated swimming beaches. Picnic shelters in the parks surrounding Pomona Lake are available on a first come first serve basis. These shelters can be reserved for family reunions or large group outings. Distance - 20.38 miles. ( visit website )

Midland Railway

The Midland Railway operates excursion trains on a line originally constructed in 1867. Train rides feature an over-20-mile round trip from Baldwin City via "Norwood, Kansas" to Ottawa Junction, Kansas, traveling through scenic Eastern Kansas farmland and woods via vintage railway equipment. The excursions are aboard authentically restored locomotives, coaches and cabooses from the Rock Island, Santa Fe, Katy, KCS, NYC, and other prominent railroad lines. Distance - 26.92 miles. ( visit website )

Hillsdale Lake

Hillsdale Lake is one of Kansas premier fishing lakes. With over 75% of the standing timber left in the lake, fish populations have ideal habitat to grow and reproduce. Hillsdale is known as one of the top Largemouth Bass lakes in the state. Bass numbers remain at high levels with many quality to trophy size bass. Hillsdale Lake also maintains a large population of catfish. Fishermen will need a state fishing license and a State Park Permit to fish from State Park areas. Distance - 31.6 miles. ( visit website )

Clinton Lake

Clinton Lake is a 7,000-acre lake that provides a variety of fishing opportunities for any angler. This primarily includes white bass, crappie, channel catfish, walleye and large mouth bass. There are many parks around the lake. The major parks offer boat ramp access to the lake with shower buildings and many campsites with electrical hookups. There are 25 documented fish species in Clinton Lake, but most fishermen seek just a handful of popular game fish species. Distance - 39.51 miles. ( visit website )