Welcome to the webpage for the Altamont City Lakes
Louis P. Gartner Recreation Area / Idle Hour Lake!

Here are some comments we have received
from satisfied visitors:

Comments from Fishermen:

    My son and I had a very pleasant outing this weekend at your facility. The campgrounds were clean, the shower house was wonderful, and the lake was beautiful. Thanks again.
— Richard and Billy Johnson, Green Country Fly Fisher

    I had the good fortune of spending the past weekend with my niece catching up on some quality family time and also enjoying your great facility there! Your community has to be commended on the way this area is run! The restroom/showers were spotlessly clean, and this doesn’t happen without a dedicated staff to oversee and maintain a facility! As an avid bass fisherman, I had to try my luck in your lakes, and while the number of bass I caught were few, the size of two of your Kansas bucketmouths made the trip worthwhile. I saw the local law enforcement drive through several times, always with a smile and wave for the “kampers” which is a great comfort, knowing that they are always a step away should my niece ever need help! Too many times all the good things in life are just taken for granted without a word of thanks, but I just couldn’t let this one go! Great job to all the hard work, and workers that make your little slice of heaven special!! Oh… and I will be back,
looking for that bigger Kansas bucketmouth!
— Kevin Johnson, Webb City Missouri!

Comments from Workampers:

    To all considering staying in Altamont, Kansas: This is a great place to stay. The town people bend over backward to make our stay very enjoyable. We would highly recommend this area to anyone thinking of staying in the area. Charlie is the man that knows how to treat RVer’s. The sites are clean and well kept, with great fishing for bass and catfish in their lake.
— Workampers Milton & Carol

    One of the best campgrounds we have stayed at in five years of workamping. The town folks are so great, furnished a cook out. Charlie was always coming out to check on the campers.”
— Workamper Bill

“I am writing this letter to let you know how much Rosie and I enjoyed our stay at your campground. We stayed there for three months in 2008 while working in nearby Coffeyville, Kansas. If anyone is interested it has plenty of room to walk and run. A nice lake full of fish and best of  all it is quiet. The man who takes care of the grounds does a good job and is very helpful when you are in need. The girls in the office downtown are super friendly. If your traveling through South East Kansas, be sure to stop in Altamont and enjoy your stay.
–Workampers Rich & Rosie

First, let me say thank you to the City of Altamont for maintaining this lovely campground!  We find it so peaceful and pleasant here.  I often brag about our good fortune in finding it while others at the worksite are complaining about their own campgrounds. We so appreciate the warm welcome we have received, and are enjoying the quiet tranquility of our time here.
— Workamper Cynthia & Patrick

Idle Hour Lake facility there is absolutely wonderful. While I was there at Amazon I told everyone I could that that is the place to stay while at Amazon.  I and all that stayed there were so impressed with the way we were taken care of. Anything from a broken breaker to security of the area,Charlie seemed to be there just when we needed him most. Thank You Charlie.
–Workamper Steve