The 2017 Oberlin Mile  

  Benefitting YOUR Community, YOUR Schools, YOUR Kids  

So Where is Oberlin?

Oberlin is located at the crossroads of historic US highways 36 and 83, in Decatur County; generally near the northwest corner of the Sunflower State.

It is roughly 45 minutes north-north-east of Colby, KS (at I-70) and 30 minutes directly south of McCook, Nebraska. To the east, on US 36 are Norton and Phillipsburg; about 40 and 60 minutes, respectively, and to the west are Atwood and St. Francis; again, about 30 and 60 minutes away, respectively.

. . . . And supposing you’d like to know:  US 83 is one of the longest north–south US highways in the country, at 1,885 miles. It reaches from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. US 36 stretches east-to-west for 1,414 miles and runs from the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado to Ohio. It is described as "the shortest route between Denver and Indianapolis".

See there? At the Oberlin Mile, you'll be at one no-kidding, certified, bona fide important crossroads. And you’ll be making history of your own - at your own, personal crossroads.  Guaranteed.

Photo courtesy of

Amanda Sowers Photography

Camping ~ RVs and Primitive


Sappa Creek Park: Large primitive camping area and  RV camping with electrical. New restroom facilities on site. Located two miles east of Oberlin. Includes Frisbee golf course, over five miles of walking trails, Shelter House and new playground equipment. A donation box is located near the camping area to help pay for electricity to the camping areas. Contact the Oberlin City Manager with any questions at (785) 475-2217 or Email:

Equipment Locator, RV and Primitive Camping

On US 36/Frontier Pkwy, just east of US 83.

Contact  at (785) 475-2630 or email: