Basswood Country Inn and destination RV Resort in Platte City, Missouri, about 20 miles north of Kansas City, offers 155 full hook-up sites with 30 / 50 amp electric, water, sewer, 24 channels of cable TV, WI-FI and much more. You can also stay in one of several furnished cabins and lodges. They include The Celebrity House with the Truman Suite, Rudy Vallee Suite, Bing Crosby Suite and the McConaughey Suite!
Amenities and attractions mean Outdoor Theater, a pizza shack, a country store, walking trails, themed weekends and activities, playground, seasonal swimming pool, fitness room, fishing lakes, seasonal live entertainment and much more… plus, in addition to being close to the bustle of Kansas City.
We visited Basswood Country RV Resort in October 2020. All in all our experience was a positive one, but prospective visitors should know that there is a large section of long term renters that you must drive through to get to the short term sites. This gave the impression that this was less a vacation park and more of a trailer park. The facilities were clean, but older. The site we stayed in was large and level.
Nice accommodations from camping spots, motel rooms, cabins and houses. Well ran. Golf carts, a pool, activities for the kids. Only drawback is the airplanes overhead going to and from the airport.
The campground is on the final approach for the airport, so you get to see a lot planes flying overhead, which you don’t even notice cause they are quieter than they used to be be, and I think they shut down flights around 10pm. At least I didn’t hear them. The campground it’s self is clean and the staff was nice. We stay here when we visit our son and daughter-in-law.
I don’t fish but others says the fishing is good. The store has a few things you might need. The food is ok, but they do deliver your food to your campsite.
Hope you like airplanes!!! Not too far from KCI and planes making their final decent fly right over top. Campground itself was clean with very friendly staff. RV lots were cramped however. It seems as if in its prime this place was the place to be but has since kind of run down a bit. Need to start investing in it before it’s too far gone. Ordered pizza from the shack for lunch one day…it was meh. Had great camping neighbors tho and with it being the weekend before Halloween several folks brought candy to hand out to kids. Won’t return.
We needed a place to stop over and stumbled upon Basswood Resorts on our way back from the Ozarks. What a find! It's located 20 miles north of Kansas City and had full hookups, and even wifi and cable. It was beautiful and well kept. We were lucky enough to get a site across from one of its 5 small lakes. You could fish in the lakes and didn't even need a license. We watched kids get excited as they caught fish after fish.
There was a store which had a pizza place inside, playgrounds, swimming pool, outdoor games, a game room, volleyball, trails, and even golf carts for rent. Very family friendly place. It also had a fenced dog run which was great for the pups. Wish I would have known about this place when my children were young; they would have loved it.
It was scenic and relaxing and we will definitely stop again.
This place is very nice. Very clean bathhouses and property, friendly staff, nice pool, great fishing, fun family activities, nice camp store/pizza kitchen. The only two things I wasn’t expecting were: 1. it’s pretty close to the airport, but you don’t notice the planes except when you’re outside; 2. the sites (except premium ones) are pretty close together. We loved it and will definitely be back!
This campground is a must for anyone with children. Awesome sites with full hook ups. They have several ponds you can fish from. My kids love that. Nice play area for kids as well as themed weekends with lots of activities planned that kids can do. Little pricey for camping but definitely worth it.
This park is convient to I-29 but far enough off the highway to be quiet and peaceful. Tent sites, full hookups as well as rooms and cabins are available. As a point of interest, this used to be a favorite fishing spot of President Harry S. Truman, check out the Mother in Law cabin—built at his request.
We have been camping at Basswood for several years, first with our children and now with our grandchildren. Basswood provides amenities that are great for entertaining children, includinga swimming pool and splash park, two playgrounds, a basketball goal, and fishing. Every weekend there are organized activities such as arts and crafts, fishing contests, duck races and frozen t-shirt contests in the pool, and a Saturday evening outdoor movie. There is a great little store with alcohol for the adults; ice cream treats, which we enjoy after a swim; and nearly any key item you might have forgotten to pack. Most roads throughout the campground are paved, and the campground is generally well-maintained. We appreciate the full-service RV spots, but there are very nice bathroom facilities, including showers, in two locations in the park.