Don't go there on a Monday or Tuesday!!!! We camp here all the time and enjoy it. We went on Monday and it was the first time meeting the new part time camp host. We pulled up and there was a grumpy old man sitting on the bench would not wave or smile, the lady inside the both opened the window and just looked at us. We asked if there was any tent camping and she said in a short snippy voice for how many night. No welcome to Crabtree or great day! So the only site was 29 we pull in and look around put a few things on the table to hold that site and down comes grumpy ( Ray Millard) told us all the things we couldn't do. That he was the host and we were not following his rules . We drove on the road pass the cones to turn around and we would have to pay if we did any damage. We were on the road !!!! There was no water or damage to anything. He was just being a jerk! We left and will not go back until The regular camp host Terry is there. She really makes the place nice and relaxing to go to
The campground is setup in 2 loops, non electric and electric, so if your a tent camper your not surrounded by noisy air conditioners running. Although the nicer facilities and playground are situated on the electric side. The camp doesn't have a swim beach, but there are some shoreline areas you can swim. The sites are all fairly decent and shady and not too bunched together.
We stayed at campsite 13 gravel lot site and a little uneven where the picnic table and sitting area had a good view of the lake and the plus was we faced away from other campers so it was like you were the only ones there at times. our friends used the bathrooms and said they were very clean.
Windy lake for sure in the afternoon and had trouble docking and loading. If you get back in a cove it was great for swimming and calm. Best time is in the early morning before the lake gets rough.
Nice path down to the lake with some seating area to put your feet in the water.
We had a very good weekend and will camp in this spot again.
Stockton is about a hour north of Springfield Mo. The campground is well maintained but a little tight. We did the Lake View trail and it was a well maintained easy trail. The views are fantastic and the shade was welcomed on a hot day.
Im not what you would call a fancy person, I have a humble boat, and no name brands, however on this water, i felt like i was being judged for not having all of the fancy things, or the million dollar boats. this place is absolutley beautiful, and i think that is the reason that so many sailors and yacht clubs are around these waters. I hate to give in and give the rich people another piece of beautiful land, however i felt unwelcomed.