Raccoons can become a problem if food, lotions or anything with a scent if left out.
Large busy campgrounds but nice water front with close access to the beach. Plenty of paved roads and trails to keep the kids busy!
We were camping in October, and showed up midday on a Sunday - The campground had been quite full over the weekend and was still in the process of clearing out but someone had already vacated a nice site in the lower loop (one of 4) overlooking the Lake that was available for the next three nights. We are tent campers but in this shoulder season we like electric sites to mitigate some of the dark. The colors reflecting off the Lake and the flock of white pelicans hanging out on a sand bar made this a lovely place to hang out - stoking up a little afternoon fire, which we seldom do. Neighbors at this site were far enough away although there is little privacy between sites. The Park is situated on both shores of an arm of Lake of the Ozarks which allows it to feel more removed from the chaos of the tourist world which we appreciate and the waters are quite shallow in the area which reduced fast boat traffic - could almost imagine kayaking there. The trails in the park are many and we only sampled a few - nice forest. The Caverns were closed by this point in the season so ….. that will have to be fore next time.
this was a nice park on the lake. we stayed in site 157 and had a nice view of the lake. other sites like 139, 158 and 159 were so close to the lake. the site was electric but no water. the bathrooms and showers were nice. nice walking/hiking trails.
We stayed here for 4 days during the weekdays and had a wonderful time. Everyone we talked to said that weekends are completely booked so reserve early. While we were there it was very peaceful and relaxing. Loved waking up to coffee and the beautiful view of the lake from our campsite. The sites were Electric only and there are a few water spigots scattered around the areas. Very hard to get cell service, but that's ok because we weren't there to be on our phones. We didn't fish, but watched as others pulled large catfish from the lake. There were a lot of Trails and even a herd of deer that would come right into the campgrounds. If you have a chance make sure you stop and see some caves and HaHa Tonka Castle Ruins.
Lower level closest to the water is the loudest area and we've had to deal with drunks fighting on 2 occasions. Better bet is to camp in one of the other 3 areas. Not as close to the water but much more peace and quiet.
Great staff, beautifully groomed state park, well shaded. Note that water In not avaIlable on the sItes themselves but at spigots In the park. Fill up your tanks prior to parking your rig. Lake accessed easily. Deer roam through in the early morning. Dogs requIred on leash 100% outside. Bath houses plentiful. Great basic tent sites right on the water. Marina with rentals.
Great place to camp if you can get in. However, it is a little far from the lake bars if you are into that scene. It also is always very crowded.
Very large campground with at least 4 levels. Boat ramp for lake access electricity avail, and some primitive. There are water spigots throughout. Camp hosts located throughout park. Lots of interesting things to do near by, and of course Osage beach! Store at entrance and one at the boat ramp. Clean shower houses. They offer yurts. Large campsites. This is a very nice campground.
If there are sites you prefer get your reservations in. Clean, very safe