Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Pershing
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 60 ft.
Pershing is located in Missouri
39.7483 N
-93.2128 W
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8 Reviews of Pershing
Small park

This is a very small park and go for just an overnight stay.

A favorite!

As with all things ratings are subjective to the whims and mindset of the reviewer. That having been said this park meets my criteria as a wonderful park. Having stayed many times, the park often has fewer than five campers. No, there are not water or sewer hookups and only 30 amp electric service, but the showers are immaculate and the pads mostly level and hard surfaced, surrounded by a bounty of shade. The pileated and red headed woodpeckers are in abundance and the trails including a long boardwalk make for interesting walks. The setting is a oak/hickory forest. I hate to give this review for fear of others coming for the experience but great things should be shared.


Pershing State Park has nice treed sites that are not too close together. 

It is a smaller campground. Easy to get walk around. There are some wonderful trails nearby. Our favorite was the Boardwalk trail - 1 1/2 miles of boardwalk through forest. Just beautiful! We also visited nearby LaClede where John J. Pershing's boyhood home is. Very informative and interesting.

Nice park

Good campsites, camp host very friendly and helpful. Would stay here again

Fall Camping

Beautiful Campground. $21 Electric on season $19 Electric off season. Off season starts Nov 1. Water is turned off. Showers, laundry, dump station, playground in park. Great hiking trails.

Very quiet nice small park. Wonderful shower house and nice hiking trails.

If you enjoy solitude this is a wonderful stop. Camp host is wonderful and willing to help at any time. Enjoyed the stay greatly.


Pershing SP was a surprise to us. While the campground was small, (39 sites) the park packs a punch. There features a wet land prairie that offers a diverse scene that you would not expect in Missouri. The park has a dated shower house, playground for the kids, a several little lakes that you can fish in. The hiking is fantastic and I would recommend the boardwalk trail to experience what this park is all about.

First to Review
Stay away from Pershing, go to Long Branch instead!

When I stayed at Pershing it felt like an RV park. There were very few tent sites and the bathrooms were not very clean. There is a bad odor coming from the pit toilets like they have not been pumped all summer, the odor permeated through the back part of the campground.

It does have showers and an amphitheater with a few trails and some play ground equipment. On a positive note the grounds were mowed and clean.

Honestly, Long Branch State Park is 40 miles away and is a 5 star park.

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