In the rolling, forested landscape of Round Spring, two of Americas most beautiful spring-fed rivers combine to make up the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
As the first national park area to protect a wild river system, visitors have plenty of scenic water activities to enjoy as well as hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.
The Ozark National Scenic Riverways is known for its caves, springs, sinkholes and losing streams, and features over 300 identified caves within its boundaries. The caves range in size from a rock overhang to almost seven miles of identified passages. Eight caves, including an open sinkhole, have been designated as outstanding natural features.
The Ozark forest is mostly White oak and Shortleaf pine, Missouris only native pine species. Along the rivers, Sycamore, Cottonwood, River birch and maples are common. Redbud and Dogwood are also abundant, putting on a spectacular show during most spring months.
The crystal clear Current River flows past the campground, offering excellent canoeing, tubing, swimming and fishing. Over 130 miles of waterways exist within the park. Canoe and kayak rentals and outfitters can be found nearby.
Several miles of hiking and horseback riding trails crisscross the region, including the Alley Overlook Trail, Chubb Hollow Trail, Ozark Trail, Cave Spring Trail and Big Springs Trail.
Open year-round, this campground has flush toilets and shower facilities available April 15 through October 1. Picnic tables, fire rings, and grills are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
Ranger-led campfire programs are offered in the campground amphitheater during the summer months.
Scenic Round Spring Cave is nearby, with ranger-guided tours offered daily during summer months. Historic and picturesque Alley Mill and Alley Spring are also nearby. The mill is open daily in the summer and rangers offer tours upon request.
Interpretive Programs: Educational Programs
Water Sports: Tubing
Day Use Area: Amphitheater
This campground is perfect for rent camping! Sites are far apart, gravel base, fire pits and picnic tables in each one. I grew up camping here every year. They have a few electric sites for trailers but not recommended, basically a long strip of concrete. River is crystal clear, round spring is beautiful shade of blue. (Unless lots of rain, don’t expect this with flooding going on)
Round Springs in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways of MO is one of the smaller campground areas but it still has some options.
Single or group sites with nearby put in to the Current River make it ideal. Unfortunately the party climate of the area can make it less then ideal depending on who you get in the site next to or across from you. I love this area but it’s popularity takes away from the charm. Some people don’t respect their fellow campers and realize everyone wants to have a good time. Not much problem with wildlife the crowds keep them away but raccoons are still prevalent so store your food properly ;) Saw some deer but that was about it. People also use generators in the non-electric sites so you may be unfortunate enough to be next to them.
That being said it’s still possible to find some areas that are less populated and popular but still interesting to explore.Or if you are going to party, you will be in like company. Plenty to hike, float and explore in the immediate area!
Round Springs campground on the Ozark Scenic River is one of the nicest on the River. Campsites at Round Spring are mostly flat, and there are a few electric sites, but no water. So fill your tank before arriving. There is a dump station. It is a popular park in summer and fall, so reservations are advised. This is a popular campground for canoeing on the Current River, also fishing and hiking. There is also a small cavern with ranger tours
My husband and I would travel to this area that is on the current river every summer and kayak. One summer we decided to stay here as it is on the river and there is also a cave that you can go in via the visitor center. The natural spring is amazing. There are excellent restrooms and showers at this campground. My problem with this campground and in all honestly not the campgrounds fault is that other campers get rowdy and drunk. One family was sitting out trying to make their dinner on the campfire and right across from them was a group of young adults drinking heavily and cussing loudly. The best time to go to truly enjoy this campground is during the week.
This is a nationally run campground and is a put in/take out spot fornfloating on the Current River. It has zero cell service but you can drive about 2 miles up the road to the state park and connect their WiFi. It’s pretty clean with running water, indoor plumbing, and hot showers.
Well kept camping area, spacious, no electric, short walk to the river. Round Spring Cave is nearby. If your looking for hiking though, not so much. Very short trail and that's about it.