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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Arcadia, MO (101)

    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

    1.

    Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

    55 Reviews
    158 Photos
    446 Saves
    Black, Missouri

    Welcome to Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, nestled near Lesterville, MO. This place is a camper's paradise, offering year-round access and a solid 4.76-star rating from visitors. The campground is known for its spacious and comfortable sites, with some areas providing excellent privacy. Loop 3 and the cabins have open shower houses until April, making late winter camping a breeze.

    The park is big-rig friendly and offers electric and water hookups, making it a great spot for RVs. Pets are welcome, and you can even enjoy a cold one since alcohol is allowed. The general store on-site has all the essentials, and there's firewood available for those cozy campfires.

    One of the standout features here is the proximity to the Shut-Ins, a natural water park of sorts with rock formations and clear, flowing water. You can walk or bike the paved path to get there, or take a short drive. The Scour Trail is another nearby attraction that's worth checking out.

    Visitors have praised the cleanliness of the campground, from the restrooms to the campsites. The river can get busy, especially on weekends, but it's a fantastic spot to cool off. The North Day Use area is a hidden gem for a peaceful picnic by the river.

    Whether you're tent camping, bringing an RV, or staying in a cabin, Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park has got you covered. The park's natural beauty, combined with its well-maintained facilities, makes it a top choice for a memorable camping experience.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $11 - $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sam A. Baker State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam A. Baker State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam A. Baker State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam A. Baker State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam A. Baker State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam A. Baker State Park Campground

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    Sam A. Baker State Park Campground

    47 Reviews
    134 Photos
    135 Saves
    Patterson, Missouri

    Sam A. Baker State Park Campground, nestled near Patterson, MO, is a gem for campers of all stripes. Open year-round, this spot offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations. The campground is known for its serene environment and well-maintained facilities.

    One of the standout features is the slow, shallow water areas perfect for young kids, while deeper spots provide a refreshing dip for older kids and adults. The on-site store is a hit, offering surprisingly good food—those loaded nachos are a must-try! Plus, if you forget your bikes, no worries—you can rent them right there.

    Campground 2, particularly the gravel side, is a favorite for its quiet ambiance and proximity to the nature center. The park is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Visitors have praised the clean bathrooms and well-marked roads. The park's natural beauty, with its lush greenery and scenic views, adds to the overall charm. Wildlife sightings, like deer wandering through campsites, add a touch of magic to your stay.

    Whether you're here for a quick overnight stop or a longer stay, Sam A. Baker State Park Campground offers a delightful mix of nature, convenience, and family-friendly fun.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Campground

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    Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    108 Photos
    153 Saves
    Ironton, Missouri

    Taum Sauk Mountain State Park offers basic, walk-in campsites and two special-use camping areas. The campsites allow for tent camping only. Pop-up or other trailers are not allowed.

    Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no showerhouse or dump station. Water and a vault toilet are available in the camping area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawn State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawn State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawn State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawn State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawn State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawn State Park Campground

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    Hawn State Park Campground

    34 Reviews
    129 Photos
    160 Saves
    Farmington, Missouri

    Welcome to Hawn State Park Campground, nestled near Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. This place is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature without straying too far from civilization. The campground is open year-round and offers a mix of tent and RV sites, some with electric hookups.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful landscape. The park is filled with tall pines and scenic trails that are some of the best in Missouri. If you're into hiking, you won't be disappointed. The trails offer everything from gentle walks to more challenging hikes, and there's even an overlook that provides stunning views.

    The campground itself is clean and family-friendly. Visitors have mentioned that the facilities, including restrooms and showers, are well-maintained. However, do note that the showers might be closed during certain seasons, so plan accordingly. There are also primitive vault toilets available.

    For those who enjoy a bit of peace and quiet, the walk-in sites are a great option. They offer a bit more seclusion and are close to Pickle Creek, which is perfect for a relaxing afternoon by the water. Just be aware that the sites are fairly close together, so privacy might be limited.

    Pets are welcome, and you can have a campfire, which is always a plus. Just remember to buy your firewood during the designated hours, or you might find yourself borrowing from a neighbor.

    Whether you're here for a quick getaway or a longer stay, Hawn State Park Campground offers a serene and picturesque setting that's hard to beat. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $12 - $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Silver Mines
    Camper-submitted photo from Silver Mines
    Camper-submitted photo from Silver Mines
    Camper-submitted photo from Silver Mines
    Camper-submitted photo from Silver Mines
    Camper-submitted photo from Silver Mines

    5.

    Silver Mines

    16 Reviews
    67 Photos
    86 Saves
    Fredericktown, Missouri

    Overview

    Silver Mines Campground is located on the St. Francis River in the Mark Twain National Forest. It offers a variety of recreational opportunities and abundant historic and geological wonders.

    Recreation

    Parts of the river are available for swimming, while other portions provide good fishing. Whitewater kayaking is a popular activity during the springtime when water runs high. Depending on water levels, the state holds an annual kayaking competition the third weekend of March. The 2-mile Silver Mines Trail follows both sides of the river, leading to various picnic areas. A 1.2-mile trail spurs to a popular conservation area, where visitors can view spectacular rock formations along the river.

    Facilities

    Parts of the river are available for swimming, while other portions provide good fishing. Whitewater kayaking is a popular activity during the springtime when water runs high. Depending on water levels, the state holds an annual kayaking competition the third weekend of March. The 2-mile Silver Mines Trail follows both sides of the river, leading to various picnic areas. A 1.2-mile trail spurs to a popular conservation area, where visitors can view spectacular rock formations along the river.

    Natural Features

    This beautiful area is located along the St. Francis River, the only river in Missouri classified as a whitewater river. It is widely used for kayaking during springtime. The campground is located at a historic mining operation and is known for its Precambrian granite and felsite rocks. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Millstream Gardens Conservation Area is located eight miles west of Fredericktown, or four miles west of the campground, on Highway 72. It is home to the scenic Tiemann Shut-ins and other spectacular sights along the riverbed.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from St. Joe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Joe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Joe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Joe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Joe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Joe State Park Campground

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    St. Joe State Park Campground

    20 Reviews
    61 Photos
    46 Saves
    Park Hills, Missouri

    Welcome to St. Joe State Park Campground, nestled near Park Hills, Missouri. This spot is a haven for those who love the great outdoors, offering year-round camping with a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations. The campground is known for its spacious sites, some of which are equipped with electric and sewer hookups, making it a comfortable choice for extended stays.

    One of the standout features here is the extensive network of off-road trails. If you're into dirt biking, ATVs, or UTVs, you'll find over 2,000 acres of land to explore. It's a paradise for off-road enthusiasts, but don't worry if you're seeking a quieter experience—Campground 2 offers a more secluded, classic camping vibe, away from the roar of engines.

    Families will appreciate the clean facilities, including well-maintained restrooms and showers. There are also two beautiful lakes with big beaches, perfect for swimming or renting a canoe or kayak for a leisurely paddle. The picnic areas are well set up with tables and fire pits, making it easy to enjoy a meal outdoors.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. And if you need to stock up on supplies, there's a market on-site. Just remember, alcohol is allowed, so you can enjoy a cold beer by the campfire.

    Visitors have noted the excellent Verizon service, so staying connected won't be an issue. Whether you're here for the trails, the lakes, or just to relax in a woodland setting, St. Joe State Park Campground has something for everyone.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Francois State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Francois State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Francois State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Francois State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Francois State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Francois State Park Campground

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    St. Francois State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    80 Photos
    74 Saves
    Bonne Terre, Missouri

    St. Francois State Park Campground, nestled near Bonne Terre, MO, is a gem for those who appreciate a mix of nature and convenience. This place is open all year round, so you can enjoy its beauty in any season. The campground is known for its cleanliness and well-maintained facilities, which include electric hookups, showers, and toilets. You can even bring your pets along, as they're welcome here.

    One of the standout features of this campground is its proximity to the Big River, offering easy access for fishing and kayaking. If you're into hiking, you'll love the trails here. Mooners Hollow is a favorite among visitors, providing a scenic and enjoyable trek. There's also a large open field where kids can run around and play, making it a great spot for families.

    The campground has a communal vibe, which means you'll likely make a few friends during your stay. However, if you're looking for a more private experience, you might want to consider other options. The campsites are grassy, level, and well-kept, with picnic tables and fire pits available. You can also find ice and firewood at the check-in station, and the staff is known for being super friendly.

    For those who need to stay connected, cell reception is generally good, especially if you're with AT&T. Just a heads-up, the dump station can get a bit backed up on Sundays, so plan accordingly.

    Overall, St. Francois State Park Campground offers a blend of natural beauty and practical amenities, making it a solid choice for your next camping trip. Whether you're here for the trails, the river, or just to relax, you'll find plenty to enjoy.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Marble Creek Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Marble Creek Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Marble Creek Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Marble Creek Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Marble Creek Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Marble Creek Rec Area

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    Marble Creek Rec Area

    10 Reviews
    32 Photos
    67 Saves
    Arcadia, Missouri

    Horses are allowed in the trailhead parking area, but not in the campground and picnic areas.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $10 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Huzzah Valley
    Camper-submitted photo from Huzzah Valley
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    Huzzah Valley

    11 Reviews
    16 Photos
    22 Saves
    Patterson, Missouri

    Welcome to Huzzah Valley, a lively campground nestled in the heart of Missouri. This place is a favorite for those who love a good float trip and a bit of a party atmosphere. The campground is known for its clean and spacious RV sites, which are mostly level and well-spaced to ensure a comfortable stay. If you're bringing the family, you'll appreciate the quiet hours in the family-friendly areas. For those looking to let loose, the "Zoo" area north of HWY 8 is where the party's at, with later quiet hours and a more festive vibe.

    One of the standout features here is the variety of floating options. You can choose from rafts, canoes, or tubes and either float away from your campsite with a shuttled return or take a shuttle upstream and float back to your site. It's a tradition for many, and the river is always bustling with activity.

    Amenities are plentiful, with a camp store that's larger than most convenience stores you'll find on the highway. You'll have access to drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets. Pets are welcome, and there are picnic tables and fire rings at each site. If you're into glamping, cabins, or even yurts, Huzzah Valley has got you covered.

    Visitors have mentioned that the campground is great for large groups and offers plenty of room on the gravel bar by the river to have fun. The Hiller House is a popular choice for big groups, offering a private shower house and plenty of space for activities.

    So, whether you're here for a family getaway or a rowdy weekend with friends, Huzzah Valley has something for everyone. Just remember to pack your sense of adventure and maybe a cooler for those float trips!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $11 - $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Washington State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Washington State Park Campground
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    Washington State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    50 Photos
    135 Saves
    Cadet, Missouri

    Welcome to Washington State Park Campground, nestled near De Soto, Missouri. This spot is a real gem, offering a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations. Open all year round, it's perfect for a quick getaway or an extended stay.

    The campground is known for its clean and spacious sites, many of which are shaded and level—ideal for tent campers. If you're an RV camper, you'll appreciate the electric hookups, though water and sewer hookups are limited. But don't worry, there are plenty of water spigots around to fill your tanks.

    One of the standout features here is the access to fantastic hiking trails. Visitors rave about the scenic views and the well-maintained paths. If you're into history, don't miss the prehistoric petroglyphs nearby—definitely worth a visit.

    For those who enjoy a swim, there's a pool on-site, and the river access is great for a refreshing dip or some casual fishing. Families will love the playgrounds and the convenience of a market nearby for any forgotten essentials. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    The campground hosts are frequently mentioned for their friendliness and helpfulness, making your stay even more enjoyable. And a quick tip: keep your food secured at night—raccoons are known to be quite the opportunists here.

    Whether you're here for the hiking, the history, or just to relax by the campfire, Washington State Park Campground offers a little something for everyone. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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