Top Pet-Friendly Camping near Benton, MO

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Best Pet-Friendly Camping Sites Near Benton, MO (65)

    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Park Campground
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    1.

    Trail of Tears State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    54 Photos
    92 Saves
    McClure, Illinois

    Trail of Tears State Park Campground, near Jackson, MO, offers a unique camping experience right along the Mississippi River. This place is a gem for those who love a mix of natural beauty and historical significance. The campground is open year-round and features amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, and showers. Pets are welcome, and you can even enjoy a campfire at your site.

    One of the standout features here is the unobstructed view of the Mississippi River. It's a fantastic spot for dark sky viewing, so bring your telescope if you're into stargazing. The park also has a scenic overlook and a visitor center with a small museum dedicated to the Trail of Tears Native American tribal migration—definitely worth a visit.

    For those who like to stay active, there are some awesome hiking trails and a playground for the kids. If you're into fishing, the river and nearby Lake Boutin offer great opportunities. And speaking of the river, watching the barges go by can be quite mesmerizing.

    A few practical tips: you can reserve your spot online up to a year in advance, and there's a senior discount available. Firewood is sold on-site, and there's a coin-operated laundromat about 12 miles away in Jackson. If you need a break from camp food, Tractors Restaurant in Jackson comes highly recommended.

    Just a heads-up, the campground is close to a train track, so expect some noise from passing trains. But many campers find it adds to the charm. Overall, Trail of Tears State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a memorable camping trip.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Hinton RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hinton RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hinton RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hinton RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hinton RV Park

    2.

    Hinton RV Park

    8 Reviews
    5 Photos
    18 Saves
    Benton, Missouri
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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      3.

      General Watkins Conservation Area

      5 Reviews
      14 Saves
      Oran, Missouri
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Tents
    • 4.

      Shawnee Forest Campground

      32 Reviews
      55 Photos
      181 Saves
      Vienna, Illinois

      Located in the Middle of Southern Illinois just Off I-24 it is a great place to stay while you explore all the the Shawnee Forest. From Giant City to Garden of the Gods. The Tunnel Hill bike trail is a half mile away and Cache River is just down the road. We have 60 Full Hook up sites. Large pull through sites up to 120 feet long. We have Shower Houses and Laundry Facilities. Our Campground is Open Year Round.

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

      $40 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
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      Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground

      5.

      Giant City State Park Campground

      24 Reviews
      165 Photos
      133 Saves
      Makanda, Illinois

      Giant City State Park Campground is a gem nestled near Makanda, IL. This place is a haven for campers who appreciate a mix of comfort and nature. The campground is open all year, so you can enjoy its beauty in any season. With amenities like electric hookups, showers, and toilets, it caters well to both tent and RV campers. Pets are welcome, and you can even enjoy a cold one by the fire since alcohol is allowed.

      The campground is known for its well-maintained sites and friendly camp hosts. Visitors often rave about the cleanliness of the facilities, including the fire pits and pit toilets. The park itself is a treasure trove of natural beauty, with several hiking trails that showcase stunning sandstone formations and lush forest scenery. Even in winter, the trails offer a serene and picturesque experience.

      One of the highlights of staying here is the Giant City Lodge. It’s a cozy spot with excellent food and panoramic views that make for a memorable dining experience. The family-style fried chicken dinner comes highly recommended.

      For those who enjoy a bit of adventure, the park offers various trails, some of which are perfect for families with young children. The playground and picnic areas add to the family-friendly vibe. If you're into fishing, there's a pond near the primitive camping site.

      In summary, Giant City State Park Campground offers a blend of convenience and natural beauty, making it a fantastic spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Whether you're hiking, relaxing by the fire, or exploring the nearby wineries, there's something here for everyone.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Columbus-Belmont State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Columbus-Belmont State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Columbus-Belmont State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Columbus-Belmont State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Columbus-Belmont State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Columbus-Belmont State Park

      6.

      Columbus-Belmont State Park

      15 Reviews
      66 Photos
      63 Saves
      Hickman, Kentucky

      Welcome to Columbus-Belmont State Park, a gem nestled near Columbus, Kentucky. This campground is a fantastic spot for history buffs and nature lovers alike. Perched on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River, the views here are nothing short of spectacular, especially at sunset.

      The campground offers a mix of tent and RV sites, many of which come with electric hookups. While some sites might be a bit unlevel, the overall experience more than makes up for it. You'll find clean restrooms, showers, and even a laundry facility to keep things convenient. There's also a sanitary dump station available for RVs.

      Kids will love the playground, and there's plenty of space for them to run around. For those interested in history, the park is rich with Civil War significance. You can explore the old fort site and take a self-guided tour through the trenches. The on-site museum and snack bar are open seasonally, adding a bit more to your visit.

      Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, no alcohol is allowed in the park. If you're into picnicking, there are plenty of picnic tables scattered around, and you can even buy firewood on-site for a cozy campfire.

      Visitors have praised the friendly staff and the peaceful, quiet atmosphere. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or just passing through, Columbus-Belmont State Park offers a unique blend of natural beauty and historical intrigue. Don't forget to check out the local convenience store, Beards and Roses, for some of the best pizza around!

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

      $27 / night

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      Camper-submitted photo from Horseshoe Lake Alexander County
      Camper-submitted photo from Horseshoe Lake Alexander County
      Camper-submitted photo from Horseshoe Lake Alexander County
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        8.

        The Landing Point RV Park

        4 Reviews
        13 Saves
        Cape Girardeau, Missouri

        Our park features paved roads, large concrete pads and patios, picnic tables, large shade trees. We have ice, soda, snacks, firewood with a few selected camping supplies and much more.

        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Electric Hookups
        • Phone Service
        • Reservable
        • ADA Access
        Camper-submitted photo from Cape Camping & RV Park
        Camper-submitted photo from Cape Camping & RV Park
        Camper-submitted photo from Cape Camping & RV Park
        Camper-submitted photo from Cape Camping & RV Park
        Camper-submitted photo from Cape Camping & RV Park
        Camper-submitted photo from Cape Camping & RV Park

        9.

        Cape Camping & RV Park

        3 Reviews
        11 Photos
        6 Saves
        Cape Girardeau, Missouri
        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Electric Hookups
        • Phone Service
        • Reservable
        • ADA Access
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          10.

          Bean Ridge Pond Campground

          2 Reviews
          33 Saves
          McClure, Illinois
          • Pets
          • Fires
          • Phone Service
          • RVs
          • Tents
          • Standard (Tent/RV)
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