Top Tent Camping near Cadet, MO

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Cadet, MO (81)

    Camper-submitted photo from Meramec State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Meramec State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Meramec State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Meramec State Park Campground
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    1.

    Meramec State Park Campground

    54 Reviews
    163 Photos
    249 Saves
    Sullivan, Missouri

    Tree-shaded campgrounds and cabins are what staying at Meramec State Parks is all about. Forty of our most scenic parks offer a wide range of sites, from basic sites to pitch a tent at to full-service sites for your RV. Fourteen favorite state parks offer lodging options ranging from motel rooms and fourplexes to a lake house, yurts and outpost cabins and makes for great camping near Kansas City.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $12 - $48 / 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
    134 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!

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    • Reservable
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    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

    24 Reviews
    75 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.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    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

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    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.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $11 - $32 / night

    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!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $12 - $25 / 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.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Onondaga Cave State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Onondaga Cave State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Onondaga Cave State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Onondaga Cave State Park Campground

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    Onondaga Cave State Park Campground

    37 Reviews
    100 Photos
    204 Saves
    Leasburg, Missouri

    Onondaga Cave State Park Campground, nestled near Leasburg, MO, is a gem for anyone looking to unwind in nature. This place is open year-round and offers a mix of tent and RV accommodations. The sites are well-maintained, with paved pads and 50-amp service in some sections, making it a breeze for big rigs.

    One of the standout features here is the access to the river. While the bank is narrow, it's perfect for a quick dip or a peaceful float. If you're into hiking, there are trails nearby, though some can be a bit rocky. The Oak Ridge Trail, for instance, is quite rugged, but the Deer Ridge Trail offers a more pleasant walk.

    The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. And if you're into caving, you're in for a treat. The guided tours through the enormous caves are a must-see. The welcome center is packed with information, and the cave itself is nothing short of spectacular.

    Amenities include clean bathrooms, showers, and even a market for those last-minute essentials. Campers have praised the cleanliness and the accommodating nature of the staff. The camp hosts are exceptional, always ready to lend a hand.

    For those who enjoy a bit of solitude, the basic sites near the river are peaceful and offer great access to outfitters for river floats. Just be aware that cell service can be spotty, especially if you're on Verizon or T-Mobile.

    In short, Onondaga Cave State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a relaxing getaway, whether you're there for the caves, the river, or just some quiet time in nature.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $12 - $52 / night

    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.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Meramec Caverns
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    Meramec Caverns

    20 Reviews
    57 Photos
    106 Saves
    Stanton, Missouri

    Welcome to Meramec Caverns Campground in Missouri. This place is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors with a touch of comfort. Nestled near the Meramec River, the campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations.

    One of the standout features here is the proximity to the Meramec Caverns themselves. Just a short walk from the campground, these caves are a must-see. If you're into hiking, the Walking Fern trail is a half-mile trek that offers varied terrain and even its own cave. It's a quick but rewarding hike.

    The campground is well-equipped with amenities like hot showers, bathrooms, and electric hookups. You can also find drinking water, firewood, and a market on-site. Pets are welcome, and there are picnic tables and fire pits at many of the sites. Some visitors have mentioned that the sites are spacious, giving you plenty of room to spread out and enjoy some privacy.

    For those who love water activities, the river access is fantastic. You can easily put in a kayak or small boat, and the river views are simply stunning. If you're into fishing, you'll find plenty of spots to cast a line.

    Families will find this place particularly enjoyable. There's a lot of space for kids to run around, and the campground is generally quiet and relaxing. Some visitors have noted that the staff is friendly and helpful, making the check-in process a breeze.

    Whether you're here for a scout event, a family vacation, or just a peaceful getaway, Meramec Caverns Campground has something for everyone. So pack your bags, bring your sense of adventure, and get ready to make some great memories.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $19 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Berryman Trail & Campgrounds - Mark Twain National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Berryman Trail & Campgrounds - Mark Twain National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Berryman Trail & Campgrounds - Mark Twain National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Berryman Trail & Campgrounds - Mark Twain National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Berryman Trail & Campgrounds - Mark Twain National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Berryman Trail & Campgrounds - Mark Twain National Forest

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    Berryman Trail & Campgrounds - Mark Twain National Forest

    13 Reviews
    51 Photos
    91 Saves
    Davisville, Missouri

    Welcome to Berryman Trail & Campgrounds in the heart of Mark Twain National Forest, near Potosi, MO. This spot is a gem for those who love the great outdoors. The campground is open all year and offers a mix of tent and RV accommodations.

    One of the standout features here is the Berryman Trail, which runs right through the campground. It's a popular spot for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. If you're into exploring, you'll find well-maintained trails that wind through beautiful scenery, including towering pine trees and picturesque creeks.

    The campground itself is pretty basic but covers the essentials. You'll find picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilets. However, don't expect any frills like drinking water or electric hookups. It's a bit of a trade-off, but the natural beauty and tranquility more than make up for it. Plus, pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Visitors have mentioned that the sites are spacious and can accommodate multiple tents. Some have noted that the campground can get a bit crowded, especially during peak times, so if privacy is a big deal for you, plan accordingly. Despite this, the overall vibe is friendly and laid-back.

    If you're looking for a peaceful retreat with easy access to some of the best trails in Missouri, Berryman Trail & Campgrounds is worth checking out. Just remember to pack in your water and be ready for a rustic experience. Happy camping!

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