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Places to Camp near Columbia, MO

274 Reviews

Central Missouri has a surprise for outdoor enthusiasts: It’s home to some of the best camping in the state. Near Columbia, MO, there are a number of conservation areas along the Missouri River. Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is minutes from the city and offers a fun and educational experience for children and adults. There are plenty of scenic trails to hike, bike, or explore on horseback. The park is home to fascinating natural features, including a cave system, and is one of the many opportunities to explore the outdoors near Columbia. A number of campgrounds are located around the city with amenities and campsites to accommodate the type of camping you're looking for, whether you want to stay closer or farther from the city lights.

Best Camping Sites Near Columbia, MO (69)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Finger Lakes State Park Campground

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    Finger Lakes State Park Campground

    21 Reviews
    57 Photos
    76 Saves
    Hallsville, Missouri

    The roar of ATVs and off-road motorcycles combines with the peacefulness of rolling hills at Finger Lakes State Park, one of two ATV parks in the state parks system. Built in a former coal mining area, Finger Lakes’ trails and motocross track are popular with users who come for the day, but often fall under the spell of the spacious campground, leafy trees and hilly terrain. The park is also the site of the challenging 2.75-mile Kelley Branch Mountain Bike Trail and a 4.5-mile water trail.

    Finger Lakes State Park offers basic and 30-amp and 50-amp electric campsites.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwoods RV Park & Campground

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    Cottonwoods RV Park & Campground

    16 Reviews
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    38 Saves
    Columbia, Missouri

    Cottonwoods RV Park is a family & pet-friendly RV Park and Campground that is located in the heart of the Missouri off of US Highway 63 in Columbia, Missouri. We are just 4 miles north of I-70, minutes from the University of Missouri, and just minutes from many local attractions including Warm Springs Ranch: The Budweiser Clydesdales Breeding Ranch.

    Our park features paved roads and gravel sites and many indoor and outdoor amenities. Each site is equipped with Full Hook Ups - Electric, Water, and Sewer and a concrete patio and picnic table. Be sure to check out amenities and social calendar pages. We hope while you are here, you will enjoy our friendly, relaxed, and clean atmosphere!

    We would love to be your choice for the perfect option for camping whether you are looking for. Come join us and make new memories and lifelong friends!

    We are proud to be voted as the 2018 Mid-Size Missouri Park of the Year by the Missouri Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $45 - $52 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Cooper’s Landing Campgrounds and Marina

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    Cooper’s Landing Campgrounds and Marina

    16 Reviews
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    93 Saves
    Jamestown, Missouri

    Looking for a spot to launch your boat, rest your head for the night, or spend some quality time with your friends and family? Cooper’s Landing offers all of this and more! We’re a year-round full-service marina, campground, store, and live music venue on the banks of the Missouri River and right off the Katy Trail.

    Our family-friendly campground is freshly graded for RV and tent camping and our brand new Backyards and Beyond edition glamping tent package is ready to rent. The country store is stocked with ice, cold beverages, snacks, and firewood. Bring your own grub, or be wowed by the occasional food truck!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $10 - $60 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge Recreation Area

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    Pine Ridge Recreation Area

    12 Reviews
    35 Photos
    110 Saves
    New Bloomfield, Missouri

    This area is located in a pine forest and provides a campground and picnic area while serving as a trailhead to the 36-mile Cedar Creek Trail. Four picnic sites and 8 campsites are provided. Larger grassy area can provide small groups such as scouts.

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    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    • Trash
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Arrow Rock State Historic Site Campground — Arrow Rock State Historic Site
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Lazy Day Campground

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    Lazy Day Campground

    32 Reviews
    68 Photos
    81 Saves
    New Florence, Missouri

    Lazy Day has full hook up RV sites, pull through sites and tent sites.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 - $55 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Hanson Hills Campground

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    Hanson Hills Campground

    8 Reviews
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    48 Saves
    Kingdom City, Missouri
    • Pets
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek Resort & RV Park

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    Cedar Creek Resort & RV Park

    5 Reviews
    13 Photos
    22 Saves
    Columbia, Missouri
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Rock Bridge Memorial State Park - Educational Scout Camps

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    Rock Bridge Memorial State Park - Educational Scout Camps

    5 Reviews
    6 Photos
    38 Saves
    Columbia, Missouri

    Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and lets them peek into Missouri’s underworld. The park contains some of the most popular hiking trails in the state and also offers solitude while hiking in the Gans Creek Wild Area. Visitors can also see a large cave system with its rock bridge, sinkholes, a spring and underground stream at the Devil's Icebox. You can explore Connor's Cave in the light of the opening for a taste of the underground world.

    Non-profit, educational or Scout groups can take advantage of the special-use area for overnight primitive camping. It features two fire rings, a vault toilet and several picnic tables. There is no water or electricity. The cost is $2 per person, per night. Reservations are required. For more information, call 573-449-7402.

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    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Graham Cave State Park Campground

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