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    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

    1.

    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 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

    2.

    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 Greenville - Lake Wappapello
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenville - Lake Wappapello
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenville - Lake Wappapello
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenville - Lake Wappapello
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenville - Lake Wappapello
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenville - Lake Wappapello

    3.

    Greenville - Lake Wappapello

    9 Reviews
    15 Photos
    5 Saves
    Greenville, Missouri

    Overview

    Greenville Recreation Area is located on the northen end of Wappapello Lake Project, nestled on the banks of the St. Francis River. The spacious campground is built on the original site of the historical Old Greenville City, visitors have seemingly endless opportunities for fun. The Memory Lane trail winds along the historical foundations and streets offering a glimpse back in time. The Greenville Trail, a three mile hike or bike trail, connects the modern city of Greenville to the campground. The expansive grounds, multiple playgrounds, play courts and large event area provide opportunities for all ages and abilities.__________ Click here to take a virtual tour of the facilities at Wappapello Lake!__

    Recreation

    Greenville boasts a one-mile historical trail to explore. A three-mile hike/bike trail is open year-round and a great choice for families. The lake is home to some of Missouri's most sought after game fish, including largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, white bass and channel catfish. Hunting and trapping are popular activities around the lake, boasting 44,000 acres for public use. Special events are put on throughout the year but the annual Black Powder Rendezvous, Old Greenville Days and Halloween Boo Bash events are notable experiences in Greenville.

    Facilities

    Greenville boasts a one-mile historical trail to explore. A three-mile hike/bike trail is open year-round and a great choice for families. The lake is home to some of Missouri's most sought after game fish, including largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, white bass and channel catfish. Hunting and trapping are popular activities around the lake, boasting 44,000 acres for public use. Special events are put on throughout the year but the annual Black Powder Rendezvous, Old Greenville Days and Halloween Boo Bash events are notable experiences in Greenville.

    Natural Features

    Wappapello Lake, fed by the St. Francis River, has a seemingly endless string of secluded coves hugged by a winding, wooded shoreline. The public recreation area spans 45,000 acres in the southeastern Ozark foothills. The St. Francis River provides multiple caves, gravel bars, and open stretchs of water surrounded by open woodlands and rocky bluffs.__

    contact_info

    Between 03/16/2022 and 11/22/2022 this location is staffed. Please call (573) 224-3884 to speak with local staff. From 01/19/2022 to 03/15/2022 this location is unstaffed. Please call (573) 222-8562 for general information.

    Nearby Attractions

    Explore one of the 9 trail systems along the Wappapello Lake. The nearby Ozark Trail is the only Horse friendly trail at the Lake. The Pine Ridge Nature trail, Shell Lake Archery Trail and Wappapllo Wildflower Trail and Greenhouse areas or lower St. Francis River are approximately 22 miles away. The Mingo Wildlife Refuge is approximately 31 miles from Old Greenville Recreation Area. The Lake Wappapello State Park is approximately 21 miles away, and the Sam A. Baker State park is 14 miles away from Old Greenville Recreation Area. The nearby 34 Bridge Recreation Area is an ideal place to swim or picnic along its large gravel bars.__

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

    $50 / night

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

    4.

    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 Pinewoods Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinewoods Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinewoods Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinewoods Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinewoods Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinewoods Lake Campground

    5.

    Pinewoods Lake Campground

    15 Reviews
    59 Photos
    91 Saves
    Ellsinore, Missouri

    Overview

    Pinewoods Lake Recreation Area sits next to Pinewoods Lake in southeastern Missouri. It is an ideal location to enjoy lake fishing and scenic trails.

    Natural Features:

    The lake is located on the southeastern quadrant of the Mark Twain National Forest. The area is densely wooded.

    Recreation:

    A 1.3-mile walking trail surrounds the lake. Most of the trail has a concrete surface and is accessible. The entire trail is relatively flat, with no difficult sections. Circling the 32-acre lake, the trail provides views of the lake, songbirds and wildlife, and an abundance of wildflowers.

    The lake offers a floating fishing pier and a concrete boat ramp. Anglers can enjoy fishing for bass, sunfish and catfish.

    Facilities:

    The day-use picnic shelter can accommodate up to 75 people. It is equipped with tables and large grills. Accessible vault toilets are provided. Trash collection service is not available; visitors must carry out all garbage.

    Nearby Attractions:

    Ellsinore is the closest city to the campground, just 3 miles away, with a few dining options, a grocery store and fuel station.

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

    $15 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Redman Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Redman Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Redman Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Redman Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Redman Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Redman Creek Recreation Area

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    Redman Creek Recreation Area

    11 Reviews
    14 Photos
    32 Saves
    Wappapello, Missouri

    Overview

    Redman Creek offers a varirty of recreational opportunities for every visitor! This large park is an ideal place for just a day visit or an extended stay. Redman Creek Campground features 109 full service campsites in the Redman East and West Campground. Each campground loop has a playground and shower house, with some restroom facilites replaced in 2021.__ Enjoy the scenic view along the new paved Lake View Trail, this multi-use trail is a hiker, biker or walkers dream. Beginning at Redman East Campground, the trail connects the entire Wappapello Dam area featuring multiple trailheads with unique landscapes.__ A tennis court, basketball court, sand volleyball court and playground are available for use year-round. A family picnic or a day of grilling are easy at one of 17 picnic sites or 4 reservable group shelters. An accessible fishing pier, 4-lane boat ramp with courtesy dock and a seasonal swimming beach provide a multitude of water recreation opportunities.__________ Click here to take a virtual tour of the facilities at Wappapello Lake!__

    Recreation

    Wappapello Lake can be a boater's paradise with a string of secluded coves, islands and wooded shorelines. Hunting, fishing and kayaking are popular activities year-round. Hiking and biking on one of the Lake's 9 trail systems provides opportunities for all ages and abilities. The new accessible Shell Lake Archery Trail is a unique destination for achery enthusiasts.____

    Facilities

    Wappapello Lake can be a boater's paradise with a string of secluded coves, islands and wooded shorelines. Hunting, fishing and kayaking are popular activities year-round. Hiking and biking on one of the Lake's 9 trail systems provides opportunities for all ages and abilities. The new accessible Shell Lake Archery Trail is a unique destination for achery enthusiasts.____

    Natural Features

    Wappapello Lake is fed by the St. Francis River and boasts 8,400 acres on a whopping 45,000-acre expanse of public land in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

    contact_info

    Between 03/16/2022 and 11/01/2022 this location is staffed. Please call (573) 222-8233 to speak with local staff. From 01/07/2022 to 03/15/2022 this location is unstaffed. Please call (573) 222-8562 for general information.

    Nearby Attractions

    Explore the nearby Pine Ridge Nature trail, Shell Lake Archery Trail and Wappapllo Wildflower Trail and Greenhouse areas or St. Francis River. The Mingo Wildlife Refuge is approximately 11.6 miles from Redman Creek Recreation Area. The Lake Wappapello State Park is approximately 17 miles away, and the Sam A. Baker State park is 34 miles away from Redman Creek Recreation Area.__

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

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Peoples Creek - Lake Wappapello
    Camper-submitted photo from Peoples Creek - Lake Wappapello
    Camper-submitted photo from Peoples Creek - Lake Wappapello
    Camper-submitted photo from Peoples Creek - Lake Wappapello
    Camper-submitted photo from Peoples Creek - Lake Wappapello
    Camper-submitted photo from Peoples Creek - Lake Wappapello

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    Peoples Creek - Lake Wappapello

    10 Reviews
    26 Photos
    22 Saves
    Wappapello, Missouri

    Overview

    People's Creek Recreation Area, located in the southeastern Ozark foothills of Missouri, is a great launchpad for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking or simply exploring the Wappapello Lake area.Completed in 1941, Wappapello Lake provides an estimated $3.9 million in annual flood protection to agricultural lands and developed areas along the St. Francis River. A peaceful cove offers endless recreation opportunities with 57 campsites, a picnic shelter, beach, accessible fishing pier, and Lake View Trail. Click here to take a virtual tour of the facilities at Wappapello Lake.

    Recreation

    People's Creek is ideally suited for swimming and boating activities. The lake is home to some of Missouri's most sought after game fish, including largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, white bass and channel catfish. Hunting, fishing and kayaking are popular activities year-round. Hiking and biking on one of the Lake's 9 trail systems provides opportunities for all ages and abilities. The new accessible Shell Lake Archery Trail is a unique destination for achery enthusiasts.

    Facilities

    The day-use portion of People's Creek includes a two-lane boat ramp with courtesy dock, an accessible fishing pier, swimming beach and large picnic shelter. The campground portion has an upper and lower campground. The lower area offers 38 sites with 50-amp electric and water hookups. Peoples Creek Lower section is the only campground at Wappapepello Lake with waterfront campsites. A large sandy mooring area is available for campers. The upper area has 19 full-service campsites with 50-amp electric, water and sewer hookups.

    Natural Features

    Wappapello Lake stretches 8,400 acres on 45,000 acres of public land. Lightly wooded shorelines add shade to the scenic landscape.

    contact_info

    Between 09/23/2022 and 09/27/2022 this location is staffed. Please call (573) 222-8234 to speak with local staff. From 09/28/2022 to 04/06/2023 this location is unstaffed. Please call (573) 778-5404 for general information.

    Nearby Attractions

    Explore the nearby Pine Ridge Nature trail, Shell Lake Archery Trail and Wappapllo Wildflower Trail and Greenhouse areas or St. Francis River. The Mingo Wildlife Refuge is approximately 11.5 miles from Peoples Creek Recreation Area. The Lake Wappapello State Park is approximately 18.2 miles away, and the Sam A. Baker State park is 33.4 miles away from Peoples Creek Recreation Area.

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

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Big Spring Campground — Ozark National Scenic Riverway
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Spring Campground — Ozark National Scenic Riverway
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Spring Campground — Ozark National Scenic Riverway
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Spring Campground — Ozark National Scenic Riverway
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Spring Campground — Ozark National Scenic Riverway
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Spring Campground — Ozark National Scenic Riverway

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    Big Spring Campground — Ozark National Scenic Riverway

    23 Reviews
    85 Photos
    87 Saves
    Van Buren, Missouri

    Overview

    In the rolling, forested landscape of Big Spring, two of America's 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.

    Recreation

    The Current River flows past the campground, offering excellent canoeing, tubing, swimming and fishing. Over 130 miles (209 km) 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, include the Alley Overlook Trail, Chubb Hollow Trail, Ozark Trail, Cave Spring Trail and Big Springs Trail.

    Facilities

    The Current River flows past the campground, offering excellent canoeing, tubing, swimming and fishing. Over 130 miles (209 km) 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, include the Alley Overlook Trail, Chubb Hollow Trail, Ozark Trail, Cave Spring Trail and Big Springs Trail.

    Natural Features

    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, Missouri's only native pine species. Along the rivers, Sycamore, Cottonwood, River birch and maples are common. Redbud and dogwoods are also abundant, putting on a spectacular show during most spring months.

    Nearby Attractions

    Scenic Big Spring is the largest freshwater spring in North America and produces an outflow of 280 million gallons a day. 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 ranger-guided tours are available upon request.

    contact_info

    This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (573) 323-4236.

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

    $30 / 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

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    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

    The campground offers dozens of single-family campsites, as well as large group sites, all available for tent and RV camping. Some sites have 30-amp electric hookups. The large group site can accommodate up to 74 people. Additional sites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are accessible vault toilets and drinking water. Parking spurs vary from asphalt, to grass, to gravel or dirt.

    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 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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    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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