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Best Equestrian Sites Near Mark Twain Lake, MO (7)

    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Campground

    1.

    Indian Creek Campground

    17 Reviews
    54 Photos
    69 Saves
    Stoutsville, Missouri

    Overview

    Indian Creek lies on the northern banks of Mark Twain Lake. It is the largest campground on the lake with 215 standard campsites, plus additional non-electric and tent-only sites. The lake is named for the beloved writer and humorist, Mark Twain, who was born just south of the lake in Florida, Missouri.

    Recreation

    Boating is convenient with Indian Creek's public boat ramp. Bass fishing and hunting are also popular.

    Facilities

    Boating is convenient with Indian Creek's public boat ramp. Bass fishing and hunting are also popular.

    Natural Features

    Mark Twain Lake is sourced by the Salt River in northeast Missouri. The Clarence Cannon Dam sits on the eastern edge of the lake, providing flood control and hydroelectricity to the region, in addition to an extensive habitat for wildlife.

    Nearby Attractions

    While visiting the area, tour the birthplace of the world-famous humorist and writer Mark Twain in the nearby Mark Twain State Park. The David C. Berti Shooting Range is located below the dam.

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

    $30 - $125 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Frank Russell
    Camper-submitted photo from Frank Russell
    Camper-submitted photo from Frank Russell
    Camper-submitted photo from Frank Russell
    Camper-submitted photo from Frank Russell
    Camper-submitted photo from Frank Russell

    2.

    Frank Russell

    6 Reviews
    12 Photos
    21 Saves
    Perry, Missouri

    Overview

    Frank Russell Campground, set near the picturesque Mark Twain Lake, has a location near the dam, providing campers with easy access to the lake, river and surrounding attractions. The campground also features an amphitheater with weekly events in the summer. The lake's namesake and legendary author and humorist, Mark Twain, was born in a town beside the lake.

    Recreation

    The 32-mile long Joanna Trail is accessible from the campground. Here, horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers can enjoy the rough and varied terrain that meanders along the northern banks of the lake, across bluffs and over hills. Campfire programs are provided every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

    Facilities

    The 32-mile long Joanna Trail is accessible from the campground. Here, horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers can enjoy the rough and varied terrain that meanders along the northern banks of the lake, across bluffs and over hills. Campfire programs are provided every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

    Natural Features

    Mark Twain Lake is sourced by the Salt River in northeast Missouri. The Clarence Cannon Dam sits on the eastern edge of the lake, providing flood control and hydroelectricity to the region.

    Nearby Attractions

    While here, many visitors tour the birthplace of world-famous humorist and author, Mark Twain, in Florida, Missouri. The David C. Berti Shooting Range is below the dam and the M.W. Boudreaux Visitor Center is located on the south end of the Dam.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian

    $30 / night

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

    3.

    Finger Lakes State Park Campground

    21 Reviews
    57 Photos
    77 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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Siloam Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Siloam Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Siloam Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Siloam Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Siloam Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Siloam Springs State Park Campground

    4.

    Siloam Springs State Park Campground

    10 Reviews
    41 Photos
    47 Saves
    Liberty, Illinois

    Siloam Springs State Park Campground, near Clayton, IL, is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature. This place has a bit of everything, from tent and RV sites to cozy cabins. It's open year-round, so whether you're into summer hikes or winter camping, you're covered.

    One of the standout features here is the Red Oak Backpacking Trail. It's a bit of a workout, especially at the start, but the views and varied terrain make it worth the effort. If you're into hiking, you'll also enjoy the Hoot Owl Trail. Both trails are well-marked and offer a mix of flat areas, valleys, and creeks. Perfect for a day of exploration.

    Fishing and boating are also big draws. The lake is stocked with trout, and you can rent kayaks, canoes, and boats right on-site. If you're more into relaxing by the water, the lake's a great spot for that too. And for those who like a bit of comfort, the campground has electric hookups, showers, and toilets.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, they might have to carry their own gear if you're hitting the trails! There's also a camp store nearby for any last-minute supplies, and an Amish store close by for ice and other amenities.

    Overall, Siloam Springs offers a peaceful, scenic getaway with plenty of activities to keep you busy. Whether you're hiking, fishing, or just kicking back by the campfire, it's a spot that keeps folks coming back year after year.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek Resort & RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek Resort & RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek Resort & RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek Resort & RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek Resort & RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek Resort & RV Park

    5.

    Cedar Creek Resort & RV Park

    5 Reviews
    13 Photos
    22 Saves
    Columbia, Missouri
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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      6.

      Whetstone Conservation Area

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      2 Saves
      Kingdom City, Missouri

      Camping is allowed anytime in designated camping areas shown on map. These may or may not have defined campsites. No amenities are provided. Seasonal closures and restrictions may apply. Groups of more than 10 campers require a special use permit. Campers are limited to 14 consecutive days in a 30-day period.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Equestrian
      • Picnic Table
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        7.

        Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area

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        5 Saves
        Higbee, Missouri

        Visit the Missouri Department of Conservation's website for more information.

        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Tents
        • Equestrian
        • Dispersed
        • Toilets

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