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Beautiful scenery

Quite and peaceful very nice camp sites.

Swanky

Water and electric at every site. Really nice bathrooms with recycle bins. Totally lanscaped.

Great relaxing creek

Put a tent up less than 30 yards from this spring feed creek. Sat with the cold water rushing over my feet. Enjoying he evening fog rolling in. The general store on site had everything you needed to make your stay comfortable. Beer! Showers were kick ass. So much water pressure and Hot. Will definitely stay here again.

Held our family reunions here for many years!

Beautiful view of the lake! The spill way is great to walk around and fish from! Fishing here is great! There are several play areas for the kids to enjoy!

Awesome swim beach!

Our kids had a lot of fun swimming here! The fishing was also excellent! Very easy to drive to and plenty of parking! Definitely recommend and would stay here again!

Beautiful place to stay!

Family had a lot of fun here! Fishing and swimming was great!

Great place to stay on Spring River!

Kids had a blast, and the trout fishing is great too! Cabins are very nice!

Ideal

Great place for camping and fishing, the lodge has great food if you don't feel like cooking

Nice quiet campground

River Road is a quiet, safe little campground with amenities, fishing, boating, kayaking, easily accessible. Showers, bathrooms, electric and water hookup, dump station. A friendly atmosphere with quick, over the hill, access to Clearwater Lake too. Shaded lots are plenty but get snatched up. Reservations (4 days in advance) and first come for available spots. Cell reception is spotty but there. TV reception won't happen. Fire pits, with grill grates and concrete tables. Fish the spillway or the down river for catfish, perch and bass. Kayak from the campground down to Kempers Corner and put out and drive back. Head over the hill to Clearwater Lake to swim and fish too. Good campground!

So peaceful

Loved this location and being next to the water. Hard to pitch a tent in some areas if you require stakes.. lots of rock in the more primitive spots. Locals are friendly.

Our favorite in Eminence

A beautiful riverfront campground on the Jack’s Fork River.

Nice, but usually busy

Paved throughout. Plenty of clean restrooms and showers. MAKE RESERVATIONS! This campground exploded in the last few years and it's always packed when we go anymore is the only downside. Nice, basic and electric sites. Riverfront sites also. Some group sites there also. Floating can be reserved at the campground store.

Great spot for anyone

Loved the spot! Have been for a adults trip and a family trip

Wonderful place to stay

Owners are very friendly and accommodating. Save your money and buy firewood here at the hideaway, best value ($7) and a large amount, you can also purchase ice here as well in the office area. Bathrooms were very clean and well lit. We were the only tent in the park on laborday weekend and it was very nice, we slept great, everyone that pasted by our campsite waved or chatted very friendly. Such a wonderful, quiet and relaxing get away we had. Cant wait to return.

Nice campground !

Nice campground right on the river! Clean and well maintained

Beautiful primitive canpground

Great primitive campground with clean facilities, plenty of trails and off the beaten path enough to give plenty privacy

Beautiful scenic best spot

This is on the North Fork River, blue green crystal clear water, vault toilets only, in October after closing can be solo camping.           Long beautiful drive in, narrow road would not reccomend for motorhome over 20' or any large camper as there is no backing up or turn arounds. 

Shannon County, Missouri Address: Birch Tree, MO 65438 Phone:(573) 323-4236

Free in off season

Small n quiet

On North Fork river, open sites w fire pits.  Best for tents n small rigs, vault toilets. No other facilities, river is popular for water activities, kayaking, canoe, river trips fishing.

On river

Was not a busy campground but it was October and a gloomy weather, quiet.

Peaceful

Just off highway, it is dispersed camping in a park that no longer charges, blacktop pad, lantern hook, picnic table, fire ring w cooking grate at ea site, vault toilets.

There was a fire a few years ago so some burned out areas, lots of firewood, small lake for fishing no motorized boats, great hike/walk around lake.  There is a gas station/truck stop near.   Great stop to regroup on a long road trip.

Nice and family friendly

Super clean campground. Great swim area. Shower house is basic. We stayed in our RV on a spot with river view. Was really nice! Site 148 has standing water when it rains, but that was the only wet spot in the RV areas. They have floating outfitter to rent or they will but your own boat in.

Newly built state park

It is a beautiful state park and very clean. It's like someone went into the middle of a forest and took out a section of trees. All around the park are beautiful bluffs of trees.

Beautiful

Beautiful park. Stayed one night well maintained. Pretty busy but I was here before school started so lots of families out. Be sure to stop by elephant rock.

Busy but great.

Stayed on a Monday -Wednesday in a walk-in spot in loop 5. Every spot was occupied but park was maintained well and good time.

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Nice all around campground

We have stayed here a few times over the past couple of years and really enjoy that it’s it’s right on the Black River and that it is still within a couple of our drive from St. Louis. The campground is actually made up of two different campgrounds, East and West. The East is the older campground while the West campground is newer and geared more towards larger RVs and features bigger sites. Although we have camped at both with our 40 foot fifth wheel and as long as you pay attention to the trees you can still get around the East campground without any problems. The newer campground does not have as many trees so most of the sites are out in the open. The campground is just a few minutes away from Annapolis which has just about any of the basic needs that you might want. And again the proximity to river access is wonderful for enjoying a day at the river. Great campground!

Great campground close to eminence

This is a great campground that is just outside of eminence and has just about everything that you need from spacious tree covered tent sites to full RV sites as well. Easy access to both the jacks for river and Alley spring Because flooding destroyed the old restroom a new one has been built in its place with a full shower house as well. If you want a nice peaceful campground that is in the heart of the Ozarks scenic River Ways you will definitely want to check this place out

Missouri’s newest state park has it all!

This place literally has everything you can want from walk in tent sites to an entire lodge with all the amenities. Campsites are all well manicured and offer everything from basic sites to full RV hook ups. The only negative is that we have experienced are that you need to reserve your side months in advance because this campground is so popular. And the only other negative is that all of the campsites are out in the open with no shade. But other than that it’s easy to see why the state park is a perfect representation of how much pride Missouri takes in its conservation and park system.

Off the beaten path!

We’ve been going to the day use area at Suttons Bluff for over 20 years and only recently he actually used the campground. This campground is definitely off the beaten path so make sure that you have the majority of your necessities before setting up camp. The host usually has ice and firewood but other than that the nearest store is about a 30 minute drive The sites are nice and clean and the inside loop offers electric hookups. This isn’t a campground that you would want to bring a large RV into. It’s mostly suited for smaller campers or tents. And be aware that there will definitely be more noise in this campground than the average because a lot of people that stay here also bring ATVs to use on the nearby trails. The time we stayed there everyone was respectful as they drove them through the campground but it is still more noise than what most might be used to. Overall this is a nice little campground that has a easy to access
day use area for swimming on the black river

One of our favorite places!

This has long been one of our favorite places to go as a family. The campground itself is perfect for families with lots of activities, especially during the summer months. Everything from walk in tent sites to full hook ups and even a few cabins. Book far in advance though! The Shut Ins themself are up the road from the actual campground and require a good hike back to actually get to the water. It’s all flat but you’ll still want to travel light. While the water area itself is beautiful you do need to be extremely careful. Especially with little ones. There are areas up top that you can hang out with children and let them swim without issue. But the shut ins themselves need to be navigated with caution. Overall this is one of our favorite parks in the state with plenty of fun for everyone!

Awesome

This place was great. The showers and bathrooms were clean. The river was close to go swimming or tubing. Everyone was friendly and helpful