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Best Camping Sites Near Wappapello Lake, MO (97)

    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
    251 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.

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

    $12 - $48 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Onondaga Cave State Park Campground
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    Onondaga Cave State Park Campground

    37 Reviews
    100 Photos
    206 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 Meramec Caverns
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    Meramec Caverns

    20 Reviews
    57 Photos
    110 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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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $19 - $30 / night

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    Washington State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    50 Photos
    136 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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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA

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    St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA

    29 Reviews
    48 Photos
    115 Saves
    Eureka, Missouri

    Enjoy picturesque camping as it was meant to be - with lots of trees, a babbling creek, fireflies, a campfire under a starlit sky, and all Pull-Thru RV Sites. Located on Historic Route 66, this KOA is less than 1 mile from Six Flags St. Louis and I-44. It's an easy 30 minutes from other St. Louis attractions, including the Gateway Arch, Forest Park, Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, City Museum, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and Grant's Farm. Stay in a Deluxe Cabin or on a Patio RV Site or Premium Tent Site. Kids love all the activities/amenities, such as the heated pool, gem mining station, and new Jumping Pillow. Groups love the pavilion and meeting space with A/C. Pool: May 10 - September 30. Your host: Paul Shepherd.

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    • Equestrian
    • Cabins
    • Tent Cabin
    • Yurts
    Camper-submitted photo from Ozark Outdoors-Riverfront Resort
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    Ozark Outdoors-Riverfront Resort

    21 Reviews
    12 Photos
    31 Saves
    Leasburg, Missouri

    You won’t find another place like this. Ozark Outdoors Resort is tucked into a lush valley amidst rolling Missouri hills, seven miles off of I-44, just beyond the country hamlet of Leasburg. Since 1960, we’ve grown our business by serving families, friends, and groups of people who want to gather so they can relax, relate, refresh, and reconnect.

    Tucked away in a valley among the Missouri hills, Ozark Outdoors attracts online casino players to relax and spend time with friends. Camping and Living along the Missouri River will make you spend a whole day enjoying the adventure, playing Safe Casino Canada https://www.homify.ca/professionals/9015543/play-safe-casino-canada with friends, activities. Also on the territory there is the best restaurant where online casino players like to eat, Paddler’s Grill, where only rustic cuisine. Out our front door you’ll see the most amazing Missouri Rivers sure to tickle your happy-bone. Imagine this… the sun peeks around a magnificent white cloud. A gorgeous blue sky radiates over the tops of tall oaks. Green leaves rustle overhead. The scent of pure, clean air breezes. You kick back in an Ozark Outdoors Resort luxury river tube; tip your toe in the water, and watch drops trickle off your fingers. The current carries you into a dreamy world where hustle and bustle no longer exists. Spend a couple hours or the whole day…it’s your choice. How much do you want to smile? Enjoy a River Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking or Tubing trip on the Meramec, Huzzah or Courtois River. Get away and enjoy riverside tent camping, full hookup RV sites, our outdoor swimming pool, playgrounds, seasonal events, a fully stocked mercantile store, country cooking at the Paddler’s Grill and much more.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Robertsville State Park Campground
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    Robertsville State Park Campground

    13 Reviews
    30 Photos
    109 Saves
    Robertsville, Missouri

    Welcome to Robertsville State Park Campground, a hidden gem nestled near Robertsville, MO. This spot is perfect for those who appreciate a quiet, secluded camping experience. The campground is open year-round and offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of shade from the tall trees, making it feel like you're deep in the woods.

    The campground features 28 sites, including both basic and electric options. Some sites even come with wooden deck areas for tents, which is a nice touch. If you're bringing an RV, be aware that the sites are electric-only, so you'll need to plan accordingly. There's a sanitary dump station and water available, but hookups aren't always guaranteed.

    One of the standout features here is the well-maintained shower house and bathroom facilities, which campers have praised for their cleanliness. There's also a coin laundry on-site, which is super convenient for longer stays. Families will appreciate the quiet atmosphere and the abundance of wildlife and flowers. However, if you're looking for a playground, you'll need to venture a bit away from the campground.

    For those who enjoy hiking, there's a nice loop trail that leads down to the river, offering a scenic walk through the park. The Meramec River access is another highlight, perfect for a bit of fishing or just relaxing by the water.

    Overall, Robertsville State Park Campground is a favorite for many repeat visitors who love its tranquility and natural beauty. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, you'll find it a great place to unwind and connect with nature.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Pin Oak RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pin Oak RV Park
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    Pin Oak RV Park

    13 Reviews
    40 Photos
    28 Saves
    Union, Missouri

    Any great RV park has to start with fully-loaded RV campsites. Luckily, at Pin Oak RV Resort, our RV campsites are equipped with water, sewer, and electricity hookups. Our RV resort also features premium RV sites that offer either a view of the lake or a larger area to pitch tents and enjoy quality time around the fire pit.

    RV Park may be in the name, but at Pin Oak RV Resort, you don’t need an RV to stay with us! We also offer cabins to rent for those who are looking for more of a glamping experience.

    Choose from a standard cabin, a deluxe cabin, or rent our doublewide mobile home or bunkhouse, both of which are large enough to sleep parties of up to 12. All of our cabins feature a kitchen, running water, electricity, and all the other modern conveniences of your home.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground
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    Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground

    27 Reviews
    64 Photos
    140 Saves
    Wildwood, Missouri

    Welcome to Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground, nestled near Wildwood, MO. This spot is a solid choice if you're looking for a convenient base to explore St. Louis, just a short 35-minute drive away. The campground itself is known for its spacious, clean sites and a peaceful atmosphere.

    You'll find a variety of accommodations here, from tent sites to RV spots, and even some glamping options. The sites are well-maintained, with many offering electric hookups. The campground is open year-round, so you can enjoy it in any season. One of the standout features is the hot water showers in the bathrooms, which are a real treat after a day of hiking or exploring.

    Speaking of hiking, the park has some beautiful trails that wind through lush forests, making it a great spot for nature lovers. The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    For families, there's a playground close to some of the larger, grassy sites, which are perfect for kids to run around. If you're into picnicking, you'll appreciate the picnic tables scattered throughout the campground.

    Visitors have mentioned that the campground is quiet and not too crowded, which adds to the overall relaxing vibe. Plus, it's close to grocery stores and shopping, so you won't be far from any essentials you might need.

    Overall, Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground offers a great mix of convenience, comfort, and natural beauty. Whether you're just passing through or planning a longer stay, it's a spot worth checking out.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Francois State Park Campground
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    St. Francois State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    80 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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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Wappapello Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, Wappapello Lake offers a wide range of camping options, with 97 campgrounds and RV parks near Wappapello Lake and 5 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Wappapello Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Wappapello Lake is Meramec State Park Campground with a 4.4-star rating from 54 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Wappapello Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 5 free dispersed camping spots near Wappapello Lake.

What parks are near Wappapello Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 9 parks near Wappapello Lake that allow camping, notably Ozark National Scenic Riverways and Mark Twain National Forest.