Top Pet-Friendly Camping near Whitewater, MO

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Best Pet-Friendly Camping Sites Near Whitewater, MO (72)

    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 Trail of Tears State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Park Campground

    2.

    Trail of Tears State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    54 Photos
    92 Saves
    McClure, Illinois

    Trail of Tears State Park Campground, near Jackson, MO, offers a unique camping experience right along the Mississippi River. This place is a gem for those who love a mix of natural beauty and historical significance. The campground is open year-round and features amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, and showers. Pets are welcome, and you can even enjoy a campfire at your site.

    One of the standout features here is the unobstructed view of the Mississippi River. It's a fantastic spot for dark sky viewing, so bring your telescope if you're into stargazing. The park also has a scenic overlook and a visitor center with a small museum dedicated to the Trail of Tears Native American tribal migration—definitely worth a visit.

    For those who like to stay active, there are some awesome hiking trails and a playground for the kids. If you're into fishing, the river and nearby Lake Boutin offer great opportunities. And speaking of the river, watching the barges go by can be quite mesmerizing.

    A few practical tips: you can reserve your spot online up to a year in advance, and there's a senior discount available. Firewood is sold on-site, and there's a coin-operated laundromat about 12 miles away in Jackson. If you need a break from camp food, Tractors Restaurant in Jackson comes highly recommended.

    Just a heads-up, the campground is close to a train track, so expect some noise from passing trains. But many campers find it adds to the charm. Overall, Trail of Tears State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a memorable camping trip.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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      3.

      General Watkins Conservation Area

      5 Reviews
      14 Saves
      Oran, Missouri
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Tents
      Camper-submitted photo from Hawn State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Hawn State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Hawn State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Hawn State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Hawn State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Hawn State Park Campground

      4.

      Hawn State Park Campground

      34 Reviews
      129 Photos
      160 Saves
      Farmington, Missouri

      Welcome to Hawn State Park Campground, nestled near Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. This place is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature without straying too far from civilization. The campground is open year-round and offers a mix of tent and RV sites, some with electric hookups.

      One of the standout features here is the beautiful landscape. The park is filled with tall pines and scenic trails that are some of the best in Missouri. If you're into hiking, you won't be disappointed. The trails offer everything from gentle walks to more challenging hikes, and there's even an overlook that provides stunning views.

      The campground itself is clean and family-friendly. Visitors have mentioned that the facilities, including restrooms and showers, are well-maintained. However, do note that the showers might be closed during certain seasons, so plan accordingly. There are also primitive vault toilets available.

      For those who enjoy a bit of peace and quiet, the walk-in sites are a great option. They offer a bit more seclusion and are close to Pickle Creek, which is perfect for a relaxing afternoon by the water. Just be aware that the sites are fairly close together, so privacy might be limited.

      Pets are welcome, and you can have a campfire, which is always a plus. Just remember to buy your firewood during the designated hours, or you might find yourself borrowing from a neighbor.

      Whether you're here for a quick getaway or a longer stay, Hawn State Park Campground offers a serene and picturesque setting that's hard to beat. Enjoy your stay!

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

      $12 - $25 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground

      5.

      Giant City State Park Campground

      24 Reviews
      165 Photos
      132 Saves
      Makanda, Illinois

      Giant City State Park Campground is a gem nestled near Makanda, IL. This place is a haven for campers who appreciate a mix of comfort and nature. The campground is open all year, so you can enjoy its beauty in any season. With amenities like electric hookups, showers, and toilets, it caters well to both tent and RV campers. Pets are welcome, and you can even enjoy a cold one by the fire since alcohol is allowed.

      The campground is known for its well-maintained sites and friendly camp hosts. Visitors often rave about the cleanliness of the facilities, including the fire pits and pit toilets. The park itself is a treasure trove of natural beauty, with several hiking trails that showcase stunning sandstone formations and lush forest scenery. Even in winter, the trails offer a serene and picturesque experience.

      One of the highlights of staying here is the Giant City Lodge. It’s a cozy spot with excellent food and panoramic views that make for a memorable dining experience. The family-style fried chicken dinner comes highly recommended.

      For those who enjoy a bit of adventure, the park offers various trails, some of which are perfect for families with young children. The playground and picnic areas add to the family-friendly vibe. If you're into fishing, there's a pond near the primitive camping site.

      In summary, Giant City State Park Campground offers a blend of convenience and natural beauty, making it a fantastic spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Whether you're hiking, relaxing by the fire, or exploring the nearby wineries, there's something here for everyone.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Hinton RV Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Hinton RV Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Hinton RV Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Hinton RV Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Hinton RV Park

      6.

      Hinton RV Park

      8 Reviews
      5 Photos
      18 Saves
      Benton, Missouri
      • Pets
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
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        7.

        The Landing Point RV Park

        4 Reviews
        13 Saves
        Cape Girardeau, Missouri

        Our park features paved roads, large concrete pads and patios, picnic tables, large shade trees. We have ice, soda, snacks, firewood with a few selected camping supplies and much more.

        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Electric Hookups
        • Phone Service
        • Reservable
        • ADA Access
      • 8.

        Perryville RV Resort By Rjourney

        11 Reviews
        9 Photos
        51 Saves
        Perryville, Missouri

        Who says you can’t have fun in a small midwestern town? In Perryville, MO, there’s plenty of history to experience and fun to be had. You can expect no less at Perryville RV Resort by R Journey. Located off Lake Drive on KOA Lane, our resort park is accessible via Interstate 55 to the south and Highway T to the north. Get ready to make memories and reconnect with family and friends with our selection of family-friendly activities and events. If you’ve been pining for a midwestern getaway, look no further than Perryville RV Resort.

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

        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.

        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 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

        10.

        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

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