Top Pet-Friendly Camping near Zalma, MO

Looking to find an RV campground or tent campsite near Zalma that allows dogs? Finding pet-friendly campgrounds in Missouri is easier than ever. Whether you're looking for a quiet location in the woods or a place near local attractions, The Dyrt makes it easy to find the perfect spot for you and your pup.

Best Pet-Friendly Camping Sites Near Zalma, MO (69)

    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 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

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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 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

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    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.__

    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.__

    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.

    • 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

    5.

    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 Asher Creek Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Asher Creek Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Asher Creek Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Asher Creek Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Asher Creek Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Asher Creek Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park

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    Asher Creek Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park

    7 Reviews
    30 Photos
    4 Saves
    Wappapello, Missouri

    Lake Wappapello State Park is the ideal vacation spot for a day or a week. The park offers a modern campground and cabins plus rustic camper cabins.

    Lake Wappapello State Park offers basic and electric campsites. For a little extra space, try one of the park's family campsites.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
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    Holliday Landing Campground & Marina

    7 Reviews
    41 Photos
    30 Saves
    Greenville, Missouri

    Holliday Landing is a fun family resort and marina located on sunny Lake Wappapello. Tucked in the Ozarks of southeastern Missouri, we offer everything you need to make your vacation a success! The resort is secluded enough to escape from your everyday life, yet conveniently located and easy to get to. We offer boat launching and camper parking assistance if needed. Whether you are looking for a relaxing, peaceful retreat or a fun, active family vacation, call Holliday Landing Resort& Marina for your next vacation or getaway! The campground offers daily cabins, camping spots, and marina slips. We also offer monthly rates for the campground & the marina.

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

    $30 - $35 / 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

    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.

    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 Ridge Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ridge Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ridge Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ridge Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ridge Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ridge Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park

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    Ridge Campground — Lake Wappapello State Park

    7 Reviews
    36 Photos
    3 Saves
    Wappapello, Missouri

    Ridge Campground has family sites in addition to electric sites and accessible sites.

    Lake Wappapello State Park is the ideal vacation spot for a day or a week. The park offers a modern campground and cabins plus rustic camper cabins.

    Lake Wappapello State Park offers basic and electric campsites.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    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

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    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

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