So when I look at this stop, I would say this, the cabins are a 5 the RV area is a 3. The reason for this is the the RVs feel a bit crammed into the space in most areas. The treehouse cabins and regular cabins however are exceptional and well thought.
As typically a tent camper there wasn't anything special about that area and it did seem like it was the lower end of the property. For $26 a night I was underwhelmed by the smaller spaces with fire rings and picnic tables. If I was to invest in a location for the same price points there are others which set themselves apart in spacing.
But like I said the cabins and treehouses are an experience you will not find elsewhere in this area. They are fun and functional. They are family friendly and have a little bit of excitement for everyone. Each of the cabins and treehouses are themed, something which is reflected not only in their names but also their decor. With that said however the themes make them more appealing to book so people book well in advance on most of these. I suggest if you are interested in staying booking well in advance of your trip or come during a less busy season to ensure your last minute bookings.
Cabins typically sleep 6 and have fireplaces and decks with great views of the forest. They each have kitchens which enable you prepare a meal for your family or for those who do not wish to do so there is still a dining are for bringing food back from an adventure into Branson.
The Treehouses are my person favorite because it isn't every day you can sleep in an African Safari treehouse or retreat to a couple's cabin in the treetops. The themes with these are so specific and so unique and with each theme you find different styles of amenities within each. For example the couples treehouse has a jetted tub for those special occasions and despite being for couples it sleeps 4 so you can still share this with another couple or bring the kids and maybe get away to a private space. The Grist Mill has a jacuzzi on the porch with a view, which is amazing!!!
I basically fell in love with the cabins and treehouses if you cannot tell. This place is worth investing in the higher priced accommodations to take advantage of their uniqueness. Unlike many cabins which are nice places to stay just to go somewhere else these could easily be the destination all themselves.
My family stayed in the African Treehouse Lodge. It was a great weekend getaway. The kids loved that the upstairs was up a ladder and running across the swinging rope bridge. The playground has a zipline that all the kiddos had a blast using. We were able to "rent" for free a couple of movies from the office and the staff was really friendly and helpful. The trails made for a good afternoon family walk. Some trails were more cleared out than other but the variety is a plus in my book. They are not overly long trails but still very enjoyable. They have plenty of RV sites and some cabins and treehouses. Me and my wife will be coming back to one of the couples only treehouses for sure! There are not a lot of tent sites and they are all in one crowded area with little seclusion or cover but this place is clearly more geared to the RV's and Cabin getaways. Would be great for family reunions or family trips to the Branson area.
Very quiet, clean, well laid out, and friendly campground. I’m in the middle of a four night stay here and I’ll say it’s the nicest campground I’ve stayed at to date. Just far enough from Branson city center to be quiet and peaceful, but close enough to get to whatever show/attraction within minutes. I will be back here when visiting Branson. I would recommend the upgrade sites, as they are off to the side with a bigger outdoor living area, but even the middle spots have plenty of room. This isn’t just another “fit as many campers in as we can” campground. The staff here is extremely helpful and friendly, including helping with tickets to local shows. They have a very nice playground for the kids as well as a pool. Would highly recommend if visiting the area. Just note there are two turn ins as the entrance sits at the top of a hill. The second turn in to the west makes it easy to see oncoming traffic getting in the park.