Amanda M.

Pro

Blue Springs , MO

Joined June 2019

good pricing, great location, awful website

We booked a site along with a couple of family members and the website for this park is ancient. Couldn't get anything booked online because the website wouldn't cooperate, save yourself time and just call the campground once you've looked at the map and chosen where in general you want to camp at. 

Tent sites are okay sized, and many are close to the water. Not a lot of trees for shade, so bring a shelter for some relief from the sun. 

The camp store sells wood and everyone was extremely friendly. There's a swimming beach nearby that you will have to drive to but it is included in the stay! No alcohol is allowed at the beach.

over rated and over crowded but close

The only real thing this has going for it is proximity to an amusement park. It's in the middle of a sketchy at best neighborhood and is extremely crowded in the months the park is open. (May to October) Cabins are okay and meet basic needs but are not cleaned thoroughly.

Decent sites

It’s really close to the lakes so that’s great but there’s minimal tree coverage and several of the sites are at the bottom of a hill which get water logged when it rains. Call ahead and make sure you aren’t in one of those sites.

Great sites but very crowded

River is not easily accessible unless you like steep hills and don’t have a friend in a wheelchair. Sites are VERY close together and people were coming and going all hours of the night.

Camping is still closed

The trails in this area are open but you have to hike into all of them and the campground is still closed even though most other state parks are open. The sites are basic for tents but well laid. The trail system heads to an overlook and down to the river.

Cool but needs help

Camping is free if you float with them and that’s cool, but it’s not all that. The showers had no hot water. The bus ride down to the river is terrifying because most of the road is washed out with a huge rut down the middle. The family campground isn’t anywhere near the water, while the party area is on the edge of the river. No designated sites makes it terribly confusing on where to set up camp and many people have no sense of space and set up right next to you.

Making changes and it’s for the better

I camped here a year ago and since then they’ve added at least one cabin. It’s still very family friendly and even during the COVID outbreak, they remained positive and helpful.

Pretty but needs help

The camping areas are pretty but there’s no water access from camp sites. Also plan to walk to the bathrooms or plan to hear people walking by all night headed to the bathrooms. Lots of tree coverage so every site is shaded almost entirely, but that means lots of sticks that have to be cleared before tent camping.

Zero lake access

All of the campsites are designed for campers so there’s minimal grass areas for tents. Almost all are full sun and there’s zero lake access from the campground.

Hit or miss

Some sites are fully sunexposed and some are shaded. Some camp sites are down hill and get soaked when it rains from all the water.

Pretty but crowded

The "river" that runs nearby was low and it's cold as it's spring fed. It's a steep decline to get down to the water and really hard to get back up. Guest services were good, but the punch code box to get in is tricky. We spent most of our time at the State Park instead of here. RV and tent sites are mixed together and it's a tight fit and constant struggle to keep vehicles out of the way of other people coming and going.

Fantastic Service

From the moment we checked in til we checked out everyone was wonderful. The cabins don’t look like much from the outside, but inside they are wonderful. Showers were hot and the campground is clean and quiet. Perfect for families.

Hit or miss

The campsites are located on a sloped layout. Some are at the top of a hill and the others lie around the base of the hill. We’ve camped here twice and if it rains the ones down hill get lots of water flowing to them which is not good for tents. Kids can’t have their own tent because they limit the number of tents and people per site. It is across from the lake but there is no lake view from any campsite.