Cathy S.


Jefferson City, MO

Joined May 2019

I have been married for 37 years and now find ourselves empty nesters. We bought a small camper and now getting out in nature is all I want to do. We are on our third year of adventures and love it. I’m so ready for this stage in our lives. Bring it on!

Camping,Kayaking,fishing 13 Riverfront De, Lebanon Mo

Nestled in the woods just beyond Bennett Springs State Park is just a slice of camping heaven! Lower campground area is just a picture perfect as the campground winds along a section of the Niangua River. Campground supports any type of camping. Upper level has new full service sites. Great Owners run the well stocked store and see to your needs. Camping cabins for rent. Great shower house. Loved this place we will be back soon. Definitely a 12 out of 10!

RANGER REVIEW: I had the opportunity to review the GCI Slim Fold Cook Station. Wow what a great addition! Totally loved it. Spacious room on top. Found it to be pretty stable. Sever hooks for hanging items for quick access. Made from sturdy material. Set up and take down super easy. We used iron grill with it and found it to be a match. Also used as a buffet for feeding larger number. Very versatile . Definite 10

Great Camping and a Cave or Two

Wonderful state park with paved roads and level concrete pads. We were nestled up against a beautiful creek. Could barely keep the dogs out of it. Nice,clean bathrooms. Nice play area for kids. We hiked one of the many hiking trail available. Tours are offered throughout the day in the two onsite caves. They were amazing. Natalie was our Gide and really knew her stuff! Park also offer kayaking, swimming, rafting and just a whole bunch of fun. There was a large camp of boys scouts and several other tent camping. Would recommend this park everyone. 10 out of 10!

Ranger Review: Grubstick Deluxe Kit Big Bone Lick

What a great camping experience! A little bit of everything. Large blacktop campsite with plenty of grassy area. We stayed in site 057 which was a little more secluded then the others. What impressed me most is how quite it was. Even with all the kids there ( it was the kids Mecca). Great pool, mini golf and great playground. Lots of hiking trails. We took a small hike to see the buffalo that live there. Nice museum on site that features a prehistoric Skelton of giant sloth. Small lake and plenty of wild life. Great shower house and bathrooms. This place is a 10! Be sure to visit Noah’s Arc which is only about 20 minutes away!

PRODUCT REVIEW : as a ranger with the Dyrt I get the opportunity to try and review products. I am reviewing the Grubstick. I absolutely loved them. They were light and compact and a lot of fun. We loved cooking over the open fire. They came in a great carry case. We tested each instrument with various foods. The round cage we made a hamburger and it cooked to perfection. We also made garlic bread, hot dogs and strawberry Twinkie shortcake. Of corse the normal s’mores. Easy to add or remove different tools cleanup was a breeze. Will make these a standard on every camping trip!

Floating on the River!

Stayed at the beautiful Boiling Springs Campground and completed the 5 mile float down the Big Piney into the Gasconade. Too much fun! Booked float right at Boiling Spring. Bus picked us up there and dropped us at a location on the gasconade. Float ended right back at camp! We got out of our boat and walked up the bank to our camp site. We stayed at one of the end site B9 next to walkway for the river. Large level camp with lots of shade. Site was full hookup. Great site. Only complaint is shower house and decent bathroom was all the way up by camp office. Vault toilets by camp left a lot to be desired.

Packed Camping

Absolutely beautiful! It’s the only way to describe Roaring River! It was also packed! If you like fishing neck to neck with other trout fishermen this is your place. Camp sites were tight and well used. Part of that feeling could have come from it being flooded just a short time before our stay. GreAt Access to a creek to play in. Nice camp store. Large nice pool. Large private campground in back. Shower and bathrooms were pretty good. Not my favorite for camping.

Camping heaven

Big M Marina and campground is absolutely awesome! Nestled snug on the Missouri Arkansas border is a gem of a campground. Large grassy sites some most with electricity and water, and some with sewer. Sites are paved and pretty level. Great play area for kids. Well kept bathrooms and showers. Marina has a great restaurant that you will not be leaving hungry. Nice marina store. Boat rentals as well as slips. The swim area was very clean and accessible even though it was flooded. Only inconvenience were the roads in. Be prewar warned. It is a nail biter. All in all definitely a 9 out of 10!

Just feels like home!

Amazing state park. Sites are clean and for the most part level. Great tree coverage makes you feel tucked away. Abundant wildlife. Clean shower houses Some sites next to the water. Section four on the map. Recommend sites 159 through 139 if you can get them.

Tight squeeze !

Were really paces in here but the had so many amenities it was crazy. Cable, WiFi, pool. Etc. close to the Lake of the Ozark hot spots made it very convenient. Best shower house. Great bathrooms. Very clean. Pull through sit was nice.

Great place to be

We stayed on site 021 and were pleasantly impressed. High end camping. Not the wilderness. Great level concrete sites with plenty of room for kids to play. Very friendly a accommodating host. Beautiful scenery with plenty to do. Kayaking, canoeing, rafting, swimming, hiking! Walk in campsites are conveniently located nestled in woods. Current river is spring fed and cold! Great flapping trip!

Family Camp

All ages and all camping types. From every to truck bed camping. We were in a secluded area and had rented almost all spot in loop. Nice campsites with water and electric. Bathroom and showers were a pretty good walk. Very strict on noise and park rangers were not nice at all. Close to river access and fun area.


Located in Warsaw Mo is a great place to camp. THE LAST RESORT. In Warsaw MO. friendly owner are more than welcoming. Ice cream shop and large pool on site. Great fishing. Clean shower house with full hookups for the camper. Tent sites available.

Small but great river access

Located on the Gasconade beauty abounds. Full service hookups. Some shaded spots right on river. Bathroom is very small. No showers. One toilet spot not very nice. Access to the boiling spring with swing rope into the river. Canoe floats can be scheduled at the office. Just a short way away is a fun trip to Uranus MO.

Great camping plenty to do

Loved this campground. Some curvey roads to get to it. Has historic mill and plenty of river places to fish and play. Canoe floats available. We had several family’s camping and had taken almost a whole loop. We had everything from tent campers to large motor homes. Great fun !


We stayed on the Pittsburgh side and found the campground amazing! Until it flooded. We were evacuated and moved to higher ground. The spot we had first was 311 and it was great until it flooded. Camping spot was shaded with plenty of room. Nice shower house and plenty of bathrooms. Could have proved to be a nightmare week was actually a blast partially due to the wonderful park staff. All in all a great week!