Chad K.

Nixa, MO

Joined August 2016

Exploring the Midwest one state park at a time.

Fire recently

A forest fire has recently made its way through this campground. The forest service is cleaning it up as of June 2019. The sites were level and quiet. This campground would be a nice spot away from the crowds. It is close to baker lake.


This campground sits right off of hwy 12. The sites were a little over grown when we were there. The pit toilets were clean.

Best at Mt Rainier

This campground is by far my favorite in the Mt Rainier region. The spots are level and spaced out nicely. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. This campground is a great place to base camp for the park. The rangers were friendly. Great campground.

Pretty tight

This is a small campground on the south side of dog lake. The sites are tightly packed but level. A large Rv would have a hard time turning around. There is a pit toilet but no running water. The lake is the highlight at this campground for fishing and a small boat ramp.

Nice forest service camp

This campground is right on the river. The sites were level and plenty of room to spread out. There are pit toilets and a were clean with plenty of tp. It is recommended to reserve on busy holiday weekends.

Clean state park

The first thing you notice about this campground is that the sites are tightly packed. There is not a lot of privacy. With that being said, this is a fantastic campground. The sites are bigger then expected, they are level and could accommodate 2 medium size tents. The restrooms were clean with pay showers. Ice and fire wood are available at the entrance. A short drive to the bluffs looking over the straits was a highlight of our stay.


We were surprisingly pleased with this campground. Our site was was a tent site only. The sites are spread out and do offer a little privacy. The sites have a picnic table, fire pit and a bear box. The restrooms a bit dated and you could defiantly tell they need to be updated. Diablo lake is beautiful and plenty of hiking trails to keep you busy. We will be back.


Glacier basin is one of our favorite campgrounds in RMNP. Our June 2019 site was in loop b. The site didn’t have any shade but it had spectacular views all around. The site was level and had a picnic table, fire ring and a bear box. The campground is close to sprague lake and an easy walk to the park and ride to bear lake. The bathrooms were clean but had no showers.

Great campground

This campground is in the middle of Rocky Mountain NP. Our site was in loop D. The sites are a little packed but give you enough space to spread out. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring with a shared bear box. The tent pads are level as d have plenty of shade. The bath rooms have no showers and are a little dated but adequate for a national park. It is centrally locates to bear lake and Estes Park. We will be back.

Overlooking the Beach

This campground is awesome.  Waking up in your tent to the sounds of crashing waves and drinking your coffee on the bluff looking out over the ocean is as relaxing as it gets.  THe campground is about 50 spots that are tightly packed with nice restrooms.  THe beach is accessible to roam miles each way.  Bring water.

Out of the Way and Wonderful

Deep park is located on a 7 mile long gravel road.  The drive up is tight and not suitable for any type of trailer.  The campground has level tent sights that offer a fantastic 360 degree view.  There is no water, so bring your own and there a couple of vault toilets.  This campground give you a clear view of the night sky and if it rains, some have shelters keep dry.  Overall, for a night or two this campground is wonderful.

So much to do

This state park is awesome. From boating to fishing to hiking it offers everything to families. The campground is a little dated but work on updating is continuous. The trails are what brings us back every year. The marina offers boats and watercraft to rent and is close to Branson.


This park surprised us! It is spread out along the lake. The campground is separated from most of the parks features. The spots were spread out and level. The facilities were modern and clean . The trails were well marked and fun.


We were not impressed with this little state park. The trails were the best feature of this park. The campground was small and not very many campsites for tents. The restroom/showers were modern. It is close to KC


This state park is a unique are. It is literally a big lake in the middle of farm land. At the time of our visit, improvements were being made to the pool and restrooms. The campsites are spaced and right on the lake. Fair warning the wind blows off the lake and can be very chilly. Not much hiking options around this park but the camp host was very friendly.


This state park is one of most beautiful in the region. The campground is layered with four different section for plenty of room to spread out. The trout fishin was amazing and the hiking options were plentiful. The best part about this park is there is something to do for the whole family. The facility's are modern and the people were friendly.


Missouris newest state park was a huge disappointment. The campground is void of all trees!! in the summer there would not relief from the sun if you were in a tent. The facilities are top notch but it does not make up for the campground.


This is a great area to fish for trout. The river is beautiful and offers a place to relax. The campground offers several different options depending on your set up. The on site restaurant is good and worth a try. Such a beautiful state park.

Outside of St Louis.

Babler sp is one of those state parks that you just don't expect to see so close to a major city. The hiking trails are plentiful and quiet. The campground was updated and the facilities were clean.


Johnsons is a fantastic state park. The facilities are updated and the campsites are level and well maintained. The walkin sites are on platforms and are spaced for privacy. The setting at this state park is the draw. The river and the trails are well worth the trip. It snowed on our last visit in March.