Kenna P.
Pierce City, MO
Joined November 2018
I've camped all across the Lower 48, and especially love the National and State Park experience.
Beautiful island campground

Love camping on this island, but sites fill up quickly on weekends and holidays. Most sites are waterfront. As suggested by the name, the dam is nearby, providing a pretty sight after dark. Not all sites are shaded. Island has flooded in the past, so if there has been local flooding, check to make sure it is open. Great campground for boaters, too. Pets are welcome, showers and drinking water available. Sites are electric.

First to Review
Great for family camping

Busy summer camping with great amenities. Perfect for boating on Table Rock Lake, swimming, and fishing. Playground available in picnic area. Some sites are reservable, others are first come-first served. Water and electric available. Beautiful place to use as base camp for active campers, or just to relax by the campfire for those just looking for an escape from busy life. Just across lake from Big M Marina.

Not in Kansas

Twin Bridges is actually located in North East Oklahoma, not in Kansas. Quite near both Kansas and Missouri. Beautiful sites, busy campground. Great facilities including showers and a playground. Office staff was rather rude, which is unusual in the camping industry, so maybe it was a bad weekend for them. Some sites are too close to the very busy road.

First to Review
Great for off-season roughing it.

My family has been camping here in October- after winterization, thus no water- for decades. In season, there are nearby showers and running water. Sites are large and heavily shaded. The sandy swim beach is clean and fun, even off-season. Lots of places to hike and fish. Great place for boating. The bathrooms are generally kept clean. I have little experience here during season, but highly recommend it if you are looking for a quiet place to camp off-season… unless you come the same weekend as my large family. :)

It has been years...

When I was a teenager, my family came here every year. The trout fishing was always great, wildlife viewing fantastic, and stargazing doesn't get much better. The beetles damaged many trees, causing a safty issue: no one wants a tree falling on their tent or camper at 4 a.m., so all of the mature trees in the campgroud were taken out a few years ago. Bathrooms are available within easy walking distance of each camping area. Showers are not available here, but there is a place in nearby Grand Lake that offers pay showers (always clean in my experience, as well as other reviews I have read) Bear-proof lockers are available. It is highly recommended you use them. Make sure you take the trail out the back of the campground to the nearby Holzwarth Ranch (Also known as Never Summer Ranch) If you're lazy, you can drive, it isn't far. Lots of great hiking trails, and it is quite near Grand Lake if you need to replenish supplies.

Great sites, great sights!

Lots of river-side campsites, choice between wooded or open areas, pit latrines or flushies, and standard or electric sites. There are groop camping and cabins. Heated bathroom is available. On-site showers and laundry, RV Dump stations, and a store that offers fishing and camping gear, souveniers and a small selection of food. During the summer, swimming pool is open. Roaring River State Park is home to a Trout hatchery and the river is stocked each evening with trout for fishing the next morning. Sites have fire pits and picnic tables. Handicapped campers will find an accessible site with a large, flat concrete pad, accessible restrooms, and an accessible fishing area.