Tori G.

De Kalb, MO

Joined June 2016

350-acre family campground, especially for the ATV/UTV riding enthusiast

A wonderful place for family fun for those who enjoy riding ATV’s and/or UTV’s through wooded trails and/or mud! The campground provides full-service hook-ups with water, electricity, and sewer. There are also showers and toilets available to campers or those who simply want to day ride. There is also a lodge hall with a full kitchen and bathe that can be rented for day use or as lodging. Hosts Greg and Debbie Cox work to make every rider and camper’s experience pleasant and frequently host special activities with a food trailer and live music.

A great spot for boaters

If you enjoy boating, particularly boating on the Missouri River, this campground is an ideal location. Located on the western banks of the river and the eastern edge of Leavenworth, it provides easy access to the river for fishing and boating. Spots and shaded and thus generally cool. This is a great place to relax after a day on the river and to cook up the day's catch, or it is easy to access the city and dine at one of its many restaurants.

A great place to relax

Paved roads are great for taking a walk or riding bikes and make it easy to move from one place to another withi the campground. Our camping spot offered significant shade and a large grassy area for setting up chairs, cooking equipment, and outdoor games. We appreciate that the layout made it easy for children to move freely and safely among campsites and to restroom facilities and the playground.

Great riding, quiet camping

Finger Lakes is one of few places in Missouri for campers to also be able to enjoy riding their ATVs. Helmets for riders and flags for vehicles are required for riding, and there is a variety of terrain for hours of fun. Camping is generally quiet with ample space to relax in your lawn chairs, cook and dine outdoors, and fellowship with others. Most camping sites have at least some shade.

Still developing

If you are a boating enthusiast, Mozingo Lake and campground. However, without a boat, camping here may not be as enjoyable. We walked to the lakeshore to fish but had limited success. Fishing was a bit better from the dock to which we drove. There is a playground for children and a pretty nice shower house, but as the lake and campground are still developing--though established 30 or so years ago, shaded camping spots are limited.

Relaxing lakeside

Though we don't have a blast, we enjoy camping, fishing from the lakeshore or dock, and simply relaxing at the campsite. Most sites have some shade with plenty of grass at and among them. Great space for spreading out the lawn chairs, grill or smoker, and yard games. Paved roads are great for walking or bike-riding. There is a playground nearby and a lake swimming beach within only a couple minutes drive.

A great place to take the kids/grandkids

We have been camping at Basswood for several years, first with our children and now with our grandchildren. Basswood provides amenities that are great for entertaining children, includinga swimming pool and splash park, two playgrounds, a basketball goal, and fishing. Every weekend there are organized activities such as arts and crafts, fishing contests, duck races and frozen t-shirt contests in the pool, and a Saturday evening outdoor movie. There is a great little store with alcohol for the adults; ice cream treats, which we enjoy after a swim; and nearly any key item you might have forgotten to pack. Most roads throughout the campground are paved, and the campground is generally well-maintained. We appreciate the full-service RV spots, but there are very nice bathroom facilities, including showers, in two locations in the park.

Lakeside camping

This campground is a great setting for a quiet family weekend. The roads to, around, and within the campground are paved and great for a family walk or bike-riding. Most camping spots have at least some shade, and there is a playground for children and a small lake nearby for swimming and which draws in wildlife.

Quiet setting

Weston Bend is less than half an hour from our home, but at the same time, it seems a world away. We enjoy camping there to get away from routine and responsibilities and simply hang out at our camper. The campground is wooded, generally cool, and peaceful. All camp spots are well-shaded and nestled within the woods. It's easy to take a quick jaunt into Weston for wine-tasting or exploring it's quaint shops. Or you can hike or bike in the Weston Bend park and check out the nearby Missouri River from the park's overlook.