Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2021

Riverside rustic camping - check if open

We drove down to camp here and found this campground closed. We walked in past the locked gate to scout it out and there was a line of debris left behind from when the river was higher. 

There is a vault toilet and a simple loop setup to the campground. The road continues past camp to a marina where you can launch your boat into the river. We found a family camping in that lot and enjoying the area on their four wheelers.

We drove in through Shawnee national forest. The road went through some small towns with gas and food but not much else. Farms surround the area. We enjoyed the creative decorations - especially the bikes people used as sculptures.

This looks like a simple, no-frills camp right along the water line. It is wonderful to know that this is here if other campgrounds fill up but it is a bit of a drive from the main part of Shawnee. We had time to continue on to another campground (Camp Cadiz) which was another simple, rustic campground.

  • The bridge points the way to the marina
  • large areas to camp in that follow a loop road
  • the water is right at the campground
  • The line of debris went through some sites and down past the end of the road. It was interesting to see how high the water got this year.

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