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This listing is for primitive camping.  There is no electricity or running water. Pitch your tent in the lush woodland in one of our 3 campsites.  You'll park and walk 5-10 minutes with your gear on a cleared path.  You'll have access to a spring and creek, a waterfall, and a hiking loop through the woods.  We look forward to hosting you and sharing our small piece of

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This listing is for primitive camping.  There is no electricity or running water. Pitch your tent in the lush woodland in one of our 3 campsites.  You'll park and walk 5-10 minutes with your gear on a cleared path.  You'll have access to a spring and creek, a waterfall, and a hiking loop through the woods.  We look forward to hosting you and sharing our small piece of nature with you.

Nestled into 80 undisturbed wooded acres in the Ozarks, Dockley Ranch provides unique getaway opportunities.  Here, you will meet free-roaming alpacas, pastured goats, chickens, and our guardian dogs.  Well-marked hiking trails lead from the house and garden through the woods, down to Columbine Falls and up through maturing oak stands.  

Pull up a stool at the private Lafferty Cabin Bar along the trail to watch the sun set over the rugged Ozark hills.  This newly constructed tavern resides under the preserved roof of an historic 19th century log cabin.  Located 30 minutes from Ava, the “Treasure of the Ozarks,” and 1 hour from Springfield, Branson, and Mansfield, Dockley Ranch stands as an intentional preserve of natural beauty and peace of mind.

CLIMBERS: we are 5 miles away from Peter's Branch in Mark Twain National Forest

ARCHERY: we are 4 miles away from Grundy Memorial Wildlife Area field archery range trail

KAYAKERS: We are a 20 minute drive from  Beaver Creek Canoe and Kayak Rental in Brownbranch MO

ATV / MOTORCYCLES: We are 21 miles from Mark Twain National Forest Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV Use Area

GOAT YOGA: We provide a DIY Goat Yoga experience.  Bring a mat (optional) and we'll show you where to set up for optimal goat fun.

TRAIL RUNNERS: We have a very scenic 1.5 mile EXTREMELY LOW TRAFFIC gravel road for running. Some flat areas, some hilly.

ALPACAS: Our alpacas live near the campsite parking area, and they free-range during the day.  They enjoy giving guests the stink-eye, but they do not spit or kick at people. We sell raw fiber and roving from our animals!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Moderate walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
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  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Hiking

We have a cleared hiking loop through our property.

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Hipcamper Adrienne
Adrienne F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 27th, 2021

Myke and Claire were so kind and friendly! We enjoyed chatting with them as they gave us a tour of the property. The alpacas were adorable. Highly recommend the outdoor shower - so unique and fun! Our campsite was the perfect place to set up hammocks.

Hipcamper Kim
Kim G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 22nd, 2021

We enjoyed our stay. It was what we were looking for in an unplugged getaway. A hammock by the creek with a book by day and a fire with all the sounds of nature by night.

Hipcamper Claire and Myke
Response from Claire and Myke, the Host, on August 28th, 2021

Thank you Kim, we are so glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again one day!

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Hipcamper Jennie

A whole vibe

Jennie M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 30th, 2021

As the kids say, this place is a whole vibe. We tent camped here and the spot was absolutely perfect. Myke and Claire are super rad and took the best care of us. Only book this spot if you like awesome nature, awesome hosts and awesome goats and dogs. I will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Claire and Myke
Response from Claire and Myke, the Host, on August 3rd, 2021

Thanks Jennie, it was super to meet you guys -during the hottest week in the summer! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Hipcamper Jason
Jason L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 26th, 2021

Fantastic property!! Owners are friendly and helpful. Campsites are lovely.

Hipcamper Kylie

Loved it! :)

Kylie S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 6th, 2021

LOVED staying here! so peaceful and pretty, and Claire and Myke were such nice hosts!
Also loved seeing the cute dogs and goats!!
definitely hope to visit again, and have already recommended to several friends!!

loved staying here! so peaceful and relaxing :) Creek-side tent camp
Hipcamper Claire and Myke
Response from Claire and Myke, the Host, on June 10th, 2021

Thank you Kylie, we look forward to hosting you again!

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Hipcamper Jason

One of the nicest primitive sites

Jason S.
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(Site 1)
May 30th, 2021

One of the nicest primitive camp sites I've ever found. The hosts are very friendly & accommodating. The property is just spectacular. The trails are clean and wide. The pictures simply don't do the creek & waterfall justice. There's multiple camp sites along the creek to choose from. There is a short hike from parking, a few hundred yards, so leave the kitchen sink at home. The hosts do offer to transport your gear if you'd like.
Very peaceful & quiet. If you're lucky one of their fur babies might grace you with their company briefly.

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Hipcamper Claire and Myke
Response from Claire and Myke, the Host, on June 2nd, 2021

Thanks Jason! We are glad you enjoyed the site. It was nice meeting you!

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Awards

Best of 2018 Missouri
3rd place
Property
Dockley Ranch
State
Missouri
Country
United States
$20/night
2 Sites