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Camping near Cape Girardeau, Missouri

See how the Mississippi River shaped the landscapes and culture of this Missouri city.

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The Holliday Landing on the Lake

44 sites · RVs, Tents23 acres · Greenville, Wayne
Learn more about this land: Holliday Landing Resort & Marina offers a variety of beautiful campsites to meet your camping needs. There are 11 sites with water, electric, and sewer hook-ups, 28 sites with water and electric, there is a secluded mini-loop where tent campers can enjoy the same access and amenities. All water and electric campsites have 30/120 amp electric service and frost-free water. Guests may use the modern restroom facility with showers. A dump station is available for your use. Each non-primitive site has a gravel pad for RV campers and parking, a grassy area for tent camping, visiting, or playing, a picnic table, and a fire ring with grill. Each primitive site has a grassy area, picnic table, and fire ring with no designated parking area. For your convenience, camping guests may use the boat ramp and may rent a boat slip for a $10 nightly fee.  Kids and adults alike can play together at our playground area. Camping guests also have access to an inground swimming pool at no extra charge.
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Spring Lake Ranch

38 sites · RVs, Tents101 acres · Potosi, Washington
Spring Lake Ranch boasts countless trails and lake activities. Formerly known as Sayersbrook Bison ranch, at one time it was one of the largest Bison ranches in the world. This property is filled with amazing things to see and explore. Nothing like it in Missouri. Lake is 60+ acres and is spring fed. Amazing fishing, swimming and kayaking. We are pet friendly. You will have amazing lake views and will be close to hiking trails, horseback riding, and wine tasting at Edge Cliff Wineries which is next door to us. The beautiful shower house is super clean, has restrooms and hot showers and it is within walking distance. Firewood and ice are available to purchase; kayaks and fishing poles are available for rent. If you forget something at home stop by our little country store, we might have it! :) The sites are about 20 ft from each other - if you are looking for more privacy please check out the secluded site or the peninsula.
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Eminence Cottages and Camp

45 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents28 acres · Eminence, Shannon
Welcome to Eminence Cottages & Camp Our Resort is perfectly located to enjoy the natural wonders that abound in this area. Eminence Cottages and Camp is in the center of Missouri's largest national park; The Ozark National Scenic Riverways. We invite you to enjoy river fishing and canoeing, hiking and biking the famous Ozark Trail, abundant wildlife viewing, spring hopping and auto tours. Relax in our well-appointed cottages or get close to nature in the campground. Once settled you'll be ready to float the Current or Jacks Fork River. Call to make your reservation!
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Bryson's Boondocking+

15 sites · Tents23 acres · Dover, Stewart
23 acres total but 5 acres are mowed. Well water, RV dump station. It has two creeks and a lot of forest full of wildlife. Three miles away is Dover TN with restaurants. grocery store and Fort Donelson National Battlefield. Five miles to LBL or Land Between the Lakes national recreation area. There are plenty places to fish, swim and have picnic at lake Barkley, Kentucky lake and Paris Landing. And plenty places for boating and kayaking, thirty minutes away is plenty of shopping at the cities of Paris and Clarksville.+
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Flying W Store & Camping LLC

44 sites · RVs, Tents98 acres · Jadwin, Dent
Learn more about this land:Located between two Canoe Rentals on Upper Current River. Campground is 2 miles from River. We are also 4.5miles from Flat Nasty Off Road Park. Check out our fb or flyingwstoreandcamping.com
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The Forest Retreat

20 sites · RVs, Tents136 acres · Waverly, Humphreys
Learn more about this land:Enjoy the wonders of the Tennessee countryside, the site is located on the edge of the Tennessee River within 20 minutes of Waverly TN. A public boat ramp is a little further down Bear Creek Road (1 mile) where you can put your boats into the water and enjoy the over 250sq mile lake. The Forest Retreat is a great location to enjoy camping in a pine forest area and enjoy the wildlife that surrounds the 130+ acre area.
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Shalom Acres LLC

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Winfield, Lincoln
Teresa built Shalom Acres 7 years ago with a dream opening a Party Venue which now seats 100 guests in the Carriage House and 80 guests on the lower level.  Each year brings new upgrades now including BnB, Bunkhouse and campsites.  Her hope is you enter feeling the peace and tranquility Shalom means and leave refreshed and blessed!  Welcome.  
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Lost acres

14 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Mc Ewen, Humphreys
Learn more about this land:Acers of camping far from civilization. Primitive camping. Green fields awesome woods and a spring feed creek. find fossils.  Please camp responsibly and hike out what you hike in.
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DZ2 PROPERTIES

40 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Eminence, Shannon
We secured these properties to help alleviate the housing crisis DURING covid, give people a safe alternative to housing units with shared venting systems, crowded houses, safer lodging than a hotel. And provide alternative s to traveling essential workers, as well as give people a safe place to get out of the house, with more room and plenty to explore.Learn more about this land:HILLS, VIEWS, AND A STREAM! Hiking, Fishing, DEER and TURKEY Hunting, Flower Picking, Building a Camp Hut, Bird Watching, ATV and Dirt Bikes ALLOWED, Horse Riding (BRING YOUR OWN HORSES), Camp Fires (contained only) with available wood on lot, Breathtaking views, Star Gazing, and Meditating. Extremely private, with lush vegetation. BACK OF THE LOT IS ALLEY SPRING
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Hidden Acres RV Park

78 sites · RVs10 acres · Brownsville, Haywood
Welcome to Hiden Acres RV Park where the name really says it all. Located in the countryside of Brownsville, Tennessee, our park offers the perfect place to wind down and enjoy the evening for all our guests. Whether you’re just passing through and enjoying a quiet night on vacation or staying a while for work, our park will be sure to make you feel right at home. Locally owned and operated, Hidden Acres will show our southern hospitality from check in to check out. Hidden Acres is a brand new RV Park in Brownsville Tennessee. We offer large gravel 45 ft. by 65 ft. spaces for all our guests that include 50/30-amp power hookups, water, septic, and high-speed internet available at each camp site! We strive to accommodate all our guests needs and are pleased to announce a new recreation building finished with a laundromat and numerous other amenities coming soon.
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The Resort at Boiling Springs

34 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents16 acres · Licking, Texas
Hello!! Welcome to The Resort at Boiling Springs. We are an RV and cabin rental campground situated along the beautiful Piney River right next to the state maintained river access Boiling Springs. We are open year around as a family oriented campground. We have a general store located on the property for easy access for items you may need during your stay. We are excited to host you for your next family vacation or just a quick weekend away! Come see us!
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Large, Shaded Zenful Site

20 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Lewisburg, Logan
Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent on a level, shaded site with electric and water at the site. Short walking distance to bathhouse with individual shower rooms & men's and women's restrooms that are accessible 24/7. Laundry facility on site with washer and dryer. Enjoy the serene sound of nature & the gorgeous view of the stars! Just around the corner from Lake Malone. Bring your fishing poles, boats and kayaks!
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Camping near Cape Girardeau guide

As the Mississippi River makes a slow roll from St. Louis to the Missouri Bootheel, it crosses through the historic town of Cape Girardeau. Once a trading post on the frontier, Cape, as locals call it, offers a relaxed travel experience. Take a stroll through Old Town Cape to find restaurants and shops in historic buildings, some covered with colorful murals, or ponder the grandness of the Mississippi at Riverfront Park. Campers will find private RV parks in Cape and the nearby town of Jackson. Full hookups, free wifi, and other amenities are available. Public campgrounds offer sites for both tents and RVs, with scenic views and varied hookups.

Where to Go

Trail of Tears State Park

Trail of Tears State Park commemorates the solemn history of the forced relocation of the Cherokee tribe in the mid-1800s. The visitor center shares details of this piece of the park’s story, as well as the unique geology and geography. Prominent lookouts offer prime views of the Mississippi River. Hike trails through the woodlands and along the waters. Fish, boat, or paddle in “The Big Muddy” or the clearer waters of Lake Boutin. Or, camp alongside the lake or river. Basic, electric, and full hookup sites are available, some with water views.

Shawnee National Forest

West of Cape Girardeau, Shawnee National Forest offers outdoor recreation and camping in Illinois’s only national forest, which offers a 250,000-acre natural playground with woodlands, prairies, waterways, and waterfalls to explore. Nine campgrounds are found across Southern Illinois. Pine Hills Campground is the closest to Cape and has primitive sites for both tents and RVs.

Giant City State Park

Deep in Shawnee National Forest, Giant City State Park is just under an hour northeast of Cape Girardeau. Named for the massive sandstone bluffs that rise like skyscrapers over the woodlands, this state park is a recreational haven, offering hiking trails, horseback riding, archery, rock climbing, and more. The Giant City Campground has tent and RV sites nestled in the trees, offering partial hookups. Other accommodations include an onsite lodge and cabins, including rustic, historic cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

When to Go

As the spring weather warms, the great outdoors begin to beckon, with peeping leaves and wildflowers, making this a pleasant time for camping in Cape Girardeau. The temperatures reach their peaks, sometimes in the 90s or above, in summer, as humidity seeps into the region. Fall is a scenic time to visit, with colorful leaves and pleasant temperatures. Missouri winters are generally cold, with bursts of freezing temps and snow and ice, meaning campers should be weather aware.

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