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Camping in Central Missouri

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12 top campgrounds in Central Missouri

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Riverbend RV Park and Campground

15 sites · RVs, Tents23 acres · Macks Creek, MO
Our small owner operated campground sits high above the Niangua River. Situated below Tunnel Dam and the locally famous Whistle, we have 250’ of Big Niangua River frontage. We offer several full hook-up RV spots and ultra secluded primitive spots and anything in between. We have a bathroom/shower house for campers’ convenience.
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Wildflower Camp, Hike + Swim

3 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Eldon, MO
We have a 60 acre property with plenty of space to explore. There are maintained trails throughout and a year-round creek that runs through the valley. Our spring-fed pond is perfect for swimming or paddling around in your canoe. If you're feeling adventurous, you can hike along the creek a ways to a beautiful waterfall.
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$45
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Ozarks Piney Bend Riverfront

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Dixon, MO
Experience the Missouri Ozarks in all it's glory! Our property sits on 7 acres running on both sides of the beautiful, crystal clear Big Piney River. We sit right at the bottom of a beautiful bluff and just about 100 feet from the water! We have a dry cabin, with outdoor water spigot available. Concrete pad with electric and water hookups perfect for a small camper. We also own a large beautiful sand bar on the Big Piney River perfect for setting up your tent or hammock camping (only accessible by swimming or kayak, which we can provide)
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DnD Lakefront Campground Lake Ozark

6 sites · Tents15 acres · Sunrise Beach, MO
Pitch your tent in our Lakefront campsites at DnD Lakeside Campground and have access to your own picnic table and fire ring on the shores of the beautiful Lake of The Ozarks, one of the Midwest's premier boating and lake fun destinations. Swim, fish and float in our quiet cove, take walks up our hiking trails and end your day enjoying the night sky sitting next to a fire. We are close to Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Bridal Cave, many lakefront bars and restaurants and The Ozark Amphitheater. We are at the starting line of the LOZ Annual Shootout, a fast-paced boating event benefiting local fire and rescue agencies, held the last weekend in August. Make sure to book early for summer holiday weekends. Discounted prices for weekday rentals available. Limited boat slip rentals available for a fee.
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$40
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Clapping Oaks Campground & Lodging

5 sites · RVs5 acres · Camdenton, MO
Family owned campground on 5 acres with breathtaking views of Lake of the Ozarks. Full hook ups available for all RV sites. Located off Old Route 5 and just minutes from the Ozarks Amphitheater, Bridal Caves, and Ha Ha Tonka State Park! Come and enjoy a peaceful camping trip with your family!
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Retreat to the Country

4 sites · Lodging10 acres · Holts Summit, MO
This land has been asking to be shared. First it was swings and little things for the grandchildren and their friends. Then the Cabin by the pond began to welcome visitors. Soon the steep slope anchored a Yurt with a wrap-around deck that puts you up in the trees. Our gathering spot by the creek became a camp site. Recently the grandkids' Bunk House found its way in. Our Retreat is 10 acres, narrow, but 1/4 mile deep, stretching down a steep wooded slope to a creek - and up the other side to the top of a bluff.  It is only ten miles to Jefferson City but has a quiet and distant feel.  
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Papa Chubby's Lakeside Resort

61 sites · Lodging, RVs10 acres · Sunrise Beach, MO
Papa Chubby’s Lakeside Resort is a relaxing environment with the true Lake of the Ozarks feel. Calm waters are in the back of the Cozy Cove at the 26-mile marker. You will listen to the birds chirp in the morning as you’re sipping your coffee. As the day passes, you and your family will be having fun and creating memories. Enjoy the water’s edge by the restaurant during your vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks. At Papa Chubby’s Lakeside Resort, friendship is the heartbeat of our existence. We believe that every cherished memory, every moment of joy, is amplified when shared with those we hold dear. We welcome you not just as a guest, but as a friend, and we hope that your stay with us becomes a chapter in your own story of friendship and lifelong connections. Our vast resort provides a restaurant & bar with a full menu, live entertainment, fully furnished cabins that sleep six, and an RV Park that are all just steps away from the water’s edge. Whether you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life, reconnect with nature, or simply indulge in a well-deserved retreat, our resort offers a unique experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired. We take pride in our commitment to hospitality and want to offer the best experience possible. Whether you are renting a cabin or becoming a member of our RV Park, you will have access to the water, restaurant & bar, and other amenities that we have to offer in order to make your stay that much more enjoyable. Enjoy your morning walk near nature and observe the wildlife. If you’re a thrill seeker, we have rental boats and wave runners to cut through the water with or slow down with a paddle board or kayak. If you’re more of a night owl, we hold live concerts every weekend throughout the full swing of the lake season. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can bet you’ll be dancing before the evening’s over. Sunday afternoons you can find yourself with your feet in the sand, cold beverage in your hand, and some soft beach music to vibe out to.
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$7.67
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LOTO Off Road Park

99 sites · RVs, Tents520 acres · Gravois Mills, MO
LOTO (Lake of The Ozarks) Off Road is an awesome place to experience outdoor adventures. Varied terrain of bottom valleys, tree covered hills, hilltop pastures, year round springs and creeks is the perfect setting. ATV and UTV enthusiasts are discovering the miles of new trails. Pick your camping spot anywhere on the property.
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Moon-Rise Cabin -Serene and Unique

5 sites · Lodging160 acres · Hartsburg, MO
Enchanting hand-built and rustic off-grid cabin overlooks the Missouri River bottom, nearby bluffs, and scenic, peaceful 177 acre farm -Close to Columbia, Hermann & Jeff City -Spacious studio-style bedroom -Large sunny windows -Outdoor kitchen -Screened-in porch -Fire pit -Incredible views, total stargazers dream -Pets OK! -Outdoor shower (cold!) Secluded & surrounded by nature, find yourself restored after hiking, antiquing, cooking, or drinking wine and taking in the beautiful surroundings. THE SPACE The Moon-Rise Cabin sits atop a ridge overlooking the 177 acre farm and surrounding conservation land ridges. The views from this private little solar powered, off-the-grid getaway are stunning! THE TINY CABIN The cabin is equipped with solar powered lights, phone and computer charging stations, a propane powered heating system and kitchen range. Cold running water flows in the kitchen sink located in the hand built screened in porch and also in the outdoor shower- perfect for cleaning up after a long summer's day of hiking trails or biking on the Katy Trail. BATHROOM The half bath is a clean and comfy outhouse. The property boasts many delicate ecosystems that are thriving thanks to being fully organic and untouched by chemicals for over 40 years. OUTDOOR KITCHEN The outdoor kitchen (on the screened-in porch) includes a gas range for cooking and making morning coffee, and comes equipped with utensils, pots, pans, dish ware, etc. WILDLIFE Warmer months you'll surely encounter some of the resident tree frogs, birds, peregrine falcon, bald eagles, worms, Gary the groundhog, possums, snakes, armadillos, insects, dragon flies, bumblebees, lightning bugs, deer, wild flowers, trees, grass, turtles, fish and celebrity Justin Beaver. SWIMMING POND We have a swimming pond nearby with a little beach. You might also enjoy using our paddle board on the pond! FISHING We also invite you to fish in our pond. You are welcome to keep and eat any fish that you like, with the exception of all bass under 12 inches. Please be sure to release these until they get to breeding age in order to help us ensure the healthiness of our pond. Anything larger than 13 inches is all yours! ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS We have another cabin on the property that sleeps 2. Please inquiry if you'd like to make a family or friends trip to the farm! NEIGHBOURHOOD DESCRIPTION The Moon-Rise Cabin sits on 176 acres of beautiful wooded ridges and deep valleys, ponds and meadows and is directly adjacent to the 657 acre Hart Creek Conservation Area. The town of Hartsburg and the Katy Trail access is about a mile away and a flat and easy ride. Be sure to check out The Hitching Post, Hartsburg's local watering hole famous for its bluegrass jams! Hartsburg Hitching Post hours: Monday-Thursday open 4pm-1am, Friday and Saturday open 3pm-1am, Sunday open 12pm-12am. The Burg is a great place to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner on Friday and Saturday, or breakfast and lunch on Sunday. The Burg Cafe hours: Monday-Thursday Closed, Friday open 11 am-7pm, Saturday and Sunday open 7am - 1pm. The Burg has a small number of grocery items for sale as well, including ice and beverages! The closest grocery store is located in Ashland, Missouri, about 10 minutes north. The Moon-Rise Cabin is approximately 30 minutes south of Columbia and about 30 minutes north of Jefferson City, Missouri. GETTING AROUND The Moon-Rise Cabin is less than 2 miles from the nearest Katy Trail access and biking to the cabin is an easy ride through the town of Hartsburg and along the Hart Creek. The only access to nearby towns is by personal vehicle or bike as no public transportation is available. Important: We are committed to protecting our properties which is why we've partnered with Know Your Guest, the leading vacation rental guest-screening provider. Please note that before your booking begins, you will need to verify your details and ID through Know Your Guest. You will also be given the choice between paying a refundable deposit or buying a non-refundable damage waiver. We suggest you buy the damage waiver as this protects you in case you cause accidental damage during a booking.
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Great sunsets

2 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Gravois Mills, MO
Learn more about this land:Easy highway access with full hookups. Close to many water restaurants and the new race track. Lake activities within one mile such as swimming, boating, and fishing.
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Selby Farm Horse Retirement

10 sites · RVs, Tents75 acres · Wooldridge, MO
Summary: Easy access from I-70 Great views. Usually very quiet except for wildlife sounds Portapottie at both camping areas Great star viewing. Excellent conditions for pets Hosts live nearby and are good communicators via text or phone. Hosts can direct you to several local attractions and shopping options. Hosts are happy to take questions before, during, or after your stay. Narrative about Selby Farm: Selbys have lived on this 75 acre farm since 1990. Doug and Brenda are retired from teaching at nearby public schools. Our Farm is now dedicated to boarding retired horses for their owners. Feel free to review the Selby Farm Horse Retirement webpage if you are a horse fan. We encourage you to visit our business website where you will see more farm pictures, videos, and where you will learn more about us. We practice rotational grazing for the health of the horses and the health of our pastures. The horses live in a herd as they would in the wild. Basically, they are hanging out with their friends! They also get regular care and feed and so are VERY happy. You will see and probably interact with the horses if you wish. They are guaranteed to come closer if you have treats like carrots and apples slices. Our quiet county road used to be the main road along the river. A hundred years ago it was called "Shanty Road". The shacks that were along it housed workers that harvested food from farms in the river bottom. The only evidence of those shacks now is perrenial flowers growing in unusual places. The area is inhabited by professionals working in nearby towns and cities. In fact there are only five homes along our 1.5 mile section of Copps Chapel Road. The native Americans who used this area did so because of the great diversity of wildlife and availability of water. Also the view is amazing in all directions. Was using this ridge top encampment for security, or just because the view is so satisfying? The Missouri River is on the far side of the bottoms now, but has been very close historically. There is also a large spring flowing from a cave nearby. Witness the flint chips when you walk through our barn lot. You are likely to see a broken stone tool that was once worked on by a native American. These river hills are composed of soils blown in from the end of the last ice age. Being near the river, erosion has cut down the surrounding area making the scenic topography associated with Missouri River valleys and river hills.
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Relax at the Lake of the Ozarks

5 sites · RVs5 acres · Sunrise Beach, MO
Filled with natural wonder, opportunities for recreation and relaxation and a few quirks, the area is a little misunderstood even by many Americans. The Ozarks region is as famous for the Lake of the Ozarks as it is for the mountains that the area is named after, largely because of the sheer size of that particular body of water. With its various arms and nooks and crannies, the lake has 1,100 miles (1,770km) of coastline, which is more than the state of California. It’s no wonder it’s such a popular spot for boating and watersports, with so many places to dock and so much water to explore. The lakes and rivers of the Ozarks are rich with fish, particularly several species of bass and catfish, as well as trout, crappie and carp, all of which attract many recreational fishing boats. There are also more unexpected water creatures like small freshwater jellyfish, which are not believed to be native to North America but do periodically appear in the Lake of the Ozarks, particularly in late summer and early autumn. Looking for a serene getaway with stunning lake views and a touch of green? Look no further than our 5-acre Hipcamp site overlooking the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. With a dispensary just half a mile down the road, you can unwind and enjoy some fresh greens while taking in the breathtaking scenery. So come kick back, relax, and soak up the tranquility of our little slice of paradise. Book your stay now and let us help you create unforgettable memories! Located close to the store and even a farmers market within 1/2 mile. Lots of Local Attractions and Activities, Privacy, Shade, Views of the Lake of the Ozarks On the west side of the property overlooking the rest of the property you have an amazing advantage of the land. Enjoy the early sun and the late sunset.
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