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Camping near Kansas City with campfires

Missouri’s largest city offers a cultured getaway—with scenic landscapes nearby.

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Milo Farm Sacred Land

16 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Buckner, MO
Milo Farm was established organically just a few years ago. The energy here so amazing we wanted to share! There's a story behind the sacredness of this land, Loni can share that with you if you ask! The lodge was built then the camping sites, then the Hippie Trailer, which is located near the west woods near the Fairy Forest. Then the Bunkhouse was established, it's just past the barn on the north end of the property. The lodge, where the Airbnb and pool are is centrally located on the land. We rent out the lower level guest quarters for non-campers. It has two saunas. There are 2 stocked ponds, miles of trails, pool, Zen garden, farm animals and more. Feel the energy of the sacred land. Find the vortexes here! Bless Mother Earth and spend some time in nature at this magical place Great for the spiritually minded with several meditation spots and portals. Ask about availability of the art golf cart rental if interested. Loni can take you on a guided history, nature and meditation hike if you sign up for that. There are events happening some weekends you can participate in. Loni is a spiritual intuitive and can do a reading using the Milo Farm Oracle cards she created! Ask for availability of these things. Milo has a lot to offer! Located in Eastern Jackson County MO, just 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City & 20 min from the sports stadiums.
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$30
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Shady Frase Farm

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Kansas City, MO
The Most Amazing Space in the Universe!! Goats, baby goat, Mini Pigs, baby piglets, 2 firepits, yurt for glamping, private trails, all right in the heart of KC!! Mural painted by true street artists! Camping accessories and bedding available upon request. Family and Pet Friendly!! Imagine waking up in the morning to the sound of goats and pigs in beautiful scenery!!
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$77
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Forest Retreat & Spa

4 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Kansas City, KS
*NEW UPDATE construction work is complete - easier access to camping/RV site #1 with level clearings at site #2 & #3. one acre fenced dog run for four legged campers - can access with a 4 wheel drive or dispersed camping to relax under the stars with your your furry friend.* 8 acres of Foraging orchard with a meandering creek - close to city attractions Learn more about this land: Forest Retreat Located 10 min from downtown and 7.5 miles from Legends ( home of Sporting KC! ), this historic farmstead boasts 8 acres of foraging orchards, a meandering creek and a bevy of sweet hens. (Free eggs :) Multiple campsites available : Forest Garden - ( 2 campsites ) Autumn Olive grove - ( 4 campsites ) Stoney Creek - ( 1 campsite ) Meadow Pass - ( 3 campsites ) One acre fenced dog run (drive in) RV site with water and electrical hook up (RV and campers 18' and under please)
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$55
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Harmony Lake Farm Park & Playground

30 sites · RVs, Tents45 acres · Wellington, MO
Harmony Lake welcomes you to our Farm. We are proud to be a registered member of Missouri Agritourism. Agritourism connects our guests with the great outdoors via Farm Stay. We hope you enjoy your stay at Harmony Lake Farm. We are walking distance to Harmony Lake: a private 12-acre lake for fishing, swimming and paddle boats. Our lake is home to record large-mouth bass and Missouri's longest free-floating walkway leading to a private island. We are located just 15-minutes from the highway and one hour to sites and attractions of Kansas City. We are 15-minutes to Lexington historic district or Odessa. We have a variety of tent and RV sites for your party to choose from so just reach out if you would like clarification on anything. Campfires and pets are allowed and all sites have access to bathrooms, a shower, bins, and an outdoor grill house.
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$25
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Perdue Homestead Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Edgerton, MO
Nestled in historic Platte County, Missouri, our property provides an rural agritourism experience off-grid out in the natural environment.   We are 20 minutes from historic Weston, MO, 30 minutes from historic St. Joseph, and 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City.   
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$24
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Inner City Oasis

1 site · Tent1 acre · Independence, MO
1.4 acres, heavily treed, located minutes from downtown highway access, and the Royals/Chiefs stadium. This property was neglected and abandoned for 20 years. It is clear it was loved at one point, but the owners were too old to maintain it. We are still uncovering mysteries, finding statues, benches, and unexpected niches. Feel free to explore the abandoned path (if you can find it), the slanted orchard, and an open area we call "The Secret Garden." You can even enjoy a short scavenger hunt to help you engage with the various objects we have found along the way!
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$28
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Owl Creek Cabins

1 site · Lodging8 acres · Independence, MO
Owl Creek is a beautiful secluded wooded valley with a spring fed stream running down the center. We have 2 swimming holes, a beautiful waterfall, and a swimming pond with a sand beach. We have a miles worth of walking trails and beautiful bluffs to explore. We have 2 beautiful resident goats ready to greet you.
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Sankara Farm

6 sites · RVs, Tents27 acres · Kansas City, MO
Sankara Farm is a 27-acre, Black owned and operated organic farm positioned in the natural beauty of the Little Blue River Valley. The unceded ancestral land of the Osage, Otoe-Missouria, Kaw and Kansa. We see food sovereignty as an integral decolonial practice, our Agricultural and our Cultural work are grown with revolutionary potential. The farm host a wide range of Afroecological programming and operates as the organizational hub of several local projects directly engaged with Black food sovereignty and Agroecology. Our membership with the National Black Food and Justice Alliance created the possibility to align our local organizing with regional and national efforts and movements. Description of Land Site + Housing Options Sankara Farm is on a 27 acre Black Family owned farm in Kansas City, MO. Participants will have the option of a limited number of private or collective accommodation. The NorthStar farmhouse will offer 3 individual bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, collective accommodations space, kitchen, and laundry. We also encourage participants who are comfortable camping to take advantage of the land. We also have a RV available for housing. **Sankara Farm is asks that you please refrain from bringing alcoholic beverages to the land.**
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$50
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Lee's Summit RV Storage and Camping

4 sites · RVs2 acres · Lone Jack, MO
Convenient location just 9 miles east of Lee’s Summit, MO on US 50 Hwy. Perfect spot to stop for the evening or week. There are 4 RV hookup spots with WIFI, security cameras, trash, water, electricity, fire pit and fishing pond. All parking is on concrete. Open Year Around.
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$38
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Powell’s Creekside Haven Campground

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents15 acres · Kingsville, MO
Powell’s Creekside Haven Campground and RV Park We are the nearest accommodations to beautiful Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Gardens! Come experience the peaceful serenity of Powell’s Creekside Haven! Powell’s Creekside Haven is both a convenient, safe place for RVers on the road and a great destination for families looking for a clean, affordable camping experience. We focus on providing a reasonably priced, friendly and relaxing destination. We are family and pet friendly,* with a playground, walking trail and a creek to explore. WE ARE OPEN during development. Easy access and fast driving distance to many popular local and Kansas City attractions. Within a half hour from many communities, including Kingsville, Holden, Odessa, Warrensburg, Lee’s Summit, Bates City, Oak Grove, Peculiar, Pleasant Hill, Pittsville, Blue Springs. *Some of the cabins are pet friendly.
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$20
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Roots, Fruits & Greens Farm

6 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Easton, KS
The farm is in its ninth growing season, selling eggs and vegetables for home delivery and to some of Kansas City's best restaurants. We are so excited to share the beauty of the property with you! Learn more about this land: You will be staying on a working farm. The property is 20 acres with a 2 acre pond, 1 acre of vegetables, two dozen goats, three (large but gentle) guardian dogs, and a flock of chickens, guinea fowl (and sometimes turkeys or quail). The camp sites are scattered around the property, with several secluded from the main field/barn/campfire. Enjoy a day of fishing or strolling the property and finish off a relaxing day by watching the sunset by the fire.
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Big River Ranch

8 sites · RVs, Tents1600 acres · Lexington, MO
At Big River Ranch, you'll always find something to do. From fishing to enjoying the 20 miles of riding trails the Ranch has to offer you'll never get tired of it. - Enjoy views of the Missouri River from the 100 foot elevation of the bluffs. - Over 20 miles of horse riding and UTV trails. - Diverse habitat of deciduous forests, cedars, and pines, wildflowers, ponds, streams, and rolling hills.
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$20
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Camping near Kansas City with campfires guide

Overview

Explore art, history, entertainment, and even the great outdoors in Missouri’s largest city, Kansas City, which stretches into Kansas. Downtown, the eclectic Power & Light District is the hub for restaurants, bars, and live entertainment. Sample the famous barbeque while in town to decide whether it truly is the nation’s best. Numerous RV parks and camping spots can be located in the suburbs and surrounding towns, with state parks and public campgrounds among the mix. Campers can even stay at Worlds of Fun theme park, a unique option offering big-rig friendly RV sites and cabin rentals with roller coasters whizzing overhead.

Where to go

Kansas City

Downtown is dotted with mesmerizing museums, like the National World War I Museum & Memorial, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. To explore all KC offers, you may find camping and cabin accommodations sprinkled throughout the city and its suburbs, including the towns of Independence, Raytown, Lee’s Summit, and Liberty. Private RV parks and campsites offer free wifi, swimming pools, full hookups, and more.

Watkins Mill State Park

Northeast of downtown, the Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site showcases a sliver of Missouri history, with a well-preserved 19th-century textile mill to explore. Get a taste of the 1870s life and then hit the biking and hiking trail, which loops around a 100-acre lake. The onsite campground is well wooded, offering electric hookups at the majority of the park’s 96 campsites.

Weston Bend State Park

About 40 minutes northwest of downtown is another of the Kansas City region’s scenic state parks. Offering views of the Missouri River, hiking and biking trails, and a historic tobacco barn, Weston Bend is a retreat from the bustling city. Campers will find tent sites and RV campsites with electric-only hookups.

Lake Jacomo, Longview Lake, and Blue Springs Lake

If you want to hit the waters while in town, trek over to Lake Jacomo, Longview Lake, or Blue Springs Lake, hot spots for sailboating, boating, fishing, kayaking, and more. A number of hiking trails line the waters. Jackson County Parks & Rec operates three public campgrounds along the shores, including Blue Springs Campground, Jacomo Campground, and Longview Campground, all of which have tent camping and RV sites with full hookups, as well as primitive and electric-only sites.

When to go

Spring and fall are the best time for visiting Kansas City. Cooler temperatures prevail, making outdoor adventures more pleasant. Summer brings heat and humidity, but travelers can still enjoy all that the city offers. Winter is generally not a recommended time for camping, as freezing temperatures and winter precipitation blast the region, but decent weather can often be found amid the mix.

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