Camping near Springfield

The largest city in southwest Missouri is a gateway to the Ozarks region.

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Howler Bike Park Stays

26 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents180 acres · MO
Welcome to Howler--the Midwest's Premier Mountain Bike Park! Hospitality means everything to us and we would be honored to have you as a guest on our downhill trails or a guest to the Ozark Mountains looking for a great place to stay--or both! We think we've got some surprises in store for you when you get here. You'll find us located just off Highway 65 in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. We're seven minutes from Branson, one of the busiest tourist destinations in the Midwest, but take the five-minute ride or walk down to Base Camp and you'll feel miles away from it all. Howler is imagined, designed, and maintained by riders who love our unique terrain and wanted to pull the best from it. Our trails are built with all skill levels in mind with a clear goal of rider progression. But Howler Bike Park Stays isn't just for riders! We've got all kinds of things to do for riders and non-riders alike! Start your day in Base Camp, the hub of activity at Howler. If you need a caffeine kick to get you started, we've got you covered with a specialty coffee drink, blended, or smoothie at Howler Coffee Shop! And, Chef Dustin is now serving breakfast with three delicious options to power you up for your day! Around noon and throughout the day, you can enjoy Chef's insanely-delicious food at the Growl Grill. Stop in the Welcome Center for bike passes, Howler merch, and bike gear. Are you shredding with us and need a new tube or tire change? We have got you taken care of in Howler Bike Co. next to the Welcome Center. We have beer and wine available at the Growl Grill, and you’re welcome to take your purchases to your tent to enjoy! New in Spring 2023, is our Skills Park and our Children's Play Area-complete with a mini pump track for Stryders or small bikes--and a beautiful cedar swing set! We also have a mile round trip Hiking Trail through the woods where you can see glimpses of riders shredding the mountain trails. Feel like a break at the top of the hike? We've got a picnic table so you can enjoy the scenery and eat some mouth-watering food from the Growl Grill! We also have our all-new bathrooms and showers, complete with shampoo/body wash and hair dryers. And you can keep all your necessary items near you while you ride with our all-new lockers. They're free and you only need to enter a four-digit code of your choosing to use them.
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B Berry Farms & Co.

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents42 acres · Elkland, MO
Would you like to try something different than your everyday routine? Well, then come on out to a little place in the country to unplug, unwind, or just enjoy life that's all around you. Our little spot is called B Berry Farms and Co. We are a 40-acre family U-Pick Berry farm and 24-hour Campground with 5 RV spots with 20 amp or 30 amp electricity your choice. And we are right in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks with over 4,000 you-pick Berry bushes (and fresh produce in 24' )covering, 7 acres we have something for almost everyone. If you want cleaner health products in your life then we can help you with that as well, We are also a natural skin care product manufacturer. Either Bonding by the wood-fired stove in our bunkhouse or cuddling up in the chairs outside enjoying hot cocoa as it snows. Just looking off into the distance and seeing the sun setting with bursting colors over the rows and rows of berries. Experience a darker night sky than most are used to. Or walk the many acres of colored coated diverse trails, enjoy 2 horseshoes pitching areas, pick delicious berries, throw axes at a log target, swing on several adult swings, play an intense game of pool on our table, climb a 12-foot high wall, enjoy our 10' bouncing net hanging from the ceiling, play in the many sandboxes, sweat out a game with a 35' professional Volleyball net (ball provided)and badminton(we have rackets and birdies), play in the water cube as it sprays in all directions or our new WATERPARK play area ( 95' kids Zipline, 9'x9' colored swing net, 2 swings, 14' fireman's pole, monkey bars, rock climbing walls) and so many more things to do. Hot showers,and 2 solar heated shower houses (seasonal frost to frost), 2 restrooms, hand washing station, and hand laundry tube. We sell farm fresh eggs, and baked goods(homemade breads, cinnamon rolls, cookies, muffins, and many fresh seasonal vegetables as well picked to order.
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Persimmon Grove Retreat & Camp

7 sites · Lodging, Tents70 acres · Walnut Shade, MO
Family owned for over 30 years. The land has been resting for all those years. It has become a safe home for wildlife. The 70 acres is the perfect place for peace and relaxation. Learn more about this land: Pitch your tent in the primitive Ozark Mountains.  Six designated camp sites and one tiny house that surrounds our community campfire. A Pavilion is on the property, it is the only site that has electricity. Outdoor lighting is hung in the persimmon tree grove for evening ambience. We are located fifteen miles north of Branson.  Walking distance to Bear Creek Wine Company. They serve Pizza, Wine Tasting, and more. Five minutes from Wolfe Mountain Ziplining and Snowflex, also Bear Creek horse back riding trails. The property yields wild raspberries, wild peach trees, and persimmon trees. We have a well on the property for water. Feel free to bring your own water bottles as well.
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Johnsons Hobby Farm

12 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Springfield, MO
We live on a small paradise covering 2 acres. We have plenty of space for 33' foot campers, tents, vans, etc. Our backyard has been designed to accommodate families and the single nomads. We are a small hobby farm with a dog, chickens, a small fruit orchard, vineyard, and garden!! On the north end of the property we created a playground with a jungle gym, swings, trampoline, playhouses, outside polyjohn/toilet, and a 16' pool. This property is pet friendly but be warned we do have a large dog (very friendly)! We have power to support smaller 20amp campers with water and a dump station. An outdoo shower will be available in July 2024.
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Orphans Island

3 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Orphans Island , MO
Float, Fish, Swim or vacation in the Ozarks. We have approximately 3 acers of the 15 we own set aside for camping. Plenty of room for two campsites on cleared, level land adjacent to the James River. We offer a dumpsite for holding tanks, water from our well to fill your water tank and electricity to charge devices and RV batteries at my barn. Also in 2023 I added a port a potty for tent campers. Generator rental available. Located about halfway between Springfield, MO. and Branson, MO. Nearby attractions include canoe rental, trout fishing, and mountain bike park. Please note, This campground is located in a floodplain and weather related cancellations are common. If you are camping to be close to nearby attractions or don't mind a muddy, flooded river I can let you camp on higher ground. Not quite as private but still lots of room. Fish, Fish, Fish. This river is primed for fishing. You will have to bring your own boat, or float as I don't have good river bank fishing access. There is a state park boat ramp a short distance away. The steps in the photos are plenty sturdy to tie boats to overnight. This river is fishable with flat bottom jet drive boats most of the spring and early summer and floatable year round. You can float to your campsite and relax instead of waiting in line at the boat ramp. Also we are located about 13 miles from Crane Creek, A blue ribbon trout park. You can camp here and fish there.
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Dockley Ranch

13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Chadwick, MO
Here at Dockley Ranch, guests can enjoy 80 acres of Missouri Ozarks. Features include a waterfall and hiking trails, peaceful vistas and goats, alpacas, and chickens to entertain. Rent a 1-room cabin or pitch a tent, watch the stars from the hillside stage, grill at the covered pavilion and enjoy the sounds of the countryside. PROPERTY MAP: https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/dashboard/land/2565/map
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Warriors o' Rainbow Horse Sanctuary

3 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Reeds, MO
The pasture is quite visible from Old Route 66, nearly adjoining it. Therefore people traveling “the Mother Road” find it convenient to stay with us. Grass is the best forage for horses, especially older ones, so we take care of our pastures, making for beautiful scenery for campers, too. Plus the entire back mile is bordered by old forest. And there is a swimming hole not a half mile away. This is a quiet and private site, bordered by a neighbor's old forest on back, other neighbor's cattle pasture on side, and you're in one of the pastures used by the Horse Sanctuary. (You are camping about 1/4 mile, more or less, from our house.) We regularly see coyote, wild turkeys, deer, fireflies, and the like.   We are just 1/2 mile off Old Route 66, therefore there are quirky little museums and great restaurants (for such a rural area!).   Plus we are only about an hour's drive from Branson. MO. which is a known tourist attraction.
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Buehler Farms Glamp site 1

3 sites · RVs, Tents450 acres · Mount Vernon, MO
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River Bluff Woods

1 site · RV, Tent25 acres · Buffalo, MO
Many generations of Native American tribes made these Ozark Mountain river bluffs home, long before settlers came from the east. Listen to the music of the wildlife or play your own music in this remote peaceful paradise.Learn more about this land: Firewood is provided! Camp in a peaceful setting above the Niangua River under the canopy of tall oak trees. Enjoy 25 acres of complete privacy and seclusion! It's a pretty steep trail from the campsite down to the banks of the river, and then a short trail to the canoe put-in spot where a 3-person canoe awaits. Contact me for flexible check in/out times.
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Natural Farms - Campground

52 sites · RVs, Tents241 acres · MO
Your Tent, RV, or Camper Trailer camping experience at Natural Farms could be one of your life's ten most-memorable events. Your host is a world renown preparedness expert, and widely popular nationally syndicated radio broadcaster - You will most likely meet him. We are so confident that you will be delighted with your camping experience we back it with a money-back Guarantee (If you leave before noon of the first day). Situated on 241 Acres, Natural Farms is UNIQUE in the world of camping - Serenity, Tranquility, Fun, and Educationally focused. Almost 1,000,000 square feet are dedicated to camping - A private campground on an all-natural cattle farm. Settled six years before the Civil War, the farm has remained natural - No pesticides, insecticides, nor commercial fertilizer. This is a Closed-Herd farm where all cattle are born and raised on this farm. Each campsite is in a pasture along a wooded creek and is approximately 100' wide with it's own fire pit. Drive right up to your campsite. Hiking trails, fish-feeding pond, Children's playhouse with swings and slide, tire-runs, and horseshoes for the adults are included. Guests may also enjoy the Scavenger Hunt list and a take-home rock of their choosing (up to a softball size) to remember their visit. Guests may purchase Natural Farms USDA inspected beef patties, steaks, beef sticks, and beef jerky – And grill over the wood-fire at your campsite – free grills grates are available for your use. Free tree-limb pickup wood is available or buckets of clean and dry oak is available for purchase. Our pasture-raised and free-range chickens lay the finest brown and blue eggs for our Guests. Have you ever eaten a blue egg? Nature in it's full glory is always on display at the farm. The sounds of nature are soft and omnipresent. And, just in case, Natural Farms has a Full- Service Automotive Repair and Tire Shop - We can service you vehicle while you camp - Jump-starts are free.
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Canvas Tent in Private Woodland

1 site · Tent5 acres · Willard, MO
Get ready for "scout camp" energy at Camp Fernweh, perched uphill amidst a mix of hardwoods and junipers! Picture yourself surrounded by the whispering leaves of shagbark hickory, sturdy oaks, and the bursts of color from vibrant redbuds. 
If the season’s right, you'll find pockets of wild black raspberries and gooseberries waiting to be discovered. Take to winding trails that span our 5 acres, inviting leisurely exploration or spirited adventures. We currently have one 13' canvas tent with 2 "bring your own tent" sites in the making. 
Despite being conveniently close to your car, our campsites exude a sense of privacy and seclusion, just far enough away to feel like you hiked to get to your perfect spot! 

Being good to Mother Earth is at the heart of what we do. We prioritize sustainability with a newly constructed outhouse featuring a composting toilet, ensuring your comfort while respecting the environment.
 Our inspiration for Camp Fernweh is the "sleep-away scout camps" we never got to attend. Workshops, campfire book chats and simple camping are what we do best! Check out our website to see if we have an event going on during your stay. Camp Fernweh, just 15 minutes north of Springfield off Hwy 13, offers easy access to outdoor adventures! Within 5-10 minutes, you'll find Ozark Greenways for cycling and walking, 2 mountain biking parks, and hiking spots in conservation areas. Don't miss the nearby Frisco Highline Trail in Willard, MO, along with convenient grocers. Plus, Fantastic Caverns and Crystal Cave are just minutes away for added exploration!
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The Happy Camper by THC LLC

7 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Humansville, MO
The Happy Camper Campground is located just outside the small town of Humansville Mo. We are 45 miles north of Springfield and just 15 minutes away from access to Stockton & Pomme De Terre lakes. This 10 acre campground allows ample space for everyone. From off grid life to full out glamping we got you covered. We offer 5 RV spots & 5 primitive sites. Our RV sites offer a table, fire ring, water, electric, trash, and a dump site near the exit. Primitive sights offer a clean & versatile area with table & fire ring. Drinking water, trash, & porta potty are located at the main campground area. There is also a small pond that allows catch & release fishing and a table to just sit at and enjoy the view. Firewood is available on site. Nearby Humansville offers fuel services and has several other small stores. The are also other services & shopping opportunities offered by our nearby Amish community. Nightly rates from $10 and up. We look forward to meeting you. Until then, safe travels.
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Camping near Springfield guide

Overview

Missouri’s third-largest city offers a base camp for exploring the surrounding Ozarks region. Explore the up-and-coming downtown district, paddle down one of the many scenic rivers in the area, or head south to the tourist attractions and trio of lakes in the Branson region (less than an hour away). Campers will find pleasant RV parks, public campgrounds, and unique glamping accommodations both in town and amid the rolling Ozarks hills. Relaxation can be found in rural areas, while urban areas tempt with entertainment options.

Where to go

Downtown Springfield

Home to Bass Pro Shop’s first store—now a tourist attraction in its own right—and the award-winning Wonders of Wildlife museum, Springfield has entertainment for the whole family. The downtown area has been rejuvenated in recent years, offering an eclectic mix of local restaurants, coffee shops, bars, galleries, and cozy shops. Camping can be found at a number of RV parks on the edge of town, as well as at private campsites.

Stockton Lake

About an hour north of the city, Stockton Lake serves as a peaceful retreat, offering several camping options. The Corps of Engineers operates nine public campgrounds, many of which have water views, electric hookups, tent and RV sites, swim beaches, boat ramps, and more. The lake is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and swimming. It is also notable for its sailing opportunities. Stockton State Park has a campground with basic and electric sites for both tents and RVs. It also offers deluxe and rustic cabin rentals. 

Branson

To the south of Springfield, Branson is an entertainment mecca, known for its family attractions, theme park, and outdoor recreation. Private RV parks abound, offering full hookups, swimming pools, onsite activities, and more. Scenic public campgrounds can be found along the lakes, including numerous Army Corps of Engineers parks on Table Rock Lake, which are the most accessible to Springfield. Table Rock State Park is another popular option. Unique glamping getaways can also be found, including cabins, treehouses, and luxurious tents.

When to go

Summers in southern Missouri can draw in heat and humidity from the South, making the weather hot and sticky. The best camping at this time of year is in shaded campgrounds or waterfront sites. Spring can be cool but pleasant temperatures and budding flowers make it a pleasant time of year to visit. Fall is, perhaps, the most scenic, as the Ozarks hills erupt in color. Winter can be mild—or, you might find freezing temperatures and a mix of frozen precipitation.

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