River, stream, or creek camping near Springfield

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

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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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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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Private Riverfront Dome With AC

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Clever, MO
Indulge in an upscale glamping experience located in Clever, Missouri, adjacent to the Hidden Valley golf course. The front porch provides a picturesque view of the woods, bluffs, and the James River. Our offering includes river access, featuring several excellent fishing and picnicking spots. This family-friendly and remarkably private rental comprise a one-bedroom accommodation, a nearby bathroom with a shower, a fire pit, patio area, and an abundance of twinkle lights for a charming atmosphere. Come and relish the beauty of the Ozarks!
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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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Dockley Ranch

12 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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Buehler Farms Glamp site 1

2 sites · 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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Buffalo Springs Farm

1 site · Lodging100 acres · Buffalo, MO
We are a 100 acre hobby farm and we want to share our beautiful property with others. There are 4 safari tents with each containing 2 comfortable clean queen beds on raised platforms. Great for groups of up to 16. The Commons house a kitchen with full refrigerator sink and electricity for your convenience. The Commons also contains 2 flushing toilets, 2 bathroom sinks and 2 outdoor showers with hot water! We have over 1.5 miles of maintained shaded trails a spring fed pond to fish, swim or use our canoe to paddle around on. Our place is ideal for groups of up to 16. 1 mile down the road is Three Moons Winery with wine tastings on the weekends. 15 minutes is Charity Access to the Niangua River.
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Olga Rd / Finley Creek

1 site · RV5 acres · Fordland, MO
400 feet of creek/river, some fishing. Great place to set up a hammock or a tent and camp for the weekend. A path (not paved or graveled) from Olga leading north towards Finley creek is capable of parking a few vehicles strategically. Neighboring properties don’t have any noticeable boundaries at the time of this update ( Feb/24) please be respectful of anyone you may come across. Cell service is extremely limited. At the moment, there’s a downed tree and no clear path for a camper to be hauled in or out. Tent or hammock camping only. No facilities. This is “roughing it” territory.
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Finley River front

1 site · RV7 acres · Fordland, MO
Learn more about this land:You can do Fishing of fresh trout & Bass Biking on gravel pathways around dairy farms Kayaking Watching nature Sleeping under the stars An creating beautiful memories
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Shadow Bluffs Retreat

15 sites · RVs158 acres · Cassville, MO
Welcome to our serene RV and Camping Park nestled on 158 acres of natural beauty! With 11 spacious full hookup sites, all conveniently designed as pull-throughs to ensure a hassle-free experience for our guests. Explore our extensive hiking trails, unwind by the tranquil wet weather creek, or let your little ones frolic on the playground. Our well-maintained bathhouse ensures comfort during your stay. Plus, with attractions like the Mark Twain National Forest and vibrant Branson, MO, nearby, adventure awaits just around the corner. And don't forget, we're just a mile away from the picturesque Roaring River State Park, perfect for fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Come discover the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure at our RV and Camping Park!
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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. 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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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to website for finding the perfect camping experience near Springfield, Missouri! With over 878 options available specifically tailored to your river preferences, you'll have plenty of choices to choose from. Whether you're looking for a peaceful spot along the river or a thrilling whitewater paddling adventure, we've got you covered. Some of our top campsites with rave reviews include Red Fern (334 reviews), Bentonville Bike Camp (110 reviews), and Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch (94 reviews). Don't worry about breaking the bank either, with options available for as low as $5 per night and an average price of $25 per night. Plus, you'll find popular amenities like pet-friendly spaces, trash disposal, and toilets, as well as activities such as paddling and exploring historic sites. Start planning your camping getaway now and discover the beauty of nature near Springfield, Missouri!

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