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1855 Campground

· Black, Reynolds, Missouri
45 acres hosted by Bill H.
7 tent sites
Bill is a Star Host
Star Hosts are highly rated, responsive, and committed to providing incredible experiences.
LATEST NEWS: We open the 2024 season March 1st with the same wilderness adventure. Campsite 6, Bills Hill, has been improved to give you more choices to pitch you tent. This is a wilderness site, just a fire pit, sits on a ridge top in the forest, check it out. Pictures forthcoming. A big thanks for all those campers who were here for the eclipse and to Mel Eberle and Rick Kramer who brought their drumming skills to bring in the eclipse. What a special time it was. So now things have settled down to a more normal pace, quiet and peaceful. So when your busy lives get the best of you hit the pause button and come on back to step of the planet and soak in some peace and serenity. See ya here! TIRED OF NOISEY OVER CROWDED CAMP GROUNDS, we’ll give us a try! 1855 Campground is a private natural preserve, dedicated to fostering the natural Ozark experience.   We border the National Forest!! Come enjoy the outdoors at its bests!  This nature space offers seven large campsites generously spaced to provide privacy and the ability to become one with nature. I offer 4 campsites that provides the experience in camping in the woods. Site 1, Little Brushy Creek. Site 3, Bills Hill. Site 6, Hidden Hollow, and site 7, Roberts Mountain. Shuttle service of your camping gear to your campsite is available for free upon request. This land borders the Mark Twain National Forest, so hiking is abundant and encouraged and being far away from the city this area is ideal for star gazing and planet photography. There is on-site fresh spring water flowing all year round.  Enjoy fishing, swimming, or just hanging out at the pond or in the babbling brook that runs alongside the prosperity. There is also an off grid home where I live an I am willing to share my experience with you. Just opened campsite 7! Yes a new wilderness campsite located on top of the highest hill on the prosperity. It’s borders the National Forest an like all other sites it’s very private.Only a fire pit is available. It’s a must see and experience. Those of you who like site 3, the other wilderness site, will like this. This will be a popular site!  1855 Campground is in close proximity to:      Floating activities along the Black River      Johnson Shuts State Park      Bell Mountain Hiking Trails       Elephant Rocks      Counsel Bluffs Lake      Tip Top Park      Taum Sauk State Park      Historic town of Caledonia       Clearwater Lake      Shepard Mountain bike trial  The details:       Campsites are large enough for multiple tents      All sites have fire pits and the first bundle of wood provided is included       All have BBQ grills and tables (except site 3 and 7).  Bring charcoal      Outhouses and outside shower is available      Parking space provided, once check in assistance to campsite is provided       For your peace an quite no vehicles, guns or loud music allowed back in campground      1855 Campground lives by “Leave no trace Principles” take out what you bring  in.      2023 season runs to Oct 2nd      Additional firewood and charcoal can be purchased at office. Campsite fees:  Weekend rate ( Friday and Saturday nights) $30/ per night per site ( 4 campers per site) children under 5 stay free. Weekday special ( Sunday- Thursday night): 40% off! $20/ per night per site.   Note: some campsite can hold more than 4 people, message Bill for more details. Get away from the vibrations of city life and enjoy existence within the arms. Special note to interested campers: The office /house is open 9 to 9 daily through the season. It’s worth noting that the office/ house is “ off grid” that is it is not connected to the National electrical grid for its power. It’s been off grid for over 25 yrs. Bill, the manager, of the campground has been living full time off grid for over 8 yrs and would be willing to field question on the subject during normal business hours.
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50 ratings · 29 reviews
Mallory R.recommends
May 11, 2024
Site 4 Walnut grove
Bill was fantastic! We ended up checking in a lot later than anticipated and he waited up for us, and helped cart our camping gear to the site in the dark. He was friendly and the site was amazing! 10/10 would recommend to anyone!
Chad W.recommends
April 21, 2024
Site 6 Hiddin Hollow
This is a very secluded site, a great place to just relax. It was also nice to put the phone away and forget about it for a few days.
Lindsey F.recommends
April 12, 2024
Campsite 7 Robert’s Mountain
Little slice of paradise
Bill was an absolutely wonderful host and I could not be more grateful that he opened his heart and land to my friends and I for the solar eclipse. The campsite on the top of the mountain (#7) is an absolute dream with a view of the night sky that's unmatched even on my parent's farm in rural Kentucky. I was fully prepared to pack all my things up the hill but Bill even lugged them up for us with the tractor. I will undoubtedly be back to Bill's before the summer sets in to experience the magic of Robert's Mountain.
Beth W.recommends
April 10, 2024
Site 1, Little Brushy Creek
We had a fantastic stay! The campsite was clean and the trails were very well maintained and easy to navigate. Bill was such a friendly and welcoming host. We’re excited to visit again in the future!
E Carmen A.recommends
April 10, 2024
Site 4 Walnut grove
Camping on Bill’s property was lovely! It’s a scenic area with plenty of space to spread out and explore. He tends the land very well and there was plenty of firewood for two nights. Just be careful of ticks during the spring and summer!
Joe E.recommends
April 10, 2024
Site 2 Nancy’s Landing
Great Host and Location
I camped here with friends during the 2024 solar eclipse, and despite every campsite being reserved, it didn’t feel like we were on top of each other. The host was very nice and the provided firewood was enough for a fire at night and a midday fire for smores.
Black, Reynolds, Missouri, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), O-ga-xpa Ma-zhoⁿ (O-ga-xpa) (Quapaw), Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Kaskaskia, and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Bill H.Joined in January 2020
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