This listing is for primitive camping. There is no electricity or running water. Pitch your tent in the lush woodland in one of our 3 campsites. You'll park and walk 5-10 minutes with your gear on a cleared path. You'll have access to a spring and creek, a waterfall, and a hiking loop through the woods. We look forward to hosting you and sharing our small piece of nature
This listing is for primitive camping. There is no electricity or running water. Pitch your tent in the lush woodland in one of our 3 campsites. You'll park and walk 5-10 minutes with your gear on a cleared path. You'll have access to a spring and creek, a waterfall, and a hiking loop through the woods. We look forward to hosting you and sharing our small piece of nature with you.
Nestled into 80 undisturbed wooded acres in the Ozarks, Dockley Ranch provides unique getaway opportunities. Here, you will meet free-roaming alpacas, pastured goats, chickens, and our guardian dogs. Well-marked hiking trails lead from the house and garden through the woods, down to Columbine Falls and up through maturing oak stands.
Pull up a stool at the private Lafferty Cabin Bar along the trail to watch the sun set over the rugged Ozark hills. This newly constructed tavern resides under the preserved roof of an historic 19th century log cabin. Located 30 minutes from Ava, the “Treasure of the Ozarks,” and 1 hour from Springfield, Branson, and Mansfield, Dockley Ranch stands as an intentional preserve of natural beauty and peace of mind.
CLIMBERS: we are 5 miles away from Peter's Branch in Mark Twain National Forest
ARCHERY: we are 4 miles away from Grundy Memorial Wildlife Area field archery range trail
KAYAKERS: We are a 20 minute drive from Beaver Creek Canoe and Kayak Rental in Brownbranch MO
ATV / MOTORCYCLES: We are 21 miles from Mark Twain National Forest Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV Use Area
GOAT YOGA: We provide a DIY Goat Yoga experience. Bring a mat (optional) and we'll show you where to set up for optimal goat fun.
TRAIL RUNNERS: We have a very scenic 1.5 mile EXTREMELY LOW TRAFFIC gravel road for running. Some flat areas, some hilly.
ALPACAS: Our alpacas live near the campsite parking area, and they free-range during the day. They enjoy giving guests the stink-eye, but they do not spit or kick at people. We sell raw fiber and roving from our animals!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
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Half dozen eggs
Fresh Farm Eggs (when available) - please ask!
Hot Outdoor Shower at Cedar Cabin
Reserve a time to take a hot shower in at Cedar Cabin's outdoor woodland shower
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
We have a cleared hiking loop through our property.
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Natural features you'll find at Creek-side tent camp in Missouri.
The driveway has a designated parking spot for Hipcamp Creek-Side campers.
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Camping in tent
They were very welcoming and super super nice very inviting (: and it was a beautiful spot the Waterfall Spot was amazing and the trails were fun their dogs were the sweetest and followed us everywhere this was the greatest spot I’ve been too and I definitely need to come back again! (:
I could not imagine a more perfect locationg for a private and secluded camping trip. The road in gives an amazing view of the Ozard mountains and the whole time on site we had zero road noise or anything that might remind us of the city. I could go on and on, there are too many great things to name in this review from the animals to Claire and Myke’s hospitality. My partner and I absolutely will be coming again!
Our family loved tent camping on Claire and Myke's property! It was a bit of a hike back to the site but Myke helped us bring all our gear out there and the peace and seclusion of the site was well worth it. The creek right down the hill from our site was beautiful and the kids loved playing in it, and a short hike brought us over to the waterfall. Claire and Myke were gracious hosts and made sure we had everything we needed and even let our kids follow them around and help out with some of the farm chores. There were lots of ticks at the site so next time we will definitely be bringing bug spray!
Myke and Claire were so kind and friendly! We enjoyed chatting with them as they gave us a tour of the property. The alpacas were adorable. Highly recommend the outdoor shower - so unique and fun! Our campsite was the perfect place to set up hammocks.
A whole vibe
As the kids say, this place is a whole vibe. We tent camped here and the spot was absolutely perfect. Myke and Claire are super rad and took the best care of us. Only book this spot if you like awesome nature, awesome hosts and awesome goats and dogs. I will definitely be back.
Loved it! :)
LOVED staying here! so peaceful and pretty, and Claire and Myke were such nice hosts!
Also loved seeing the cute dogs and goats!!
definitely hope to visit again, and have already recommended to several friends!!
One of the nicest primitive sites
One of the nicest primitive camp sites I've ever found. The hosts are very friendly & accommodating. The property is just spectacular. The trails are clean and wide. The pictures simply don't do the creek & waterfall justice. There's multiple camp sites along the creek to choose from. There is a short hike from parking, a few hundred yards, so leave the kitchen sink at home. The hosts do offer to transport your gear if you'd like.
Very peaceful & quiet. If you're lucky one of their fur babies might grace you with their company briefly.