Hipcamp host Lance C.,
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This is a 180 acres of camping along the Gasconade River. Lots of great spots for camping, hiking, and UTV/ATV riding. 50% forest, 10% trails, 20% along river, 10% bluffs, and 10% flat with grass field.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
30 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Lance a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

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Hipcamper Travis

Wonderful place to stay

Travis S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 30th, 2021

This is a great place with wonderful host Lance and Patrica. There’s plenty of room on there 180 acres you can camp near the river if you wish they are very relaxed with sharing their property. Definitely stay here and meet Zi and Cole the two most friendly dogs one could expect to meet. This place should be renamed wonderful mountain.

Hipcamper Zachary
Zachary H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 3rd, 2021

Very cool, isolated piece of land. Lots of wildlife, and we had the whole place to ourselves. The hosts were super friendly and accommodating.

Hipcamper Andrew

Great time

Andrew S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 14th, 2021

Great host and great site. Thanks Lance!

Hipcamper Will

Magical, serene, restorative.

Will A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 19th, 2020

Lance and Patricia are fantastic hosts. Between their hospitality and the beauty of the property, Water Mountain is one of my favorite places to get away. You’re able to pick where you want to camp; whether it’s in the well kept field, or on multiple sites along the trails that lead through the property. I highly recommend checking this place out; and don’t forget a blanket to put down, the night sky is breathtaking!

Hipcamper Kris

Great open space for a camp night

Kris K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 9th, 2020

Patricia and Lance were accommodating hosts. The rustic outdoor shower was refreshing. We had a great fire at the site we chose in the field/meadows area. Our dogs were running freely. And we enjoyed being tucked under the trees.

Hipcamper Camille

Great nature getaway

Camille P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2020

Excellent staff and a great camp site. I will say that the river is quite a hike even though there’s a road you can take. We took our truck down there and I’m glad we did because the road is very uneven (we didn’t want to even risk it on the river drive). Otherwise it was a wonderful time! Highly recommended if you’re ready for a real camping experience!

Hipcamper Amethist

Very peaceful

Amethist W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2020

It was very peaceful and quiet we were greeted with such a happy tone i would recomend others to go here if your looking to clear your mind and thoughts

Hipcamper MURALI
Murali K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 6th, 2020

Awesome to say the least

Hipcamper Lance
Response from Lance, the Host, on June 6th, 2020

Thanks, glad you had a good time. We are always trying to improve the property and the experience.

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Hipcamper Katie

Not private. unsafe. disappointing.

Katie H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 2nd, 2020

Not at all like what the description describes. We felt like it was basically someone's large backyard. The river access was quite far from our campsite not like the pictures make you think it is right there. Pets are allowed and we brought our dog with us and she is well behaved and able to follow our commands while unleashed. We had other dogs at our campsite almost the entire time we were there. Other guests were mostly friendly but not mindful or considerate of our desire to be alone and have quiet space. Three male guests were quite rude and used profanity at us when they drove by saying "we are back b*tches". We were supposed to stay two nights and we felt unsafe when a large bonfire and drinking party was started near our site. Not sure that COVID protocols were being followed. We ended up packing up at 10pm and leaving early. The website has an option to check for a "bundle of firewood" to be delivered to your site when you arrive. That sounded like a lovely feature. When we arrived we were told that we could burn any wood on the property that we could find. Our registration included a campsite number. Nothing was numbered and we were told we could set up camp basically anywhere. It was not clear how any COVID protocols were being practiced at this location. Seems like a button they clicked. I would NOT go back here and would NOT recommend it to anyone. It was not worth $40 a night. More like $10 maximum.

Hipcamper Lance
Response from Lance, the Host, on June 4th, 2020

Lo Siento Mucho Katie, First must apologize because my wife and I work hard to make sure guest have a good time. The river has been flooded with all the rain and camping along the river isn't available due to muddy property. You normally can camp right along the river if you choose. Sorry about dogs at your camp but out here in the country all of my neighbors have dogs because they can alert you when something is coming up to your house and camp. I really can't control what other people do unless being told so, I wouldn't even know to address it. The bonfire is a courtesy to our guest if they would like one. The guest do not have to practice Covid protocols in their group. All Covid protocols were active and maintained. Hipcamp website doesn't allow you to explain firewood situation and as you might have notice there wasn't a charge for firewood bundle. That's why we explain to everyone coming in and told you as well. We will get you firewood bundle but we allow you to collect it and burn as much as you want free of charge. We know some people want it without looking. We also had bundles out in this camping area, and one of the other guest went and collected those bundles. We don't know where you might choose to camp so until you find a spot of your liking before we can even deliver one. The bonfire wood that night was collected less than 50 feet from your camp. I wish you had just asked because we are more than happy to provide. I tell everyone that enters to ask if they need something. The campsite number means nothing when you have your choice to camp anywhere on my backyard of a 180 acres. Again really sorry that this experience wasn't what you planned. My wife Patricia strives to reach out to find any concerns that you have in order to resolve them and better your experience

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Water Mountain
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