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Riverside at Hollyhaven

10 sites · RVs, Tents35 acres · Joplin, MO
Learn more about this land:Utilize the 7 acre lake or Shoal Creek for fishing, tubing, swimming, canoeing/kayaking, sunbathing, cave camping.   Frisbee golf course within walking distance and fabulous trails for hiking.
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The Hill

13 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Asbury, MO
My family settled on this plot of land at the turn of the century, moving west in a covered wagon. And aside from a brief time in the late 80's it has been in our family ever since. For most of the 20th century the property was a small farm, grazing cattle and mowed for bailing hay. We are trying to rejuvenate the property and breathing some new life into this old plot of land. Learn more about this land: The Hill, aptly named, is a hilltop that slopes down to a large pond that divides the twenty acre property in two.  With plenty of room to stretch your legs you can enjoy a nature walk. In the evening enjoy the night sky around one of several fire rings, while roasting marshmallows. Easy access and only a quarter mile from the main road. Potential for Noise: MoKan Speedway and Active railroad nearby
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BaseCamp Humboldt

4 sites · RVs21 acres · Humboldt, KS
Base Camp is a 21 acre modern glampground + RV Park, trailhead, and bike park. We have beautiful cabins, mini A-frames and full service pull-through RV hookups. Located in Humboldt, KS at the trailhead to the Southwind rail trail. Base Camp features a quarry pond for fishing and small watercrafts, large open fields for recreation and a bike skills course perfect for beginners and seasoned riders alike. Currently, we do not offer tent camping. Our RV spots are located in our paved parking lot. Each rental includes water, 30 and 50 amp electric and sewer hookups. Humboldt, KS was listed in the 2022 NYT 52 Places for a Changed World because of the work of A Bolder Humboldt. ABH developed BaseCamp and is feverishly working to breathe life into our downtown square. You will find a coffee shop, candy store, a Bruncherie, and nightlife. We are grateful for your support of our efforts through your visit to Humboldt.
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Silver Hind Farm

1 site · Tent75 acres · Pleasanton, KS
Our family farm is 75 acres, with a spring fed lake, fishing ponds, timbered hills, ravines, creeks, and grasslands. Swimming is allowed, along with fishing, hiking, horseback riding. No ATV's, however. We like the peace and quiet, and ask you are respectful of that and treat the land as a sacred place.
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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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Big Red Barn RV Park

31 sites · RVs10 acres · Carthage, MO
Welcome To The Big Red Barn RV Park! Carthage, Missouri, is home to the Big Red Barn RV Park located just off Historic Route 66. Whether you are looking to stay a night or two, or even a week, or month Big Red Barn RV Park can add the R & R to your trip. Catch a movie at the drive-in movie theatre, visit the beautiful county courthouse, or stay for the annual Maple Leaf Festival. All the amenities you need are right here waiting for you. Come on over. We’d love to have you here. Things To Do In Our Area... Out for a day trip? Just passing through? Carthage, Missouri, is a great family destination for you and your family. Stay and watch a movie at one of the few remaining drive-in movie theatres in the United States. You can also visit Precious Moments Park and the world's largest Precious Moments gift shop. For the history buff in the family, the Carthage Civil War Museum has all the information and artifacts of the Civil War Battle of Carthage and the Civil War in southwest Missouri. Make Big Red Barn RV Park and Carthage, Missouri, part of your memories. From our small but comfortable spaces set aside for tent visitors to our oversized pull-through spaces created for today’s spacious motorhomes with pull-behinds, the Big Red Barn RV Park has carefully planned to meet the needs of every guest. Stop by the office in the morning to join us for a cup of coffee, and speak with our friendly staff about their favorite places to visit in Carthage!
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The best camping near Crawford State Park KS guide

Overview

About

This place is for the nature lovers! Located on the edge of the Ozarks, Crawford State Park is filled with a diversity of unique flora and fauna: redbud trees, colorful wildflowers, birds, butterflies, and lush foliage. It’s what gives this gem of a park its sparkle. What’s more is you can head to the lake and enjoy boating, swimming, or fishing (think yummy tacos that are filled with fresh catfish or striped bass, yum). You can also break in your boots on the many hiking or biking trails, challenge your loved ones to a game of horseshoes, or just hunker down and enjoy the solitude. Come evening, pitch a tent or rent a cabin, hang out by the campfire, and perfect the art of marshmallow roast’n!

Notable campgrounds

  • Lakeview Group Use Area: Ideal for family reunions and group activities, featuring 10 electric sites with a picturesque lakeside setting.
  • Rocky Cove: Offers a mix of electric and ADA accessible camping options, nestled in a serene cove.
  • Osage Bluff: Provides a peaceful camping experience with primitive sites, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in nature.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak seasons like Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, to secure your preferred campsite.
  • Utilize the park's online reservation system for a hassle-free booking experience.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your desired dates are fully booked, ensuring you don't miss out on the Crawford State Park adventure.

When to go

The best time to visit Crawford State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers a bustling atmosphere with events like the 4th of July celebration, while winter provides a quiet escape. Avoid visiting during heavy rainfalls as they may affect camping and park activities.

Know before you go

  • Check the state park alerts for any closures or safety information before your visit.
  • Remember that vehicle permits are required for all vehicles entering the park.
  • ADA accessible facilities are available, ensuring an inclusive experience for all visitors.
  • Personal fireworks are not allowed within the park, preserving the natural tranquility.
  • The park's office hours are Monday-Saturday from 8:30am to 5pm, with extended hours during the summer camping season.

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