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Four Creeks Campground

19 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Ellington, MO
Three crystal clear creeks to swim, wade, hunt rocks, or just relax. We have several tent sites right on the creeks and RV sites close for just a short walk for swimming fun. Right on miles of ATV, OHV, SxSs or hiking trails. Close to the Black River and the Current for floating, Kayaking or fishing. Clearwater Lake for boat rentals or Jet skies. Sites to see, Blue Springs, Big Springs Johnson Shut Inns, Elephant Rock, Rocky Falls, and many state parks to explore. We are also only three miles from the town of Ellington, MO for your shopping needs, several restaurants and antiquing.
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Eminence Cottages and Camp

45 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents28 acres · Eminence, MO
Welcome to Eminence Cottages & Camp Our Resort is perfectly located to enjoy the natural wonders that abound in this area. Eminence Cottages and Camp is in the center of Missouri's largest national park; The Ozark National Scenic Riverways. We invite you to enjoy river fishing and canoeing, hiking and biking the famous Ozark Trail, abundant wildlife viewing, spring hopping and auto tours. Relax in our well-appointed cottages or get close to nature in the campground. Once settled you'll be ready to float the Current or Jacks Fork River. Call to make your reservation!
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Broken Arrow Camping, Cabins & Tipis

65 sites · RVs10 acres · Eminence, MO
Broken Arrow Test Formerly the East Side of Arrowhead Campground, we are centrally located, between everything Eminence has to offer. Directly on the Jacks Fork River and offering a large private beach Riverfront, we have cabins, RV spots (50 and 30 amp), and tent sites (with and without electricity), which are hammock friendly, side by side friendly (no cruising), and allow well-behaved pets.
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Arcadia Valley Outdoors Land

27 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents150 acres · Ironton, MO
A wooded, more private camping experience with unique site designs and natural elements. Wood-burning sauna and hot tub available for guest use. Primitive Camping Van/vehicle Camping Small Trailers Glamping Bike Trails, Hiking, creek sit-in' on site! Best of the midwest biking, hiking, Ozark Trail, rock climbing Elephant Rocks Park, Johnson Shut-ins and more swimming holes nearby! Wood for sale on site, $5 per bundle, Fire starters also available. Ask us about our "Really Good At Camping" merchandise. We have shirts, mugs & wine tumblers! *Cash Only* at this time. We Have free stickers! *For camp site locations please refer to our map in the campsite listing photos. We are located just west of the Ironton Water Works Plant and the Shepherd Mountain Lake dam. Turn right after the dam, drive through Shepherd Mountain Lake Park. If our "campground guests only" gate if it is closed, and please close gate behind you. Thank you! No Hook Ups No swimming in the lake and no outside boats, but we have boats for campers to use free of charge! General Store and restroom facilities/showers coming soon!
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Van Buren River Fun - RV & Campsite

10 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Van Buren, MO
Van Buren River Fun RV & Campsite will be open for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. This campground is special because it comes with private access to 1 mile of river access made available only to campers on this property and local land owners. It has gravel bars, pristine waters, a boat ramp, and woods around to explore. The RV and camp sites have access to water spigot and sewer dump site, the campsites have fire rings. The river is directly across the road from the campground- steps away from a perfect viewing point for the eclipse. This is the quietest campsite this close to the river, near town. This is a rare luxury to have walking access to the Current River. Discounts for booking multiple sites. Please contact us with any questions - we can offer monthly and seasonal (Memorial Weekend through Labor Day) rates for sites upon request!!
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The Eclipse Field

23 sites · Tents25 acres · Ellington, MO
View the eclipse in a wide open field. set up a blanket or chairs and relax or climb a hill to be up higher. Go rock hunting at the creek or swimming in the big creek if its warm enough. Easy access off of K highway. Tent sites or self contained vehicles. Their will be a porta-potty on site. Some sites will be next to a creek. For creek sites it will be first come fist pick. The town Of Ellington is planning on having bands and viewing sites with a telescopes. We are just 3 miles from town.
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Williams Camp : Eleven Point River

9 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · MO
Learn more about this land: To view a map of local points of interest, please visit https://bit.ly/WilliamsCampPOI (You will have to copy and paste that link! You'll have a private place of your own, with access to some of Missouri states most hidden springs, rivers, waterfalls, fishing, hunting, hiking, (some of the best) horseback riding trails, and historic landmarks.  Rather you're after solitude or sport, this area has you covered.  Kayak, canoe, and shuttle rental, service is available at hufstedlers.com and is a short 11.5 mile drive.  Beautiful eleven point river offers blue, red, and white ribbon, spring fed trout/walleye water.  If you're looking to float the river, be sure to research the many springs on the way down your trip and the historic mill communities that once flourished there.  These are perfect opportunities to take a break, eat a meal, and explore the area.  Most also will have public bathrooms.  Unless there are multiple reservations, you will be allowed to hookup/stay at whichever site is the easiest for you to get parked at.  Maps of the area and things to do will continue to be updated as they are developed.  In the mean time, a great resource is MissouriScenicRivers.com. We do not live near this site so this is an exclusively non-hosted listing.
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Rocky Falls Campsite

4 sites · RVs, Tents43 acres · Eminence, MO
Located just over 2 miles from Rocky Falls in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Enjoy this exclusive single electric (50 amp and 30 amp) campsite. Room for 1 or 2 RVs plus tents, so bring your family or small group. Other attractions in the area include the clear spring-fed Jacks Fork River and Current River, Blue Spring, Alley Spring, Peck Ranch Conservation Area, the Rocky Creek wild horse herd and so much more. Enjoy all these areas while camped away from the crowds in your own private campsite. Enjoy the vast dark night sky with no overhead lights in an area with very little light pollution.
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PLAN B POST

1 site · Tent40 acres · Eminence, MO
Learn more about this land:Plan B for all the right reasons. Here at Plan B Post we take pride in being your fall back option. We might not be your first choice, but when all those before fail, Plan B is always a guarantee. You will leave wondering why Plan A was even an option. Make the right choice the first time, and start with Plan B. What we lack in river frontage we make up with quality interactive hosting, activities, and a tailored adventure based on your desired camping experience. Upon arrival, after the meet and greets and hi how are yas. Youll be asked how you would like your parties visit to go. whether it be spent in solitude and meditation, enjoying 40 acres of nature on the Ozark Scenic River ways, or if youre down to clown. Depending on the guests requests, you will then be directed where you may park vehicles, then down one of three paths. Trail #1 Tonight ( the party ), Trail #2 The Walk of Shame ( nature enthusiast and those with children ), Trail #3 Church ( self explanatory ). We are located right off MO State HWY 19, just 2 miles outside the town of Eminence MO, at the top of the hill, where youll also more than likely find the only cell signal. Bordered By CO Rd. 205 which will take you to the beautiful spring fed Jacks Fork river just 1 mile down. As well as Angeline Conservation Area and trail head, and Lick Log Nature Trail trail head. Visitors are allowed to ride offroad vehicles on the roads, with certain requirements. There are two bars in town, Host is happy to DD for anyone.Activities Include but not limited to;*Put PutBilliards*HorseShoes*VolleyBall*BasketBall*Hiking*AxeToss*KnifeThrow*Archery*CornHole*OutdoorMovies*BonFires*ObstcaleCourse*PingPong*LimitedFloatingOptions*BattleBatons*SlipNSlide*Gardening*TreasureHunts*Soon to be constructed;*ZipLine*RockClimbingWall*Swings* TreehouseRentals*TiPiRentals*PaintBall*
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Briars to Blessings

1 site · Lodging21 acres · Ellington, MO
We own 21 acres in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. The campsite is located in the woods on an Ozark mountain. We are located near the Black River, Current River, Clearwater Lake, Peck Ranch Conservation area, Johnson's shut-ins, Ozark Scenic Riverways, and the Mark Twain National Forest. There are opportunities to swim, raft, hike, and fish all over our region.
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1855 Campground

7 sites · Tents45 acres · Black, MO
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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Creekside Farm on Sinkin' Creek

1 site · Tent40 acres · Salem, MO
Creekside Farm is a 40 acre farm on a spring fed stream in the Missouri Ozarks. Beautiful wooded property with cattle pasture and plentiful wildlife. Creekside Farms on Sinkin’ Creek, near Echo Bluff State Park, is nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Stay at our secluded campsite by the spring fed, crystal clear waters of Sinkin’ Creek. Creekside Farms is a working farm with cows, chickens, and produce gardens. Janet’s family settled here in 1908. The property is surrounded by the Mark Twain National Forest and near the Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry and the Sunklands. See nature at its best by visiting Round Springs, Pulltite Spring, Alley Spring and Mill, Blue Spring, Welch Spring, Devils Well and Rocky Falls. Do not forget the beautiful wild horses and stunning float trips! The most popular activity for visitors is taking a float trip down the Current River or Jack Fork's River in the National Scenic Riverways. These float trips can be taken by using canoes, kayaks, and/or rafts. Running River Canoe Rental is only a short tripaway.
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The best camping near Blue Spring guide

Overview

About

Embark on an adventure to Blue Spring, where the vivid azure waters create a mesmerizing spectacle. This natural gem, often referred to as the 'Spring of the Summer Sky' by Native Americans, offers a tranquil escape into nature. Visitors can indulge in a scenic hike to the spring, enveloped by wildflowers or autumnal hues, depending on the season. While swimming is not permitted, the sight alone is a compelling reason to visit.

When to go

The best time to visit Blue Spring is during the spring and fall when the trail to the spring is a riot of wildflowers or a cascade of fall colors. Summer offers lush greenery, but be prepared for Missouri's humid weather. Winter visits can be serene, though some facilities may be less accessible.

Know before you go

  • Blue Spring is a day-use area, and overnight camping is not available on-site.
  • Swimming and wading are prohibited to protect the pristine condition of the spring.
  • The spring is accessible via a steep dirt road, not suitable for large vehicles.
  • From the parking area, a 1/4 mile trail leads to the spring, with an additional trail from Powder Mill Campground.
  • For any inquiries, contact the park at 573 323-4236 during office hours.

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