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Hummingbird Hollow Outdoors

30 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents27 acres · Saint Clair, MO
Hummingbird Hollow Outdoors is a not for profit Farm Animal Sanctuary. You will be able to camp with the horses, goats, potbellied pigs and more. We open up our farm so that people can enjoy the outdoors, animals and nature, and the animals can enjoy people! We are a sanctuary for all creatures on earth, including humans. "Today, whatever is good for your soul, do that."
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Spring Lake Ranch

38 sites · RVs, Tents101 acres · Potosi, MO
Spring Lake Ranch boasts countless trails and lake activities. Formerly known as Sayersbrook Bison ranch, at one time it was one of the largest Bison ranches in the world. This property is filled with amazing things to see and explore. Nothing like it in Missouri. Lake is 60+ acres and is spring fed. Amazing fishing, swimming and kayaking. We are pet friendly. You will have amazing lake views and will be close to hiking trails, horseback riding, and wine tasting at Edge Cliff Wineries which is next door to us. The beautiful shower house is super clean, has restrooms and hot showers and it is within walking distance. Firewood and ice are available to purchase; kayaks and fishing poles are available for rent. If you forget something at home stop by our little country store, we might have it! :) The sites are about 20 ft from each other - if you are looking for more privacy please check out the secluded site or the peninsula.
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Big River Outdoors Campground

80 sites · RVs, Tents87 acres · Frankclay, MO
80+ acres with over a mile of river frontage. Also a unique custom off road park on the property. Swimming, fishing, kayaking, and live music on weekends. Tent camping or RV/camper . Campers who need electric are allowed to bring a generator. We have limited electric as of now. We are located just 2-3 miles from 3 different gas stations but are also very secluded.
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Hagood Farms and Trails

8 sites · Tents164 acres · Sullivan, MO
We have 172 acres of trails with scenic waterfalls and trees. A pond for fishing and conveniently located with in 8 miles from sevetal state parks and 2 miles from 300 acers of off road trails. We have owned and lived on tje property since 1999 .Learn more about this land:We are a fully functioning farm with Longhorn cattle, horses, mini donkeys and goats that are very friendly. We have 164 acres that have trails for horseback riding and ATVs. We are located 8 miles from Mermac River and Washington State park where you can rent canoe's and go hiking. We are an hour from St. Louis and Elephant Rock State park as well as Johnston shut ins. We are also with in 8 miles of ROMP dirt bike trail and 1 mile from Moonlight trails and racing that is 400 plus acers of ATV and jeep trails. We have a few waterfalls on the property and lots of areas to hike as well. Several areas of camping to choose from, you can be in the woods or out in the open. Spring and Summer months we offer farm fresh eggs and there is always plenty of firewood. We recently added a pond area as well. We now have Electric and water as well.
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Mountains, feilds, and wooded areas

18 sites · RVs, Tents163 acres · Sullivan, MO
We have owned the property since the early eighties. We have been a working farm for the last 6 years. We have hosted rrail rides and atv rides for several years and are planning on adding Historically correct Old log cabins as well as a wedding venue in the near furture.Learn more about this land:We are locted between two state parks Mermac and Washington state park. There is ATV and off road trails 2 miles down the road. We have trails throught thw property where you can hike, ride horses or take ATVs. There is lots of wildlife as well as farm animals. We have a waterfalls and streams you can walk in or just sit by and enjoy.
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Earth, Wind & Solar Farm

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Foristell, MO
Earth, Wind and Solar Farm is 5 acres. You can book multiple sites if you want to stay as a group. We do our best to allow 1 reservation to stay on site at a time. If only 1 site is requested the others are then blocked to allow guests privacy during their stay. If another person requests to stay and it is booked, we will check with the current reservation for approval. We also allow groups to book and camp together if needed (use both rv pads, or tent camp). We do offer 50amp and 30amp power options (2 different RV parking sites). We do offer 20amp power and extension cord for tent campers (either in out tent or can be used in your own tent. Wi-Fi is available during your stay. Will provide network name and password at arrival. 3 firepits are available for use (firewood can be purchased). Easy access to our place via Hwy 70 (take the David Hoekel Parkway Exit). We are 5 miles from Wentzville which offers a Walmart, Target, Sams Club, Lowes, Home Depot, multiple grocery stores, Rural King, Charlies and multiple restaurants. We have a stocked pond with catfish, bluegill, sunfish, largemouth bass, black crappie, carp and turtles. There is a Windmill that aerates the pond (do not climb on it). You can fish the pond must practice CPR (catch photo release). Or you can feed the pond fish & feed out chickens. We will provide the fish food and chicken treats. There is plenty of wildlife (deer, fox, raccoons, armadillo's, birds, etc.). Deer will walk by the pond and driveway a couple of times a day. We also have a group of free-range chickens and French guineas (eggs may be available during your stay). There are bike trails in the area, paved roads you can ride on to explore, wineries nearby, a petting zoo and pumpkin patch. Things to do nearby: Horsehoe Hall of Fame, Big Joels Safari, Multiple wineries in Wright City/Augusta/Defiance, Wacky Warriors Paintball, Busch Wildlife, Katy Trail, Pumpkin Patches and so much more.
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RGM Farms

1 site · Tent5 acres · Bourbon, MO
Our five acres is secluded yet only 1.3 miles from the interstate. We offer a guesthouse and primitive camping on the back 3 acres. We have a well hydrant (shared) and a port-a-pottie which is located in our 'hay shed'. Parking is located next to the bright orange slow moving vehicle sign by the row of trees just passed the guesthouse as you come down Kaysinger Road. Campers must walk from the parking area for at least 100 feet to 400 feet depending on where you decide to pitch your tent. Only experience night time hikers should arrive and select the rear further sites. We are sure you too will enjoy the wooded forest and back dry creek area that includes a small prairie field and secluded woods complete with hiking trails. The goat boys and Lilah our Great Pyrenes will certainly enjoy you taking the time to pet them. PS Do not mind our three barn kitties! Sorry, no pets allowed. https://www.rgmfarmsbourbon.com/
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GOLDEN OAKS CABIN

2 sites · Lodging15 acres · Warrenton, MO
Welcome to our very private and serene cabin, nestled amidst 15 acres of tranquil surroundings, complete with a relaxing hot tub. Inside, you'll find a cozy fireplace and a grill for your backwoods cooking adventures, as well as a microwave for a more modern touch. The cabin offers a private living area, master suite with a bed and bathroom, and a game room equipped with a dart board, pool table, air hockey table, and various board games for entertainment. Located in a quiet and secluded area in the heart of the countryside, you'll feel miles away from the hustle and bustle, yet you're only minutes away from all modern conveniences such as restaurants, grocery stores, shopping outlets, wineries, and much more. Come and experience the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort during your stay!
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Sacred Fire Farms and Herb Gardens

6 sites · Lodging22 acres · Bourbon, MO
Learn more about this land: Do you have a curiosity about herbalism, natural remedies and folk healing traditions? Come visit us at this family owned century farm in the process of reclamation.  You can sign up for a guided plant walk provided by owner Nancy Herold, visit her remedy gardens or just chill at Brazil Creek, also located and accessed from the property.  If you choose, you can even get more in depth classes on herbalism and folk remedy traditions. Owners Nancy and Michael Herold love to share their knowledge of herbal medicine as well as the history of her family's homestead founded shortly after the Civil War.  Not wanting to rough it? Reserve the cozy barn loft in our newly restored 115 yr old barn. A fully furnished lodging space with kitchen, private entrance and shower!
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Comfy Cabin Camping

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents17 acres · Leslie, MO
This property was first built in 1850 and still holds most of it's original historical charm and significance.. There is a floating outfit across the road and lots of fishing and swimming enjoyment on the river. Get to know my rescue animals and hear about the history of Noser Mill and the surrounding areas.Camp in style in these comfortable cabins on the Bourbeuse River. Features 1 bedroom cabins with A/C and heated water. Outdoor showers and outhouses with grill site and fire pit.  All three cabins sleep 4. There is also additional space for tent camping. To find out more about this option please contact me.This is all set on our beautiful farm property with historical structures and rescue animals. Fun for family!
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Cabin Springs

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents200 acres · De Soto, MO
Welcome to our 200+ acre property, ideal for pitching a tent amidst a variety of picturesque settings. Whether you prefer the serene ambiance near the pond, the rustic charm of the old barn, the tranquil atmosphere alongside the creek, the shade of the trees, or the openness of the pasture, you'll find the perfect spot to set up camp. Embark on adventures exploring the rolling hills and winding trails that traverse our property, or try your luck with pond fishing. For water enthusiasts, we're conveniently located less than a mile from Merrill Horse access to the Big River, offering opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and floating (refer to the Big River access points map in the photos for more information). Venture out to nearby attractions, including Washington State Park, just an 18-minute drive away, and LaChance Vineyard/Winery, a mere 14-minute drive from our property. Experience the beauty of nature and the tranquility of rural life at our farm, where adventure awaits just beyond your tent flap. Contact us for special consideration for your larger groups. Our property is perfect for youth groups, boy/girls Scouts campouts, etc.
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Hawks Bluff Farm

54 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents460 acres · Tiff, MO
We are located in the town of Tiff comes up as Blackwell too. We have 460 acres to explore. A beautiful creek running through our property. We have cows, mules, goats, dogs and cats. We are on a bluff so if you are rock hunters you have come to the right place. We offer rock hunting. and we have extra buckets. We have the best Drusy (lots of colors), Crazy Lace Agate, Calcite, Chalcedony, Quartz, Chert, Barite, Bladed Barite, Iron Ores and more. Check us out on Facebook Hawks Bluff Farm Rocks and Drusy. We have firewood, ice, eggs, ground beef, propane exchange and new propane tanks available.
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When it comes to settling on a destination that combines natural beauty with rich history, camping near Meramec Caverns might just be the perfect choice. Beneath the Meramec Valley's lush landscape, a subterranean wonder awaits. This complex of mineral formations, which took millennia to form, showcases nature's artistry in its most intricate designs. Guided tours, led by knowledgeable rangers, take visitors through well-lit pathways, revealing the caverns' secrets. From the ancient limestone "Wine Table" to a 7-story underground mansion, the sights within Meramec Caverns are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Here, you'll encounter some of the world's rarest and largest cave formations. Meramec Caverns camping offers more than just a night under the stars. It's an opportunity to relive cherished memories or create new ones with loved ones. For decades, this hidden gem in America's heartland has been a source of wonder for both the young and the young at heart. Beyond the caverns, the area boasts a range of attractions to make your stay even more memorable. Indulge in home-style cooking, treat yourself to one of the 28 ice cream flavors, or pick up a keepsake from the expansive souvenir shop. History buffs, there's a treat for you too! Round off your visit with a trip to the Jesse James Wax Museum, delving deeper into the tales of America's past. With a mix of natural splendor, history, and family-friendly activities, camping near Meramec Caverns promises a camping experience that's both enriching and entertaining.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Meramec Caverns is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty of the park is at its peak. Summer months can be busy and warm, so plan ahead for the best experience. Winter visits offer a quieter exploration, though some areas may be less accessible.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes as the cave floors can be slippery and uneven.
  • Bring a light jacket as temperatures inside the caves remain cool year-round.
  • Photography is allowed, but tripods and large camera equipment may be restricted.
  • Accessibility varies throughout the park; inquire ahead for specific needs.

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