The best camping near Bennett Spring State Park

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Find trout and trails at this popular Missouri state park.  

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Riverbend RV Park and Campground

15 sites · RVs, Tents23 acres · Macks Creek, MO
Our small owner operated campground sits high above the Niangua River. Situated below Tunnel Dam and the locally famous Whistle, we have 250’ of Big Niangua River frontage. We offer several full hook-up RV spots and ultra secluded primitive spots and anything in between. We have a bathroom/shower house for campers’ convenience.
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B Berry Farms & Co.

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents42 acres · Elkland, MO
Would you like to try something different than your everyday routine? Well, then come on out to a little place in the country to unplug, unwind, or just enjoy life that's all around you. Our little spot is called B Berry Farms and Co. We are a 40-acre family U-Pick Berry farm and 24-hour Campground with 5 RV spots with 20 amp or 30 amp electricity your choice. And we are right in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks with over 4,000 you-pick Berry bushes (and fresh produce in 24' )covering, 7 acres we have something for almost everyone. If you want cleaner health products in your life then we can help you with that as well, We are also a natural skin care product manufacturer. Either Bonding by the wood-fired stove in our bunkhouse or cuddling up in the chairs outside enjoying hot cocoa as it snows. Just looking off into the distance and seeing the sun setting with bursting colors over the rows and rows of berries. Experience a darker night sky than most are used to. Or walk the many acres of colored coated diverse trails, enjoy 2 horseshoes pitching areas, pick delicious berries, throw axes at a log target, swing on several adult swings, play an intense game of pool on our table, climb a 12-foot high wall, enjoy our 10' bouncing net hanging from the ceiling, play in the many sandboxes, sweat out a game with a 35' professional Volleyball net (ball provided)and badminton(we have rackets and birdies), play in the water cube as it sprays in all directions or our new WATERPARK play area ( 95' kids Zipline, 9'x9' colored swing net, 2 swings, 14' fireman's pole, monkey bars, rock climbing walls) and so many more things to do. Hot showers,and 2 solar heated shower houses (seasonal frost to frost), 2 restrooms, hand washing station, and hand laundry tube. We sell farm fresh eggs, and baked goods(homemade breads, cinnamon rolls, cookies, muffins, and many fresh seasonal vegetables as well picked to order.
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Winchester Camp

6 sites · RVs3 acres · Tunas, MO
Level ground. Open and tree spaces available. Some grass. Swimming pond on site. Close to NRO and Majestic River floating companies. Minutes from Bennett Springs. Directly behind The Pitt 417 BBQ and The Happy Apple Produce Stand. Porta Potty available. No running water. Electrical an option on extension cord.
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Ozarks primitive camping

7 sites · Tents200 acres · Long Lane, MO
Learn more about this land:There is a large oak forest and other hardwoods, hills and hollers with 1 mile of Dry Fork creek going through it. The creek only runs during the wet seasons. It is possible to see almost every kind of animal native to the Ozarks. You can walk on trails or find your own way around. The Niangua river and Bennett Springs State park are near by. There is also a large natural sinkhole on our adjacent property.
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Alexander Ridge

3 sites · Tents25 acres · Lebanon, MO
Learn more about this land:Settle in among the trees in view of a beautifully manicured pond. Take in the sunset across the neighbor's pasture, and meet the friendly four-legged neighbors that come up to the gate. Make memories under the stars as you enjoy some s'mores. Explore the ridge and valleys on our land, and enjoy the wildlife. Alexander Ridge is only a short drive to Bennett Springs State Park, Lake of the Ozarks, and HaHa Tonka State Park. In nearby Springfield, MO you might also enjoy Fantastic Caverns, Dickerson Zoo, and Bass Pro's Wonders of Wildlife (the aquarium is awesome, and you can't beat petting the stingrays). PLEASE NOTE: We recommend an SUV or pick-up truck because the roads in the woods are not maintained. ALSO: Bring insect repellent for ticks and chiggers from March to October.
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Sawmill Hollow Creek

2 sites · RVs, Tents54 acres · Warsaw, MO
Campsite - A private 1.5 acre campsite with a firepit (and plenty of wood to burn in it) and direct access to the Lake of the Ozarks. The campsite connects to a 1-mile trail around the perimeter of the 54-acre property. Guests have access to several kayaks for enjoyment of a secluded inlet of the lake. RV site - We also provide an RV hook-up site completely separate from the campsite with access to the mentioned amenities (trail, kayaks, canoe, paddleboat, etc.). See photos for directions to the site and a map of the perimeter trail.
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DnD Lakefront Campground Lake Ozark

6 sites · Tents15 acres · Sunrise Beach, MO
Pitch your tent in our Lakefront campsites at DnD Lakeside Campground and have access to your own picnic table and fire ring on the shores of the beautiful Lake of The Ozarks, one of the Midwest's premier boating and lake fun destinations. Swim, fish and float in our quiet cove, take walks up our hiking trails and end your day enjoying the night sky sitting next to a fire. We are close to Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Bridal Cave, many lakefront bars and restaurants and The Ozark Amphitheater. We are at the starting line of the LOZ Annual Shootout, a fast-paced boating event benefiting local fire and rescue agencies, held the last weekend in August. Make sure to book early for summer holiday weekends. Discounted prices for weekday rentals available. Limited boat slip rentals available for a fee.
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Oasis Farms

20 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Phillipsburg, MO
Great for dry camping or parking near the home for water (with hose) and electrical (with extension cord). Functional farm for animal lovers - goats, sheep, pigs, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, chickens. Short drive to Lebanon (all amenities), Bennett Spring State Park, and Springfield. 1.5 hours to Branson, Table Rock Lake, and other state parks. Fresh eggs available with advance request (Max 8)
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Ozarks Piney Bend Riverfront

6 sites · Lodging, Tents7 acres · Dixon, MO
Experience the Missouri Ozarks in all it's glory! Our property sits on 7 acres running on both sides of the beautiful, crystal clear Big Piney River. We sit right at the bottom of a beautiful bluff and just about 100 feet from the water! We have a dry cabin, with outdoor water spigot available. Concrete pad with electric and water hookups perfect for a small camper. We also own a large beautiful sand bar on the Big Piney River perfect for setting up your tent or hammock camping (only accessible by swimming or kayak, which we can provide)
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Shadow wings

1 site · Tent60 acres · Lebanon, MO
Learn more about this land:Quaint campsite nestled next to the trees overlooking two ponds with 40 acres of woods to hike in and explore. Camp fires ok. Bennett springs State Park, lake of the ozarks, and HaHa Tonka State park are all within 40 mins for boating, hiking, swimming, fishing, and floating. Old Route 66 runs right through Lebanon and is minutes away. A little bit farther to the South Branson offers multitudinous activities for whatever the heart may desire! With great trout fishing, River floating, swimming, shows, hiking, canoeing, biking, kayaking, and restaurants you can't go wrong with this spot.
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Parker Branch

5 sites · Tents19 acres · Phillipsburg, MO
Want to disconnect from the stress of daily life? Want to watch wildlife and relax with a hot cup of coffee in the morning? Enjoy the best of Missouri’s wilderness secluded just off I-44! Just 15 minutes from amenities. Lots of available fire wood to roast marshmallows under the stars! Come see what the ozarks has to offer today!
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Bittersweet Pasture Camp

6 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Long Lane, MO
The property has been a working farm for many years and about 25 years in my family. There are multifaceted features in this immediate area. There’s a creek that begins in open pastures and winds through rugged Ozarks hill terrain and a natural phenomenon of a historic sinkhole area now home to grass and trees. The property lies adjacent to another property with campsites owned by our farm and leads to extensive hiking and exploring opportunities.Learn more about this land:Right at the crossroads of a couple gravel roads, Bittersweet and Bluegrass, you can pick which side of the road you want to camp but explore both + more. One side is mostly wooded with scenic trails and the other side is mostly pasture with a surprise, a very large natural sink hole that has been there for many many years. Lots and lots of hiking potential and wildlife observation.
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The best camping near Bennett Spring State Park guide

Overview

About

Each year, when Bennett Spring State Park opens for trout fishing season on March 1, Bennett Spring State Park fills with anglers as excited as Black Friday shoppers. Other times of year, the scene is much more relaxed. The stocked river is the focal point of this mid-Missouri park, but campers can enjoy a range of activities, including paddling and hiking. The surrounding hills rising above the river valley remind visitors they are in the Missouri Ozarks, providing an epic landscape to explore. Accommodations include cabin rentals, a lodge, and several campgrounds, with various amenities.

Notable Camping Spots

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Missouri State Parks take reservations up to 12 months in advance.
  2. Use the Missouri State Parks website or phone number to make reservations.
  3. This popular park needs to be booked well in advance for the March trout fishing opener, as well as holidays and fall weekends.
  4. Each of the five campgrounds has varied dates for when the campground is open, when reservations are offered, and when water and showers are available. Check the website for specific details.
  5. This park offers basic, electric, and full hookup sites. Electric sites are electric only, with water spigots and dump stations available in the park.

When to go

March is one of the most popular times, as anglers are eager to toss a line after the long winter season, but camping reservations may be the hardest to snag, particularly for March 1. Early spring is chilly, but temperatures warm in April and May. The summer months may be hotter and more humid, with the waters of the Niangua River offering a refreshing break. Fall is particularly scenic, as the surrounding hills erupt with color. One campground is open through the winter, providing limited services. Campers need to prepare for cold temperatures and occasional bouts of snow.

Know before you go

  • The seven-mile Natural Tunnel Trail is a rugged adventure, leading to an impressive natural tunnel.
  • A variety of shorter trails are also offered, with scenic backgrounds.
  • An onsite restaurant is located in a historic 1930s lodge built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
  • The Niangua River is popular for float trips during the summer, with paddling, canoeing, and rafting. 
  • While there’s no swimming access directly in Bennett Spring State Park, other local public access points are found nearby.
  • The town of Lebanon offers restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and other services.

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