The best camping near Cuivre River State Park

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McCully Heritage Project

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents940 acres · Kampsville, IL
The McCully Heritage Project is a 940- acre environmental center located one mile south of Kampsville, Illinois in beautiful and remote Calhoun County.  We are a private non-profit left as the legacy of Howard and Eva McCully.
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Shalom Acres LLC

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Winfield, MO
Teresa built Shalom Acres 7 years ago with a dream opening a Party Venue which now seats 100 guests in the Carriage House and 80 guests on the lower level.  Each year brings new upgrades now including BnB, Bunkhouse and campsites.  Her hope is you enter feeling the peace and tranquility Shalom means and leave refreshed and blessed!  Welcome.  
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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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PeaceTree Farms

17 sites · Lodging, Tents153 acres · Eolia, MO
PeaceTree Farms is a charming Event Venue, Organic Farm and Outdoor Resort. Hosting everything from weddings, fall and holiday festivals to off-grid camping. Our 153 acre farm has been in our family since the 1970's and has been generally preserved as a wildlife and conservation farm. Your hosts, Katie and Steve are excited to share PeaceTree Farms with fellow nature lovers and outdoor adventurers.
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Sudden Valley Ranch

3 sites · RVs, Tents138 acres · Warrenton, MO
Our home was built shortly after the couple married in 1904.  We were fortunate enough to begin our adventure here in 1999.  We appreciate all this place has to offer - from the hay fields to the woods and everything in between.  It is a peaceful paradise we enjoy sharing with others.  Please come and relax, read a book, draw a picture, or simply let the sounds of nature lull you to sleep.  We believe you will leave rejuvenated!  
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Explorer Valley

2 sites · RVs6 acres · Foristell, MO
Learn more about this land:PLEASE USE THESE COORDINATES **38.86620, -90.94912** NOT THE GOOGLE MAP COORDINATES. Google Maps sends you onto my neighbors property. My concrete pillar mailbox has our address on it, it is lit up at night and very easy to see on the edge of Dietrich Rd. own 6 fairly level acres in western St. Charles County. Typical evening and night is very quiet. I have approximately 500’ of frontage on Indian Camp Creek. Kayaking activities are available without shuttle service. Indian Camp Creek County Park is less than 4 miles away offering mountain biking trails, hiking trails, equestrian trails, picnic pavilions, and frisbee golf. Incline Village Golf Course is about 1/2 mile away. Cedar Lake Winery is about a 15 minute drive. I keep a 1/3 mile walking path mowed around the perimeter of my property.
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Sage Mountain Recreational Area MO

30 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Berger, MO
Sage Mountain is a recreational area located in the heart of Missouri wine country. Located between Hermann and Washington on the south side of the Missouri river. Our 50 acres of virgin forest is home to an abundance of diverse wildlife, 3.6 miles of hiking trails, bolted climbing and bouldering routes established, and a large impressive cave. We are located near the Katy trail for more hiking and biking. Access to the Missouri river for boating and fishing. On site we have an abundance of areas for back country camping, or we allow car camping in our open parking lot.
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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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Beneath the Stars Glamping

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Three Creeks, MO
Welcome to our picturesque 10-acre field nestled in the heart of Missouri wine country! Just minutes away from the Katy Trail Dutzow trailhead, our property offers a serene escape for outdoor enthusiasts and wine lovers alike. Location: Situated near the charming town of Augusta, our property is a haven for those seeking a perfect blend of natural beauty and leisure. An ideal base for exploring the renowned Missouri wine country. Activities: The Katy Trail Dutzow trailhead is just minutes away, providing easy access to a scenic biking and walking trail. For wine enthusiasts, Augusta is a stone's throw away, offering a plethora of award-winning wineries to visit. Savor the flavors of local vintages, take in the picturesque vineyard views, and even join a guided wine tour for a truly immersive experience. Looking for more adventure? Embark on a riverboat cruise or try your hand at ziplining in the nearby area. The options for outdoor excitement are endless!
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Rustic Roots Sanctuary

4 sites · Lodging, Tents7 acres · St. Louis, MO
Rustic Roots Sanctuary is an organic farm in Spanish Lake. We are close to Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, Fort Bellefontaine and Chain of Rocks Bridge. This area was once all farm land and our site captures that essence perfectly. Everyone who visits describes an immediate feeling of peace and tranquility. Enjoy our perfect country escape 10 minutes from the city, 15 mins from the airport and 20 mins from the Arch! Spanish Lake has historic sites to explore. This is a working farm and throughout the week there will be people working here in the fields. Friendly farm animals also live and work on the farm. Specifically a pony, goats, chickens, a bunny, 2 barn cats and 3 dogs. We have an 3 acres growing organic produce and an Apiary that produces the Best Honey in St. Louis! Get a taste of whatever is available from our farm store in the canning kitchen. Please visit our website to get a better feel for who we are and what we do for our community. We also have solstice celebrations and a weekly farmers market on Wed evenings. If you visit the calendar page on our website you can see when events are scheduled and choose if you want to be part of the magic or would rather come at a more quiet time. If there are ever any issues please reach out! ***Please note that we do not have hot running water in the bath house until temp consistently stay above freezing. We do have farm hydrants on the land where you can get water. Please be prepared if you choose to book before mid-April.
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Happy Trails Farm Resort

6 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Granite City, IL
Happy Trails farm is a beautiful refreshing place that you can relax, and connect with the family farm life. We were established Oct. 27th, 2007, and it's our "Acres of Diamonds" (Earl Nightengale). There are 20.11 acres of farm life to share with you. We do many things to help keep the farm going, and moving towards being self supporting. We sell fresh farm eggs, offer many on the farm and off the farm services. Such as pony rides, birthday parties, weddings, camp outs, and so much more. We also house and run Happy Trails Horse Rescue (501c3) non for profit, and accept donations. Some of the things you will experience and see are: volunteers helping out, horses, mules, donkeys, chickens, ducks, geese, turkey, goats, llama, and many others. We are a small and important resource to the overall well being of community. We look forward to seeing you on the farm! Check-in is between 2pm-9pm. No late night check-ins. Cancellations must be made by 2pm the day before your reservation. Happy Trails Farm Resort is a great place to get lost and find a connection.  We are a small homestead family farm with many farm animals. Come pitch a tent under the farm stars. Happy Trails :)
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Bourbon Woods

1 site · Tent19 acres · Godfrey, IL
Do you love primitive camping secluded in the woods surrounded by nature? Come hike to your personal secluded campground along a Natural flowing creek on our 19 acre slice of paradise. Our property is situated in between Alton and Grafton right off the great river road up on top of the bluffs. (12 minutes from Grafton)
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The best camping near Cuivre River State Park guide

Overview

About

A 55-acre jewel-tone lake serves as a focal point at this northeastern Missouri state park. Named for the river that runs along its borders, Cuivre River State Park offers both scenery and recreation. Rolling hills reminiscent of the southern Missouri Ozarks rim the shores of Lake Lincoln. Enjoy the swim beach, venture along the shore for fishing, or hit the waters in a boat or kayak. Twelve trails meander through the woodlands and hills, with some offering views of the river valley, with accessibility for mountain biking, horseback riding, or traditional hiking.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for new campers: If you don’t yet have camping equipment, Cuivre Campground’s platform tent sites come equipped with canvas tents.
  • Best for glamping: Unlike most Missouri state parks, Cuivre Campground has a section with 30 full-hookup campsites.
  • Best for solitude: Cuivre Campground’s walk-in tent sites are tucked away from the campground traffic.
  • Best for camping with friends and family: Cuivre Campground’s family campsites offer pair pads with some shared amenities.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Decide what type of amenities you prefer. This park offers basic, electric, and full-hookup campsites, as well as some specialty offerings.
  • The Missouri State Parks system opens reservations 12 months in advance.
  • Reservations may be made by phone or on Missouri State Park’s website.
  • This park is open year round, and reservations are available throughout the year.
  • Water and showers are available April 15 through October 31. One spigot provides potable water in the off season.
  • Walk-up registration is offered for non-reserved sites.

When to go

If you plan to take advantage of the full suite of activities on Lake Lincoln, summer is your season. Daily temperatures reach the 80s or 90s, warming the lake waters. Expect high humidity. If you don’t plan to swim, spring and fall are particularly scenic, with blossoming trees in April and May and autumn colors in October and November. Temperatures and precipitation vary in the shoulder seasons. While the campground is open in winter, campers need to prepare for freezing temperatures and snow and ice, especially December through February.

Know before you go

  • This park has a campground gate that locks in the evening, with times varying by seasons.
  • Kayak and canoe rentals are offered seasonally.
  • A boat launch is available for accessing Lake Lincoln. Gas-powered motors are not allowed.
  • Unique recreational opportunities include orienteering and metal detecting.
  • Downtown St. Louis is around an hour away, if you’d like to combine your visit with some urban sightseeing.

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