The best camping near Lake of the Ozarks State Park

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Ozarks Piney Bend Riverfront

7 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 right along the banks of the river! We have a dry cabin, with outdoor water, bathroom and cedar shower house. We have a fully stocked new camper with everything you'll need for up to 6 people, including ice cold A/C! 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 for a fee)
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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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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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Wildflower Camp, Hike + Swim

5 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Eldon, MO
We have a 60 acre property with plenty of space to explore. There’s a well maintained walking trail and a year-round creek that runs through the valley. Our pond is perfect for swimming or paddling around in our canoe. If you're feeling adventurous, hike along the creek to a beautiful waterfall. (There is no bathroom on site, so don't forget your camping potty!)
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B Berry Farms & Co.

15 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 Waterhole WATERPARK play area which sprays water in all directions with water slide, ( Trampoline, 95' kids Zipline, 9'x9' colored swing net, 2 swings, 14' fireman's pole, monkey bars, rock climbing walls, swing bridge) and so many more things to do. Hot showers, 2 solar heated shower houses (seasonal frost to frost), 2 restrooms, a hand washing station, and a hand laundry tubb. We sell farm fresh eggs, and baked goods(homemade breads, cinnamon rolls, cookies, muffins, and many fresh seasonal vegetables as well picked to order,and handmade natural products.
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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 sites and a map of the perimeter trail.
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Retreat to the Country

4 sites · Lodging10 acres · Holts Summit, MO
This land has been asking to be shared. First it was swings and little things for the grandchildren and their friends. Then the Cabin by the pond began to welcome visitors. Soon the steep slope anchored a Yurt with a wrap-around deck that puts you up in the trees. Our gathering spot by the creek became a camp site. Recently the grandkids' Bunk House found its way in. Our Retreat is 10 acres, narrow, but 1/4 mile deep, stretching down a steep wooded slope to a creek - and up the other side to the top of a bluff.  It is only ten miles to Jefferson City but has a quiet and distant feel.  
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D'Ranch at Clearwater

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Gravois Mills, MO
D'Ranch at Clearwater is a small, 40 acre hobby farm located on the north side of the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri. What started as a simple love of backyard chickens has now become a dream farm for Tracey Durant and her husband Theodore. Nestled in the valley between two forest covered hillsides, and running adjacent to Clearwater Creek on the east and the lake on the south, D'Ranch could not have been a more perfect location for the Durants to plant their roots and get their feet wet. While they continue their love of backyard chickens with their small egg and hatchery operation know as HeebyJeeby Chickens, they have expanded their interests to an array of friendly farm animals including horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, ducks, and an occasional turkey or two. 
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River Bluff Woods

1 site · RV, Tent25 acres · Buffalo, MO
Many generations of Native American tribes made these Ozark Mountain river bluffs home, long before settlers came from the east. Listen to the music of the wildlife or play your own music in this remote peaceful paradise.Learn more about this land: Firewood is provided! Camp in a peaceful setting above the Niangua River under the canopy of tall oak trees. Enjoy 25 acres of complete privacy and seclusion! It's a pretty steep trail from the campsite down to the banks of the river, and then a short trail to the canoe put-in spot where a 3-person canoe awaits. Contact me for flexible check in/out times.
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Peaceful Tent Camping

2 sites · Tents20 acres · Dixon, MO
Learn more about this land:We offer a peaceful setting with a wonderful lake view. You can fish for crappie, bass, catfish, blue gil, goggleye and perch. Take a hike around the farm and maybe see some cows and wildlife. Or sit around a camp fire telling stories and enjoying the stars.
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I-44 Rte 66 Bennett Springs Farm

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 connected to 15-amp standard household outlet - you need adapter). Functional farm for animal lovers - goats, sheep, ducks, turkeys, guinea fowl, chickens (Animals vary by time of year). Pond has fish. 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 included with advance request (Max 8 subject to availability) Vehicles + trailers (combined) greater than 30 feet not recommended when grounds are wet. May be difficult to turn around. Comments: 1) We have many projects in progress in the front of the property, but the back is mostly clear. 2) We strongly recommend repellent for ticks, chiggers, spiders, mosquitos, and flies. 3) The Cicada season is starting (May 2024). We recommend earplugs if that sound bothers you. 4) When it rains, the dirt roads leading to the back of the property get muddy and hard to drive. If you aren't driving a 4x4, park near the house on the gravel driveway.
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Pomme Camping Patch

2 sites · RVs3 acres · Hermitage, MO
Acreage by Pomme de Terre Lake. The Ozarks at its best with nearby antiquing, trails, hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, hunting, ATV riding, boating, boat rental, birding, bowling, restaurants/bars, grocery, bumper cars and mini golf. Plenty of room to park your boat, toad or other accessories. Pomme de Terre is an Army Corp lake with no residences on the shore, providing great natural views from the water and public shore accesses. The cove pictured is public access and approximately 3/4 mile down a gravel road from the camp site. Very private camping on three acres off paved road. Listing is for single rig plus a few supporting tents. An RV panel with 20, 30 and 50 amp hookups services the single site. High speed wifi internet provided for streaming, surfing and digital nomads.
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The best camping near Lake of the Ozarks State Park guide

Overview

About

Centrally located in mid-Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks State Park draws visitors from across the state and beyond. The park’s namesake lake is the center of the action, offering jewel-toned waters surrounded by gentle hills. On the shores, visitors will find a full menu of activities, ranging from traditional items like hiking and biking all the way to less-traditional finds, like metal detecting and cave exploration. Both tent and RV campers can find scenic campsites; cabin and yurt rentals are also offered. Lake of the Ozarks is at the middle of a growing vacation destination, with Osage Beach offering dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

Notable campgrounds

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Reservations open at 7am CST 12 months in advance and may be made through the Missouri State Parks website or phone line.
  2. On weekends, two-night reservations are required (Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday).
  3. Campgrounds are open year round, but reservations are only available during specified months, which vary by campground section. 
  4. Water and showers are available April 1 through October 31.
  5. Walk-up reservations are allowed for non-reserved campsites.
  6. Lake of the Ozarks State Park is a popular park; reservations for the summer months sometimes fill months in advance.

When to go

If you’re seeking lake fun, summer is the prime time for Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The lake has a reputation as a “party lake,” so you should anticipate more activity during peak season. For quieter waters, visit during the spring or fall. It may be too chilly to take a swim, but the weather and landscapes are pleasant. Throughout the year, weekends and holidays are especially busy. Campgrounds are open in the winter, but be prepared for occasional freezing temperatures and the possibility for snow and ice.

Know before you go

  • If you are bringing a boat or all-terrain vehicle, you may be allowed to park the trailer on the grass (which isn’t allowed at all Missouri State Parks).
  • This park offers deluxe cabin and yurt rentals outfitted with a small fridge, microwave, electricity, heating, and air conditioning. These accommodations do not have running water or supplied linens.
  • The park offers basic and electric campsites (some with 50 amp hookups). Water and sewer are not available at campsites, but the park does provide dump stations and water spigots.
  • HaHa Tonka State Park is a short drive away. Take a hike around the historic ruins of a burned-out castle, located on a picturesque bluff.

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