The best camping near Roaring River State Park

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Trout fishing nirvana awaits anglers at this riverside retreat.  

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Bentonville Bike Camp

17 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Bentonville, AR
Welcome to Bentonville Bike Camp; Where Bikers 🚴‍♂️ Come to Relax. Hipcamp is a platform for property owners to allow campers onto their property. If you're looking for a commercial campground, we are not it. Learn more about this land: Just two miles from the highway and on a very peaceful piece of land. Great for gravel mountain bikers because we are on the gravel road and you can connect to the riding trails from here. We have a total of 10 acres of grass available to choose from; two sites with a 110 hook up. We have fresh well water to fill your tanks and a dump station. There's a bike stand to wash your bikes, community fire pit* to get to know others, clean and well-maintained port a potty, and now with a heated outdoor shower! The creek runs in the spring or after a good rain. Good dogs are always welcome. We are avid mountain bikers and travelers and we live on the property. Don't want to hassle with a tent? We've got a great A-frame... check it out! We've been hosting since May '22 and it has been a blast! We pride ourselves on offering our guest plenty of space and a peaceful, country setting. Biking distant to nearby trails - 2 miles to Slaughter Pen or Handcut Hallow. Less than 1 mile to the Snowbird trailhead, part of the Back 40. *Firepits are also at sites 1-4, as well as one in the meadow for dispersed camping.
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Cold Creek Valley

3 sites · Tents24 acres · Eureka Springs, AR
Cold Creek Valley currently has three secluded, primitive camp sites nestled in 24 acres of rolling hills in the Ozarks. There are four marked/maintained hiking trails on the property with others actively being carved out of the woods. They take you through varying types of terrain and multiple rock features. The creek borders a beautiful meadow and flows during the wetter months. A pond sits near the back of the property and is a great place to spot wildlife. We are located less than 30 minutes from downtown Eureka Springs, as well as under an hour from Branson and the Buffalo National River areas. Northwest Arkansas has something for everyone - from endless outdoor activities to art galleries and high-end dining. Our gated property gives you the peace of mind to leave your camping gear behind and go explore what Eureka Springs has to offer! Follow us on Instagram @coldcreekvalley for behind the scenes action!
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Roaring River

6 sites · Lodging10 acres · Cassville, MO
Roaring River Hills Campground is conveniently located off Highway 112 just three miles north of the entrance to Roaring River State Park. We are a family-oriented campground that offers a quiet and relaxing stay with great customer service. We offer multiple glamping tent rentals which are perfect for families, friends, and couples to enjoy the outdoors. We are perfectly located for guests to fish, hike, boat, swim, explore, or just relax. Whatever you choose you can’t beat our location, you are within a short distance to all the recreational activities the area has to offer. Our campground is only 15 minutes to Table Rock Lake, 35 miles to Eureka Springs, and 45 miles to Branson, Missouri. There is something for the whole family. You are sure to enjoy your stay at Roaring River Hills Campground and Cabins. Please feel free to purchase the following add-ons if you are interested! This will certainly enrich your experience at Roaring River. You can purchase in the check-out page on the booking channel: * Couples Campfire Package: which includes four s'mores, two hot chocolates, roasting sticks, firewood bundle, fire starter, and matches * Family Campfire Package: which includes eight s'mores, four hot chocolates, roasting sticks, firewood bundle, fire starter, and matches * Romantic Wine and Roses Package: includes a bottle of wine, two glasses, a vase of roses and petals on the bed for a romantic stay. On site there is a community room where guests can play games. We also have horseshoes and corn hole on the campground. There are endless outdoor activities to do within the area which include hiking, fishing, boating, and exploring the beautiful mountains of the Ozarks. Please check-in at the office. From here we can welcome you to the property, show you where your tent is located, and can purchase firewood or supplies if needed.
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The Farm Campground and events

60 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Eureka Springs, AR
The Farm is backed up to Mark Twain National Forest. Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake and the White River are all within 5 miles of this location. The White River offers the region’s best Trout Fishing and Beaver Lake is well known for its big Striped & Largemouth Bass. Canoeing is also popular on the White River The blue ribbon Kings River, which is a world class Smallmouth Bass fishery is 12 miles from the venue. The Farm sits about 9 miles outside of historic Victorian town of Eureka Springs Arkansas which offers a wide variety of shopping and nightlife entertainment, This venue offers 360 degree panoramic views of the heart of the Ozarks. In addition to being a campground, the venue also hosts multi-day music festivals, concerts, food competitions and more. We do have ice and firewood for sale. It is self serve and located by the barn with a payment box (video surveillance)
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Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch

40 sites · RVs, Tents2500 acres · Jasper, AR
With a lifetime of love for the Ozarks Donny is anxious to share this unique opportunity to experience true wilderness with you. The trails are maintained with respect for the natural growth and inhabitants of the area. You may encounter wild elk and deer. Of course, visiting the property's herd of buffalo is a must.Your camping fees entitle you to hike the trail system.We also offer motorized recreation if you bring your 4 wheeler, side by side, Jeep, dirt bike or bicycle. Additional fees apply to wheeled trail recreation.
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Shadow Bluffs Retreat

15 sites · RVs158 acres · Cassville, MO
Welcome to our serene RV and Camping Park nestled on 158 acres of natural beauty! With 11 spacious full hookup sites, all conveniently designed as pull-throughs to ensure a hassle-free experience for our guests. Explore our extensive hiking trails, unwind by the tranquil wet weather creek, or let your little ones frolic on the playground. Our well-maintained bathhouse ensures comfort during your stay. Plus, with attractions like the Mark Twain National Forest and vibrant Branson, MO, nearby, adventure awaits just around the corner. And don't forget, we're just a mile away from the picturesque Roaring River State Park, perfect for fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Come discover the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure at our RV and Camping Park!
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Camp Bentonville

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Bentonville, AR
This is a Homestead camp like most others in the surrounding area. Welcome to our charming RV and tent site nestled in the heart of Bentonville's blossoming art and outdoor scene! If you're seeking a tranquil escape with a touch of cultural flair, you've found your perfect getaway. Campfires crackle and laughter echoes in the air – you're free to embrace the magic of a flickering firelight under the starlit skies. Our site comes complete with a convenient portable toilet for your comfort and privacy. Bring along your furry friends because pets are more than welcome to join in on the adventure! You'll find potable water available to keep everyone hydrated and happy, and a rustic picnic table where stories and meals can be shared. Stay connected to the digital world while you disconnect from the routine. Enjoy the best of both worlds with reliable WiFi and excellent cell reception, ensuring you can share your unforgettable moments with friends and family. Got wheels? No problem! Our pull-in site accommodates vehicles under 24 feet, making it easy for you to settle in and start making memories. And speaking of memories, you're in for a treat with a plethora of exciting events just around the corner. Immerse yourself in the rhythm of live music, explore the stunning art at the Crystal Bridges American Art Museum, and experience the innovative brilliance at the Momentary. Bentonville isn't just a destination; it's a cultural phenomenon. Rejuvenate your senses as you explore a dozen golf courses and embark on bike excursions that cater to every style. The city's vibrant atmosphere and natural beauty make it a Southern hub for arts and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
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Red Fern

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · St Paul, AR
One of Arkansas' greatest treasures. Less than a minute from the Kings River Falls Trail-head, and nestled alongside the headwaters of the Kings River in Venus Arkansas. This is a remote and rugged campground with caves, bluffs, swimming holes and river a plenty. This campground has a grand exhibition of the same sandstone formation that is responsible for the Whitaker Point (Hawksbill Crag) formation. Clovis like points have been found here, and so one might assume the bluffs and crags here have been inhabited for millennia. This 7 acre property is completely surrounded by Arkansas Natural Heritage-Natural Area. There are miles of trails and cooling waters at every turn. If you like Kings River Falls, get ready to fall in love with this Red Fern Campground. So pack your curiosity, lace up your hiking boots, and let the whispering leaves guide you. Kings River Falls awaits, ready to share its secrets with those who listen. Where time slows down and the modern world fades away. Every turn reveals a new wonder; a hidden waterfall an unnoticed cave or bluff or a moss-covered boulder. It’s not just a place; it’s an experience an invitation to step beyond the ordinary and into a world where magic still thrives and fairy tales come alive. Here, the forest whispers secrets, and the river sings a timeless song. Most of our campsites are just yards away from a public swimming area, which is shared between our property and the Arkansas Natural Area. You should expect local traffic at the main swimming area during your stay. We have a private swimming area on our property which is just a short hike from the developed campsites (Please ask the camphost for directions). There are miles of county maintained bumpy dirt roads leading to the site. Expect your vehicle to get dusty. There is a creek crossing that is required to reach the campsites. We recommend high clearance and/or 4WD or AWD vehicles. If you are unable to cross the creek, you will need to park in the parking area and walk across the creek to reach your site.
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Pea Ridge Bike Camp

21 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Pea Ridge, AR
The Pea Ridge Bike Camp has primitive campsites available for visitors to Northwest Arkansas and can accommodate tent campers, campervans, small and large campers and RVs. Even smaller Class A motorhomes (length isn't an issue but weight on a grassy field might be a concern should it rain) We offer large, spacious campsites along with firepits and large cable spool tables at each campsite. Potable water, outside sinks and large ADA portable toilets are centrally located to most of the areas. There is a large in-ground community firepit, 2 picnic tables, horseshoes and a bikewash station onsite. We are currently providing free firewood for each firepit. Our property consists of 10 acres of flat open areas, shady areas and wooded areas. All of the property is shaded by 7 pm. We are located on a gravel road in the country, yet only 1/8 mile to state highway 72. Pea Ridge Bike Camp is about 7 miles to downtown Bentonville and only 5 miles from Exit 88 and I-49. Restaurants, food trucks, groceries, banking and laundry facilities are only 2 miles away in Pea Ridge. This is a place where you can be very close to everything Northwest Arkansas has to offer and while still being in the country. A peaceful place that you can easily return to after exploring many of the popular bicycling and hiking trails in the area, visiting Crystal Bridges or other local museums, or attending one of the many events, such as Bikefest, Bikes, Blues, and Barbecue, the annual craft fairs, or performances at the Walmart Amp or the Momentary. We are also close to Eureka Springs and Beaver Lake. We welcome you to stay at the Pea Ridge Bike Camp. We will allow low-noise generators to be used, but have limited them to dispersed sites. * We do require you to book into a dispersed campsite in order to do so. ** Please let us know If you are planning to use a generator. We will try to accommodate those wishing to use them and those that do not want to be around them. Please call with any questions or concerns. If we appear to be booked up, please contact us and we may be able to open more campsites as we have alot of space for campers.
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Happy Hippy Acres Wooded Wonderland

3 sites · Lodging, Tents40 acres · Rogers, AR
We have 40 acres of woods, waterfalls, hiking, stargazing, bird watching, and sunset watching for the campers who like primitive camping. Enjoy the best of both worlds with a quiet, natural area to camp in, and destinations to see close by. Private area with sun, and plenty of shade. Blackberry's are available to pick in late June or early July. There are three logging trails you can hike just behind the campground. They lead to a creek you can follow for moderate hike. There are cliffs, and plenty of scenery to enjoy. We are a short drive away from Eureka Springs, Turpentine Creek(big cat sanctuary), War Eagle Cavern, and War Eagle Mill. Hobbs State National Park is close by off Scenic Highway 12, with biking, and walking trails galore! We are also close to many of the NW Arkansas mountain biking trails in the area! Access to Beaver Lake is a short drive or a long hike down the scenic rock roads. Due to the remote, and private location, we want to remind anyone consuming alcohol under the age of 21 will not be tolerated. Safety is very important to us. We are looking forward to seeing you. Happy Camping!
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Fire Om Earth Camp

4 sites · Lodging, RVs15 acres · Eureka Springs, AR
Located on 15 private acres, just shy of one mile from downtown Eureka, our retreat center offers platforms for tent camping, level small RV or Vanlife camping, or any other camper that will fit a space no bigger than 24ft. The property is down a dirt road just outside of town, wooded, peaceful, and features many hiking trails. Take a loop around the labyrinth, walk the property, or sign up for classes at the studio. Fire Om Earth Retreat Center is a Botanical Sanctuary of Medicinal Herbal Plants and the Home of Skydancer Apothecary. We are on the register for United Plant Savers and offer classes in Herbal Studies and Clay. Additional hiking and mountain biking trails are just 1/8 mile down the road, or take a short drive to Lake Leather Wood for more outdoor adventures.
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IdleWild Homestead and Events

4 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Eureka Springs, AR
Learn more about this land: Our Property is mostly treed with open spaces scattered throughout. Conveniently located right off Hwy 62 and Houseman Access Rd, we are minutes away from Beaver Lake, The White River, and Table Rock Lake, as well as Mark Twain National Forrest. Nearby you can find a full 18-Hole Disk Golf course, Beaver Bridge aka The Little Golden Gate, a plethora of Hiking & Riding trails, Swimming, Floating, Boating, Fishing, Nightlife/Entertainment (The Farm and SideBar,) and many other activities to keep you busy before you ever step foot in town! Potable Well Water is available onsite to fill containers. There are several great spots for Hammocks! We have 1 cut in site and several dispersed potential sites- you can pull off the driveway to camp or walk into the woods to camp in a more secluded spot. The more secluded spots are not accessible by car we have a wagon and can help you haul gear if you ask. Please remember when choosing a spot- this is a leave no trace, pack in pack out property and, most importantly, our home so please be mindful of waste and take out whatever you bring in with you including trash. Even though we are right off Hwy 62, we have a full line of trees separating us from the highway so you don’t see it, but can hear it slightly. Overall it’s a quiet spot with beautifully manicured flowerbeds and wild vegetation to the enjoy including butterfly bushes, zinnias, and other popular pollinator/butterfly attractants! Fires are allowed as long as proper Fire Safety Guidelines are followed (including use of a fire ring/barrier and ensuring your fire is properly extinguished. There’s LOTS of rock available onsite to make a fire ring.) Split firewood is available onsite for a small fee, or feel free to harvest wood from the woods surrounding the property for free, but please do NOT bring or use Out of Region wood on our property due to pests. Bonus: I’m deeply Involved in the local music scene here and am a musician myself, so if you are a musician and would like to do some campfire picking while you are here-or aren’t a musician and Would enjoy the music- send me a message. We have a large fire pit near the house that’s perfect for pickin’ around. We are a pet friendly property, and have pets ourselves, but any pets brought onto the property MUST be dog friendly and kept on a leash/tether at all times. For suggestions on things to do, places to eat, entertainment, or anything else Eureka Springs, shoot me a message and if I don’t know the answer I will find someone who does! Enjoy your trip and Eureka Springs!
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The best camping near Roaring River State Park guide

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Don’t forget your fishing tackle if you’re camping at Roaring River State Park. The namesake river is a premium destination for trout fishing in Missouri, stocked with rainbow trout year-round. If this isn't your idea of a good time, opt for the 10 miles of hiking and cycling trails winding through oak woodlands and glades. Cool off at the swimming pool in summer, go bird-watching, or visit the nature center, then set up camp at one of three riverside campgrounds. Rustic cabins are also available.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve the park’s 185 campsites in advance via the Missouri State Parks website. Reservations are only possible from March through October. Outside of this period, only a few campsites can be reserved—the rest are available on a first-come, first-served basis only.
  2. Campsite reservations open 12 months in advance and can be booked up until 7pm on the day of arrival.
  3. Campsites can book up as fast, especially on summer and holiday weekends. Book a minimum of three months in advance to avoid disappointment.

When to go

Roaring River State Park is open year-round, but the main season runs from March through October. It’s still possible to camp in the off-season, but only one of the three camping loops stays open. Cabins can only be booked in season. Fishing is enjoyable through all four seasons, but summer remains the most popular time to visit, when the swimming pool is open and wildflowers bloom along the riverbanks.

Know before you go

  • Roaring River State Park is about a 90-minute drive southwest of Springfield
  • There are no admission fees for Missouri state parks, but camping reservation fees apply. Trout tags and fishing permits are also required.
  • Park facilities include a park store, restrooms, and picnic areas. Accessible campsites, restrooms, day-use areas, and fishing access points are available.

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