Hipcamp host Mike I.
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With 3 large trash cans at the entrance and a burning barrel near the lake, and 2 more trash cans just inside the door of the barn, it is super convenient for campers to get rid of their trash, specifically old fishing line and fishing gear. Winding up your line, tying it off, and throwing it into the lake actually takes more effort than sticking it in your pocket, and prope

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With 3 large trash cans at the entrance and a burning barrel near the lake, and 2 more trash cans just inside the door of the barn, it is super convenient for campers to get rid of their trash, specifically old fishing line and fishing gear. Winding up your line, tying it off, and throwing it into the lake actually takes more effort than sticking it in your pocket, and property disposing of it. Littering is NOT allowed. 

Pitch a tent or pull up in a camper! Reserve simply to fish and enjoy a 10-acre private lake and space to explore, or book for the whole camping experience! 

This property is about 10 minutes off of I-70, and far enough out to enjoy the quiet, yet close enough to go and pick up whatever you need in town.

There's a nature reserve nearby (just a walk or short ride down a gravel road) that provides even more room to explore. 

We have WiFi, electrical, and water available. There are also truck stops nearby, as well as fast food, a pharmacy, and a Walmart within a 10-15 minute drive. 

This is an OPERATING FARM/RANCH and gates and fences must be left AS FOUND. Care must be taken if walking in areas where animals are located. Pastures and fields with cattle in them, or other livestock are OFF LIMITS or MUST have a qualified guide with you. 

HONEYBEES are managed on the property. Yes, you CAN arrange for a tour or beginners lesson. Some protective equipment is available. 

A cash donation is appropriate for guided services, such as foraging, plant identification, fishing, beekeeping, and other lessons, etc. 

There is a kayak and a rowboat and some fishing gear that may be available for use at your own risk (please let us know if you would like to use them or need any assistance or training).

Please see the Directions area for more information and guidance that could be helpful for your enjoyment of this very private and yet very accessible camping location!

Campsite area
Bring your own
2 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Have a question? Send Mike a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Experience

Plants and Animals Tour

Walking tour of green house, gardens, foraging areas, barn, and animals.

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Goods

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Limited, gravel and grass trails for mountain biking available at own risk. Gravel roads available at own risk.

Boating

Electric Trolling Motors or "human powered" only. Absolutely no bilge or water disposal allowed from other lakes or streams to ...Read more

Fishing

Catch and release, no live bait. Bass, Channel Cat, Bluegill/perch, occasional walleye. Call ahead to arrange deposit/rental of...Read more

Hiking

Hiking areas available and accessible, however, call ahead for details s some areas are in use for farming/agricultural purposes.

Horseback riding

Available at your own risk with your own horses and tack. Stalls, barn, and corral available. Gravel roads available. Nearby co...Read more

Paddling

Kayaking or Canoeing available at your own risk. Absolutely no bilge/waste/shell water disposal or sharing to avoid contaminati...Read more

Swimming

Lake available at your own risk.

Wildlife watching

Herons, Egrets, occasionally bald eagles, various other birds and bugs etc. nature reserve nearby.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Lakeside, Meadow, or Woods? in Missouri.

Forest

Have some trees and shaded thicket areas, fields and pastures, swampy low land etc.

Lake

10 acre stocked lake with easy access, a dock, etc. pretty good fishing.

Swimming hole

See previous, lake, at your own risk.

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Wetlands
Farm
Ranch
Driveway

The vibe at Lakeside, Meadow, or Woods?

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Hipcamper Kim
Kim W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 3rd, 2017

Great place to stop for the night on our cross-country trip. We're animal lovers and really appreciated the menagerie that roamed the grounds: dogs, ducks, geese, chickens, and two adorable miniature goats. The fish were jumping in the lake when we arrived in the evening. If i remember correctly, they keep it stocked with bass and muskie. A fishing pole was leaning against a tree, inviting guests to cast a line.

Our host Mike and his family were wonderfully friendly, but also respected our privacy and gave us space to enjoy the land. Finding a level place to park the Airstream was tricky, but it was easy enough to back it up and turn it around come morning. Unfortunately, when we were packed up and ready to head out we discovered that our car battery was dead - aargh! Luckily, Mike's father was home at his adjoining property, and lent us his battery charger. After thirty minutes of charging and easy conversation, we were on our way. Very appreciative of the help!

Casting a line off the end of the dock.Pulling out of the driveway after our stay. So long, sweet farmstead...we loved our visit! Greeted by part of the barnyard welcome committee.
Perfectly weathered dock leading out into the lake.
Hipcamper Matt
Matt S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 29th, 2018

Mike's property is a perfect spot to camp out for the night, do some fishing, and just enjoy the outdoors. The property was nicely mowed and even had a couple trails you could walk. We fished off the dock and shore and were caught catfish and bass. The property is just minutes off of I-70 and really close to stores, restaurants, etc. I'd recommend Mike's place to anybody looking to get out of the city for a minute and enjoy the country.

One last picture before we had to leave.My 6-year old son, Hank, enjoying the bonfire and full moon. Another view from the swingView from the swing. We caught bass and catfish from right here.
Hipcamper Ian
Ian E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 29th, 2018

Mike was a great host. I stayed one night, and really enjoyed his spot on on the lake. I felt like I knew everything I needed to know before I even got out there because Mike was so organized and provided all the details about the campsites.

Lakeside, Meadow, or Woods?
Hipcamper Mandy F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Michelle W.
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(Site 1)
May 27th, 2018
Hipcamper Gage R.
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(Site 2)
May 14th, 2018
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(Site 1)
April 13th, 2018

Awards

Best of 2018 Missouri
7th place
Property
Holiday Lake Near Oak Grove
State
Missouri
Country
United States
$99/night
2 Sites
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