Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks Guide Book

by Steve Henry (Menasha Ridge Press)
Best Tent Camping Missouri and the Ozarks  by Steve Henry

192pp/maps
ISBN: 089732644X

The Ozarks is a land of clear rivers, tall bluffs, deep forests, and aquamarine springs. And this spectacular backdrop is the setting for some of the most scenic campgrounds in the country. Hundreds of miles of trails and thousands of miles of rivers lace the countryside around these forest hideaways, opening the door to endless adventure. But do you know how to fi nd the right place? Here’s the answer, right in your hands. Maybe you seek a small, quiet campground near a fi sh-fi lled stream for a weekend of solitude . . . or maybe you and the family need a campground with all the amenities and lots of recreational options. In Best Tent Camping: Missouri & the Ozarks, outdoors writer and enthusiast Steve Henry has compiled the most up-to-date research—in the region he knows so well—to steer you straight to the safe and scenic treasure spot you had in mind.

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Trails from the "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 65.
... Preview: Alley Spring may be a big campground, but it’s a wonderful place to camp in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. It’s not merely a pretty place on the Jacks Fork River, but a historical one as well. ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Van Buren, MO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Alley Spring may be a big campground, but it’s a wonderful place to camp in the Ozark Scenic Riverways. It’s not merely a beautiful place on the Jacks Fork River, but a historical one as well. The A ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Eminence, MO - Campgrounds
... Preview: Unlike the landscapes surrounding most campgrounds in this book, Arrow Rock isn’t a natural scenic wonder. Its campground is still a peaceful hideaway, but the area’s draw is its history. The town’s ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Arrow Rock, MO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Unlike the landscapes surrounding most campgrounds in this book, Arrow Rock isn’t a natural scenic wonder. Its campground is still a peaceful hideaway, but the area’s draw is its history. Though les ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Arrow Rock, MO - Campgrounds
... Preview: Bay Creek is a bit of a secret. In conversations about the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, I learned about Alley Spring, Big Spring, and several other more popular campgrounds along the Current and J ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Van Buren, MO - Campgrounds
... Preview: Berryman Recreation Area is the old campsite of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 3733. The picnic pavilion here is dedicated to the men who worked at the camp in the 1930s. Berryman Campground is a ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Potosi, MO - Campgrounds
... Preview: Big Spring’s history as a public recreation area dates to 1924, when it became one of Missouri’s first state parks. In 1969 Missouri donated this jewel to the National Park Service to be part of the n ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Van Buren, MO - Campgrounds
... Preview: Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, hidden away deep in a narrow forested valley, is one of the most beautiful campgrounds in the Ozark Mountains. Though Blanchard Springs is a popular destination, the ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Mountain View, AR - Campgrounds
... Preview: Brazil Creek Campground is a pretty little camp nestled in a bend of its namesake stream. Tall, stately pines shade the camp, swaying and sighing in the breezes that blow up and down the Brazil Creek ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Potosi, MO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Council Bluff Recreation Area is built around 440-acre Council Bluff Lake on the Big River. Opened in 1985, Wild Boar Ridge Campground is a group of campsites strung along the spine of a forested Ozar ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Potosi, MO - Campgrounds
... Preview: Cuivre River State Park’s 6,394 acres are an anomaly to the agricultural landscape around it, featuring the ridges, hollows, gravel-bottom streams, and bluff overlooks common to the Ozarks in the sout ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Troy, MO - Campgrounds
... Preview: Cuivre River State Park’s 6,394 acres are an anomaly to the agricultural landscape around it, featuring the ridges, hollows, gravelbottom streams, and bluff overlooking. There’s something for everyone ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Troy, MO - Campgrounds
... Preview: If lazing in the shade next to a beautiful river is your idea of a good time, you’ll like Deer Leap and Float Camp. Located next to the wide, deep reaches of the lower Current River, these camps are c ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Doniphan, MO - Campgrounds
... Preview: Dry Fork Recreation Area is a peaceful campground on the northern edge of the Missouri Ozarks. The landscape around Dry Fork is a transition zone where forest gives way to grassland, featuring a mix o ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Fulton, MO - Campgrounds
... Preview: Dry Fork Recreation Area is a peaceful campground on the northern edge of the Missouri Ozarks. The landscape around Dry Fork is a transition zone where forest gives way to grassland, featuring a mix o ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Ashland, MO - Campgrounds
... Preview: Greer Crossing Recreation Area is smack in the middle of one of my favorite landscapes in Missouri—the Eleven Point Wild and Scenic River country. With upper access for canoeing the most beautiful sec ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Winona, MO - Campgrounds
... Preview: The pleasant campground at Gunner Pool Recreation Area isn’t just another excellent facility built during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps—it’s the old site of an actual CCC cam ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Mountain View, AR - Campgrounds
... Preview: The word haw is old-time mule-driver jargon. The driver would shout “Haw” to turn his team left, and “Gee” to turn it right. Gee Creek runs into Haw Creek near Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area, and at ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Hector, AR - Campgrounds
... Preview: Though the campground in Hawn State Park is more developed than most of the campgrounds in this book, with electricity and concrete parking pads at many sites, I included it for the natural beauty of ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Sainte Genevieve, MO - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Hazel Creek is not fancy—it’s a quiet and restful place on a dead-end gravel road in Missouri’s Ozarks. In other words, it’s just right. Its namesake creek, a clear stream riffling over gravel bars an ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks"
Belgrade, MO - Campgrounds