Springfield, Missouri, RV Parks

Springfield, Missouri, RV Parks
Springfield, Missouri, nicknamed "Queen City of the Ozarks," is the gateway city into the mountains. Famous Route 66 runs by Springfield, and has also given Springfield the name "Birthplace of Route 66." The proximity to the Ozark Mountains lends itself to outdoor recreation opportunities that include hiking, fishing, camping and boating. Nearby Stockton Lake and Pomme de Terre Lake offer kayak-touring and fishing opportunities.

Springfield/Route 66 KOA

Visitors to the Springfield area who enjoy a franchise campground can stay at the Springfield/Route 66 KOA. RVs of all sizes can be handled, and hookups include 20-, 30-, or 50-amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV and Wi-Fi. Pets are allowed but need to remain leashed unless in the Kamp K-9, an off-leash park built especially for four-legged visitors. Showers, picnic area, barbecue grills, a guest room, and playground are on the grounds for guest use. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Wilson's Creek Civil War Battlefield and the Fantastic Caverns are nearby attractions.

Springfield/Route 66 KOA
5775 West Farm Road 140
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 831-3645

Stage Stop RV Park

The Stage Stop is within 20 minutes of both downtown Springfield and Branson. It is only 10 minutes from the Outdoor World Bass Pro Shop. There are full hookups (30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer) for RVs to 75 feet in length. Showers, guest room, and picnic areas are on the premises for guest use. Pets are welcome but need to remain on a leash and guest are asked to BYOPS (Bring Your Own Pooper Scooper). There are daily, weekly and monthly rates available. Nearby attractions include the Fantastic Caverns and Table Rock Lake.

Stage Stop RV Park
1751 W. Boat Street
Ozark, MO 65721
(417) 830-1184

Ozark Highlands

The Ozark Highlands offers RV travelers sites with full hookups. There are seasonal and monthly rates at the Ozark Highlands, and many who stay here are full-time seasonal residents. The RV traveler will find daily and weekly rates, and sites come with 20-, 30- or 50-amp electric, water, and sewer. Those with satellites on their RVs can pick up satellite TV service. The grounds have showers, a clubhouse and a swimming pool for guest use. Bull Shoals and Table Rock Lake are nearby for fishing, boating and swimming. The Eagles Nest Circle hiking trail is in Cassville, about an hour's drive, and offers hikers a 1.41-mile loop trail.

Ozark Highlands
3731 S. Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 881-0066

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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