Best Campgrounds in Missouri

This list represents the most popular campgrounds in Missouri. Use this list to plan your next Missouri campgrounds trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Greer Crossing Recreation Area

    5 Reviews

    Winona, MO

    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 ...
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    Greer Crossing Recreation Area is smack in the middle of one of my favorite landscapes in Missouri—the Eleven Point Wild ...

  • #2 Markham Springs Recreation Area

    4 Reviews

    Poplar Bluff, MO

    If you like water, you’ll love Markham Springs. A deep, clear, spring-fed pool with an old home and a mill house on its shores is the centerpiece of the recreation area. Little brooks trickle ...
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    If you like water, you’ll love Markham Springs. A deep, clear, spring-fed pool with an old home and a mill house on its shores ...

  • #3 Lane Spring Recreation Area

    3 Reviews

    Rolla, MO

    Lane Spring Recreation Area is a pleasant little spot for an afternoon or weekend escape. Though it’s close to the city of Rolla, it’s a hidden enclave in the valley of Little Piney Creek that ...
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    Lane Spring Recreation Area is a pleasant little spot for an afternoon or weekend escape. Though it’s close to the city of ...

  • #4 Council Bluff Recreation Area

    0 Reviews

    Potosi, MO

    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 ...
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    Council Bluff Recreation Area is built around 440-acre Council Bluff Lake on the Big River. Opened in 1985, Wild Boar Ridge ...

  • #5 Two Rivers

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    Van Buren, MO

    Two Rivers is the smallest developed campground on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. With its 22 individual sites and two group camps scattered among the trees, its atmosphere is comfortably ...
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    Two Rivers is the smallest developed campground on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. With its 22 individual sites and ...

  • #6 Meramec State Park

    3 Reviews

    Sullivan, MO

    Meramec State Park covers 6,800 acres of wooded hills on the north side of the Meramec River. South of the river, the Meramec Conservation Area contains another 3,900 acres of Ozark countryside. ...
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    Meramec State Park covers 6,800 acres of wooded hills on the north side of the Meramec River. South of the river, the Meramec ...

  • #7 Cuivre River State Park

    2 Reviews

    Troy, MO

    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 ...
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    Cuivre River State Park’s 6,394 acres are an anomaly to the agricultural landscape around it, featuring the ridges, hollows, ...

  • #8 Cuivre River State Park Campground

    1 Reviews

    Troy, MO

    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 ...
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    Cuivre River State Park’s 6,394 acres are an anomaly to the agricultural landscape around it, featuring the ridges, hollows, ...

  • #9 North Fork Recreation Area

    0 Reviews

    Ava, MO

    Known to locals as Hammond Mill Camp, North Fork Recreation Area overlooks another of Missouri’s many cool, clear, spring-fed streams—the North Fork of the White River. A spring pours into the ...
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    Known to locals as Hammond Mill Camp, North Fork Recreation Area overlooks another of Missouri’s many cool, clear, spring-fed ...

  • #10 Klondike Park

    3 Reviews

    Augusta, MO

    Klondike Park opened in 2004 on the site of the old Klondike Quarry. The quarry first opened in 1898, when the Tavern Rock Sand Company began crushing the park’s sandstone to extract silica for ...
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    Klondike Park opened in 2004 on the site of the old Klondike Quarry. The quarry first opened in 1898, when the Tavern Rock ...

  • #11 Washington State Park

    0 Reviews

    DeSoto, MO

    On top of the pretty hills, hollows, and streams you expect to find in the Ozark landscapes, Washington State Park is also rich in both history and prehistory. The rustic cabins, lodge, headquarters, ...
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    On top of the pretty hills, hollows, and streams you expect to find in the Ozark landscapes, Washington State Park is also ...

  • #12 Wallace State Park

    2 Reviews

    Cameron, MO

    The 501 acres of wooded hills and bottomlands in Wallace State Park are named for the family that once owned part of this land. The park came into existence in the 1930s through the preservation ...
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    The 501 acres of wooded hills and bottomlands in Wallace State Park are named for the family that once owned part of this ...

  • #13 Taum Sauk Mountain State Park

    1 Reviews

    Middlebrook, MO

    With 7,500 acres in the rocky, rugged St. Francois Mountains, Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, the highest point in the state, is one of Missouri’s newest and most scenic parks. This primitive, ...
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    With 7,500 acres in the rocky, rugged St. Francois Mountains, Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, the highest point in the state, ...

  • #14 Berryman Recreation Area

    0 Reviews

    Potosi, MO

    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 ...
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    Berryman Recreation Area is the old campsite of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 3733. The picnic pavilion here is dedicated ...

  • #15 Klondike Park Campground

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    Weldon Spring, MO

    Klondike Park opened in 2004 on the site of the old Klondike Quarry. The quarry first opened in 1898, when the Tavern Rock Sand Company began crushing the park’s sandstone to extract silica for ...
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    Klondike Park opened in 2004 on the site of the old Klondike Quarry. The quarry first opened in 1898, when the Tavern Rock ...

  • #16 Pine Ridge Recreation Area Campground

    1 Reviews

    Ashland, MO

    Pine Ridge Recreation is a beautiful place to escape the hustle and bustle of college life at the University of Missouri in Columbia, or the craziness of civil service at the state capital in ...
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    Pine Ridge Recreation is a beautiful place to escape the hustle and bustle of college life at the University of Missouri ...

  • #17 Marble Creek Recreation Area

    1 Reviews

    Potosi, MO

    Marble Creek is named for the pinkish dolomite called Taum Sauk marble. This marble is found along the creek’s 20-mile course through the surrounding St. Francois Mountains. Like so many Ozark ...
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    Marble Creek is named for the pinkish dolomite called Taum Sauk marble. This marble is found along the creek’s 20-mile course ...

  • #18 Red Bluff Recreation Area

    2 Reviews

    Potosi, MO

    Red Bluff Recreation Area is a forested enclave in a horseshoe bend of Huzzah Creek. The campground takes its name from the red hues in the cliff across the Huzzah. The light rusty color results ...
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    Red Bluff Recreation Area is a forested enclave in a horseshoe bend of Huzzah Creek. The campground takes its name from the ...

  • #19 Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park

    1 Reviews

    Middlebrook, MO

    Johnson’s Shut-Ins, historically one of Missouri’s most popular state parks, was almost completely destroyed in December 2005 by the blowout of nearby Taum Sauk Reservoir. Built to supply water ...
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    Johnson’s Shut-Ins, historically one of Missouri’s most popular state parks, was almost completely destroyed in December ...

  • #20 Sam A. Baker State Park

    0 Reviews

    Patterson, MO

    Sam A. Baker State Park is named for a past governor of Missouri who was born in the area and pushed for the park’s creation while he was in office in the mid-1920s. His namesake park, one of ...
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    Sam A. Baker State Park is named for a past governor of Missouri who was born in the area and pushed for the park’s creation ...