Are you looking for a last minute adventure? Grab your camping gear and get outdoors because this list of ten campsites doesn’t require a reservation. Whether you want to hit the lake, cast a line, hike, or swim these campgrounds are steps from all of Missouri’s best outdoor activities.
1. Meramec Caverns - Sullivan
Meramec Caverns has campsites and trailer hookups available right on the riverfront. There is also an on site shower house and concessions stand. Plan a float trip, zip line, hike or explore the caverns. Find Meramec Caverns at 1135 State Highway W, Sullivan.
2. Piedmont Park Campground - Piedmont
Located on the shores of Clearwater Lake, Piedmont Park has 97 campsites and is great for RV-ing. Enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing and many other onsite amenities. Piedmont park is located at 821, Co Rd 418, Piedmont.
3. Lake of the Ozarks State Park - Kaiser
Lake of the Ozarks is a popular weekend and vacation destination in Missouri, it also has one of the best campsites in the state. There are tons of campsites, many of which are on a first-come first-serve basis. Enjoy swimming, boating, sun bathing on the beach, hiking, or fishing. Lake of the Ozarks State Park is located at 403 Hwy. 134, Kaiser.
4. Knob Noster State Park - Know Noster
Surrounded by Pin Oak trees, Knob Noster State park is a great spot for a shady campground. Popular among mountain bikers and equestrians, hit the trails on your visit to Knob Noster. Find basic and electric campsites as well as a site for groups like scouts or family reunions. Visit Knob Noster State Park at 873 SE 10th, Knob Noster.
5. Roaring River State Park - Cassville
While Roaring River State Park may be well known to anglers, the real attraction should be the dazzling blue waters and impressive scenery. There are seven hiking trails, cabins, and campsites to fit any needs. If all the exploring made you too tired to cook, try the on site restaurant for dinner. Visit Roaring River State Park at 12716 Farm Road 2239, Cassville.
6. Weston Bend State Park - Weston
Weston Bend State Park has one of the most beautiful scenic overlooks, best of all it is ADA accessible. Just outside of Kansas City, reconnect with nature at one of the basic or electric campsites. Weston Bend State Park is also participating in a new mobile tour where visitors can use thier smart phones to learn more about the park as they explore it. Visit the Weston Bend at 16600 Hwy. 45 North, Weston,
7. Last Resort Campground - Warsaw
Located on the Lake of the Ozarks, The Last Resort Campground has 60 full hook-up sites, cabins, and spots to pitch a tent. Reservations are accepted but not necessary. There are many on site activities like horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, or swimming. They also have their own boat ramp for those wanting to hit the water. Find Last Resort Campground at 28819 Black Rock Ave, Warsaw.
8. Long Branch State Park - Macon
Long Branch State park is a popular swimming destination beaucse of it's long sandy beach. Many also visit to go boating or jet skiing on the lake. They offer basic and electric campsites. They also have Family Campsites which are larger spaces with two tables, pads, and hook-ups. Visit Long Branch State Park at 28615 Visitor Center Road, Macon.
9. Klondike Park - Augusta
Klondike Park is one of the most beautiful under rater parks in Missouri. There are six cabins available, ten basic campsites and 31 primitive sites. Just off the Katy Trail and near many wineries, Klondike Park is a perfect place to rest after a long, fun day. Find Klondike Park at 4600 Highway 94 S, Augusta.
10. Bennett Springs State Park - Lebanon
Bennett Springs State park is a trout fisherman's haven. Learn to fish with free lessons or visit the dining lodge if your line isn't very lucky. There are also numerous hiking trails and a swimming pool that kids will love. Bennett Springs State Park is
at 26250 Hwy 64A,
Be sure to check with the parks and campsites before visiting since many are still recovering from the spring flooding. Have you stayed at any of these campsites? Let us know about your experiences in the comments below.
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