Missouri Camping, Nature October 28, 2017
10 Cozy Campgrounds To Visit In Missouri Even After The Weather Turns Chilly
Many people believe that camping is only enjoyable in the summer. However, with heated cabins available in state parks and nature resorts across the state you can enjoy nature year round. Spend time on the trails during the day and then come back to a cozy campground and light a fire in the cabin fireplace for the ultimate chilly weather weekend. We’ve compiled a list of 10 great campgrounds in Missouri that provide heated shelter perfect for the coming winter weather.
1. Sam A. Baker State Park - Patterson
Sam A. Baker State Park has 18 rustic cabins. Most of the cabins have a full bathroom, kitchen, and heating. Start a fire in the stone fireplace and get cozy in one of these quaint cabins. Find Sam A. Baker State Park at Rt. 1 Box 18150, Patterson.
2. River of Life Farm - Dora
River of Life Farm has some of the best romantic cabins, beautiful tree houses, and large group cabins available in Missouri. Rent a tree house for stunning views of the fall foliage. Hit the river before the end of trout season on Oct. 31st. Find the River of Life Farm at 1746 River of Life Dr.,
Dora. For more information about all of their lodging options visit their webpage
3. Bennett Springs State Park - Lebanon
Bennett Springs State Park has three private cabins, 22 motel rooms, and 40 fourplex units. All the units include bedding, minimal cooking utensils, dishes, heating, air conditioning and television. Dine at the lodge and enjoy spending time outdoors even when it's too chilly for outdoor camping. Find Bennett Springs State Park at 26250 Hwy 64A, Lebanon.
4. Echo Bluff State Park - Eminence
Looking to stay somewhere new? Make a reservation at one of the nine cabins or 22 hotel rooms offered at Echo Bluff State Park. The newest Missouri State Park has equipped their cabins with modern amenities like fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, queen beds, and wifi. YOu can bring your own meals or dine in the Betty Lea Lodge. Find Echo Bluff State Park at 35244 Echo Bluff Dr., Eminence.
5. Mark Twain State Park - Flordia
Camper cabins have recently been added to Mark Twain State Park. This popular summer destination is now a great place to stay even in the colder months because each cabin has electricity and heat. While the cabins do not have restrooms or running water you can use the onsite shower house through Oct. 31st. November through mid-April a a vault toilet is available for camper's use. Visit Mark Twain State Park at 37352 Shrine Rd., Florida.
6. Pomme De Terre State Park - Pittsburg
While lodging may be limited at Pomme De Terre State Park the two yurts and lake house offer all the comforts needed to enjoy the outdoors on a chilly evening. The yurts are furnished, sleep up to six, and offer heating. The lake house is fully furnished, has a full size kitchen, and on-site laundry. There are three bedrooms available and a full bath. The yurts and lake house at Pomme De Terre are canine friendly and guests are allowed to bringup to two dogs for an additional fee. Find Pomme De Terre State Park at Hwy. 64B, Pittsburg.
7. Basswood Resort and Country Inn - Platte City
Basswood Resort is a 74 acre estate with four lakes and many lodging options. They have multiple four, six, and eight person cabins available, a small cottage, and many suite style rooms. So whether you're looking to rough it a little or live in luxury there is a great accommodation for you. Fish without a state license, let the kids loose on the huge playground, walk the trails and enjoy the outdoors at Basswood Resort. Find the resort at 15880 Interurban Rd.,
Platte City. For more information about lodging and reservations visit their webpage
8. Montauk State Park - Salem
Spend a comfortable weekend at Montauk State Park by staying in one of the four cabins, 18 hotel rooms, or 24 fourplex units. The cabins have various amenities but most include kitchens, fireplaces and televisions. Each motel offers walk in showers and two double beds. Enjoy a meal at the lodge or grab a treat from the snack bar. Spend a relaxing weekend any time of the year at Montauk State Park located at 345 County Road 6670, Salem.
9. Lake of the Ozarks State Park - Kaiser
At the Lake of the Ozarks State Park stay at one of the eight rustic cabins or 2 yurts. The cabins have a wood burning stove, small refrigerator, microwave, and sleeping accommodations for six. The cabins do not have running water. The two yurts also have heat and small kitchen appliances. Try something new and make reservations in one of the cozy little yurts. Find Lake of the Ozarks State Park at 403 Hwy. 134,
10. Johnson Shut-Ins State Park - Lesterville
Johnson State Park is one of Missouri's biggest outdoor summer attraction but the park is absolutely stunning in the fall. There are 6 camper cabins available that have electricity and heating but no water on site. A modern central restroom and showerhouse is open year-round. The cabins have everything you need for a comfortable stay but you'll still feel like you're camping. Visit the park at 148 Taum Sauk Trail,
Have you stayed at any of these parks or nature resorts during the off-season? How was your chilly camping experience? Let us know in the comments below!
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