5 Of The Best Places To Camp In Missouri That You Will Love!
It’s always up to a debate that Missouri is one of the very best states to go camping in
the U.S. With its numerous waterways, beautiful landscapes, and miles of nature, there
are seemingly endless options available to camp here.
For the last 4 years, we’ve been living and camping in Missouri. Now we live in the
Northern part of Kentucky but we’re just an hour away from the Missouri/Kentucky
border, making some of the best places to camp in Missouri and some of the parks
we’ve visited through the years accessible to us still.
When going outside of Jefferson, which is the capital of Missouri, you’ll find some
amazing state parks with caves, boulders, cliffs, and rivers. The geography of Missouri
is filled with diverse landscapes and breathtaking views that you should experience at
some point in life.
Now, I’ve compiled some of the best places to camp in Missouri should you be
looking for a reference for your upcoming trip. These places are all state-run and some
are national landmarks. Of course, there are private campsites out there too, but i’m
focusing on the state parks more since they require minimal budget and are very
Since all these sites are run by the state of Missouri, you can book your camping trip on
this website. The charges remain fairly constant and they’ve recently added one
awesome perk: free wifi. In some areas of Missouri parks, the wifi runs through, while in
other areas, you have to ask for the log-in code in the main office to use it. It's certainly
nice and convenient to have while camping in a remote location.
Without further ado, here is the list of 5 of the best places to camp in Missouri.
The 5 Best Places to Camp in Missouri
5. Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
The Missouri State Park Division says that this campsite is their most visited spot.
Campsite 10 E is frequently occupied more than any other sites anywhere in the state.
Why? Let’s find out what’s available to campers there.
And here is a video describing this awesome campsite.
4. Meramec State Park
Meramec State Park is located at Sullivan, Missouri on Route 185. It’s only 3 miles
south of interstate 44 at exit 266. A couple of meters down the exit is the entrance of the
park. Some of the amenities and activities include:
You can check the video below for more details about Meramec State Park.
3. Table Rock State Park
The Table Rock State Park is located in Branson, Missouri. This park is open year-
round for camping and boating. It offers a lot activities which includes:
Below is a video review about Table Rock State Park.
2. Roaring River State Park
If you are an avid fishing guy or just want to experience catching fish, Roaring River
State Park is the place to be. The park is located a couple of miles near Cassville,
Missouri. Definitely a longer drive but worth the wait. Some things to do are:
Watch the video collage about the park for more details.
1. Bennett Spring State Park
The most visited and popular park in all of Missouri is the Bennett Spring State Park.
The park is located west of Lebanon on state Route 64.
In 1864, this campsite started as a campground for farmers waiting to have their grain
milled. A privately owned fish farm was built here on 1923. The following year, the state
decided to buy this place and built it to be one of the first state parks in the U.S.
Bennett park is over 3,216 hectares of land and water that’s full of fish. I suggest you
make time to visit this place. While you are here, you can do a lot of activities like:
The video below is a blog about Bennett Spring State Park. Check it out to see the
beautiful spots in the park.
Definitely, Missouri is a go to state if you’re planning on having long camping trips.
Actually, there are a lot of campsites in Missouri besides the ones on the list but these
are my Top 5. If you want to find about the other campsites in Missouri, you may check
Did you find this article useful? Do you like my top 5 best campsites in Missouri? These
five parks are great places to go camping! Each one is different and stands
out from the others. Do you have other suggestions? Feel free to comment below. Take
care guys and happy camping!