List of public campgrounds in Missouri and Arkansas
The information on public campgrounds is spread across several state and government websites, making it difficult to find information. Our campground list brings all the campground websites together in one place. read more
We’ve got a trail map you can view online, and there’s an even better one complete with a full USGS topographic map of the area to download for Google Earth, or your GPS if it accepts KMZ files. We’ve also included Google Street view links to get you to the trailhead.
Berry Bend Campground. sits on a promontory reached via short causeway on the Osage River Arm of Harry S Truman Lake, 29 Miles from Clinton Missouri, 18 miles from the junction with Highway 13 and 11 miles from Warsaw Missouri.
On the shore of Table Rock Lake, near the town of Shell Knob, Missouri, lies the Big Bay Recreation Area. Unique on Table Rock, it’s the only campground owned by Mark Twain National Forest. It’s a primitive campground, meaning there is no electricity, no drinking water or showers, though there are flush toilets. But most of the 35 campsites are along the shore of the lake which can be accessed by a short path. Screening between the campsites is quite good, so it’s a great place to have your own little private summer lake holiday.
At its simplest, camping is sleeping on blankets under the stars. At most it’s a fully decked out RV. For the sake of definition, we’re not focusing on RV camping or backpacking in this section. Below you’ll find an (evolving) list of public places in the Ozarks where you can pull up your car, pitch a tent, and have a fire.