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alesis

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Posted: 02/27/22 08:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello all-
We changed gears for our summer trip for the first week and a half in July. We’re now considering visiting Missouri and the Ozarks.
Please give me some insight on areas to visit and CGs to use.
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Some that we like are Sam Baker, Bennett Springs (trout fishing), Lake of the Ozarks, Pomme de Terre.


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Echo Bluff has a lot of float trips and there are many campgrounds around Branson with all of it's entertainment.


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Welcome to the Ozarks
If you are traveling I70 west a good day trip is Hermann Mo. A old German town with walkable shops. We stay at Lazy Days its a good on off of I 44 and short drive to Herman
https://www.lazydaycampground.com/

Do a little Ozark cross country driving to a great "tourist trip"
Uranus MO. Believe me it is more than well worth the stop!!
https://www.uranusmissouri.com/

North of Herman is Hannibal Mo the home town of Mark Twain There is alot of history there
https://www.marktwaincave.com/

Branson has alot to do and many campgrounds to choose from. I am sure folks will let you know.

Will be a great trip, there is plenty to do in the ozarks

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Bennett Springs, Roaring River & Montauk state parks are all super nice, but that time of year you will be lucky to get in. All 3 are trout fishing parks and fill up fast. Even during the week.
Bull Shoals, Table Rock and Norfolk lakes in both MO & Arkansas have gobs of COE (Corps Of Engineer) parks that are all quite nice. Check Rec.Gov for specifics.
That's be my suggestion.


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Id you're travelling from Detroit area you could hit Hannibal, MO (Mark Twain's home, etc), then south to St. Louis (Arch, etc). From there, go to Hermann (wineries). Next stop Lake of the Ozarks (rent a boat during a weekday). On south to Springfield and Branson. Someone mentioned Echo Bluff. Haven't been there but hear it's great.
All these areas will have private campground choices. If you're a state parker, reservations may be a bit tougher, especially weekends.


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If you want info on campgrounds and activities in Branson, I can help you. We workcamped there for three years at a visitor center.

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Kentucky_Joe wrote:

If you want info on campgrounds and activities in Branson, I can help you. We workcamped there for three years at a visitor center.


Any pointers would be great. We usually stay in KOA when out of State because we know what we’re getting quality wise.
But we’re open to any full hookup CG near Branson.

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Would you guys suggest staying an entire week in/near Branson or would you suggest we visit 2 areas? Looks like there’s tons to do in the area but figured I’d ask.

If 2, where would you suggest for another home base CG.

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Hello,
Live just West of St. Louis
Went to Echo Bluff On Valentines Wkend, used the Lodge, VERY Nice
Drove my Grand Marquis, that said HWY 19 tore me up, Hill and a Curve.
I have a Dually and a 30ft Mountaineer, would not have wanted to drive that, would have had to rest once getting to I-44, after relaxing for the Weekend.
VERY Nice new Campground, just out of the way, just saplings for Trees, in 10 to 15 years will be Nice.
Nice Concrete Sites, again Very Nice.
Just the Two lane road 35-40 mikes would be tiring.
Went to Branson last trip for 2021
Camping "In Town" cannot have a Campfire at your Site, have to use the Community site by the Office, not the same City Ordinance.

Will Post suggestions on another Post, if asked?

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