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Where should I go camping in Missouri?

Best camping destinations in Missouri

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s finally spring again in Missouri! As the weather gets warmer and the air gets fresher, many of us are dying to spend time outside. There are few better ways to enjoy mother nature than camping. We’re blessed with great state parks with great camping here in Missouri. Whether you prefer “glamping,” backpacking, or car camping, there is a campsite for you in our great state. That’s why your friends here at Ackerman Toyota have put together an overview of some of the best camping destinations in Missouri. Now is the perfect time to get some friends together, and plan out the perfect trip! Read ahead to learn more!

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Walk-in camping in Missouri

Taum Sauk Mountain State Park

Location: Hwy. CC, Ironton, MO 63656

Information: Located just under two hours from Saint Louis, Taum Sauk Mountain features the best of Missouri’s green hills. Visitors can hike to the top of Taum Sauk Mountain (Missouri’s highest point) and can also hike the 14.5 miles of the Ozark Trail running through the park. The site offers 12 walk-in sites, and two special use campsites. The sites are located right off of the Ozark Trail trailhead. Reserve sites soon!

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Car camping in Missouri

Sam A. Baker State Park

Location: Rt. 1, Patterson, MO 63956

Information: Located just over two hours from Saint Louis, Sam A. Baker is a great destination for car camping. The park offers many drive-in sites across two large campgrounds. Visitors here can enjoy swimming and fishing in the St. Francis river, and the picturesque Big Creek. Reserve sites soon to relax among the gorgeous mountains covered in towering trees.

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RV camping in Missouri

Meramec State Park

Location: 115 Meramec Park Dr., Sullivan, MO 63080

Information: Located just an hour west of Saint Louis, Meramec is a close yet refreshing change of pace from the city. Meramec State Park offers basic, electric, electric/water and sewer/electric/water campsites, all perfect for the avid RV camper. Visitors to the park can enjoy beautiful vistas of the bluffs overlooking the Meramec River, caves, and other interesting geological features of the park. Reserve sites soon!

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