5 Places in Missouri You Need to Explore

If you haven’t experienced camping in Missouri yet, it’s time to plan a trip.

From beautiful waterfalls and endless waterways to lush forests and breathtaking mountain views, Missouri’s diverse landscape is brimming with outdoor adventure.

Here are 5 Missouri destinations that you need to explore.

Table Rock State Park

Table Rock State Park. KTrimble

Table Rock State Park. KTrimble

One of the top destinations in the Ozarks, Table Rock is a recreation paradise. Nestled within oak and hickory trees, the crystal clear water, secret beaches, and beautiful forest are just screaming to be explored. The park boasts challenging mountain bike trails, paved hiking trails, and endless water recreation.

Want to camp nearby? Willow Tree RV Park is less than 15 minutes from Table Rock State Park. This beautiful campground features 35 RV sites, a swimming pool, and free breakfast.

Grand Falls

Grand Falls in Joplin, MO.

Grand Falls in Joplin, MO.

If you’re looking for some of the most scenic views in Missouri, don’t miss out on the stunning Grand Falls. This is the biggest, continuously flowing natural waterfall in the state. Plunging 12 feet to the jagged rocks below, Grand Falls is the perfect place to relax, take some pictures, and take in the beautiful sights.

Need to see it for yourself? Camp Mi Casa on the Route RV Park is just a short 20 minute drive away. Camp Mi Casa is located on historic Route 66 and offers extra large pull-thru RV sites as well as a pool and a resort style bathhouse.

Alley Mill, Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Alley Mill, Ozarks National Scenic Waterways.

Alley Mill, Ozarks National Scenic Waterways.

The historic Alley Mill, built in 1894, is located within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. You can tour the beautiful mill, take a hike through the white oaks and shortleaf pines, or visit Alley Spring, the 7th largest spring in Missouri.

If you want to spend a few days exploring the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Twin Pines Campground is only a short drive away. This 22-acre campground offers 25 shaded campsites as well as a cabin with a hot tub.

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Roy Harryman

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Roy Harryman

This beautiful park boasts some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the state. Bike, hike, and scramble through more than 2,000 acres of unique rock formations. Encounter springs, sinkholes,underground streams, and caves as you journey through this picturesque park.
Stay nearby at Cottonwoods RV Park located just down the road from Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. This family-friendly, pet-friendly campground offers 97 RV and tent sites as well as a playground, pool, and convenience store.

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site

Bollinger Mill

Bollinger Mill

Travel back in time and explore this beautiful mill that dates back to Civil War era. After touring the enormous four-story Bollinger Mill, check out one of only four remaining covered bridges in Missouri, Burfordville Covered Bridge, and have a picnic.

After a long day, relax at DD Hwy Campground. This secluded campground is located on the banks of the Castor River and offers both RV and tent camping.

Looking for more campsites in Missouri? Explore these beautiful Missouri campgrounds on Camp Native and start your adventure today!

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Jessica is a freelance writer. She resides in Minnesota with her husband, dog, and 6 cats. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and being President of the Introvert Club.