Camping Information


Camping in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways

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Family camping is a great way to build memories of "quality time".

For camping reservations call 877-444-6777 or book below under each specific campground.

Camping is allowed in designated camping areas only. Floaters can opportunistically camp on any gravel bar as long as they are not within 1/2 mile of a designated campground. Camping within 50ft of a river access, landing or mouth of a cave is prohibited. Drive in or hike in campers must camp at designated camping areas within the park.

Camping can be a fun and rewarding experience for all, given a few simple steps are followed. Always keep food and garbage locked away in containers, in a vehicle or by hanging it high. We have many small critters that will certainly visit your camp and help themselves to food they should not be eating. Do not store open food in your tent, we have bears in the area, they haven't been a problem yet and we need your help to keep it that way. Be mindful of quiet hours 10 pm - 6 am and respect your neighboring camps. Please do not bring your own firewood,instead buy or gather it on site to help decrease the spread of forests pests. If camping as part of a float trip on a gravel bar, or even in a developed campground, be mindful of fast rising streams. Lastly, this is a family friendly place. If you insist on being loud, obnoxious or using profanity, you can expect to be asked to leave.

Campground Fees
April 15 - October 15

Front Country Sites (stays are limited to 14 consecutive days):
-Non-Electric Family Site: $20.00/night
-Electric Site: $30.00/night
-Cluster Site: $45.00/night
-Group Site: $140.00/night

Back Country Sites (stays are limited to 14 consecutive days):
-Back Country Campsite: $10/night
-Back Country Cluster Campsite: $25/night
-Back Country Group Campsite: $65/night

Off Season Rates Apply (October 16- April 14)

Front-country non-electric campsite $10/night

Front-country electric campsite $20/night

Front-country group campsite $50/night

Chubb Hollow group campsite $25/night

Back Country Sites remain FREE from October 16- April 14


Big Spring Campground


Pulltite Campground


Round Spring Campground


Alley Spring Campground


Akers Group Campground


Two Rivers Campground


Camping Regulations

Hammocks are prohibited from developed campgrounds and cannot be tied to trees. Self-standing hammocks are allowed.

Family Sites (6 people max + 2 tents+ 2 cars or 1 tent & 1 camper, and a maximum of 2 vehicles (an RV is not considered a vehicle)
Cluster Sites (7-20 people + 6 tents + 4 cars or combination of 4 tents and 2 RV/campers)
Group Sites (15-45 people + unlimited tents- No RV's)
Electric Sites (RV/Camper + 1 car + 1 tent + 6 people max)

Check in time: 1:00 pm
Check out time: 12:00 pm

Quiet Hours are from 10:00 pm-6:00 am and are enforced. Please respect your camping neighbors.

Keep a clean camp: small critters like skunks, crows and raccoons will certainly visit you, looking for a handout. Be prepared to keep your food and garbage either in a vehicle or hanging up high. Otherwise you may wake up to a mess and no breakfast! If you keep a cleaner camp than your neighbors, maybe the little guys will bother them instead!

Camping is limited to 14 consecutive days.

Please do not bring firewood! Moving firewood around the country helps spread forest pests like the Emerald Ash Borer and Gypsy Moth. You can gather dead and down wood around the park or buy local firewood close to the campgrounds. Burn it where you buy it! Don't take excess firewood home with you either.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways campgrounds are family friendly. If you insist on being loud or not following campground regulations, you can expect to be asked to leave.


Back Country Campgrounds

Fee Structure:

Back Country Campstie: $10/night
Back Country Cluster Campsite: $25/night
Back Country Group Campsite: $65/night

(Some basic amenities. May include restrooms, tables, fire grills and lantern posts No reservations.)

Upper Current:
Cedar Grove/D. Murray
Sinking Creek

Jacks Fork:
Bay Creek: non-reservable, restroom, lantern posts, fire ring.
Blue Spring: Now includes-Bachers/Baptizing Hole: restroom, lantern posts, fire ring.
Shawnee Creek: lantern posts, fire ring, restroom.

Middle Current:
Two Rivers: access to above stated front country amenitites.
Log Yard: restroom, fire ring, lantern posts.
Powder Mill

Lower Current:
Pin Oak (Currently CLOSED)
Big Tree
Cedar Spring

Primitive Sites

(No basic amenities provided, No Reservations, No FEE)
Upper Current:
Parker Ford
Big Creek
Welch (No Camping at Spring or Hospital, campsite is located across the river and upstream from the Spring.)
Akers West
Banks Ford
Lipp's Hole
Pot Hole
Sutton Creek

Middle Current:
Martin's Landing
Martin Bluff
Goose Bay
Roberts Field
Ant Hole

Lower Current:
Lost Man Ridge
Panther Spring

Jacks Fork:
Bluff View
Old Trail Ride

Last updated: October 17, 2022

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P.O. Box 490
Van Buren , MO 63965


573 323-4236

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