Leave the play station at home and get the kids out on the river tubing and communing with nature at Boiling Spring Campground, a holidaymaker's dream set in the Missouri Ozarks. It’s a great experience for the whole family hidden away in an enchanted forest with the Gasconade River flowing by.
The accommodation is versatile with spacious, level gravel sites where RVs can get fully hooked up to electricity (30/50 amp), water, sewer, and the internet for a daily rate of $34.00. Established pine trees offer maximum shade with a picnic table and fire ring on each site.
Rustic cabins offer homely comforts with an equipped kitchen, bathrooms, and an engaging river view. Peak times are May to October, so book early to snag your spot.
In case you were wondering, there really is a boiling spring that bubbles in the river across from the camp, and it's recorded as one of the largest springs in Missouri. Water sports and fishing for bass are popular in this placid stretch of water with floats, rafts, and kayaks available for hire.
Restrooms, showers, and a laundry are well-kept by friendly owners who welcome campers and their pets with a rule stating all dogs should be kept on a leash. Pet guardians must also provide litter bags and pick up their furry friends' waste. Good doggy behavior is expected with constant supervision from their owners. Tails will be wagging on walks around the campground and safe swims in the river.
The camp is a private getaway, and in order to get there, you'll be traveling for 3 miles down a narrow, gravel-back road. A store helps out with groceries and ice cream for the kids, as it’s a 10-mile trek to the city of Dixon, where the Clifty Creek Conservation Area features a challenging trail over rocks through woods and alongside a creek. Dogs are allowed on a leash to join in the hiking fun
Campgrounds like Boiling Spring are super popular with folks who love to spend the summer in a secluded, forest ambiance with fishing and water sports close at hand. Fort Leonard Wood is 14 miles away, making it a convenient place to stay if you’re visiting family training with the military.