LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. -There are many ways to enjoy the “Best Recreational Lake” in the Nation, but one of the most memorable is sleeping under the stars and enjoying the splendor of an Ozark moon while sitting around the warm glow of a campfire. Camping and RVing are fantastic ways to experience the natural beauty of Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks.
Over 20 campgrounds and RV parks dot the Lake area and offer all the amenities campers and RVers appreciate, especially Lake views and cool, shady comfort from the area’s forests.
Whether a visitor’s ideal camping trip consists of pitching a tent and unrolling a sleeping bag, pulling a pop-up camper or fully-equipped fifth wheel, or even “glamping” in a comfortable cabin complete with air conditioning and pre-made beds, there are options at the Lake to suit everyone’s style. And, regardless of where visitors set up camp, they will be close to a wide variety of family-friendly attractions and activities. Highlighted below are just a few of the campgrounds that can be enjoyed around the Lake area, all offering a unique experience:
Bear Bottom Resort, RV Park and Campgrounds, located in Sunrise Beach, recently expanded their lodging options to include 24 spacious RV sites to complement its primitive camping options. There are mature shade trees, campfire pits and a picnic table at every site and visitors with an RV can choose from full hook-up sites to electric-only sites. The entire park is within easy walking distance of the cool waters of the Lake and available boat slips. All Bear Bottom guests can enjoy the resort pool and boat ramp as well as the endless hiking possibilities of the walking trails spread across 58 acres of woodlands. Bear Bottom also features comfortable cottages, a full-service restaurant and bar overlooking the Lake. And, during the warmer months, guests can enjoy live music on the weekends, boat rentals and two of the largest open flume body water slides in the state. For more information, visit BearBottomResort.com.
Majestic Oaks RV Park and Campground is set on 47 wooded acres just outside Lake Ozark. This park boasts some of the largest RV sites at the Lake, with large deluxe “Buddy Sites” that are popular with those traveling together in two RVs. For those who do not have an RV but have always wanted to stay in one, Majestic Oaks has a large, luxurious Jay Flight camper that guests can rent. The Jay Flight is a popular option, so guests are encouraged to call ahead to check on availability. Aside from the the RV spots, there also are cozy cabins and multiple primitive sites situated in a secluded hardwood forest complete with picnic tables and fire rings. The onsite amenities include a swimming pool, camp store, bath houses, playground, game room, volleyball and basketball courts, hiking trails and a pavilion perfect for groups and reunions. Majestic Oaks also hosts special events throughout the year. For rates, services and more information, visit MajesticOaksCampground.com.