No matter who you are your sure to have an awesome time camping on Missouri’s Black River, but
staying at a campground that’s best suited to you will help you get even out of the experience. Luckily, there are plenty of options in Lesterville when it comes to places to camp. These area favorites offer something for everyone.
This is a great option for anyone who likes a little live entertainment while roasting their marshmallows around the campfire. You may even say the heck with it and boogie on over to dance in front of the stage. Almost every weekend of the summer they host concerts and special festivals that have hordes of tourist packing in. Their campsites are arranged on a series of gravel roads, each area having it’s own name, such as “Mooney Land” and “Eagle’s Landing”. Bearcats Getaway does have an area designated as family camping as well, though the main area can get pretty wild on the weekends.
Parks Bluff Campground is pretty much your typical campground. The main difference between Bearcats Getaway and Parks Bluff (besides no live music) is that at Parks Bluff there are a little more rules, which are strictly enforced. For example, you are not allowed to have music playing after 10 PM. This may be a bummer for some, but it makes it a great place to camp if you have kids along for the trip or want to have a more laid back weekend.
Twin River’s Landing
Both Park’s Bluff and Twin River’s are excellent places to camp with a family, but Twin River’s has one special amenity that the little ones will really appreciate; a playground. Not far away is a volley ball court for the older ones and adults, if your the athletic type. Plus, if your idea of camping on the Black River includes air conditioning and a roof over your head, Twin Rivers Campground gives you the option of renting one of four cabins for your stay.
Hence its name, River’s Edge Campground in Lesterville has plenty to offer if you want to camp right on Black River. What makes this one different from the rest is that even horses are welcome. You can rent a stall to keep your horse in when your not riding it on the hundreds of acres of trails you have access to. Sometimes they host special trail rides with barbecue and live bands included in the evening.
Oh, and did I forget to mention that you can book a legendary Black River float trip at anyone of these campgrounds? Visitors have their choice of raft, canoe, or kayak, rental, and the campground provides all transportation involved.
From live music, to starlit horse trail rides, there is a Black River Campground in Lesterville, Missouri for everyone. Which one will you choose?