10 May

Campground Review: Echo Bluff State Park in the heart of the Ozarks, Missouri

On this episode of the Campground of the Week podcast, Kerri Cox of travelswithbirdy.com shares a review of Missouri’s newest developed state park campground at Echo Bluff State Park. The Missouri State Park system did an amazing job of creating a top notch campground in the heart of the Ozarks National Scenic Riverways Region. Listen to episode #80 to hear a complete review of Echo Bluff State Park campground in Missouri.

Echo Bluff State Park offers 72 campsites at the Timbuktu Campground. The sites have fresh concrete pads and plenty of space, but be forewarned that there is very little shade coverage, so you will probably need good AC during the warmer months. Kerri also describes top-notch tent sites and cabin options, as well as a beautiful lodge that offers a hotel, restaurant, and camp store.

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02 Jun

Campground #30 Tall Pines Campground in Branson, Missouri

Tall Pines Campground Branson, Missouri

On this week’s episode of Campground of the Week, Kerri Cox of TravelswithBirdy.com, tells us about Tall Pines Campground in Branson, Missouri. This peaceful campground offers plenty of natural beauty while simultaneously offering easy access to nearby Branson, a bustling tourists’ mecca full of t-shirt and fudge shops.

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03 Mar

Campground #17: Bennett Spring State Park, Missouri

Bennett Spring State Park

On Episode #17, our Midwestern correspondent Kerri Cox gives an in-depth review of Bennett Spring State Park, Missouri. She explains why this location offers her family the “classic campground experience”.

Located in the southern part of the state, 12 miles away from the town of Lebanon, Bennett Spring State Park is a popular regional destination offering fly fishing, canoeing, and plenty of hiking trails.

Bennett Spring State Park

Kerri describes the different campground areas (1-5) and gives recommendations for making a decision on which site to book when you visit. She also describes the other activities and amenities avaialbe at Bennett Springs State Park:

  • Hike to the Natural Bridge
  • Nature Center with scheduled programming
  • Fish hatchery
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Fly fishing (Opening Day is right around the corner!)

Kerri also tells us all about the best area attractions:

To read more about Kerri’s visits to Bennett Spring State Park, check out this blog post at travelswithbirdy.com. And if you have other recommendations for this area, we would love to hear about them in the comments below. Or you can head on over to the RVFTA forums and leave a trip report!

See you at the campground!


09 Dec

Campground #2 St. Louis West KOA, Missouri


On Campground of the Week #2, our Midwest Correspondent Kerri Cox is reviewing the St. Louis West/Historic Route 66 KOA, located just 30 minutes outside of St. Louis, Missouri.

This private campground has all of the family-friendly amenities and activities you expect from a KOA, including Check out the Lone Elk park right near the campground to see elk and bison up close.

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