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4 RV Parks near Shelbyville, Missouri
We did however find 4 campgrounds within 25 miles of Shelbyville. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Shelbyville in the left hand column.
Jun 2006 - $1.00
If you are looking for a nice free campground, this is another great place. Another gem I should really keep to myself. But, for those who are looking for peace and quiet and back to nature, again, this is it. This site wouldn't let me put in free, so I put in $1, but it costs nothing, nada, zip, zero dollars, just a little respect for nature. It offers nothing in the way of amenities. No water hookups, no electricity, no showers and only vault toilets. Though these are the cleanest vault toilets I've ever seen (I actually used them). There is potable water at the ranger station and store at the lake which you can use to fill your tanks. They also have a dump station at the same place, so you don't have to take that home or find a place to dump. The ranger station is also where you can rent boats for a couple bucks a day. You can't bring you own boat because they have a zebra muscle problem. They also give free tours of the fish hatchery, all you have to do is ask. Pretty darn cool stuff for a free campground from the Missouri Conservation Department. There are a ton of really nice sites and two years ago they closed down an entire section from non-use of the sites. The roads are paved on the north side of the lake, but gravel on the south side, but the roads and the sites are level and easy access for campers large and small. Many of the sites are shaded and water access is only a very short walk from the campsites. The only drawback is you have to bring your own fire ring, which has to have a bottom. Some people cut out the bottom of a barrel. We, went to Wal-Mart and bought a fire pit, which we also use at home, so it works perfectly. It is a conservation area, not a state park. But, it is again just fabulous for peace and quiet. We actually meet people who understand nature and just want a peaceful time fishing. - hello all
Jul 2006 - $1.00
If you are looking for a nice free campground, this is the place. I should really keep this gem to myself. But, for those who are looking for peace and quiet and back to nature, this is it. So, this site wouldn't let me put in free, so I put in $1, but it costs nothing, nada, zip, zero dollars, just a little respect for nature. It offers nothing in the way of amenities. No water hookups, no electricity, no showers and only vault toilets. There is potable water at the lake which you can use to fill your tanks. They are still developing this area too! This last year they put in some nice fire rings and a few re-rod lantern hangers. There are a ton of really nice sites. The roads are gravel, but they and the sites are level and easy access for campers large and small. Many of the sites are shaded and some do have water access within 20-75 feet of the campsite. It is a conservation area, not a state park. But, it is fabulous for peace and quiet. We actually meet people who understand nature. - hello all
May 2016 - $21.00
Our family stays at this park at least once a year. Overall, it is a quiet park with many good sized sites that are wooded and shady. During holiday weekends, the campsites do fill up rapidly. A lot of boaters and fisherman use this park, as there is a boat launch onto the lake. The marina is a not located at this section of the park, but is about 20 min away. Note that on the holiday weekends there is quite a bit of traffic in the loop since many people do have boats with them. Mark Twain Lake has many trails to hike on of varying lengths.
The restrooms in the Badger Loop are older, but kept clean. However, some people do go use the newer facilities in one of the other loops. These newer facilities have individual showers that are roomier. - skeeter417
May 2010 - $22.00
Mark Twain is pretty nice, has fairly large, private sites. They had recently had alot of rain, due to all the beautiful shade trees, it made for alot of mud. Our 20A service wasn't working, maintenance fixed the problem. We had a good time overall. - jstrom
May 2006 - $15.00
I only rated this one a 7 because of what's not really in the State's control. Other than they have rangers come around who should enforce quiet hours and such, including stupidity. This park is a really, really nice park. I have been camping there since before the river was flooded into Mark Twain Lake and the old part of the campground is now under water. I spent my summers growing up in this area. Through the years, I have noticed how the crowd of people who camp here have changed. From respectful decent folks to a whole lot of rowdy and sometimes unruly people who do not watch their kids. The roads at any state park in Missouri are not big enough for 6 kids riding bicycles and campers as there are many hidden corners. The last time we camped at Mark Twain State Park, we not only had to deal with those bicycling kids screaming throughout the park the entire time, but an ongoing weekend party on one side of us and on the other some jerk who thought it was a wise idea to have four super bright halogen lights pointed at the sky all night long. Yeah, what a bright freaking idea, that shined in OUR camper for five straight days. And the bugs those light drew to our sites were awful. Not to mention, since the lights were left on both day and night and were on a stand about four foot off the ground, I kept fearing the wind would knock them over and catch the entire campground on fire. Halogens are not very practical OR smart to be using like this camping as they get very hot and are not stable on a four foot stand! Duh! Luckily, that did not happen. The worst part was we felt like we really couldn't say anything because the woman in the site was one of my son's teachers. They would have know who complained and he would have been punished in his grades. - hello all
Sep 2018 - $9.00
Great campground, large paved sites, but with a slope on most sites. Fire ring and picnic table. The area has a beach, boat dock and marina. Great for hiking and biking. My only complaint is they could do a lot better with the bathrooms and showers. We plan to stay again. - mrweaw54
Jul 2018 - $9.00
The sites are huge with lots of space around them. Unfortunately many of them are pretty unlevel which will be an issue for longer RVs. Our 50amp connection didn't work; but, after calling the office, they came out the next day to fix it. As others have mentioned, watch out for the ticks. Beautiful place overall! - Wandering With Us
May 2018 - $12.00
We really liked this campground with it's many great, wooded, paved sites with nice separation. This corps facility is on Mark Twain Lake, but none of the sites are actually on the lake. A few overlook the water down below but most are in the woods. The roads are excellent and the individual sites are a mixture of electric only and full hookups. I think all the sites offer up to 50 amp service. The sites are long and pretty level side to side but most have a slope front to back. To get level our 5th wheel was "kneeling down" significantly. In the Eastern campground my Verizon 4G signal was very good. There are a few things you might want to know. First this campground is out in the boonies. Once you leave Morgan City you are still about 15 miles out into the country to the campground, much of that on smooth, but speed limited roads. It is around 45 minutes to the closest Walmart in Hannibal. Second, we battled both ticks and swarming gnats. Third, if you want satellite, pick your campsite carefully. Generally, you want one on the north side of a road. Those on the west side of a road would be especially blocked from having an eye to the sky. - nazpaz