Date of Stay: October, 2008
We were here over the very crowded War Eagle Mill Fair weekend. RV's were jammed in like sardines with little room to manuever, extend your awning or park your tow vehicle. Even so, the park was clean with nice facilities and views. Things were fine until our small dog barked just a little bit in the middle of a Saturday afternoon. Someone complained and we were paid a visit by someone from the office. Ridiculous. We won't be going back. Too crowded, too many restrictions, and too many crabby folks who need to get a life.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
Attractive, neat and clean with great swimming pool and pretty gardens. Sites are a bit tight, but we have a smaller travel trailer (23') and did not feel as cramped as some RV'ers have stated. We stayed 3 nights (a long weekend) and were very pleased. Had no trouble with the Wi-Fi during our stay. Restrooms/showers are among the nicest and cleanest I have seen. Nice little on-site store was handy. We would visit again.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
A Corps of Engineers park on beautiful Table Rock Lake in SW Missouri, Big M is unusual in that they have 14 full hook-up sites. They also have several with electric only and an on-site dump station at no extra charge to campers. Very reasonable camping fees. They have large sites, a swimming area, boat launch, a water-front restaurant, store, & playground. Easy drive to Roaring River State Park (trout fishing, rafting). Washrooms are typical COE type and we rated based on what they are. Overall, very nice for a COE park. We'll go back.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
Nice folks running the park, but we were hoping for something more scenic than what we found. On the plus side, it was clean, quiet, and offered nice facilities (store, laundry, recreation, etc.) It's centrally located if you are visiting both Pike's Peak and Royal Gorge (as well as Manitou Springs and Cripple Creek) - as we did. Roads can get a bit dusty and your wifi signal may be rather weak depending on where your site is. Overall, a good "base of operations" for a CO Springs area sight-seeing trip, but not a destination park. We would go back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to families or seniors.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
This beautiful campground is surrounded on three sides by water. It's in a very scenic, hilly area, less than a 30 minute drive from Branson's attractions, yet far enough away to be quiet. Of the 68 sites, 36 sites are electric only sites, and 23 are electric and water sites; 9 sites are primitive (waterfront) tent sites. Only a handful of pull-throughs are available. Probably not the best campground for really big rigs but perfect for smaller travel trailers, motorhomes and popups. It's a great campground for boating, fishing, swimming or sight-seeing. We live 60 miles from Mill Creek and try to camp there 2 or 3 times between May and October. Many people bring their boats and beach them right by their site. Boat launch and dump station are available. Book early if you need sites with hookups. If there were full hookup sites (and plenty of them!) this campground would rate a 10. Washrooms are adequate and clean but nothing fancy. You'll find families, retirees, honeymooners and fishermen at this campground; COE campgrounds are not tolerant of noisy drunken groups of college kids. If you bring your pet, don't leave it unattended and plan to clean up after it. :)