Date of Stay: May, 2006
Riverview RV Park at Lake of the Ozarks was a nice park. The draw backs to the park were: Most of the sites are too close to the Highway 54 and the road noise went on all night. All the river sites were out in the open with no shade and all the sites on the opposite side of the road were not angled and there wasn’t much room on the road to maneuver an RV in to a site with a 90 degree turn. There were too many people parking everywhere and people had to move trucks to provide the necessary turning areas for most large rigs. We didn’t care for their water quality and drank our own water, but we didn’t have any problems with the rest of the hookups. The swimming pond was nasty, so if you want to swim go to the pool! The good things at the park: The sites on the interior side of the park were shaded and most had room to back in with no problems and most were angled. Most of all, they were quieter and kids could fish right at the back of the campers if you were on the north side of the road. Most Saturdays they have a BBQ and all you have to do is bring a covered dish. The boat dock on the river is steep and when the river changes depths fast, it can be very difficult to get a boat out when the river level can go below the ramp. The camp ground is easy to get too and close to all the activities on the east side of the lake. We enjoyed our stay and would go back again. We went down to explore all the RV sites on this side of the lake and the only other one we would stay at was Osage Beach RV Park., it was clean and close to all the sites, but it didn’t have the activities like a pond or river like Riverview RV.
Date of Stay: May, 2004
I only gave a rating of 7 because we only had electric at the site we stayed at and the ones with water and electric were all leased. The rates were $8 for tents, $12 for electric sites and $20 for water and electric. This is a beautiful 3,350 acre lake and owned by Oklahoma State University and offers swimming, fishing, boating, skiing, and sailing. An 800 acre recreation area surrounds the lake and offers camping, cabins, and picnic areas. If I remember the only campground that has room for short term big Rigs is Pine Grove Area the other are for permanent sites and tent camping. When we were there they didn't have any street lights and was very dark at night, which made backing in to a site a bit more dangerous without help. They do list some sites with electric and water. I heard at times it can be very crowed, but we were there the first part of May and we didn't have any problems. They just got done building a new bath house in 2004. The campground is eight miles from Stillwater and just a few miles from I 35. All sites had real nice view of the lake and there was plenty to keep a person busy.