Date of Stay: July, 2016
We visit this campground 1 - 2 times a year. We usually stay here when we visit Branson or when we trout fish the White river or Lake Taneycomo. It's about 14 miles outside Branson. This campground is top notch. The owner and his wife are probably the best campground hosts we've ever met. The campground is obviously geared for children, being a Yogi Bear campground. The bouncy pillow, pool, gem mining, Yogi visits and the themed weekends are just awesome. But don't let that fool you. This is a great place to stay even if you don't have children. Its quiet, well maintained, fresh coffee at the store every morning. The laundry room is neat, everything works, (which is not always the case of other laundry rooms in campgrounds) and the camp store is great.
Date of Stay: May, 2016
This is a very nice campground. They rent 4 wheelers by the hour which we found to be fun. We mainly stayed here so we could visit and tour the bad lands and Custard state Park. Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument and other attractions are close by. The Town of Custard is beautiful with many shops and restaurants to visit. Trout fishing in the area is excellent and is the scenery and wildlife.
Date of Stay: February, 2013
This is a very nice campground with level pads. Most of the pads are pea gravel/clay and where the full hook-ups are, they are black-top. I spend every winter there to trout fish and bird hunt. The water is mostly turned off that time of year, but they do have a few frost free hydrants that can be used to fill your holding tank. The staff at the state park office are very friendly and extremely helpful. The park has a disc golf course, playgrounds, and very small store that is open most days and a 10 acre pond where trout are stocked from November to March. The state park is located a few miles from Manhattan, KS.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
This was my first trip to Kanapolis State Park. It is an older campground but very nice and everything worked properly. The restrooms and shower houses were very clean. You are about 11 miles from the nearest town so if you happen to need or forget something, you will have a small drive ahead of you. The area is picturesque and the lake if beautiful. The water level was way down when we were there but it was nice none the less.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
I stay at Hillsdale State Park campground a couple of times a year. More specifically at Scott's Creek campground. It is close to home and allows me to camp with my son on a short weekend without having to travel to great a distance. The campground is very clean, it sits right on the lake and has nice level gravel pads. There is a new playground that is fun for the kids and walking trails close by. It stays open year around and the camp host told me the water is almost never turned off. There are three 50 amp sites but the majority of them are 30 amp with water. The host told me they will be building a new campground that will be offering full hook-ups but not sure when they will be completed.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
I have stayed at Bennett Springs State Park campground for years now and have always enjoyed the place. There are 5 different campgrounds but we stayed in campground 1 where all sites are full hookups with concrete pads. Campgrounds 2 thru 5 are located on top of a steep hill and sit in the trees. They are nice campgrounds as well, but only offer 30 amp service with no water or sewer. There are places to fill your holding tanks and the dump station in nicely located and easily accessible. If you wish to stay in campground one I would advise you to plan ahead and make a reservation since this campground stays pretty full during the summer. The trout fishing is excellent as are the play grounds, hiking trails and pool.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
We stayed for 4 nights in Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Eureka, Missouri. I will say the staff was top notch and helped in any way possible. The sites were clean as well as the Park itself. It has many friendly family activities that our son loved. However there are more negatives than positives. First the nightly price was $57.00. This does not include many of the activities that they offer, so expect to pay extra for those. I was disappointed when I found that out, especially for the price of the campground. This campground does not offer a decent campsite for big rigs. You will end up staying right of the road or down in a poorly designed gully where use of the picnic table or fire rings is not possible. It is has very narrow roads and the trees in some places are not trimmed high enough. Our rigged hit many branches entering and exiting the campground. Lastly, get to know your neighbors because the sites as well as the cabins are extremely close together and privacy is minimal. To sum it up if you have a 30' plus motorhome or 5th wheel, you might want to think about staying in another place.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
This campground was very clean; the playgrounds were well maintained as were the walking trails. The sites were very level and spacious and not sitting on top of each other. The hosts were helpful and very polite. You do hear TAPS being played in the mornings and evenings since Fort Carson is only about 2 miles away, but it is faint and you only hear it if you're sitting outside your rig. This is a great campground and a great destination for vacation. The only negative is the daily park pass that is not included in the campground price, and I think it was $7.50 a day. I thought that was steep. Be sure to book ahead as this campground books quickly in the summer. I made my reservation in January and at that time they only had 2 spots left.