I have no idea why this campground has never been reviewed. We stayed here for two nights. Its pretty standard COE except there are so many trees it makes maneuvering a little difficult. The roads are newly paved but a little narrow, especially for a big rig. There are a lot of equestrians here and the campground is near Mark Twain Lake. Very peaceful and quiet. We"d stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate reflects our senior discount. Very pretty campground that is better suited to smaller rigs. We had to select from only three available sites for our 35' rig and we could only fit in one due to our length and three slides. The site, #5, was very sloped and we had to unhook our truck for just overnight to get our rig even close to level. We saw very few level sites in the entire campground. It's a very popular place and was almost full even though it was well after Labor Day. Reservations would probably be very helpful. The campground is located about 14 miles off the main highway but as is typical of most COE campgrounds it was worth the drive. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice facility (as most COE parks are), and for $9.00 per night with a senior pass discount it is one of the best values around. All roads and sites are paved. Most sites will require leveling. It is approximately 12-13 miles south of Monroe City, but worth the drive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first time in a COE campground and we are impressed! Our site is >100 ft long and totally private. The rate shown reflects the federal senior pass discount. I know from the reservation screens that there will be lots of people here on the weekend, but at mid-week we are virtually alone. We stayed on site 122 which would be great for families; very close to the playground and bathrooms. The only complaint was that we couldn't get quite level. The sites and roads are paved and are heavily wooded; we couldn't get a TV satellite lock at ours. Verizon cell service is adequate and we were able to use our air card to get online even though the speeds were slow. We would come back in a heartbeat. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice COE park about 28 miles from Hannibal, MO. Very spacious full hook up sites available with 50 amp service. They have sites that you can reserve in advance, or quite a few sites that are available on a first come first served basis. We stayed in a reserved site and as it was the week before Labor Day weekend, it was almost totally empty and very quiet. The rate shown reflects the Golden Age Passport senior rate. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Indian Creek Recreation Area For those who frequent Corps of Engineer campgrounds, you know how nice they are. Indian Creek meet all of the accepted standards. The areas and sites are well maintained. The facilities are excellent. The registration personnel are friendly and informative. This facility is excellent for those who like a lake environment, quiet, and beautiful views. Although the quiet is lacking from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening. I was in spot 32 and had that area to myself during the week. The campground and the access road are great for leisure or hard bicycle riding. I wish I had such a campground to stay at on all of my stops. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I stayed at this campground while attending a geocaching event. Because it was very early in the season, the water was not on to the individual sites, but the bathrooms/showers were available. They were very clean and had plenty of hot water. The were electric hookups available. The staff at the campground was better than could ever be expected. Security was great, and everyone was very friendly and helpful. The sites were spacious, with plenty of room between sites for privacy. The entire area was clean. It was very clear that the management took great pride in the park. I am looking forward to a return trip soon. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
All the previous reviews are spot-on! This is a very nice campground. The hosts and park rangers were very friendly and helpful. Our spot was big, nice gravel area around fire ring and picnic table. We did a lot of hiking with our dog. Only bad thing was the ticks. They were small and we were covered with them. Fishing was great. We would definitely go back again. We had a reservation, but early in the year it isn't necessary. There are non-reservable spots and the spring the campground is not full. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love this campground and it's back to nature feel. Lots of woods and for the most part quiet. We camp at Indian Creek a lot. It is our preferred campground. Lots of nature surrounding this campground and it's not uncommon to see many deer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
VERY nice campground, and the geezer rate of $10 for holders of the Golden Age Passport can't be beat. (If you don't have one, get one - must be 62). Wooded, deer everywhere. We saw quail, turkey, woodchuck, everywhere. While some sites are reservable, many are not, and for a change, they aren't all the less desirable ones. Some sites are full hookups, some are electric only. Water and dump station available. Staff super nice. This campground is beautifully maintained. Kudos to the Corps of Engineers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice wooded campground with good water access for boating and fishing. Campsites were small for someone with slideouts and parking with a boat and camper is almost impossible at a single site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful campground with very roomy sites - very wooded with lots of shade. We found the restrooms and showers to be very clean whenever we were there. Good security with frequent patrols by park rangers. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Indian Creek is a Corps of Engineers Recreational area on Mark Twain Lake. I would give this park a 10, except the showers and restrooms were not clean. Having full hookup sites in a forest setting like this was an unexpected benefit. The sites are spaced well apart to give a real sense of privacy. Almost all the sites are shaded and the surrounding campground area is heavily forested. Lots of wildlife; we saw many deer and wild turkeys. Several nice playgrounds and swimming beach facilities. The roads and campsites are paved, but narrow in some places. Some sites would be difficult to back a 30' or larger 5th wheel into. Other amenities -- There is a marina with a store and small restaurant on site. This is set up to serve boaters, and they do not carry any RV related items. You can rent a small fishing boat with motor for a small fee, and the fishing at Mark Twain Lake is very good. Also close to Mark Twain birth place and Clarence Cannon Dam and Visitors Center. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Decent park with adequately paved sites, some shade, swimming pool and a waterpark. The location is close to launch ramps for the lake, and park has some overnight storage area for our boat. However, the management that is currently operating this park appears to only be interested in revenue and not guest satisfaction, making up policy changes to serve their interests. I think the site we had along the main drag was nice; it was shady and decent size. There was a playground down the road but our kids (over 11) were told not to enter as they were too old to climb, swing, and slide down the 3 story monster play place. The bathrooms were functional and appeared clean, but lacked shelving, benches, fans, and only had one small mirror above the sink. Free Wi-Fi was sporadic and slow at best. No Sprint service on our cell phones. We tried the food in the restaurant, and we equally disappointed. They really don't have a menu, just Hunt Brothers pizza and wings, coupled with sodas and milk shakes. So much potential to be a great park, but they need to have more interest in guest satisfaction to deserve a higher rating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here four nights. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They did seem to be somewhat inexperienced and there was some confusion at the desk. I do not agree with the previous review which was unfair to the current staff. While the staff are welcoming, the check-in procedures are not. Upon registration you are presented with a list of twenty-four rules and regulations and the dire consequences of failing to follow them. The campground is visually cluttered with signs about "No's and Don'ts". The operation appears to be geared to a large population of seasonal campers and cabins. The transient sites are along the road by the pool. They can be very noisy. You will need to share a water hook-up with your neighbor and will need a very long hose. They did not tell us this upon making the reservation or checking in. While in a beautiful setting, this park has some significant flaws. There is no trash pickup. The only dumpster is at the entrance, which is very far from some of the sites. There are no receptacles for dog waste. The Cable is snowy and the Wi-Fi is not functional. If you travel with a Verizon hot spot, it will not work there. The county roads to the area are very adequate for a 44,000 lb. motorhome. Your GPS may try to tell you differently. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is not pet or family friendly. You can not find any managers that could be any less unprofessional, rude, and extremely disrespectfully to campers and that includes all the staff at Mark Twain Landing. The rules only pertain to certain people; the rules change daily and are not posted. The food in the restaurant is poor and overpriced. The "posted" activities for kids are now activities that must be paid for. This park has a water park across the street that they manage, and they close the park many times due to electric problems or water leaks in the pools, and they will not refund your money or give you a rain check. The rules are not family friendly which means if you have kids you can't take in any food or drinks for your little ones into the water park. They no longer have bumper cars or mini golf. If you are staying for even more than one day and have any visitors come to Mark Twain Landing, then they charge $5.00 per person to visit you in this park. During high peak like Memorial Day or 4th of July, the electricity will go out. They blow the transformers every year and your camper could be without electric for hours. They have karaoke on Saturday nights by the pool right in front of the campers. If you are one of those who does not like loud, screaming, drunk people singing off key you will not like that, and if you have kids that are trying to sleep, good luck with that also. If you want to come to a camp ground for peace and some relaxing down time, this is not the camping spot for you. Also, no tents are allowed. How many families do you know whose kids don't like to sleep in a tent at night! Well not here: no tents. All in all this park is not recommended. I hope you will find this review helpful and informative. Thanks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very good park. The staff are nice and helpful. The sites are paved and well kept. The only bad thing is the rules are not for everyone. Some let their dogs out and do NOT put a leash on them.The speed limit is for cars only. If you have a golf cart you may speed. Will go here again just not on a weekend. They need to enforce the leash law on the dogs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice enough park which would be good for families. The Park is mostly seasonals but all were clean and in good shape. The sites were level on a cement pad with good space in between. The cable TV was snowy so we went to the antenna and the reception was great, of course not as many channels. The WiFi was good most of the time, but during the weekend it slowed down. The people were friendly. There was a tremendous amount of golf carts, which made it noisy and busy during the weekend. You share the water hook up with the neighbor so bring a long hose. We would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The dominant note at this park is cheerful competence. The staff is friendly and helpful. The grounds are well maintained and the facilities are clean and neat. Paved interior roads lead to spacious sites with concrete pads. A lot of amusements are available making this a good destination park for families. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice park that is off of the beaten path. The sites have 20, 30, and 50 amp service. Free 24 channel cable TV and Wi-Fi at the sites. The roads are well cared for and no over hanging tree limbs. The staff was very friendly upon check in. Our rate is based on Passport America's price. We visited in the off season so park was very quiet, but with the water park in the summer months this park could be very busy. We would use this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you like being out of the way, it's a great place! We wanted to see most of Hannibal, so it was a bit of a drive. The people were friendly, had Wi-Fi, cable TV and nice bathrooms/showers. It was a quiet park, with well spaced sites and a view of what they call a lake! It appears they have 'seasonal rigs' but it didn't bother us. The time of year that it was for us visiting they also had shutdown a lot of their activities, that also didn't bother us as we probably wouldn't have used them and we didn't have children with us, but I can see it would be a fun park to stay at with children. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our family loves Mark Twain Landing. This was our third year of going to the park. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. Staff member took the time to help us get backed into our site. The adjacent water park offered a pass for 2 days for a family of four for $49. The facilities are well maintained and clean. The playground is second to none. If you are looking for a great family park this is it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground. Just spent one night but would return if in the area. Staff was accommodating with directions and such. Showers were clean. A lot of semi-permanent RV'S, but all were well kept. Looked more like a RV timeshare park than a regular RV Park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at this park previously and loved it. We have older children, but there is an activity available for all ages. Usually, on week-ends, they will have some type of activity in the evenings which is fun. There is a nice waterpark and The Landing offers a special rate of $54 for 4 people for 2 days at the park for anyone staying at The Landing. I highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We loved the campground. It had a great playground, with a netted in jungle gym, with slides and a glider. The camp store had "fun bikes" to rent ($9 - 1 hour). There was also go-carts ($5), bumper boats ($4), water wars ($5) and miniature golf ($2). The park was clean, including the bathrooms, laundry and pool. Even what I considered the 'ickier bathrooms' were nicer than most campgrounds nice bathrooms. The water park is close enough to walk and we bought 3 day passes for $35 each, that allowed us to come and go all day. All the slides were fun except one. It boasted going underground. What I didn't like about it was that the bottom of it was like a slip-n-slide and the water hit you so hard it flushed your insides out. It is very unsanitary and I would not allow anyone with us to go on it again. The water park was nice except for that purple slide. It was not real crowded and small enough to keep an eye on the kids. The food was not over-priced like most places either. It also had a very nice "small childrens area". We drove into Hannibal 3 days in a row, to Mark Twain Cave, Mark Twain River Boat and to walk around town, checking out all the museums. We also checked out Lover's Leap. Its a bit of a drive but not too bad. We thought about how it would be nice to have a seasonal site but it's a little bit farther than what we want to drive and we still like going around to different campgrounds. It also had a nice little lake for fishing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It was very nice with concrete pads, however being there on a holiday weekend with a water park across the street made boating a nightmare. If you are looking for a place to take the kids without boating this is it. If you plan on going out on the water a lot and mainly fishing and skiing you may want to try somewhere else. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place has become very run down. The campground is also populated with some older, unkept cabins. Garbage pickup was spotty. Had a very bad time with the owner over their failure to return money spent for amusements on site that did not work. They lied about what worked and what didn't then acted very abrupt when we asked for a small refund. We were told just to use something that did work and forget about getting a refund. We camped here in a camper.
Very nice, big spots, some with full hookups. Many are fairly level and paved. Well run campground. Downside is poor cellular coverage, so no 3G that we could get. Several TV channels available. Many boaters say here as the boat ramps and marina are close. No swimming in nearby area and campground is not on lake. We will come back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of three COE campgrounds on Mark Twain Lake. The sites have great spacing between them and each has a fire ring, picnic table, and lantern post. The sites are paved and most are long. The first and second loop have a few full hookup sites. The third loop offers electric only sites. While the sites are fairly level side to side, there are a few that have quite a bit of slope front to back. The campground is clean and well maintained. I was in site 69 and able to get most of the major networks over the air by pointing my antenna to the northeast. The only thing I didn’t like about the campground was all of the sites require you to back in on the passenger side. A heads up for those using Blue Totes, the dump station is by the registration office and is a rather long distance from the camping loops. There is also a marina close to the campground. My nightly rate reflects a 50% seniors discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites with plenty of room and shade. Nice place to ride bike or walk. Some sites have water and electric but some only electric. This campground is consistent with all other COE parks we have visited. We have never been disapointed with a COE campground and this one is no exception. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground has three loops, each with a separate name. The warm weather meant the Corp of Engineers had to open the third loop. It was nearly filled. Other nearby COE sites had already closed for the season thus the reason for the crowds. When I say crowds I do not mean crowded. The sites are nicely spaced and quite private. Lots of mature oak trees so the acorn fall was in full swing. Fortunately they tend to fall during the day. We had planned an overnight stay but liked the location so much we ended up staying three days. A fair number of fishermen interspersed with other campers. The new visitor center at Canon Dam had opened days earlier and is worth the visit. We took a two mile hiking trail right off our campground loop. Sites are not perfectly level. These campgrounds are all on ridges, thereby there is a variety of sizes and slopes. It appears most are level side to side but not always front to back. There were sites accommodating motorhomes but not all sites would work. I did not see pull through sites. Water is only available at one or two locations in each loop and the only sewer is at the dumping station near the campground entrance. The dumping station does not have potable water and you will need a hose to fill at the water spigots. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is Corp of Engineer's park. This campground is large and spread out with plenty of room. Very well taken care of with clean everything. Most sites are plenty long, but many sites have too much slope for motorhome. Large playground for kids. On Holiday weekends you will need reservations. Big lake for fishing if you have a boat. We camped here in a Motorhome.