13 Parks near Carl Junction, Missouri
We did however find 13 campgrounds within 25 miles of Carl Junction. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Carl Junction in the left hand column.
Jan 2017 - $1.00
This is a smaller park just off RT 66. Park has super long pull thru sites I believe over 100ft and some large back in sites. The bath house and laundry area is the cleanest I have seen at an RV park. As we are here in winter we have not used pool, but area looks nice. Every area is well kept. The staff is amazingly helpful and nice. They are always there for anything you need. We are staying monthly and electric is included in the monthly price. There is decent space between sites and a couple grassy fields around the park. Very close to Joplin and Carthage. - R J C
Dec 2016 - $30.00
Previous reviews showed $20 price, which attracted us. That's actually the FMCA rate. Their standard rate is $35, but the owner discounted $5 for me being retired military. Relatively new park, very clean, owner was super helpful and talked a lot about the history of the place. It's literally on the old Route 66 highway. She's got big plans for developing the park and we'd love to stay there again after those plans are fulfilled. Compared to what we read about other parks in the area, the standard rate is overpriced for what the park is right now, unless you're using the FMCA discount. However, if making a new friend in the RV community has value to you, come on and join us there.
When we drove in, we didn't even have to drop our levelers. Very nice. Bathhouse and pool area were beautifully landscaped.
While there was no specific pet area, there are large grassy areas in which to walk your dog. Owner is considering adding a store to sell artisan & food goods, like one of our other favorite campgrounds. She also has two books for sale, written by a fellow who grew up on the property when his family raised chickens there a few decades ago.
We'd stay there again - with a current FMCA membership! - Dobiedaddy
Oct 2016 - $20.00
Nice New campground on Route 66, just out of Carthage towards Joplin. Owners very friendly and helpful with guidance on the highlights of the community. Showers and laundry room brand new, front load washers worked great, only $2. Sites are really long, lots of grass between sites, all pull throughs. New pool looked inviting. No picnic tables yet, but they have started from scratch and doing everything right. Plenty of good dog walking on surrounding country roads. - sam and hope
Oct 2016 - $39.00
A good over-night KOA near the interstate with long level gravel sites. The noise level is minimal. Utilities function well and the restrooms are clean. A duck 'fishing' pond adds some nice atmosphere. Also, this park has a ample sized fenced dog run. Pizza delivery to your site is a plus. - OldeJohn
Oct 2016 - $47.00
Gravel interior roads (dusty). Our site had gravel on parking area remainder is grass. No patio.
Dog park area. Could have been better if pet owners would all be responsible and pickup after their pets.
Staff was very nice and helpful. - Tom 573
Aug 2016 - $47.00
We stayed in the Tall Oaks rows, which had some shade. We stayed here in a 38ft coach with tow. The sites were very long and level, they have crushed stone patio area, so you are out of the mud if it rains.
Dog park, playground, pool. Fishing and duck pond. No activities.
The area has good shopping, mostly on Business 49/S.Ridgeline Rd. Not alot of local activities, so if just want to relax and camp, this could work for you. - nuttman
Dec 2016 - $1.00
The Downstream RV park is located right beside the Downstream Casino in Quapaw OK, just a little ways from Joplin Missouri. The RV park is basically a concrete parking lot, which is easily accessible by any size rig. The only hook-ups are electric at this time of year (water is available when the temperatures are warmer); there are no amenities such as showers or bathrooms. There is probably a dump station there, but we have never used it. The area where you park your RV is very illuminated and easy to navigate at night. Right after we arrived, the casino shuttle gentleman came around and told us the closing time of the gift shop in the casino, 7 pm, which is where you have to register to spend the night. You first must go into the parking lot (campground) , pick a lot, and then go into the front doors of the casino; go to the Q Club Desk on your right and get a Q Club card. After receiving your card, you proceed to the gift shop and tell them your lot number, and then you're all set. Each adult in your party can get a card, and each card is good for one free night of camping. Pets are welcome. We have stayed at the Downstream RV Park three different times and have always been very pleased with our camping experience there. We would highly recommend it to others. It is an easy get off-get on to Interstate 44. Give it a try; can't be beat for free camping! - Krissy r
Oct 2016 - $15.00
This park is a good park for a couple of nights. It is a all cement park divided into RV sites. It is owned by Downstream Casino Resort. - Joceil
Sep 2016 - $1.00
The casino is just off HWY44. We camped overnight at the casino RV and semi-truck overnight area which was closest to the casino. We could walk to the casino (maybe the same distance as a couple of city blocks), but the shuttle came around every 15 min or so. It was a concrete parking lot with wifi and water and electricity hookups. There is another RV parking lot area at the entrance to the road into the casino.
It was fine for overnighting, but don't park near the semi-trucks as their engines go all night long. Otherwise, it was very quiet. There is a dump station available. Security patrols the area on a regular basis and it is very well lit. Very well!
To get your free overnight stay, park in an empty site, note its number, then go to the Q Club in the very nice but smoke-filled casino, register and get your player's card, then take it to the gift shop and tell them your site number and you are good to go. Gambling is optional. Very nice and helpful staff everywhere. - alm
May 2014 - $10.00
This park was very nice to stay in while we worked to help the Red Cross using our motorhome as a base during the tornado restoration work that we did. Each pedestal at each site has a 30 amp as well as a 50 amp hookup, with good electricity and has good water pressure also available. In addition, there is a dump station in the park as well. Virtually every site is fully shaded, with parking on asphalt large enough to place all wheels of a 40' motor-home off the grass. As instructed we called the Police Department for permission to stay and the Lady there suggested that we might prefer to come to the Police station to avoid any potential hassle with regards to paying. We understood that the Police are busy, however we regularly saw them patrolling the road alongside the park, but we knew that we should pay the $10 nightly fee, and so we took her suggestion. Our stay there was uneventful, peaceful, and we would stay there again. - jmorgan54
Mar 2014 - $10.00
No facilities at this park just porta potties. Took moving three times to find a plug-in that worked. Very kid friendly has a huge park with playground. You have to go by the police department to get the permit they wouldn't come out for us so best to stop on the way by. - G_Escape
Aug 2013 - $10.00
We stayed here while driving Route 66. Campers need to contact the Baxter Springs Police Department for a permit to camp. Even though we called the police department, no one ever came to collect the fee. A dump station is available. There are both back-in and pull-thru sites. Grass was long but it had been rainy for a few weeks. We were able to wash our rig and tow car at our site. We would stay here again. - thetravelkids
Apr 2015 - $20.00
This is a clean park with traffic noise and train noise.
Sites are wide, near-level grass and gravel, in various lengths. A few have shade or picnic tables. Voltage is good.
Roads are gravel in very good condition.
Verizon LTE works well.
There are strong terrestrial broadcast signals from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and PBS.
No rest rooms, showers, WiFi, cable, laundry, or credit cards. - wjzcbn
Aug 2010 - $18.00
Very nice and quite private campground. They have full hookups. Would recommend. - timenazi
Sep 2016 - $42.00
Friendly service. Stayed here to visit in area. - pasco1215
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Older park layout so close to your neighbor. Sites are level gravel, roads paved. Showers/restroom clean and tidy, getting a bit dated. Good privacy. Huge cable selection. Really good wifi .
Park is a little ways out of Carthage but most important, no train racket or highway sizzle. This being early fall, the cicadas sing at dusk. Crickets lulled us to sleep.
Stop by for morning coffee and chat with the owner on the front porch. - 1yrfulltime
Aug 2016 - $35.00
We stopped for the night and found a broken leaf spring on the trailer. Ended up staying 6 nights waiting for parts and repair. CG accommodated our needs and folks were very helpful getting our repairs done. they suggest a mobile tech who did a good job at a reasonable price. We would stay here again if in the area. - travler27
Jan 2017 - $32.00
Our usual stop on the way south each winter and the way back each spring. The staff is always friendly. We did receive a welcome sheet with the rules, park layout and TV channels. Their pull thru sites are adequate for our 38' 5W. Only down side is that they do not have restrooms and we are winterized (i.e. no water due to anticipated cold weather). While the park does have several dog pickup stations, some of the customers do not use. But this is a problem in most park that allow pets. Also, we could not access their TV channels. - PatJ3
Oct 2016 - $32.00
Agree with all Sept 2016 said in prevoius review. Would add that Wifi and cable are strong. Our site was level front to back but leaned toward passenger site. - Sir_Charles395
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Some people would rate this CG pretty highly. But we feel that any successful campground MUST include a Bath/shower option. We failed to notice this campground didn't have one when we booked our stay here. Surprise! It was nice enough otherwise - not a 9+ rating that it has. But a solid 7.5. But without any bathroom I'm rating it a 6.5 with a caution.
The owners here seem to have convinced themselves it doesn't matter. But it does to a certain group of campers. Why do you think that bathrooms and cleanliness are so important in other reviews? Yeah, it matters.
They had a patio - but no table of any kind. And the other campers are very close by.
If you're getting work done at Coachlight RV - it's the perfect location. - Creativepart
Oct 2016 - $23.00
First let me say we are"mid century" people. This is an older campground run by the owner. No fancy signs no glitz. What do you get? A serene properly maintained facility with level site and large trees, some probably 60 ft high. Even in October it was 80 degrees so shade was a must for us. Small gazebo and pond. Quiet. A terrific value. There are several newer more expensive campgrounds in town, right on the highway, we chose Ballards and are glad we did. Her store is filled w/an eclectic collection of stuff- some for sale- some not.
We decided to forgo the dinner already cooked to try a place in town. At owners recommendation chose Iggy's Diner- fantastic. Now there are many places to eat- chains- steak- etc. unless you specifically want that menu, try Iggy's. Its a classic burger and malt 1950's diner built in 1998. Food was excellent as was the service. Total cost for two dinners and a shake less than $20- but wait! There was so much food we took half back! The "side"portion of onion rings was enough for two. Just that added feature to our one night stay. - User2700
Jul 2016 - $21.00
Stayed here one night while traveling through. We had a nice shady spot that was level. The host was very nice and guided me right to our site. This was my second visit here and I'll stop again on future trips. - Flyertx
Jun 2016 - $23.00
Spent one night returning to Texas. Very nice level pull through site. clean facilities and grounds. Only one other camper there. Will definitely stop again. Easy to access from interstates. - JRC75453
Jul 2015 - $20.00
Spiffed up about 3 or 4 years ago. New showerhouse/restroom building with 2 generic stalls. It's starting to show it's age and use by folks that could care less about it. Was a bit dirty and buggy inside, but everything worked as it should.
Has 50/30/20 amp electrical pedestals in good shape. All sites are paved and fairly level. Water spigots are shared between 2 sites, 2 outlets per spigot.
Great dump station setup but might be a little tight turning for larger trailers, (as is the entrance to the park). Fairly quiet in the evening and overnight, but gets noisy about 6am from traffic. - bobojay
Aug 2013 - $20.00
The June 2008 review is what I would say; we also have been coming here for many years and seen it progress. It now has 50-amp power, a picnic shelter, new picnic tables, and added a small bath house (two rooms, each with a toilet, lavatory, and a shower.) - carderh
Sep 2012 - $20.00
Good spot if you need to be in Pittsburg. Only one other rig when we were there and then just one of the nights. Big paved lot and private with woods behind with a mobile home sales lot across the street. Some road noise to the north, else all quiet and peaceful. Totally open, no shade, but great for satellite dishes. No restrooms. You must be self-contained. Dump available and it is included in fee. - pubtopoub