Carthage, Missouri

Ballards Campground

Carthage, Missouri

Carthage, Missouri
Phone: (417) 359-0359

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $23 6/2015

Latitude: 37.0744816936012
Longitude: -94.3123222155914

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.25 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.25
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

7 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to rest and relax. We stopped in for an overnight on the road and will return again when passing through. Located near the highway and is a small husband & wife ran RV park. The site we stayed at was very well shaded and near the pond and gazebo and laundry and showers and bathroom floors are that being upgraded. Washers $1.25 and dryers are $1, there are two of each. The park is very quiet and the best nights rest we've had on the road in a while. We will return if we are in the area again. We camped at Ballards Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Call ahead as there are only 7 pull through sites with full hookup.

Watch out for a few spiderwebs and wasps and you'll be ok.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

O.K. park not to far from freeway, not much noise. Roads and sites are gravel with shade trees. Sites are large enough for 37 foot RV and toad. Power, water, and cell (AT&T) good. We would stay here again. We camped at Ballards Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This was an overnight stop for us on a westward swing. After reviewing other campgrounds in the area, we would choose this campsite again. The sites were level and large. The campground manager took me to look at several sites first and then led us to the place. Yes, the sites are gravel, but so what; it drains well in the rain. There are lots of trees, so it may be difficult if you rely on satellite for TV, but we found enough over the air stations from nearby Joplin. WiFi was free, though a bit slow. We used the restrooms and showers and found them clean and comfortable. They had the water on a softener, so it was very soft. It was also a bit on the salty side for taste, but had no bad smell or flavor. Downsides are: some sites are a bit tight to get into, but that is not bad as there are plenty of trees for shade. Interstate road noise is there in the background, though a small hill between the campground and interstate help blunt some of the sound. Finally, be warned, the approach from the north comes at you quickly. There is no Large sign by the road. We went south and turned around in a large lot (warning sign--no turns, but we did anyway) and got back fine. The park looks a bit run down, but I think is a work still in progress. As stated earlier, given other options, we would stay here again. We camped at Ballards Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We pulled in after the office was closed and found a great site close to the restroom/showers. I was really surprised how much room each shower cubicle was. Everything was clean. There weren't many units there. The next morning when we were paying, I found out that wifi was available so I asked the lady if I could stay long enough to try and look up some relatives we were wanting to see in our travels. I had some difficulty trying to connect, so she went and looked them up for me. She was a big help. We will definitely go back when we are in the area. We camped at Ballards Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice and quiet private shaded campground. They have full hookups. They also have a nice laundry room. Located near the Precious Moments Chapel. Would recommend. We camped at Ballards Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Gary Bergeron

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is not big rig friendly, the roads are gravel and the sites have very little gravel. The couple that runs the park is very helpful but are unable keep up with the needed repairs. Mostly workers stay here. It is very hard to get satellite dishes to work because of trees. I would not recommend this park to anyone. They only have 4 - 50 amp sites and a few sewer sites. We camped at Ballards Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Frank M

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a family operation. They are very nice and helpful. The sites were clean and everything worked as advertised. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Ballards Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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