9 Parks near Centerville, Missouri
Oct 2012 - $31.00
This campground has recently been revamped. It is near the Black River and a short drive from Johnson's Shut-Ins and Elephant Rock State Parks. Site #29 is very difficult to get into. Few sites are level but all are paved and spacious. Very quiet in October. We will go back to this campground. - Pat and Rex
Jul 2012 - $25.00
Beautiful area! Summer weekends get crowded with a party atmosphere. They have canoe and raft rentals for floating. The "beach" area is a great place to hang out at once the floats trips have shoved off for the day, it's an easy walk as it's part of the campgrounds. Bathrooms seem to be keep as clean as possible for all the people that were there the weekend that we stayed. Watch for lower hanging branches if you have a larger RV or motorhome. Sites appeared to be mostly dirt or gravel. - DDnDoug
May 2009 - $30.00
A beautiful park! The park sits on the Black river, although RV sites are not on the river. Most RV sites are water and electric only, with one dump station available as you leave the park. Some of the sites are very difficult to get into if you have a big rig; watch those overhead branches! They do have a few pull through sites, but even some of those are better to back in and out of to avoid the many trees. This place gets busy in the summer, so you probably should call ahead. I've had some trouble with the electric boxes over the years; the place could use a few repairs. Free, abundant firewood most of the time. - jaybird777
Jul 2008 - $38.00
This campground was a mixed bag. On the plus side, it sits right on the Black River, which is crystal clear, and has gorgeous scenery. The campground rents tubes, canoes and rafts, and will take you five miles up the river for a delightful float trip back down to the campground. The campground offers free firewood, and has limited supplies in the camp store. It is close to Johnson Shut Ins State Park, which is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon swimming. On the negative side, this is definitely a campground and not an RV resort! There are no full hookup sites, and the dump station was difficult to maneuver around, messy and smelly. Lots of shade trees make the sites awkward for large RV's. Sites were sandy. There are sites for horse campers, and if you don't have a horse, you definitely don't want to be in one of those sites! It seemed to us that most of the people camping here were repeat customers for many years, and we felt a bit out of place as "newbies". The office staff weren't overly friendly, and didn't seem to care whether they had our business or not. We enjoyed the river, but if we returned to that area, I think we would try one of the other campgrounds. - shayerk
Oct 2016 - $26.00
Johnson's Shut Ins State Park is one of the nicest State Parks we have ever stayed in--certainly a jewel of the Missouri State Park System. All sites are fully paved, most are full hookup sites. Each one has a large picnic table, patio area and lamp stand--along with high quality water, electric and sewer hook-ups. Families enjoy playing in nature's water slide in the park, a tumbling, clear water stream flowing among huge granite boulders. There are also numerous trails for hiking and a separate camping area for horse riders and their animals. This is a great place to relax and enjoy all that mother nature has to offer in the Missouri Ozarks. - MissouriBird
Jul 2015 - $28.00
We stayed in loop 2 site 219 which has full hookups. We stayed from June 28 - July 1. The concrete pads are fairly level, the hookups are in the concrete pad. The spacing on the sites range from nearby to spacious. The campground has basic, electric, equestrian, and FHU sites available. There are numerous trails including a connection to the Ozark Trail. This area is very remote, the campground store has everything you need if you forget something including the only WIFI hotspot in the campground. This campground is a cell phone dead area "NO SERVICE". You can get cell phone service at the Park Visitor Center which is a mile away. - 2G's
Jun 2015 - $23.00
We arrived on a Friday for a 4-night stay in loop 3. The check-in process was easy and the staff was very nice and provided us with a campground map. Our first stop was at the fresh water fill, which was very slow. For some reason, they have a water pressure regulator on the potable water faucet which made a 90 gallon fill last about 25 minutes. Loop 3 is a premium electric site and the sites are well spaced and pretty level with a concrete pad. We had an ant problem at the site and I wished I had bought some insect spray as we kept finding them in our TT and climbing up the stabilizer legs. I used the shower and toilet in our trailer but my wife used the loop's flushing toilets and shower. She reported they were clean but the showers do not have vent fans and were very damp and humid. The campground store has a fair amount of items but a bit costly. The staff at the store and the park ranger I talked to on a few occasions was very friendly and offered us suggestions on places to swim since the Shut In's river was closed due to high water. One annoyance I had was with some of the grounds crew. They used gas powered leaf blowers to clean off the porch area at the store while my wife and I sat at the outdoor tables...very loud and annoying. The laundry room had 4 working washers and 4 dryers and was fairly clean. There was no Sprint or AT&T cell service in the CG and the store Wi-Fi is a bit slow. - Iraqvet05
Jul 2009 - $16.00
We stayed at the East campground in the B section. Overall a nice campground. The shower/bath house on the East side needs to be updated. There are only 2 toilets in the bathroom portion. The shower still uses solar to heat the water, and it is not very efficient. Luke warm showers at best. You can go to the west side of the river to the new bath house, however the showers were not designed very well. The changing portion is not divided from the shower and if your not careful, your clothes can get wet! We stayed here for 6 days and the only time we saw the camp host was when we checked in on day one. The park did get loud and rowdy, and no host anywhere to enforce the quiet times!!! No washing machine/dryer and no camp store. There is a small store adjacent to the campground, that is part of the local canoe rental. The bath/shower house should have been upgraded when the west side was added to the complex. No cell phone reception and no Wi-Fi and no TV station reception. Seems like I was asking people to slow down all week long as well. Don't know why it is so hard for people to follow posted speed limits in campgrounds. Children playing in the campgrounds and people flying down the roads, way faster than the posted speed limit!! Again, if the camp host would have been doing his job. All in all it is an average campsite. Could be a whole lot nicer with rule enforcement and some upgrades. - KentuckyCampin
Jul 2008 - $20.00
Nice campground. Can get loud on weekends. Right next to Black river, great swimming and family fun. Playground nice. New addition on west side of black river, but not shady. The East side has plenty of shade. The west side not hard to get in and out of, but pulling in and out of the west side can be tricky with larger units. Hard turn coming off of K highway into entrance and downhill. Overall, nice campground for the money. - KentuckyCampin
Oct 2016 - $36.00
The owners of the RV park are the nicest RV park owners I have ever met, the site we stay in all the time has a view of Big Creek. There is a lot of room between the sites. While we were there we met the previous owners. Every year they put on a light show for Halloween and a light show for Christmas in July. The owners keep the campground in great condition. They are putting in about 8 new campsites and it seems like they are doing it all by themselves. It is a very family friendly campground and there are a ton of nearby attractions. I would rate the campground 10/10. - Mattman1222
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Wonderful staff person on checking in. Sites not very attractive - gravel built up which makes surrounding land lower and gives you a big step coming out of RV. Wifi almost worthless. Cable o.k. No Verizon data. Creek nice. Small pool. Walking trail around property. We had nobody next to us so our site seemed roomy. - padre
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Nice park. Great hostess. There were a couple issues with bathrooms ( other guests making messes) when reported she was right on them, cleaning up. Pool small but very nice. Perfect for kids. Creek behind camp was awesome. Lots of fun wading and playing. My only complaint is I wish our pads were concrete and wish site had shade. Overall, a good choice when visiting the area. - lovetocook
Jun 2013 - $5.00
What a pleasant surprise this campground was-- we practically had it entirely to ourselves. It was hard to choose a campsite-- they were all long, level and shaded, plus each one had a level area for a tent. In addition to the parking spur, fire ring and picnic table, each site had a counter height table with a shelf above that, all sheltered by a roof, where you could do your meal prep. There was no electricity or dump station. Vault toilets were located throughout the campground. There were several water spigots and some were threaded so you could fill your tank. The campground has a trail that lets you access the 12-mile hike/bike trail that encircles the lake. We used this trail to reach the boat launch where they had a nice shady, waterfront picnic area. Further down the trail (or accessible by car) was a lovely beach area that appeared to be locally popular. The beach restroom did have flush toilets and coin operated showers. The lake is 440 acres and has a no wake rule. There is also pedestrian access from this lake-front trail to the Trace Creek section of the Ozark Trail--- Missouri's long distance hiking trail. The campground has 39 single sites, 7 double sites, 9 walk-in tent sites, and 4 group sites. Some of these are available for reservation on recreation.gov. Our rate reflected the access pass discount, but there is no discount on the double sites. - midcenturynana
Oct 2016 - $18.00
The campground, as well as the state park, opened in late July 2016. There are roughly 60 sites. All have concrete pads, fire ring, and a picnic table.
While cell coverage is spotty, there is Wi-Fi in the campground that was very reliable.
There are beautiful woods on the periphery of the campground; not much in the way of shade though trees have been planted and will offer more interior shade several years down the road.
The campground hosts were very friendly. - DRichter
Sep 2016 - $30.00
This is a brand new state park in Mo. It just opened in Aug. of 2016.
Excellent facilities: all year round sites, beautiful lodge where you can eat , cabins, playground, picnic shelters, hiking, kayak, fishing. There are even wild horses roaming near the park. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 because there are no trees at the camp ground. It'll be too hot in the Summer.
Don't take Hwy 69 but use 72 from Rolla. Much much better. - awesomeaustin
Sep 2016 - $28.00
This is a brand new state park - just opened in July. Although there are no trees yet, it is a beautiful park! All sites are concrete pads with picnic tables & fire ring. Free wifi with a fairly strong signal. Cellphone service is little to none unless you go to the Lodge, then it is good. Highway 19 between Salem & the park is VERY curvy & hilly. We loved it here & will definitely be back! - bgw5350