Hannibal, Missouri

Mark Twain Cave Campground

Hannibal, Missouri



Hannibal, Missouri
Phone: (573) 221-1656

Sites: 93
Recent Rate: $32 6/2015

Latitude: 39.6877872607097
Longitude: -91.3323283195496

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

57 Reviews

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PegL

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has a lot of potential! We stayed here about 5 years ago and it was obvious that very little had been done in the way of improvements since then. They badly need to at least grade the road used by every camper through the entire campground, if not entirely resurfacing the road! It's narrow and full of potholes and is very rough. When it rains, it's just mud holes everywhere. We saw several sites that were all mud due to recent rains. The pull through sites are mostly gravel so that helps.

The campground setting is lovely with large trees and a creek running through the outside edge of the campground. The services worked well but sites are spaced very close together in most sections. The outside loop of back-in sites have a little more space than the pull-through sites. We barely had room for our trailer and the truck once we disconnected in our pull through site assigned us. We'll ask for a back-in if we return.

There's the famous Mark Twain cave which you can tour and several gift shops including a winery on site. The campground office also has a small store with basics available. The downtown Trolley tour makes several runs to the campground daily so you could use that for touring downtown Hannibal, as long as you're mindful of your time constraints. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Hannibal is a delight! It was Samuel L. Clemons' (aka Mark Twain) home until he was 18 years old so the city makes the most of that.

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medea75

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $32.00
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Great campground for families. So much to do on site: the cave tour, panning for gems and fossil dig are really fun (small fees for these), and the onsite winery is nice for the adults. The park has a great playground with a large sandbox and toys available for the kids. We really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back! We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The fun (but overpriced) Sawyer's Creek Family Fun Park is within walking distance from the campground.

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Dogfather

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $32.00
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This is a great campground if they would just mow the campsites. Cell service non-existent. It is older and shows a lot of wear. Very quiet. Staff is great. We stayed 5 days. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Close to all attractions in Hannibal. Go see Louisiana Mo. as well. If you like old homes and old buildings and touring, this is a great place. While here drive over to Quincy Ill. The homes and buildings in this town are awesome. Very picturesque drive along old river road.

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Sunluvr

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $32.00
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We stayed here just one night. The staff was friendly. Yes the road to the sites is rough. We have a big rig and there was no problem with the thin new growth branches grazing the roof top. I was worried about branches scraping the sides but there were none. The Wi-Fi didn't work at night but was up in the morning. Park is just a few miles from downtown Hannibal. It works good for a short visit. Site was very level and long enough for our 40' and tow. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

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Ftcollinscamper

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $34.00
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We really enjoyed this campground. It is quiet--no traffic noise although only a mile from Hannibal. We stayed mid week, so it was uncrowded, but they apparently fill up on weekends, and the sites might then feel crowded, especially the pull through sites. The overall feel is of a campground rather than an RV park, which we enjoyed. Lots of trees, gravel roads, gravel sites. We had no problem with leveling, but we couldn't connect to water and sewer at the same time because of utility placement. Bonus points from us for the winery that is on site with really nice grounds and outside seating. Also the touring trolley comes to the Cave, which is part of the campground property, so you can go sightseeing without taking your vehicle to town. We recommend this property and would definitely return. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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pasco1215

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $32.00
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Not a good park for big rigs. Entrance roads were pot holed and rough. The low hanging branches needed to be trimmed. The gravel sites were uneven and very narrow in spots. We would probably look somewhere else or drive further if in the area again. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

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dbcordello

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $32.00
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Be careful what you ask for, might be the case here. I did ask for a shaded site, as it was summer. We were given a site along the creek at the west side of the campground where the sites are lined up with no space in between and no grass, just stones and dirt. Luckily no one was put near us for the three days we were here, perhaps on purpose, but we would have left if it had happened. Hannibal is a cute town to walk around, trolley service comes to the campground, and the caves are right there to explore. We didn't use the restrooms or showers, but I walked in and they were immaculate. Internet was slow but acceptable for email. Utilities all worked fine. The people who work here are not unfriendly, but certainly not outgoing or helpful at all. It is a good campsite for visiting Hannibal, but we won't be back. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

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On*The*Road*Again*

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $32.00
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What a nice little campground! We were just passing through town, but it was a great experience. Sites were level, well-spaced, and very quiet. Reasonably priced. It is within walking distance to a winery with tastings, gift shop, and a restaurant/attraction (was closed at the time due to flooding). Would definitely recommend! We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

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frankltd

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $32.00
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Small, older campground just outside of town. Well maintained. We would stay here again. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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User2497

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $32.00
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This isn’t a fancy campground with lots of activities (that you pay for), but it suits us. We appreciated the quiet, rustic atmosphere. We inadvertently arrived for a weekend when Hannibal was having a “Folk Festival” downtown. Even with that, we were still able to reserve a space for our large travel trailer only a few days in advance. Before the festival the campground was far from full in mid-October. During the festival there were still a handful of spaces available. The hostess was very helpful and friendly. The roads in the campground are asphalt, but have seen better days. They are plenty wide enough to get virtually anywhere in the campground, even with a big trailer. Our TT is 36-feet long. The speed limit is 5 mph. Ten mph would be more reasonable; my truck doesn’t like towing at idle. There are plenty of sites that are easy to back into and also big enough for large fifth-wheels. The campground also has some pull-through sites. You don’t feel crowded by your neighbor. There are enough trees to provide shade, but not so many that it’s difficult to maneuver your rig around them. The shade trees do sometimes interfere with satellite reception, although our roof-mounted antenna got a good signal at our site. Our neighbor had to reposition his portable dish several times before he got a good line-of-sight to a satellite. The provided wireless Internet service is very slow, enough that sometimes it just isn’t useable. We have our own Wi-Fi unit that uses Verizon cell phone technology. We could get only a single bar of signal strength with that. Our Verizon cell phones also showed only one bar - useable, but barely. The upside to the location is that it is quiet, in spite of being only 1.5 miles to downtown old Hannibal. That’s walking distance if you are fit. If not, there is plenty of parking downtown. I appreciated the full-service at the sites – 50/30/20 amp electrical receptacles, plus water and sewer. Our site’s sewer inlet was towards the front of the site which made it unusable while we were parked, but we easily dumped our tanks as we pulled out. If it matters to you, generators are not allowed. Given the excellent electrical service, you shouldn’t need one. This will definitely be our go-to campground if we find ourselves in Hannibal again, and, while it’s not right off a major highway, it is easy to get to and would be good for an overnight stop if you find yourself there in the evening. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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DrLewie

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground minutes from the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and other Twain-related attractions in the small Mississippi River city. The wooded sites seem roomy but the pull throughs in the open area are a bit close together. Staff seems to attempt to keep an open space between rigs when possible. Bath houses are modern and clean. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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rving4fun

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $32.00
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The park has many great sites both long, wide, and level. This made for easy "big rig" parking. Most sites are well shaded due to the large trees. The grounds are in good condition along with the access road. I would stay there again. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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retiremsgarmy

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $32.00
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Nice family park, many families and children playing all around. Lots of day time activities and quiet at night. Pull-through sites had a slight slope, but was fine after using the leveling jacks. We would stay here again. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

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Rib

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $30.00
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This campground looks a little tired, but it is early spring. The staff were very friendly, and when there was no water at our site, they offered us a free cave tour and then had the water fixed. We had a w/e pull through site. I would come here again. It is a big hill up and back from the town of Hannibal. Mark Twain stuff very interesting, and the cave was neat. They are not a Good Sam park but they are AAA but they do not ask you if you have a discount card of any kind which was disappointing. We realized they were AAA after the fact.The roads in the campground could use some attention. The setting I am sure is beautiful when the foliage is out. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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koakamper

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $34.00
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This campground was in a beautiful location. It was very peaceful. The night we were there, they had live music in the "winery" building. We enjoyed a glass of wine, while listening. Wifi connection was good. We will definitely return, if in the area. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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