Mark Twain Cave Campground

     


Hannibal, Missouri
Phone: (573) 221-1656

Sites: 93
Avg. Rate: $31

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Latitude: 39.6877872607097
Longitude: -91.3323283195496

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 8
  • Good 29
  • Average 13
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 2

54 Reviews

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Sunluvr

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

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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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On*The*Road*Again*

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

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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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dbcordello

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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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frankltd

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

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 47
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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retiremsgarmy

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

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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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rving4fun

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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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koakamper

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

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Rib

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

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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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CarrieBearie

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a qualified "8" rating. I gave it such a high mark simply because it was a pretty cg, and we would stay there again because of that. It was also pretty quiet, a good location, and had an OK (and cheap) laundry. But as other reviewers have stated, it is not a very well kept-up cg, and things look run down overall. As with Hannibal in general - looks run down and poor, kind of sad. Our rate was based on their "stay 3 nights, get the fourth one free" deal (and includes taxes). We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

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Minden Mike

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for two nights, rustic campground, level sites among large mature trees. Wi-Fi worked well and over the air stations came in clear. Friendly staff, but nightly cost too high for what you get, no discounts are offered. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

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Richard & Samme Buck

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects their special, stay 3 get 1 free. This is a campground, it is kept rustic and simple by design, gravel roads and pads, but if you obey the speed limit, the road is not a problem. There are FHU (W/S/30/50A) sites, internet was very fast and stable, no issues with electric at all, and water pressure is very good. Each site has a wooden picnic table and fire ring. Campground is very quiet, even when pretty full, on weekends. We were there at the end of the season, so it was light usage. This is a complex; there is more than just a campground. There are 2 caves with guided tours, a camp store, a gift shop, a small snack deli; also a rock store, a candle store where candles are made on site. They have the Cave Hollow West Winery, which in addition to some very fine Missouri wines, offer a great little gifts any wine aficionado would enjoy. In scoring, we took the entire complex under review. The staff is wonderful; very friendly, outgoing, helpful and genuinely pleased to have you stay there. If we rated it strictly as a campground, it would get a 7, but as a complex it deserves a 9. So why the 8? They have a little improvement to do, sites need to be cleaned between campers, its been mentioned before there were trash in the fire rings, we had a ton of cigarette butts in ours, but no trash in our camp per se; also, they could tend to the grounds a little bit more, some areas needed trimming. The rest of the complex is kept spotless. Hannibal was very nice, good restaurants, fun shops and friendly people. Riverboat cruise is enjoyable; people throughout the town were very friendly. We would definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

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