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Mark Twain Cave Campground

Hannibal, Missouri


300 Cave Hollow Rd
Hannibal, Missouri 63401
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Sites: 93
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.68779
Longitude: -91.33233

Elevation: 500' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Good location for seeing local attractions. Park does not enforce rules...dogs are free to run, loud music or tv. Sites are super tight especially if you have 3 or 4 slides. Our site was very uneven. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D3
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Very quiet, very shady, very friendly people. Sites are fairly close together but no problem with our considerate neighbors. The cave tour was excellent and is highly recommended. The Hannibal trolley pickup was convenient and makes getting around town a breeze. My only complaint is that this place is like the Bermuda Triangle. No satellite, No cell, No (bad) wifi. I had 1 bar of 1x coverage, which makes it really hard to do any work or spend any time online. Maybe that's the point. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F-12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Convenient to Hannibal. Older campground that could use updating. Sites are a bit close (probably designed by a KOA employee). Staff was very polite. Campground was quiet even though mostly full. Only stayed one night. Overall, an average campground. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Stay in the F-loop and get a site at the back end of the park.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Just an overnight stop. Nice and quiet. Site a bit unlevel, but self levelers helped with that. Had some good bbq in Hannibal. Asked for a spot good for satellite reception and had a nice open back in with 50 amps. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
F16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Ask for shade, lot of mature trees. Lot of dog walking areas. No dog park. Trolley pickup and tour access greatly appreciated, we do not have a towed vehicle. Lot of history in Hannibal. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Great park. Interior roads a mix of paved and gravel with no problems. Tons of trees and there wasn't a single one that was a low hanger. Tons of grass for the dog. I had excellent luck with the wifi. Staff was very nice. Older park, but it was clean and quiet. Would totally take a back in space over a pull through. Back in spaces were larger and appeared level. Satellite might be a tough. I was in space D5 pull through which was close and sloped causing a big step into the coach. Trolly picks you up at the park and takes you in town. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

F1-F12 or C11-C24 looked to be wonderful spaces with a canopy of trees.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Wooded area, gravel roads, narrow turns but no problem navigating. Some spots with big tress may hamper satellite service. They have a lot of pull thrus available. We camped in a back in spot at the very end of the park for good satellite! Our site was gravel, not level but we pulled to the very center and compensated. No concrete patio and front sloped upward making it difficult to sit outside. They didn't mow before we arrived so site was overgrown a bit. Could have used some TLC for sure. A really nice front office with grocery emergencies. Staff would bend over backwards to help! Hand carried a mail delivery package to us! We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F 16
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Pro to this park were several! Large beautiful gift shop which is the entrance to several cave tours. On the other side of the entrance road was a really nice sandwich shop with good food! And next to that (drum roll) was a beautiful winery!! It has its own gift shop, and carries a big variety of wines, snack bar and wine tasting available. A very charming courtyard with rocking chairs and tables to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. The view was awesome! And we bought a bottle of wine!

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This is an easy-to-navigate park and it was easy to find our spot. All of the sites appeared to be very level. We arrived late afternoon so we didn't have the opportunity to take the Mark Twain tour; however, we did go into historic Hannibal which is about 10 minutes away. The park is very quiet. We would stay here again. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This park sets in a hollow and there is no traffic noise. There are lots of mature trees that provide great shade and it is very close to the Mark Twain attractions. Some of the sites are a little tight and the roads are somewhat narrow but okay as long as you take it easy. Some of the roads are starting to need a little attention. The sites are not real level, but manageable with the normal leveling tools. I would stay there again. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The campground was full for the Hootenany Weekend. Nearby campers were very loud and under the influence. We probably would have had a much better experience any other time. If we are back in the area, we will probably give this park another chance. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed our visit to Historic Hannibal!

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Campground is well maintained. The sites are all gravel, but for the most part level. We were back in the trees, so a lot of shade. Unfortunately, the nut tree was dropping the nut (size of a golf ball). Causes no damage, just loud noise when they hit camper. Difficult to get reception for the TV. Close to Town and the Hannibal trolley does scheduled stops which is convenient when visiting Hannibal. Picnic tables are a little well worn. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here one night as we were passing thru. Very quaint and quiet park. Pull thru had enough room for our RV and tow car. Our site was under a tree and had a difficult time getting all satellite channels. Our fire ring was really close to the slide out. Really liked the grass areas for the dogs. Verizon doesn't work here at all. We may come back and stay in a back in spot as they have more room. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We came from KC area for three nights over the Labor Day weekend. I'm sorry to say we took so long to check out this CG as well as Hannibal. We really enjoyed our stay. The town couldn't be any cuter and the CG was everything we were hoping for. It truly is nestled in a hollow and parts are very shaded with mature trees. It was a sell out crowd and everyone was having a great time. Lots of large groups as well as many people visiting campers. Staff could do a better job enforcing some parking guidelines. We did struggle when we arrived as well as departed because of inconsiderate vehicle owners making narrow roads even more difficult. We are in a 45' motorhome and tow car. Our back in site C13 was plenty long for coach, car, and then some. We actually had no patio to speak of and had to move picnic table just to back in. We had room in front of the coach so that became the patio. No problem. Will come again but will try for F1-F13 as they appeared to have much more spacing. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This park is located in the town of Hannibal which makes it a great location for exploring the city. We were quite happy with our spot as we were on the end nestled in the trees and the next closest camper was three sites away from us. Had we been there on a busy weekend, we would have felt cramped. The sites vary considerably from full sun to shade and they vary in terms of space between sites. The water connection was a shared device with a splitter located on the opposite side of our camper requiring the use of extra hose. The site was level and ours was easy to back into. We would stay here again as it appears to be the best place for touring Hannibal. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Try the winery and cave onsite. Take the drive to Lover's Leap and through the historic downtown.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Campground convenient to Hannibal. Gravel roads and sites. Roads are full of potholes. Rained while we were there. Tried to wash the mud off our tow after we left and it was like concrete. Don't know what was on the gravel road, but it was a mess. Roads poorly maintained, gravel sites OK, grass not cut recently. Fair number of tent campers on the weekend including a scout troop. Mark Twain Cave at the site. OK but I thought expensive for what you got to see. I think that this operation is a cash cow that the owners are not putting much money back into the campground. Bathrooms were old, but OK. They seem to clean them in the prime shower time in the morning though. Not a bad place to camp, but certainly not luxurious. We camped at Mark Twain Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nearby Hannibal is a cute little town. Don't bother taking the riverboat tour. Goes only a short distance on the river and there really are no sites of significance to see from the river. Twain house and museum are interesting.

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