6 RV Parks near Lawson, Missouri
Jul 2017 - $21.00
This was a great value for a state park. Some of the sites in the park have 50 amp service and are paved, but we were only able to get a site with 30 amp gravel site. Good amount of space between sites, but many tall trees prevented any satellite connection. No sewer at our site but there is a dump station available. We met a group of RV's there for a mini rally. The campground host was very helpful and friendly. We could only spend 2 days here at this time, but we would come back here. - SargeW
Sep 2016 - $23.00
In additional to the nightly fee there was an $8.50 reservation fee since we booked on line!
This is a beautiful park, lots of large hardwood trees fill the park. We didn't even try to get Direct TV reception! But could get some TV over the antenna.
Only problem we had was with the configuration of our site. It was raised up from the normal forest floor in order to be somewhat level to the roadway. But that buildup was rather narrow for our 5th wheel. So when making reservation beware of that since there is somewhat of a description of the sites on the website. Once we got the rig centered on the site it made for tricky navigation from the truck to the steps of the RV. Don't let that warning keep you from this park, just fore warned is fore armed!
Dump site at entrance to the campground. No threaded tap for hooking up hose to use our Saniflush.
The park is very close to the Watkins Woolen Mill and Home. Beautiful state historic site. The campground is on the land of the former farm. Very interesting and a must see. Only $4.00 admission per person! - Rick & Karen
Jun 2016 - $23.00
Beautiful campground. The hosts were friendly and accommodating. I had trouble backing into #83 at night so the host put me in a more accessible site. Very nice shaded sites with beautiful trees. Some road and train noise but not bad for being close to KC. Clean shower rooms with hot, hot water with no timer. Some things to keep in mind: 1) Site no. 80 -93 are challenging for longer units - all back in with a drop off along the road. The sites on the downhill side looked to be easier (see campground map). 2) Beware of the 10:00p gate closing. MSP will not give you the gate code over the phone; we found that out en-route and were pushing it to make in time. - Zabanya
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Was a Yogi bear park it's a old park needs lots of work.
I don't know if I'd stop again. - JustDon
Jun 2016 - $36.00
Do NOT stay here. Hard to see entrance. You will pass it and have to drive to town to u-turn. The park "resort" is a scene out of Deliverance. The one-way steep rutty "road" has low hanging branches hitting our new rig. There are piles of rusted out metal, dumped cars, trailers, everywhere. Sites are no where near level. No WiFi. You can get TV here. Loud music after 10:00. No welcome package. Cash ONLY. Almost nonexistent water pressure. We would have left this horrible place but it was getting too late. Out of the 45+ RV parks we've stayed at, this was by far the worst. The name needs to change to GONE UNDER. - cmiller
Jul 2012 - $35.00
We had a site on a hill, but was not able to level my trailer. Very old and dated park. Looked great on internet but doesn't live up to the hype. Very poorly maintained. Stayed here one night and would not return. - SammyToo
May 2017 - $21.00
Good: convenient location and good bathrooms Bad: no water or sewer hookups at site, but available near exit. This is very nice state park conveniently close to I-35 but no freeway noise. Campground roads are asphalt, some pads are asphalt and others are gravel. Sites are mostly flat and mostly level, with a mixture of pull-throughs and back-ins. Electric only, but fresh water and a dump station behind the showerhouse. Bathrooms and showers were very nice. Slightly wavy tile floor was not slippery but also not uncomfortable. Showers had individual dressing areas with multiple hooks, a large bench and large shelf, and there was a small shelf in the shower for shampoo and soap. Scattered trees for shade. Verizon was 3 bars, 4G. Would camp here again. - OlderGoat
Apr 2017 - $20.00
Loved this park. We were there before they turned the water on, so didn't use the rest rooms or showers. The campground hosts were very friendly and the redbud trees were in full bloom. Very conveniently just off of the interstate. (I can't remember the exact cost, but it was very reasonable) - Cindy Sue
Sep 2016 - $21.00
There are various site types, tent, to large pull through. Some sites are gravel, some are asphalt. Sites are shaded with few having satellite reception. OTA TV is limited. The camp hosts are very friendly. The shower house is near new and quite clean. The few miles of road from the Interstate are narrow, hilly, and curved. - Hhtjr
Sep 2016 - $22.00
We just purchased our motorhome in August 2016 and this campground was our FIRST stay! So we can only give a review on what we experienced here and not compare to others. Nice roomy and level gravel campsite with view of water. 7 mile asphalt trail for walking and bikes... clean facilities... AT&T wireless had good connection, but no wifi... - Murray Mathew
Jul 2016 - $22.00
This is a Clay County park on Smithville Lake, a large lake north of KSC. To find the park on your GPS, if you put in NE 160th Street, Smithville, MO, it will take you into the park. The park information does not reflect a physical address. Reservations are made through the county website that is hard to navigate. The next or accept button is well below the screen, so it requires considerable scrolling. The price is economical without frills. It is popular for boating and fishing.
The easiest way into the park is from I-435, exit 26, then west on 92. Your next turn, about 9 miles away, is well marked. I would not recommend exit 17 because the road the GPS will bring you through has 3 narrow bridges, several sharp curves and multiple hills you can't see over until you meet oncoming traffic at 45 MPH. When you arrive, you are about 12 miles from stores.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were in Loop G where the lake is close. This is a 30amp, no water area; however, the electrician I spoke with says plans to up-grade the area to 50amp for next season are in discussion. We were here on a weekend and the power was around 104.
The lake is very large but quite shallow with a mud bottom that is easily stirred up by the boat traffic. The shoreline is sandy about 20' before you are into the mud bottom. None of this seemed to detour visitors.
There are 2 shower areas in the park. Each loop has a restroom building. Loop C has 50amp and water, but the area is not near the water and many large trees may block a roof mounted satellite signal. - Workamper04
Jun 2016 - $23.00
Electric & Sewer good, Water @ 60psi. Wi-Fi none. AT&T Cell Phone Good. Verizon 4G LTE Air Card Good. No Cable. My Site was acceptable. Could back in far enough that the back of the trailer extended over the back concrete barrier giving me enough room to park truck on site. Site Size was wide enough and level. Sites are far apart from each other. Great grass area behind the site to walk the dog. Roads are asphalt and were being repaved as I was leaving. DirecTV Satellite was easy to access. Payment was with credit card. - TXBobcat
Jul 2017 - $27.00
The rate was $24.95 plus $2 for a third person. We paid with a check. To get there, you have to head for the Lowe's store, then turn left and go around the store to the back, to a driveway leading past a building with a construction office in it. Behind the construction office is the entrance to the campground. We almost thought it was just a house driveway, but it led to the campground. The place was almost or entirely full when we got there, but we had called ahead to reserve a spot. RVs were parked pretty close together. We were in a area for smaller RVs, but next to us was a big fifth wheel with the truck parked next to it. The rest rooms were old, but adequate, and were in the office building at the entrance to the park. The site was a back-in or pull-in site, was level, and had full connections. - vroecker
Mar 2011 - $32.00
This place is a dump! We could hardly get in the very small sites. We have a small MH with a toad, and didn't think we were going to be able to get out. Units here looked to be temporary, long term and were not pleasant to look at. Believe them to be transient workers or something worse. The price is outrageous for the quality, and all descriptions were certainly misleading and very much in error. If we hadn't been so tired, we would've left! - stonybirch
Aug 2009 - $31.00
This park is accessible to I-35, but access to sites is poor for larger RVs. It is an older RV park and is pretty run down. Immediate neighbors are a construction yard and Lowe's store. Streets are narrow and in poor condition. We felt that the rates were misleading in the campground guide as last year was listed as $24. We would not return in the future. - RV Camper1
Jul 2017 - $30.00
City of Smithville manages this former ACE campground. Was great in its day, but the city puts no money into it and obviously wants it to die a natural death.
Pads are gravel and dirt and have not been regraded in years. Camp hosts are nice but complain that the toilets leak on the floors and the City will not fix. Trees need maintenance. Bug control nonexistent. Roads are in poor repair.
For about $100,000, they could update it and have nightly revenue of $1,000 or more!!! Come on City of Smithville, lets get with the program!!!! - Sir_Charles395
Jun 2016 - $25.00
This was a corps of engineers campground at one time. Nice trees. Camp host guy helped us tremendously with ac problem. Great area to walk especially to spillway from beautiful Lake. - Bga
Jun 2015 - $25.00
Campground clean, host friendly and helpful. Some pull through sites we torn up due to construction issues. Pull through sites were small especially if you had extra vehicles. $5. charge per night for extra vehicle. - oldelzydog