This is a great State Park, too bad we were only overnight. Missouri runs its own online reservation system. It works very well and there is a photo of each site as well as description and the variance, in degrees +-, from 0.0 level. Almost all sites are very long and poured concrete. The few blacktop sites left are being torn up and replaced a few at a time. We met the hosts right away, very nice. The boat docks and piers are down a separate road from campers. The campground is quiet with beaches to walk without the commotion of boating. Do not use gps to locate!! You'll find some of the worst gravel roads in Missouri, though you'll get there. Zero in on the Corp of Engineers Dam site at Long Branch Lake right off US Rte 36. The State Park is contiguous to the COE the road to the dam continues on to the State Park. This is a great stay. Enjoy! We camped at Long Branch State Park in a Motorhome.
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swimming, boating, hiking, and wildlife everywhere. Treats and such are down at the at the store at the boat launching and piers.
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
This is great state park, perfect combo Army Corps dam with pristine surroundings and upkeep, then a Mo. State Park with swimming, boating, fishing. Lots of woods and many trails of varying lengths and difficulty. All pads are cement, level as a table top and very long. Each site has a fire pit and grill stand. The bathrooms are warm and clean and the water is hot. The hosts are nice and the park is clean and well maintained. Reserve on line and there is a picture for each site. The only minus was that the Wi-Fi was intermittent. When was there it was very good. We would stay here again. We camped at Long Branch State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $21.00
Clean, level, paved sites. (Some sites are huge!). Beautiful wooded setting on large lake. (Recycling containers are available. Travel from Macon exit to Park. (Ignore GPS recommendation when traveling eastbound on I-70 and continue east to Macon exit, follow signs.) Definitely a vacation destination if you lived within easy driving distance of northern Missouri. Note that we don’t carry a TV around so no cable service is necessary nor could I assess access. We use the fifth-wheel primarily to have a comfortable place to sleep, a toilet and shower that don’t offer surprises, and someplace to store food. Other than that, we live outside! We camped at Long Branch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $21.00
We have nothing bad to say about this campground. It would be a 10 if it had water and sewer. It is a very attractive campground with level cement pads on the 50 amp sites. I thought of a small problem: Verizon has "Extended Network" service here. We loved it and would definitely come again. We camped at Long Branch State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $21.00
Great campground, conveniently located near Highways 63 and 36. Quiet campsite overlooking the lake. Campground hosts were friendly and helpful. We'll be back! We camped at Long Branch State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $19.00
Paid $19.00 for electric only site with a senior discount. All roads are paved and sites are paved or concrete. Our site was level and had a beautiful view of the lake. Several sites had good lake views. Restrooms and showers were clean and very well maintained. This is another great example of Missouri State Parks. We camped at Long Branch State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $21.00
We stayed for one night traveling through. It was hot so we picked a shaded spot in the older section, which had quite a bit of slope down into the site (bad for not unhooking for one night). The bathrooms were OK. We were able to let the dog swim in the lake. On a Sunday, we had our choice of sites. We would stay again. We camped at Long Branch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
For a state park this place is a 10! The sites all had level concrete pads. The website to make reservations was wonderful. It even provides the slope per site so that you know what to expect. Not all sites are available for reservations, some are first come first serve. We also used Google Earth to preview the site since we were going to be traveling from Arizona and wanted to know what to expect. The bathrooms were very clean. We had 4 adults and 5 children. We had 50 amp service and there was a water faucet just across the road from our site should we have needed to refill our fresh water tank (which we did not). My sister-in-law is very picky about public restrooms and even she was impressed. The sites had fire pits, a lamp post to hang a lantern on, and picnic tables on a separate concrete pad. The lake level was a bit high due to the rain they have had this summer. We reserved two campsites side by side so that my brother-in-law could park his boat as well as pitch a tent for their family. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. The beach was nice, and very clean as well. They have done a great job with this park. The camp hosts run a great ship. It is a hidden treasure. We camped at Long Branch State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $16.00
We camped in a great, shaded site with electricity only. It was one of the most quiet, peaceful places that we have ever been. The camp hosts were great. We camped at Long Branch State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2005 - $15.00
The ONLY thing I don't like about this park is that this is one they severely need to make 100% reserveable on all the electric sites. This entire campground is first come/first serve only. You had better know someone who lives in Macon to hold a site for you on Tuesday or Wednesday or there won't be one available. The folks in that live in this area go to Long Branch lake and will hold a site starting on Wednesday. We've gone up on early Wednesday just to get a site and I've seen sites being held for 3 or 4 days without being paid for by placing a lawn chair on the site. This isn't right, nor fair to people who want to be there and will pay for their time. Not to mention, it's against state park rules. This is a great place to go bass fishing, skiing or swimming. Just wish we could go there more often by reserving a site and guaranteeing there will be a spot available. We camped at Long Branch State Park in a Travel Trailer.