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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $12.00
This is a beautiful park with concrete pads, picnic tables, lantern posts, and many spacious sites. Having full hook up sites for $24 is a great value. With an America the Beautiful senior pass, it is only $12. My only complaint is that some of the sites are quite slanted, and some are surrounded by trees that could interfere with slide-outs, satellite reception, or hit the tops of higher units. You need to pick your site with care, if you have a large unit. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and there are trails, some going down to the lake. There is also a marina. It is a great campground. We camped at Ray Behrens COE in a Fifth Wheel.
There is a little store near the campground that has reasonable prices, but you need a drive a ways to get to any town.
Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $9.00
Half price with federal Senior Pass. This one of several large COE campgrounds around Mark Twain Lake. You can make reservations. I pre-registered on the internet. The people at the check-in booth had all my information and my site assignment immediately. It could hardly have gone quicker or easier. It was after Labor Day, so they were starting to close down some of the camping loops. There are both shady and sunny sites. Mine was shady. Clean restrooms and showers. I had electric. Water was available at the next camp site. I don't know if they have sewer hookups. The slopes to the Mark Twain Lake are steep. I didn't see any beaches. We camped at Ray Behrens COE in a Travel Trailer.
The Mark Twain birthplace is in a Missouri state park in Florida, Missouri, about 10 miles away. Admission is free. They have the cabin in which he was born plus some of his original manuscripts. There seems to be lots of fishing in the lake.
Review Count: 130
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 16
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $12.00
Rate reflect Golden Age card (50% off). Very pretty park on the Mark Twain Lake. Good staff presence, gate attendants friendly and helpful. Electric was steady, water 85psi, steady. Park was clean enough, however our firepit was full of ash and trash, we had to clean it out to use it. Some sites are full hook up, others are electric only. Most sites are level enough, however there are a few that have an incline. The trails were closed when we were here due to high water in the lake, but the boat launch was open. There is a marina on the park with a café and little store. Park has dumpsters in the camping loops, convenient, not a long way off. We did not use the bathhouse or restrooms. Sites are asphalt, however the patio area is rock. Its small, but not as easy to walk on as gravel. Sites have a large picnic table, a lantern pole and fire ring with grate.Nearest Walmart is about 35 miles away, but there is a local store with bread/milk, etc. We would stay here again when in the area. We camped at Ray Behrens COE in a Motorhome.
Walmart in Hannibal MO, visit the Dam Visitors Center. Park does have a pistol/rifle firing range.
Review Count: 25
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $9.00
This is a beautiful area on the Mark Twain lake and, specifically, the US Corps of Engineers Recreation Area --- located about 30 minutes southwest of Hannibal, MO. There were really nice features about camping here, e.g the roads were paved and the pads were paved but, unfortunately, very narrow, which made it difficult to maneuver. Our site, # 129 was surrounded by trees making it scenic but impossible to open both our slideout and our awning. Not all the sites had that level of closeness. And not all sites are level, so pick with care. The toilet and shower house were separate and not very close together. These building and some of the other buildings in the area were in need of some paint and/or repair, but for that price, I look at it as a small issue. There are not many extras available there, but there is a marina onsite where one can rent boats, eat, fish, etc. We camped at Ray Behrens COE in a Travel Trailer.
There are many great attractions and shopping, dining, etc in nearby Hannibal. I really recommend the tour of Mark Twain Cave.
Review Count: 77
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $13.00
Very nice COE park on the Mark Twain Lake. The camping loops are about a mile or more from the gate. Gate attendants friendly and helpful. Park was clean. The roads were paved and the long pads were asphalt and a little narrow, but there is a lot of space between sites and each has a fire ring, picnic table, and lantern post. Most sites are back-in. Lots of mature trees. No sites are on or near the lake, so no view to speak of. We had a problem with our cell and internet service-NONE-even though there are cell towers in vicinity. However we discovered that area of MO is in a "Dead Zone" according to the helpful people at the Walmart in Hannibal. We camped at Ray Behrens COE in a Motorhome.
Close to Hannibal with all the tourist things to do. A little further back to Columbia and Fulton area, but an easy day trip and plenty to see there.
Review Count: 69
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Nice clean COE park with friendly host. Lots of room between sites. No sites are on or near the lake. We stayed here while visiting the town of Hannibal. We camped at Ray Behrens COE in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 17
Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $9.00
$9 price reflects Senior National Park Pass. We camped in Site 145 in Cedar Ridge Loop, 50-amp electric; as the full-hookup sites were already taken. 145 is a long (81') site with lots of room and privacy (trees) on both sides; also across from the restroom/showers. Sites are paved, with gravel for picnic table and fire ring. Many sites, ours included, have quite a slope from front to back! Be sure to bring blocks to back up on. This campground was clean, grass was mowed; restrooms just OK - hot water in the shower. It was quiet during the week. We would definitely stay there again if in the area. We camped at Ray Behrens COE in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $24.00
Very nice, big spots, some with full hookups. Many are fairly level and paved. Well run campground. Downside is poor cellular coverage, so no 3G that we could get. Several TV channels available. Many boaters say here as the boat ramps and marina are close. No swimming in nearby area and campground is not on lake. We will come back again. We camped at Ray Behrens COE in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 30
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $12.00
This is one of three COE campgrounds on Mark Twain Lake. The sites have great spacing between them and each has a fire ring, picnic table, and lantern post. The sites are paved and most are long. The first and second loop have a few full hookup sites. The third loop offers electric only sites. While the sites are fairly level side to side, there are a few that have quite a bit of slope front to back. The campground is clean and well maintained. I was in site 69 and able to get most of the major networks over the air by pointing my antenna to the northeast. The only thing I didn’t like about the campground was all of the sites require you to back in on the passenger side. A heads up for those using Blue Totes, the dump station is by the registration office and is a rather long distance from the camping loops. There is also a marina close to the campground. My nightly rate reflects a 50% seniors discount. We camped at Ray Behrens COE in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 19
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $9.00
Sites with plenty of room and shade. Nice place to ride bike or walk. Some sites have water and electric but some only electric. This campground is consistent with all other COE parks we have visited. We have never been disapointed with a COE campground and this one is no exception. We camped at Ray Behrens COE in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $18.00
This campground has three loops, each with a separate name. The warm weather meant the Corp of Engineers had to open the third loop. It was nearly filled. Other nearby COE sites had already closed for the season thus the reason for the crowds. When I say crowds I do not mean crowded. The sites are nicely spaced and quite private. Lots of mature oak trees so the acorn fall was in full swing. Fortunately they tend to fall during the day. We had planned an overnight stay but liked the location so much we ended up staying three days. A fair number of fishermen interspersed with other campers. The new visitor center at Canon Dam had opened days earlier and is worth the visit. We took a two mile hiking trail right off our campground loop. Sites are not perfectly level. These campgrounds are all on ridges, thereby there is a variety of sizes and slopes. It appears most are level side to side but not always front to back. There were sites accommodating motorhomes but not all sites would work. I did not see pull through sites. Water is only available at one or two locations in each loop and the only sewer is at the dumping station near the campground entrance. The dumping station does not have potable water and you will need a hose to fill at the water spigots. We camped at Ray Behrens COE in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 60
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $16.00
This is Corp of Engineer's park. This campground is large and spread out with plenty of room. Very well taken care of with clean everything. Most sites are plenty long, but many sites have too much slope for motorhome. Large playground for kids. On Holiday weekends you will need reservations. Big lake for fishing if you have a boat. We camped at Ray Behrens COE in a Motorhome.
There are many great attractions and shopping, dining, etc in nearby Hannibal. I really recommend the tour of Mark Twain Cave.stocky • July 2015
Walmart in Hannibal MO, visit the Dam Visitors Center. Park does have a pistol/rifle firing range.Fixn2gocamp • August 2015
Close to Hannibal with all the tourist things to do. A little further back to Columbia and Fulton area, but an easy day trip and plenty to see there.bob and phyl • October 2015
There is a little store near the campground that has reasonable prices, but you need a drive a ways to get to any town.Light • September 2016
The Mark Twain birthplace is in a Missouri state park in Florida, Missouri, about 10 miles away. Admission is free. They have the cabin in which he was born plus some of his original manuscripts. There seems to be lots of fishing in the lake.Teardrop11 • October 2016
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