Big Spring - Ozark Scenic River | Established Campground

United States

Details

Last Visited: 7 months ago
GPS: 36.96234, -90.98253
Altitude: 142.0 masl
Place Website: https://www.nps.gov/ozar/planyourvisit/big-spring-campground-map11.htm
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Amenities

Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Yes

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Description

National Park campground in the Ozark National Scenic Riverway. Reservations are accepted but there are designated first come first served only sites and any reservable site that isn’t booked, dates are posted on site posts, can be occupied by paying cash via the onsite envelopes. 4 loops, one has electric, all have central water and access to bathrooms. A shower house is separate, located on the campground access road, as is a dump station. Booking online costs $22 for electric and $19 non-electric, paying onsite costs $19 for electric and $16 non-electric. There is access to the current river, spring fed, for swimming and tubing. Big Spring is located near the entry to the park but is for viewing only, swimming is not permitted in the spring. A lodge with restaurant is located within the park but we did not visit it. Great park and a welcome reprieve from the heat.

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Arrived around 4pm knowing beforehand off season is first come, first serve. Family loop road was closed off, took a right to Loop 1 & Loop 2.

Off season rates
Loop 2 $15
Loop 1 $12

No bathrooms in Loop 1, but its a short walk to the flush toilets in Loop 2.

Showers & most bathrooms are closed in off season.

Only had one other person all the way over in Loop 2.

Verizon- 3 bars 4G

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National Park campground in the Ozark National Scenic Riverway. Reservations are accepted but there are designated first come first served only sites and any reservable site that isn’t booked, dates are posted on site posts, can be occupied by paying cash via the onsite envelopes. 4 loops, one has electric, all have central water and access to bathrooms. A shower house is separate, located on the campground access road, as is a dump station. Booking online costs $22 for electric and $19 non-electric, paying onsite costs $19 for electric and $16 non-electric. There is access to the current river, spring fed, for swimming and tubing. Big Spring is located near the entry to the park but is for viewing only, swimming is not permitted in the spring. A lodge with restaurant is located within the park but we did not visit it. Great park and a welcome reprieve from the heat.

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