Camping Reservation System

Approximately 2,900 state park campsites are available for reservation at 36 different state parks and state historic sites.

How to make a Reservation

Online:
By phone:

Click here to make a reservation.
Available 24 hours a day

877-ICampMo (877-422-6766)
7 a.m. - 7 p.m. CT seven days a week

You can make your reservation starting at 7 a.m. CT six months prior to the first day of your trip.

Please have the following information in hand before you go online or call:

  • name of the park or historic site where you want to camp
  • dates you wish to reserve
  • occupant name for each site to be reserved
  • type of campsite needed (basic, electric, electric/water, sewer/electric/water) and the site number (if known)
  • type and size of camping unit you will be using
  • number of persons in your camping party, including children
  • debit/credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover), camping coupon or gift card
  • qualifying information if eligible for a discount (senior citizen or disability)

You also should be familiar with the fees that will apply to your reservation and stay.  A reservation guarantees a campsite. Availability of activities outside the campground may vary.

Due to high demand, a maximum of five campsites can be reserved in one phone call or web session for weekend and holiday camping stays from May through October.

Reservations can be made from six months to two days in advance of arrival at:

Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Sam A. Baker State Park
Cuivre River State Park*
Finger Lakes State Park*
Graham Cave State Park
Hawn State Park
Knob Noster State Park
Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Lake Wappapello State Park
Lewis and Clark State Park
Long Branch State Park
Meramec State Park
Montauk State Park
Onondaga Cave State Park*
Pershing State Park

Pomme de Terre State Park*
Roaring River State Park
Robertsville State Park*
St. Francois State Park*
St. Joe State Park*
Table Rock State Park
Thousand Hills State Park
Trail of Tears State Park
Harry S Truman State Park*
Mark Twain State Park*
Van Meter State Park
Wakonda State Park*
Wallace State Park*
Washington State Park*
Weston Bend State Park*

*Denotes a park that allows all campsites to be reserved in advance. Campsites that are not reserved remain available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Make a reservation:

online - up to midnight two days prior to arrival (i.e. Weds. for Fri. arrival)
phone - up to 7 p.m. two days prior to arrival if paying electronically
             up to 21 days prior to arrival if paid by camping coupon
NOTE:  Camping coupons must be postmarked within 4 days of making the reservation and received within 10 days to confirm the reservation.

Change a reservation:

online - up to midnight two days prior to arrival incurring a change fee
phone - up to 7 p.m. two days prior to arrival incurring a change fee
NOTE:  Changes are not allowed less than two days prior to arrival.

Cancel a reservation:
(original reservation fee forfeited)

online - up to midnight two days prior to arrival incurring a cancel fee
phone - up to 7 p.m. two days prior to arrival incurring a cancel fee
NOTE:  Cancellations made less than two days prior to arrival will incur a cancel fee and loss of camping night(s)

Change a group tent area reservation:

online - up to midnight seven days prior to arrival incurring a change fee
phone - up to 7 p.m. seven days prior to arrival incurring a change fee
Note: Changes are not allowed less than seven days prior to arrival.

Cancel a group tent area reservaion:
(original reservation fee forfeited)

online - up to midnight seven days prior to arrival incurring a cancel fee
phone - up to 7 p.m. seven days prior to arrival incurring a cancel fee
NOTE:  Cancellations made less than seven days prior to arrival will incur a cancel fee and loss of camping night(s).

Reservations can be made from six months to one day in advance of arrival at:

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park*
Bennett Spring State Park
Crowder State Park
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park*
Stockton State Park*
Watkins Mill State Park

* Denotes a park that allows all campsites to be reserved in advance. Campsites that are not reserved remain available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Make a reservation:

online - up to midnight one day prior to arrival (i.e. Thurs. for Fri. arrival)
phone - up to 7 p.m. one day prior to arrival if paying electronically
             up to 21 days prior to arrival if paid by camping coupon
NOTE:  Camping coupons must be postmarked within 4 days of making the reservation and received within 10 days to confirm the reservation.

Change a reservation:

online - up to midnight one day prior to arrival incurring a change fee
phone - up to 7 p.m. one day prior to arrival incurring a change fee
NOTE:  Changes are not allowed less than one day prior to arrival.

Cancel a reservation:
(original reservation fee forfeited)

online - up to midnight one day prior to arrival incurring a cancel fee
phone - up to 7 p.m. one day prior to arrival incurring a cancel fee
NOTE:  Cancellations on or after day of arrival will incur a cancel fee and loss of camping night(s)

Please be Aware:

  • Checks and money orders are no longer accepted at the call center but may still be used on location at the parks and historic sites for first-come, first-served use.
  • Campers must arrive within the first 24 hours of their camping stay (3 p.m. to 3 p.m. the next day) or the site will be available for resale.
  • Early departures after arrival may result in forfeiture of camping fees and a transaction fee.
  • A minimum stay of two nights is required for weekend reservations, with the exception of Arrow Rock State Historic Site and Bennett Spring, Knob Noster, Montauk and Roaring River state parks. The two-night minimum must be Friday/Saturday. The cancellation of one night of a two-night minimum stay is not allowed.
  • Accessible campsites are reservable only by or for persons with disabilities. Proof of disability is required at check-in.
  • Altering the arrival date for camping stays including the following dates will result in forfeiture of two camping nights if the reservation was originally made on the first day of the six-month reservation window:   trout park opening (March 1) at Bennett Spring, Montauk or Roaring River state parks; Memorial Day weekend; July 3 and 4; or Labor Day weekend.
  • If a single site is not available for your full desired stay, you may choose to split your reservation and move to a second site for the remaining days. This can only be done by calling the reservation center, and will incur only one reservation fee.