Register to Backcountry Camp at Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Contact Information

Park office number: 573-348-2694
Emergency number: 911 or *55 (Highway Patrol)

Camping is limited to one designated site along Woodland Trail.

Backpackers must register before starting their trip. Camping is free, but registration is required.

  • The maximum group size at the campsite is seven.
  • Campfires are prohibited. Stoves must be used for cooking.
  • Cutting implements such as saws and hatchets are not allowed on the trail.
  • Permitted camping is only allowed for backpackers at the designated site. Checkout time is 2 p.m. on the day of departure.

Overnight parking for hikers is allowed at the Woodland Trail parking lot. It is located 1.2 miles from the Highway 42 and Highway 134 intersection and is adjacent to the Trail Information Cabin. Trailhead location: 38.11542, -92.56297.