Mark Twain National Forestwrite a review State Highway W Williamsville, MO 63967 573-222-8562
GPS: 36.972, -90.358
|Last Price Paid:||$10|
|Number of Sites:||9|
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Crisy would stay here again
“Nice quiet getaway with lake front campsite close to marina ”
Reviewed Jul 15, 2019
We traveled from stl, about a 2 and a half hour drive to Chaonia Landing Marina. The campground direction are a little misleading as you drive down past the marina by the boat ramp and shower house (only 1 shower in both restrooms). You go up the gravel drive and the campsite is there. It is a honor system check-in and is only $10/night. There are very few campsites (I believe maybe 10), 1 faucet by honor box, and a fishing dock.
There are 5 lakefront sites but unfortunately basically right on top of one another. There was only 1 other camper on Friday night and then we were the only ones on Saturday night. Although it seemed like the sheriffs department did check in at least 1x a day, but could if been because the marina had some issues with somebody described as our neighboring campers the previous day.
It was nice and relaxing for what you paid and we rented the Bass Buggy from Chaonia Landing Marina on Saturday all day. Lake Wappapello is nice for fishing but not the cleanest of lakes to swim in, but it was refreshing to find a cove and jump in for a little bit. Unfortunately the lake gets really shallow so be prepared to not be into many coves unless you have a boat that can maneuver in shallow water of only 3ft or lower in certain areas. Also the employees at Chaonia Landing Marina are extremely nice!! Highly recommend renting from them.
We didn’t do very good fishing this weekend but these 5 campsite are right off the bank and can throw a line in from your site.
Only down side I’d say is a lot of random people coming down to fish at the dock and being right on top of each other, would of referred a cleaner shower house/bath house but hey you are primitive camping.
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- restrooms: flush
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