Thomas Hill Reservoir

Dept. Fish & Wildlife

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23119 State Highway T Excello, MO 65247 660-775-2464 Official Website

GPS: 39.6234, -92.6175

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Overview of Thomas Hill Reservoir

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 19

Elevation 721 ft / 219 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Last reported 5/22/2016
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23' Airstream Flying Cloud 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
10 reviews
“Clean, quiet free camping in Missouri”

Reviewed 5/22/2016

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 14
Overall Rating

I was looking for somewhere to stay overnight while passing through Missouri and decided this was better than a Walmart. To my surprise, this was much, much better than not only a Walmart, but a lot of pay campgrounds I've stayed at. The campground was clean, well-maintained, and overall very nice. There are absolutely no hook-ups, but there are two water spigots in the campground and vault toilets. The sites were level gravel pads, well-marked, and each one had a fire ring and a covered picnic table. There weren't (m)any trees for privacy, but they were spaced far apart and each one had a great view of the reservoir. In addition to the campground there is a pier for fishing, two boat ramps, and a fish cleaning station. I was the only camper on Monday night, but there was quite a bit of day-use activity from people fishing and using the boat ramp. If I had been staying longer I definitely would have wanted to get out onto the water--the reservoir looked clean, clear, and calm.

There's not much in the surrounding area to see or do and I can't imagine this would be a destination visit for anyone but locals, but as a stop-over on the way to somewhere else it was very, very nice. One note: The bridge over the reservoir is closed (and it appears it has been for some time), so you must approach the campground from the east. When driving to the campground, signs will warn you that the road is closed ahead. It is, but it's closed past the campground, not before it.

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cheesygoons would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • water access
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets
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