loading
loading
loading

Graham Cave Campground

Graham Cave Campground lies inside the nearly 400-acre Graham Cave State Park in central Missouri and is a fantastic RV campground. Sites are rather basic, with only electrical hookups, but there’s a fair amount of public amenities inside the campground. Flush toilets and showers allow you to conserve the water in your RV rental’s holding tanks. If you need to do a load of laundry while you’re here, there are facilities available for a fee. A dump station on the edge of the campground will be a lifesaver if you need to empty your tanks (the nearest truck stop is about 20 minutes' drive away in Kingdom City).Since you’ll be camping inside a state park, there’ll be no shortage of outdoor recreational opportunities either. The centerpiece cave is a 60-foot-wide by 100-foot sandstone dome nestled into the side of a hill. Unfortunately, you can’t enter the cave, as it’s a sensitive archeological site that was used by indigenous groups for thousands of years. However, some easy hiking trails ranging from just a few minutes to nearly an hour in length should definitely be explored while you’re motorhome camping at Graham Cave State Park.The state park is just off Interstate 70, which makes it a convenient place to camp with your RV rental if you want to check out St. Louis (less than a 90-minute drive away) during your stay. While there’s nothing natural about it, you can visit America’s smallest national park while you’re in the city. The 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch, the largest arch of its kind, was designated as a national park in 2018.


Find the perfect campsite.

Find the perfect RV for your campsite

Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

1

Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

2

Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

3

Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

The cave is the primary outdoor attraction when camping at Graham Cave Campground, but there’re still plenty of other ways to enjoy nature in central Missouri. A zipline park near New Florence is one such option, allowing you to ride through the treetops at the height of almost 200 feet. The course is designed to be as natural as possible, utilizing live trees and minimizing human-made structures. This attraction is certainly not for the faint of heart but will be a blast for adventurous tourists.Central Missouri is also an underrated kayaking destination, with a wealth of navigable rivers to excite paddlers of any experience level. Calmer rivers like the Meramac are great for newbies, while the narrow rivers and creeks of the Ozarks have exciting whitewater opportunities for more experienced paddlers. Several boat shops in Columbia or St. Louis can hook you up with equipment if you don’t have your own.There are dozens of good hiking trails near Graham Caves State Park and Columbia, with some of the more interesting routes found at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. The park is about 10 minutes' drive south of the city and is named for a collapsed cave that formed a natural rock bridge over a small stream. Hiking and biking trails crisscross the park, but one of the more exciting features is the scrambling trail up the limestone karst above the cave formation.

Exploring the City

When you book an RV in Montgomery County, the nearest city with attractions is the college town of Columbia – nicknamed the Athens of Missouri. Home to the University of Missouri (Mizzou), along with a few small private colleges, the city has a decidedly progressive vibe compared to the rest of the state.The annual True/False documentary film festival in March is one of the more exciting events in Columbia, with organizers attempting to remake the town into something of a utopian society with artist-led parades, busking events throughout the city, and DIY projects. The festival has earned praise for building an arts community in central Missouri.If you’re looking for a great museum to check out when renting an RV near Graham Cave Campground, head to the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri. It’s one of the most fascinating museums in the Midwest with all sorts of antiquities from Greek and Roman society, along with an amazing collection of more contemporary artwork.Sports fans will have plenty of options when they camp in an RV near Columbia, with Mizzou fielding exciting football, basketball, and baseball teams. Check out the university’s schedule to see what’s happening during your time in Columbia.For a little retail therapy, there’s the Columbia Mall, Rock Bridge Shopping Center, and the Broadway Shops. Unique independent stores can be found by browsing through the neighborhood just north of the university. However, for a big shopping trip, it’s better to take the time to go to St. Louis.


Every new RVers biggest concern? How to dump RV waste. But don’t fret! We have Outdoorsy community member, Mike Jackson, to talk you through it.
Content by

Find the perfect RV for Graham Cave Campground

-
All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

0
0

Questions about RVs?

Q.

What type of RV should I choose?

A.

Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Q.

Do the RVs have bathrooms?

A.

Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


Q.

How does check-in work?

A.

Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.