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Joplin, MO, sits right near the borders of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas in southwestern Missouri. The KOA is just south of town, providing easy access to three different central states when you book an RV in Newton County. With a variety of RV camping spots available, at Joplin KOA, you can settle into a site with full hookups or water/electric only. And no matter which site you choose, you will be able to enjoy the RV park-wide Wi-Fi.After a day of exploring the many outdoor recreation options around Joplin, you can head back to Joplin KOA, where you will have access to laundry facilities, restrooms, and showers. And if you need to restock supplies, you can stop by the on-site camp store and find what you need.While motorhome camping at Joplin KOA, you'll have plenty of ways to relax and have fun. You can unwind by the on-site pool, or dive in for a swim on a hot day. You can cast a line along the banks of the catch-and-release fishing pond and enjoy the sunset. There's no license required to hook the resident perch and catfish in this stocked water feature. If you want something a little more adventurous, you can rent one of the KOA’s four-wheel bikes and explore the campground. At Joplin KOA, kids can feed ducks and turtles, and there are some scenic nature areas to enjoy too.


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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.

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

The Great Outdoors

A short drive north of Joplin, you can visit the Prairie State Park. You’ll certainly feel like you're in the Great Plains as you head out on the trails through the tall grasses and wildflowers. Most of the region's remaining prairies can be found in Prairie State Park, making it a must-see destination during your Missouri excursion. If you’re lucky, you just might catch a glimpse of the roving bison herd that calls the park home.On the southern borders of Missouri and Arkansas, you can explore the expansive Roaring River State Park in Cassville. At over 4,250 acres, this massive park beckons those who are looking for slightly more challenging hiking opportunities. While you won’t find any mountains in the area, at Roaring River, you can enjoy the Ozark foothills and small valleys as you explore this beautiful landscape. If you want to enjoy the park a little more leisurely, you can bring a pole and tackle box and try your luck along the river and see what you catch.Just over the Missouri-Oklahoma border is the Lake Eucha Park in Jay, Oklahoma. Despite the park’s name, there is actually limited access to the nearby lake. Instead, you can enjoy a stroll along the creekside, an easy stroll through the surrounding grasslands and forest, or try your luck fishing in the creek. However, if you’re looking to swim, the park has a maintained swimming pool for its visitors. You can enter the lake with a boat from a far section of the park.

Explore the City

Joplin campers who want to learn a little bit more about the history of the region or just about science, in general, will enjoy a visit to the Joplin Museum Complex. You can see exhibits that focus on the history of the area, such as historical medicine, the Joplin Sports Hall of Fame, and the local mining industry. Or instead, you can enjoy the unique National Cookie Cutter Exhibit or Circus exhibit.If you’re looking for a more laid-back day, you can spend some time at Schifferdecker Park in Joplin. The kids can enjoy the large play structure, play a game of volleyball or basketball, or even go for a swim in the pool. For something even more leisurely, you can enjoy a round of golf at the neighboring golf course.Just up the road from the RV park is Grand Falls. This outdoor recreation stop is a great place to snap some stunning photos. The tumbling falls pour over a more than 150-foot-wide ledge, creating a wonderful panoramic view. You can even try your luck at fishing a little farther down the river.When RV camping at Joplin KOA, you’ll probably need to refuel and restock supplies. Luckily enough, there are plenty of gas stations and grocery stores in the area where you can find what you need.Every southern state has its own version of barbecue, and Missouri isn't any different. The go-to grilled grub around here is St. Louis-style, centered around spareribs that have been barbecued to perfection and are usually served with some extra tomato-based barbecue sauce.


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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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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.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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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.


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How does check-in work?

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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.