Mark Twain Campground

Near the birthplace of legendary author Mark Twain, you can rent an RV near Mark Twain Campground and see the beauty of Missouri. The “Show-Me State” has hundreds of miles of riverfront on the massive Mississippi River, as well as natural areas, recreation spots, campgrounds, state parks, and a whole lot of other ways to enjoy your eastern Missouri camping trip.Less than an hour's drive from St. Louis, the state's largest city, this waterfront Missouri campground has an abundance of campsites ideally situated around Mark Twain Lake, within the Mark Twain State Park. This quiet campground has a variety of campsites suitable for tent camping, RV camping, and group camping. Sites are equipped with electric hookups, but guests will have to bring their own water while camping. Showers and restrooms are available in a few different spots too.While staying in one of the campsites at Mark Twain Campground, guests can go swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, or kayaking on the lake, among other activities. Epic sunrises and sunsets make the experience even more magical when you camp in a motorhome at this unbelievable, state-owned campground. In addition to the waterfront activities, you'll also find hiking trails, bike paths, laundry facilities, and helpful park rangers when you book an RV in Monroe County and stay at Mark Twain Campground.

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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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Delivery or Pickup

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

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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 host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Missouri is brimming with natural beauty, from its raging rivers to the sublime Ozark Mountains in the south. Virtually anywhere you choose to rent an RV in Missouri is bound to have some magical outdoor areas to visit. Mark Twain State Park is one of many parks lining Mark Twain Lake and is home to Mark Twain Campground. There are plenty of trails winding through the woods, and dozens of ways to make use of the refreshing waters of the lake.There are several other fantastic lakefront recreation areas to check out while camping at Mark Twain State Park, like Stoutsville Recreation Area, Indian Creek Recreation Area, and South Fork Recreation Area, to name a few. Indian Creek Recreation Area has playgrounds, hiking trails, picnic pavilions, beaches, fishing spots, swimming areas, and a small campground to accommodate you and your campervan rental.Wakonda State Park is an hour's drive north, just a few miles west of the Mississippi River. This place is another fabulous example of what you can expect when you go RV camping at Mark Twain State Park. A few lakes in the park provide ample space to swim, canoe, kayak, or catch fish that you can cook up for dinner over a nice campfire. The 1,000-acre park also has a campground, with several dozen campsites and a network of trails.For a nice change of scenery, you can head south to visit Mark Twain National Forest, also named for the famed author and humorist. This three-million-acre paradise has wilderness areas to trek through, plus rivers, lakes, and access to the Ozark Mountains. Camp out under the stars at one of a dozen camping areas in the forest, and appreciate the beauty of southern Missouri when you take the motorhome rental out on the open road to this vast park.

City Sightseeing

For some sightseeing while camping at Mark Twain Campground, you can head into Columbia, a large city slightly closer than St. Louis. Before you leave the state park, though, consider stopping at the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site. The site is where Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain’s real name) was born in a two-room cabin. A charming house museum explains the life of the author and his profound effect on American history and literature.Over in Columbia, there are lots of other ways to pass the time when renting an RV near Florida, MO. The Rose Music Hall is a wonderful place to visit, with festivals, concerts, and other live performances to check out.The Museum of Art & Archaeology features lavish galleries and impressive exhibits. Ancient artwork from the classical world, Roman and Greek coins, Renaissance-era statues, and dazzling artifacts from other ancient civilizations can be seen at this magnificent learning area in the heart of Columbia.Book a camper rental near Mark Twain State Park, and you'll have an opportunity to observe the region's rugged shorelines, the sparkling waters of Mark Twain Lake, and the tranquility of its surrounding nature. Hike the trails, cast a line in the lake, or branch out and explore some of the area's history and culture. Regardless of your plans, start this Missouri camping excursion by pulling your rig into the lush greenery of Mark Twain Campground and let the relaxation begin.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


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.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


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.


How does check-in work?


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.