Whether you are trying to take your dog, or dogs, off the beaten path to a trail less traveled or you want to pitch the tent in a place that has all the amenities of home, this is where you can see how really pet friendly those places are.
You will find reviews on City and County Park campgrounds, State and National Park campgrounds, primitive National Forest campgrounds and Private campgrounds across the country.
Keep in mind we rate the campgrounds on pet friendliness. Even though a campground might have the most spectacular views on the planet, if you can’t enjoy that view with your four legged camping buddy at your side it may get an average review.
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Montrose Conservation Area – Clinton Missouri
In the early 1950’s, a utility company bought nearly 4,000 acres of land along Deepwater Creek in Henry County as a site for a coal fired electrical generating plant and created a 1,600 acre lake to provide the water necessary to cool the plant. In 1957, the company leased land to the Missouri Department of Conservation for public use. A new lease was given to the Missouri Department of Conservation in August of 2007. The current lease totals 2750 acres and will continue to be managed for public use.
Montrose Lake, with its flow of warm water from the generating plant, offers good fishing especially for catfish. Over the years, it has also become a favorite of waterfowl and spectacular concentrations of ducks and geese visit the area each winter. Continue Reading…
Watkins Mill State Park, Lawson Mo.
Not able to get away for the weekend due to a prior commitment, we decided that we would go check out Watkins Mill State Park outside Kansas City Mo. In doing so we also decided that we would start a new series reviewing campgrounds just to see how pet friendly they really are. Watkins Mill State Park Is just to the northeast of Kansas City, and only about 45 miles from our front door. The park is adjacent to the Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark. Like all National Historic Landmarks, pets are not allowed in any buildings. Continue reading…
Roaring River State Park, Cassville, MO.
Keegan and I ventured down to Roaring River in October 2008 where I wrote an article called Fly Fishing with Keegan. If you like scenery, Roaring River has it, if you like to trout fish, Roaring River has it, if you like to explore, yep you guessed it, and you can do that too.
You can fight trophy trout in one of the most breathtaking settings imaginable at Roaring River State Park. The park contains one of the premier trout fisheries in the nation, stocked each night. You can here them come by every night in the truck. It will wake you up if you have already turned in because most of the campsites are located so close to the river and the restocking equipment runs between the campsites and the river bank. The natural setting – towering hills above a deep blue spring — provides a scenic backdrop to adventures. Seven trails cut through the parks rugged terrain, and lodging options from campsites to cabins make Roaring River a place to experience a unique slice of Missouri. Continue Reading…
Middle Creek State Fishing Lake, Louisburg, KS
36 miles south of Kansas City on the Kansas side of the state line is a 281 acre lake owned by the Kansas Department of Wildlife. Middle Creek State Fishing Lake sits just south of Louisburg, KS. It is really hard to miss if you are traveling south on Old Metcalf Ave. If you aren’t paying attention you will drive right into the lake because when the area was flooded to make the lake, they flooded Metcalf Ave. They had already built a new highway running parallel to Metcalf (Metcalf was the old highway). Continue Reading …