Missouri State Parks is offering same-day reservations at most park and historic site campgrounds this season. The only exceptions are campsites at Battle of Athens State Historic Site, Prairie and Taum Sauk Mountain state parks, which remain available on a walk-up registration basis only.

To ensure a camping spot, campers are strongly encouraged to make a reservation prior to arrival at the park. Most campgrounds are fully reservable and any campsites not reserved are available on a walk-up registration basis. Campers must pay the camping rate prior to occupying the site.

Shower houses and modern restrooms are available during the park’s camping season. Firewood and ice are available for purchase at most locations during operating hours. For more information on specific hours, please contact the park or historic site office directly.

State park and historic site day-use areas are also now open. Playgrounds, trails, boat launches and picnic areas are open as well, along with most indoor spaces, including visitor centers, nature centers, museums and offices.

For more information on camping, visit Same-day reservations can be made online at or through the reservation call center at 877-422-6766 until 7 p.m.

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