Boiling Spring Campground
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darrelltloz
Mount Vernon, IL356 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
The Gasconade is one of Missouri's premiere float streams. Its gentle flow takes you past limestone bluffs, slow moving pools where fish congregate, and gravel bars for a rest or snack. Boiling Spring Campground is on the bank of the river, and offers camp sites from primitive to small cabins, a small store, and more canoes to rent than you can imagine. The owners and staff are friendly and accommodating.
Written September 13, 2016
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GetOutside
Saint Louis, MO100 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Spent three nights here with family. Stayed in Sites B7 and B8. Recommend both sites. They are right along the Gasconade and make for beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, campground is lit up by fluorescent light poles throughout campgrounds. Hard to get away from them so one can enjoy the dark night sky. Also, 90% of campers were in RVs which again can ruin the darkness due to all the lights they tend to have. Two public bathrooms are available: one on lower portion by the river is rustic and clean. It is made up of three sections: one room is a single shower, another is women’s restroom with two toilets side by side/no stalls - so basically for individual use and the other is men’s bathroom with one toilet and one urinal. Again, no stall so for individual use. These are all incredibly rustic and basic, but are well maintained by staff and provides what’s needed. Bathroom off of camp store is an individual half bath with shower. It’s also clean and is located off of laundry room where you’ll find two coin washers and two coin dryers. Camp store is sparse, but has canned sodas and frozen ice cream treats for sell which kids enjoyed. Store is about a half mile easy walk away from lower campground.Floated five miles with BSC. Comfortable bus ride to put in point. Staff was incredibly accommodating and helpful. Float is Big Piney to Gasconade. BP is beautiful and clear. Gravel bars along the way for picnics and swimming. Boiling Spring is located across the Gasconade from the BS Campground. Floaters can make their way over there to check out that beautiful spring and feel how frigidly cold it is. Overall campgrounds are clean. Sites are on grass/gravel. No concrete pads. Minimal shade. Small and close together. Small playground located next to camp store. Large pavilion located at lower campground. Staff is friendly and helpful and happy to accommodate in anyway.
Written September 2, 2019
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Tishascott33
Illinois44 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Rental of Kayak, Canoes, and tubes was pretty easy here at Boiling Campgrounds. The lady was super nice and very informative. Issues we had one the buses where over packed. They over booked our hour. Two the buses had no momentum to make it up the hills. Three the drop you off on the wrong side of the highway and you have to cross at a curve. Its really dangerous. Four they really didn't have enough help my husband had to go back across the highway and get are tubes. Five its a public use entrance so not only are you trying to get in at that float entrance with hundreds of others. The public is trying to get in to. The float was pretty and had some great views. We kept getting pulled to the sides in the trees. That in of itself was frustrating. It was pretty affordable, but not sure this will be when we do again.
Written July 28, 2019
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Jennifer Robinson
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May 2022 • Couples
Stayed a weekend in a cabin, fabulous!!! They have all they amenities of home. Staff was super friendly, and nice. We did an 8 mile float starting on the Big Piney. Amazing float, beautiful river. We will definitely be back again. 100% recommend.
Written June 4, 2022
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Doug C
Branson, MO543 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Absolutely love this place which day at the far end where it's not as noisy in not near as many people We love because we are next to the river We plan to 3 float trips a year with these people love our kayaking a great place family friendly keep it very clean will come here again and again and again
Written October 31, 2020
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Aundrea
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Favorite place to camp in Missouri! Friendly staff & a beautiful view on the gasconade river. Would definitely recommend!
Written June 4, 2022
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k9crazy2014
Brookville, OH15 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We camped for 2 nights at this campground so we could kayak using their kayak service onsite. The kayaking of the Big Piney was GREAT. And the kayak service was reasonable and good.

The camping spot is very scenic across the river from the boiling spring. The problem with this campground is that the owners allow night fisherman to park in the campground and use the boat ramp which is fine, HOWEVER, the fisherman troll up and down the river with bright lights that shined across the campground and they played music really loudly until the wee hours of the night. The campground rule says quiet time starts at 11. It was a couple of miserable nights listening to music when I came to enjoy nature :(
Written September 24, 2020
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GGS
1 contribution
Sep 2020
Was not a very good experience for us. I tried talking to them about my concerns, but they were largely unresponsive and brushed everything off as my fault. Three reasons we will never return:
1). I booked with a telephone call and did not see the website. Apparently (any idiot should know this) a 6-person raft does not mean it holds 6 people and a 4-person raft does not hold 4 people. If you have 4 people, obviously you need a 6 person raft. While it says that on the website, the person I spoke to didn't tell me that. (She said they didn't do 6 person rafts so I assumed I would have a 4 person price because I was putting 4 people on a raft. So I had 4 people and was charged for a 6 person raft. Makes sense right. It clearly says that on their website. But I called in so they didn't have to tell me their weird pricing system. Don't try to argue with them!
2). Quiet time after 11:00p.m. Heard music and people talking (a couple of campsites down) until 1:00 a.m. Heard the f-word from 11:00-1:00 so. many, times. Heard their talking and foul language even over their music. When I went in the next day to ask them to tell the people to follow the posted rules, I was told that the campgrounds were patrolled by the owners all night long, so no, there was nobody breaking the rules. This was after the owner told us, "it's a nice quiet family friendly campground, no partiers." I guess that's cuz you don't patrol at night past 11:00pm. If I'd have been there with my children, I would have packed them up and left in the night.
3). Campsite D-2 should not exist. It is right beside the road........which is why I KNOW that nobody was patrolling the campground to be sure that quiet hours were being followed. I would have seen them and heard them. But also....in addition to being right at the corner between two roads....there is a big street light. It never got dark! The light shone right in our tents It was like it was daytime all night long. So between the light and the noise, we didn't sleep. It was miserable.
4). The float was pretty enough but very very very slow, which of course they didn't warn us. So be warned. (Maybe that's why they don't put six people in a six man raft????)
5). They did keep the bathrooms at the campsite clean which we did appreciate. And if you are lucky and get a river front campsite it's pretty. If you don't, you don't have much to look at except your neighbors who are very very very close to your tent. Luckily ours were nice people.
Written September 20, 2020
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Stacy S
Columbia, MO148 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
A co-worker told us about fishing for bass on the Gasconade so my husband found Boiling Spring Campground and we weren't expecting much but the place really surprised us. Each of the lots had a grill, fire pit, and electricity with plenty of room for multiple tents or vehicles. The store where you paid for your lot, canoes, or boat had food, souvenirs, swim shoes, games, hats, charcoal, a little bit of everything actually. The best part, the prices were comparable to Dollar General. We paid $4.00 @ DG for bug spray and the camp ground the same brand was $4.95.
The owners were so friendly, I asked if they sold cups of coffee she told me she didn't drink the stuff but she'd let me go in the back and make a pot if I wanted. But the best part was the shower and restrooms. They weren't much but they were clean and I had hot water at 10:00 pm!! We're definitely going back.
Written August 7, 2017
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