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Camping at Baxter Campground

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Location and Contact Information

Baxter Campground is part of the Table Rock Lake area, which is located in the Ozark Mountains of southwestern Missouri. For up-to-date information or for making reservations, campers should contact:

  • The Baxter Campground office.
  • The official reservation system for national parks (commonly Recreation.gov).
  • The Table Rock State Park main office.

Camping Facilities

Facilities at Baxter Campground include:

  • Designated campsites with various levels of amenities such as:
    • Basic campsites for tent camping.
    • Campsites with electric hookups.
    • Campsites with full hookups (water, electric, and sewer).
  • Restroom facilities with showers.
  • A dump station for RVs.
  • Picnic tables and fire rings at each campsite.

Activities and Amenities

Campers at Baxter Campground can enjoy a range of activities:

  • Boating, with access to Table Rock Lake.
  • Fishing opportunities in the lake, known for bass among other species.
  • Swimming in designated areas.
  • Hiking trails around the lake area.
  • Wildlife viewing and nature photography.

Camping Rules and Regulations

When staying at Baxter Campground, it is vital to adhere to the campground's rules and regulations:

  • Only two vehicles allowed per campsite.
  • Maximum of six people per campsite.
  • Quiet hours are typically enforced from 10 PM to 6 AM.
  • Pets must be leashed and attended to at all times.
  • Follow all fire safety guides, including bans on firewood from outside the state to prevent the spread of pests.
  • Leave no trace: pack out all trash and follow recycling guidelines.

Reservations and Campsite Fees

Reservations can usually be made online or by phone. Fees for campsites at Baxter Campground can vary depending on:

  • Type of campsite (e.g., basic, electric, full hookup).
  • The time of year, as some campgrounds have seasonal rates.
  • Discounts available for senior citizens or holders of certain passes such as the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.

To get the most accurate and current information regarding campsites availability, fees, and to make a reservation, contact the campground directly or use the Recreation.gov website.


Baxter Campground is committed to providing accessible facilities for all guests. Campers with disabilities should inquire about:

  • Accessible campsites and restrooms.
  • Accessibility features at picnic areas and trails.
  • Services available for those with hearing, vision, or mobility impairments.

Tips for a Great Stay

For a pleasant experience at Baxter Campground:

  • Check the weather forecast before your trip and prepare accordingly.
  • Arrive at the campground before dark for easier setup.
  • Learn about local flora and fauna to enhance your nature experience.
  • Respect wildlife and maintain a proper distance.
  • Always follow the campground's guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for everyone.

By keeping these points in mind, campers can make the most of their stay at Baxter Campground and enjoy the natural beauty of Table Rock Lake State Park.

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