Things to do

On the Campground

In addition to camping, floating and fishing on Beaver Creek, adjacent to the campground are scenic country roads for a relaxing walk, run, or bicycle ride.

Mark Twain National Forest

Mark Twain National Forest is just 5 miles away from our campground with hiking, mountain bike, ATV, and horseback riding trails. Ask for maps of the Glade Top Trail and the Hercules Glades Wilderness for hiking opportunities. Trails to Long Creek in the Hercules Glades Wilderness offers views of cascading falls.  See the leaves change colors in the Fall with the celebration of the Flaming Fall Review sponsored by the Ava Chamber of Commerce.  One of our cabins is located in the Mark Twain National Forest and is backed up to government land making it a convenient base for activities within the National Forest.

Local Attractions

McClurg Jam.  Pot-luck supper followed by a traditional fiddle jam session. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass fiddle, and dobro - all acoustic. Monday nights at 6:30pm at the McClurg General Store on Hwy W, Brownbranch, MO 65608.

Laura Ingalls Wilder House is about an hour Northeast.  The Laura Ingalls Wilder House in Mansfield, Missouri, also known as Rocky Ridge Farm, was the home of author Laura Ingalls Wilder from 1896 until her death in 1957.  3060 State Hwy A, Mansfield, MO 65704. Phone: (417) 924-3626

Hodgson Water Mill is about an hour and ten minutes East. Hwy 181 Ozark County, MO, Dora, Missouri 65637. Phone: (417) 261-2556

Missouri Fox Trotting Horses is about half an hour East.  There are horse shows and events throughout the year. Hwy 5, Ava, Missouri 65608. Phone: ( 417 ) 683-2468

Silver Dollar City  is about an hour West.  Amusement Parks, Performing Arts. 399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy, Branson, MO 65616. Phone: (800) 475-9370 

Dogwood Canyon is about an hour West. Venues & Event Spaces, Parks, Fishing. 2038 W State Hwy 86, Lampe, MO 65681. Phone: (417) 779-5983 

Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery is about an hour West. Parks, Fishing, Hiking, 483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616. Phone: (417) 334-4865

Ava Restaurants

Hucklebuck Smoke & Grill, 1400 NW 3rd St, Ava, MO 65608. Cash Only. Phone: (417) 683-2555

Archie's Family Restaurant. Archie's is located at 605 N Jefferson Street, across from the High School.  Ava, MO 65608.

Guacamole Mexican Restaurant. S Jefferson St, Ava, MO 64831. Cash or Card. Phone: (417) 683-4007

Autumn's Cafe & Grille. 207 NW 12th Ave, Ava, MO 65608. Phone: (417) 683-1280

Forsyth Restaurants

Longhorn Family Steakhouse. 16039 US Highway 160; Forsyth, Missouri 65653. Cash or Card. Phone: (417) 546-9751

Fat Daddy's BBQ Barbecue Restaurant. 16020 US-160, Forsyth, MO 65653. Cash or Card. Phone: (417) 546-4604

Charlie's Steak Ribs & Ale. 139 State Hwy Y, Forsyth, MO 65653. Cash or Card. Phone: (417) 546-2011