2991 Highway A, Mansfield, MO 65704
Date Visited: April 2019
Site: 5 (Pull-through, Full Hookups)
We paid: $20 (Passport America Discount)
REVIEW: This was one of our more bizarre RV camping experiences. When I called a couple of months ahead to make the reservation, they said that was fine, but took no deposit and sent no confirmation. Then when we got to the campground, there was no one in the office. There was a phone number to call, and when I talked with the owners, they said I could choose whatever site we wanted.
So, we had to drive down the narrow, bumpy, gravelly hill, to come back up the part we had entered. We chose Site 5 because it seemed the most level of the pull-through 50-amp sites. The sewer connection was quite a ways from the other hookups, so when we wanted to dump the waste water the next morning, we had to back the rig up.
The site was otherwise fine, and our cats enjoyed the grass, trees and birds. There was almost no one else there. Still, we never saw the owners (a family) the entire time we were there.
We had a tornado warning that night and were advised on our phones to take shelter, but no one came to tell us where that shelter might be, so we just stayed in the middle of our RV until the All Clear came from the county.
The next morning we packed up and left by 9:00, so we could beat the storm to our next location. Again, we never saw anyone. On the road, I called the office and told them we had not paid for our site. They took our credit card information over the phone (Passport America discount so 50% off), but if we hadn’t been honest, we could have stayed there for free and they would not have been able to contact us once we left.
I think this is a family trying to make a go of this RV park, but they don’t seem to have their act together yet. While the sites need some extra gravel to make them more level, the grounds are lovely, with a pond, a large grassy area, many trees, and swings for the kids. If you want to be close to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Rocky Ridge Farm, this is a great RV park to choose, as it’s basically across the street. Otherwise, I think you could skip this place, at least until the family figures out how to run an RV park.