at Prairie State Park

a picnic table and fire ring on a flat area next to a treePrairie State Park offers a small number of basic campsites and a backpack camp. These basic campsites will accommodate groups of up to 20 people.

A printable campground map is available for your reference by clicking the "Campground Map" link.

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Campground Information


Available Dates

Showers/Water Available

Types of Sites

Campground Map
Year-round See information below Basic

Campground Amenities (Click here for a guide to the symbols.)
Vault Toilet SymbolAccessible Symbolpark office symbol

Important Camping Information:
  • Campsites at Prairie State Park are not reservable. They are available only on a walk-up registration basis. Before occupying a site, check with the park staff or follow the directions on the posted card or signs.
  • Potable water is available on the south side of the shop building before you enter the camping area.
  • A vault toilet is the only amenity that serves the campground and backpack camp.
  • Campfires are prohibited at the backpack camp. Backpack stoves are permitted.
  • Please contact park staff at 417-843-6711 for more information.
  • Campers planning to carry in firewood must comply with current firewood advisories.
  • Camping is limited to any 15 days within a 30-consecutive-day period at any one park or historic site.