at Knob Noster State Park

an RV parked on a campsite under treesFor temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Knob Noster State Park offers basic, electric and sewer/electric/water campsites; two organized group camps; and a special-use camping area with eight campsites. For a little extra space, try one of the park's family campsites. There are also two backpack camps on McAdoo Trail.

You are now able to reserve your Missouri State Parks campsite up to 12 months in advance, expanding from the previous six-month window. To make a reservation or view campsites details, photos and availability, go to the reservation website by clicking the "Make a Reservation" link below and start planning your trip today. Reservations may also be made by calling toll free 877-ICampMO (877-422-6766). 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 Apr 15-Oct 31 Year-round Basic, Electric*, Sewer/Electric/Water*, Family

Campground Amenities (Click here for a guide to the symbols.)
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Backcountry Camping Map Year-round N/A Apr 1-Oct 31 Backpack
Camping Amenities (Click here for a guide to the symbols.)
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Click here for more information on backcountry camping.

*50-amp electric sites available.

Important Camping Information:
  • Due to construction of the Spirit Trail, the following closures are currently in effect:
    • McAdoo Trail is closed to all users.
    • Backcountry campsites on McAdoo Trail are unavailable.
    • The special-use camping area is closed to campers.
  • Sites 1 through 25 are open and reservable year-round. Sites 30 through 71 are only reservable during the on-season (April 15 through Oct. 31) and are closed during the off-season (November through April 14). Reservable sites may be available on a walk-up registration basis if the site is not reserved. Before occupying a site, check with the park staff or follow the directions on the posted card or signs.
  • During the off-season (November through April 14), no water is available at the park.
  • During the on-season, firewood is sold at the following times:
    • Sunday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon and 1-8 p.m.
  • Campers planning to carry in firewood must comply with current firewood advisories.
  • The use of generators is prohibited in the campground, unless approved by the park manager. Special consideration will be given for use of generators relating to customer health and safety.
  • Sites 1-25 feature 50-amp electric service. Electric sites between sites 30-71 have 30-amp service. Converter devices are not allowed on any 30-amp electric site.
  • Camping is limited to any 15 days within a 30-consecutive-day period at any one park or historic site.
  • We recommend no more than two dogs per campsite. Pets must be supervised and kept on leashes no longer than 10 feet at all times. Portable fences, shock collars and other electronic devices do not meet these requirements. Pet waste bags are available in most locations. Other than service animals, pets are not allowed inside any building that is not part of the Cabins for Canines program, or in public swimming areas or waters reserved for fishing.

Other Types of Camping Areas Available in the Park:

Organized group camps

Special-use camping area