This is an article I wrote for Marginal Boundaries
Hey guys, my post today is about camping in the Ozarks. My last camping trip was at Mill Creek off of Table Rock Lake, which is not only a beautiful destination but also a great place to spend a family vacation or just to get away. As you can see in the photo it’s beautiful scenery with green vegetation, clear water and the wildlife that roams the countryside. When traveling to the beautiful lakes in the Ozarks you have your choice of a big open lake or a snugly little cove in the cut. Myself personally I would prefer the snugly little coves because that’s where the fish will be biting. But then again they also say the deeper the water, the bigger the fish, so it just depends on your preference.
I suggest camping in the Ozarks to anybody, not just for the scenery, but also because you can talk to anybody you meet and it’s like you have known them your whole life. Some say we are just a bunch of redneck hillbillies but honestly we have all the city amenities just like everyone else. I would say it is smarter to pick a certain season to come visit the Ozarks because we do have crazy weather; it could be snowing one day and 80° the next. But it is a great place to come visit, not to mention Branson, Missouri is a very popular tourist city that is in the same area. For those of you that haven’t heard of that Branson, it’s reputation is built up on the music industry, and it is known as the second Nashville.
Whether it’s visiting to camp out and sit by the fire for relaxation or having a night out on the town and going to see a show from Elvis impersonators to magic or whatever tickles your fancy, I promise you will have a good time and if you’re feeling up for the adventure most of your local campsites allow you to rent jet skis, pontoon boats or your average fishing boat so you and your family are guaranteed a great time. You could also go tubing or throw on the skis and see what it feels like to skate on glass, maybe hit a couple of wakes and pull a couple tricks. Or better yet go back to your campsite after a long eventful day and just relax.
The pictures you see on this post are directly from Mill Creek in Reed Springs, Missouri. It is a beautiful family-oriented destination that will fulfill your needs for that movie-set camping trip that you have always heard or dreamed about. I’m sure everybody enjoys peaceful camping trip like I do, so next time you’re planning a trip in the Midwest come visit the Ozarks! There are a lot of different lakes in the region, as well as forests and plenty of places to go camping as well as hunting and fishing if you are into that sort of thing, and the people are some of the friendliest you will ever meet.