Places to Stay

Big Elk Floats & Camping

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Big Elk Floats and Camping on Elk River & Big Sugar
Elk River Floating for All Ages
Credit: 2018. Big Elk Floats & Camping


Camping is a great way to escape from today’s hectic world, while still getting the basic necessities that we’re all accustomed to. Our campground provides basic tent campsites all the way up to electric, water and sewer sites, fully accommodating RV’s, pop-ups and campers.  

RV Camping (20, 30 and 50 Amps)

The ‘A’ Section of the park is where you’ll find the hookup! – for RV’s that is. With electric, water and sewer, these sites are fully accommodating. Some are pull-through while others are back-in, but they’ll all put you right on the Elk River for your weekend getaway. Pricing includes the first two guests on each site. Additional persons are $15 per adult and $10 per child per night.

Pop-Ups & Campers

The ‘B’ Section of the park is ideal for pop-ups and campers. These sites have electricity and water, and most are within walking distance right to the river. Pricing includes the first two guests on each site. Additional persons are $15 per adult and $10 per child per night.


The ‘C’ Section has electricity only. What better way to beat the heat in a tent than with a fan? Well, you may wanna spring for one of those portable A/C’s in July and August, but our tent camping also puts you close to the river if you need to cool off. Pricing includes the first two guests on each site. Additional persons are $15 per adult and $10 per child per night.

Day Passes

Come swim with us! Our beach area is ready for you. Sometimes the water’s low but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out here and beaching it for the day. For only $10 per person, you have access to all of our amenities. From the river, to our basketball and volleyball courts, to our nice clean restrooms, it’s all included. If there’s a campsite available, you’re welcome to use that too!

Long Term Camping

Like us enough to stay longer than a weekend? We offer long term camping during the summer months for folks just like you. The rates break down as $200 for one week (seven nights). When planning for the month, it is $600; this includes your immediate family. Additional guests who may visit sporadically are welcome also, just plan for the basic camping fee for each of these guests.


With a few ways to beat the heat, we present to you:

The River House

A one-of-a-kind cabin made just for your getaway; the River House sleeps 16 people. It’s an oasis with private access to Elk River and bluff views that will make you want to start painting like Bob Ross.

This property is located off site, just a few miles from the campground. You should plan a float trip too, we make it easy on you. We’ll pick you up at your door, put you on the water and you’ll float right back down to your weekend oasis.  

The Huts

The Huts are ideal for making sure you have A/C, a cozy bed, microwave and dorm refrigerator. Located near the bath house, you have access to running water and hot showers. These are just perfect, really. Each hut sleeps four people. Rent the row for groups more than four. Each hut has a fire ring and picnic table ready for you when you arrive.

The Campers

The Campers are great for the quick getaways. Located in the shadiest part of the park, our campers each sleep four people and include a coffee pot, small BBQ grill and hookup to electric, water and sewer. Bring your own pots, pans and linens. Each camper has a fire ring and picnic table set up and ready for you. We sell bundled firewood in the store.

The Tents

Yep, you saw it here first. We have two tents available to rent that come equipped with a queen size air bed and decor’ galore – we’ve decked these tents out in style for your weekend away. Each tent will sleep 4-6 people but don’t forget the sleeping bags for persons three or more. The tents also have a small BBQ grill and two camp chairs to make sure you can make room in the car for all of your s’mores.

We all know the River House is pretty stationary, but sometimes you might think about moving the huts or campers closer to your group. We offer this service for a $75 fee. While we think we’ve picked out the best resting spots in the park, we know sometimes being closer to your group is more ideal. Just let us know when you reserve and we’ll make sure you’re taken care of.


5029 S. Business Highway 71
Pineville, MO 64856

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities On-site
Canoeing Outfitters
Activities Within 10 Miles
Canoeing Outfitters
Historic District
Discounts Offered
Group Discount
Multiple-day Discount
General Interest Info
ATM Available
Open Year-round
Wi-Fi Available
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Required
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Recommended
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed / Additional Fee
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash
Rental Items Available On-site
Bicycle Rental
Boat Rental
Canoe Rental
Kayak Rental
Raft Rental
Tube Rental
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Types Of Payment Accepted
American Express Card
On-site Amenities
RV / Bus Parking
Convenience Store
Room Rates
Low Rate (per Day) $100
High Rate (per Day) $600
Room Rate Information
Additional Features
Camping Facilities
Group Sites
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Campsite Amenities
Electric Hookups
Fire Pits
Full Hookups