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Old 10-17-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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Starting to plan for our big trip in the spring/summer. I think we are going to head to Branson due to the amount of things to do for kids and adults. Also the lake I hear is hard to beat. We have heard awesome things about the COE parks specifically Mill Creek and Indian Point and plan to stay at one of those parks for at least 3-4 nights to start. I was also looking to try to get recommendations of a few private parks in the area where we could spend a night or two to get caught up on laundry and not worry about water/sewer connections. I know some of the COE parks have full hookups but most do not have the view and or lake front that the more spartan sites have. For me a few days lakeside are a must.
Heard good things about ABC and Acorn Acres but have also heard horror stories about a few others. Any input would be fantastic!
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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Have you considered Table Rock State Park? The park has a number of full hookups and there is a laundry there too. The full hookup sites in campground two are relatively new and IMO nicer than the full hookup sites in Campground one.

Here's a picture of a full hookup site we had in campground two. It was taken a couple of years ago when we still owned our Wildcat.

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IMO the two best privately owned campgrounds in the Branson area are ABC and Compton Ridge. With your family Compton Ridge would probably be the best choice. I drove through Acorn Acres a few years back and was totally unimpressed.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:44 AM   #3
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Mill Creek is awesome if you get out on the "L" shaped arm that sticks out into the lake quite aways. Almost every site in that loop is on the water. It is out of Branson a bit while Indian Creek is below Silver Dollar City. You are opposite the traffic flow which makes it easy to get in and out but not many spots on the water. Take a look at COE park called Old 86 which was just refurbished. It is south of Branson but very easy to commute back and forth and several lakeside sites available.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:00 PM   #4
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We stayed at Ozark Country Campground back in 2010, and it was great. A little off the beaten path, but not that big a deal. It took us about 10 minutes to drive into Branson proper. The best thing with this one is, they honor Passport America, and they honor it every day, even weekends and holidays (unless they have changed their policy recently). I have no problems recommending this one.

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Old 10-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #5
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Just stayed at ABC and it was great. All sites are pull-ins, very quite and great service. It was about two miles from time but the distance was a good exchange for the quietness. RPOD 182g
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:40 PM   #6
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Stayed at the State Park many times. Well worth it.

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Old 10-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #7
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Our favorite is Compton Ridge. We have stayed there many times over the last 30 years. Always a good time with many activities on site for the kids.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:35 PM   #8
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We stayed at Ozark Country CG last May for the whole month . We loved it there it is just far enough away from the noise yet close enough to all the major attractions. One place that is really neat to see and is free is the fish hatchery by the dam. They have some really huge trout there.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:50 PM   #9
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Even though we enjoy the Corps campgrounds right by the water, you'd really like Table Rock State Park the best considering all you want to do. If you bring the bikes, the paved trail from T.R.S.P. goes right by the Branson Belle and then to the Table Rock Dam. Great views of the lake, plus full hookups in the newer sites in campground #2, check out is 2p.m., & the laundry. We prefer the later checkout times of the COE & SP parks, plus they are very close to marina's if you want to rent a boat or fish.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:31 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone for all the help... Plans have been altered to a degree. In laws want to spend a weekend with the grandkids and we suggested meeting us in Branson. It looks that we will be staying at mill creek for a few days and then to Compton ridge where we can get a cabin for the grandparents. This should be interesting for sure. While not set in stone it appears this is the way we are going.
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