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Missouri Ozark Camping North Fork RiverCamping and RV Services on the North Fork River

Imagine yourself camping and making the River of Life Farm your base camp for fly fishing the North Fork River. Your roof will be the canopy of a hardwood forest. There are picnic tables, and fire pits to take the “rough” out of roughing it. A short walk will take you to a hot shower and bathroom facilities with running water.

You can make it happen. With the reservation of a canoe, Fishing Package (call for details), or Planned Retreat (call for details), we’ll be happy to book you a spot in the ONLY campground within the Missouri Wild Trout Management Area. Here you’ll have exclusive entry to over one mile of private river bank of the North Fork River, ranked in the top 100 trout streams in the USA. You’ll also have access to the “Falls,” the icon of the North Fork and all Missouri Ozark Rivers. All this within 120 private acres, for your hiking pleasure. At the ROLF you’ll avoid the common problems of overcrowding, noisy neighbors, and other pitfalls of public and private campgrounds.

There will NOT be a large, loud group on the site disturbing your stay. The only thing you’ll hear is the bubbling North Fork, and maybe your fire crackling.


The River of Life Farm offers a limited number of 50 amp RV hookups. The hookups are positioned allowing excellent access to the North Fork River. Forgot your hookup cord? No problem, with a $40 cash deposit you can pick one up from the office.

The rate is $35 per day for 2 people.

Maximum occupancy 8
$12 per each additional adult.
$4 per each child 5-11 years.

Fishing the North Fork: Canoeing is $48. per canoe and we highly recommend that the river is fished using the canoe as a taxi to take one down miles of river. Of course there is shuttle service included in the fee.

If you choose to not rent our boating, there is a $24. daily rod fee per person to access our Miracle Mile of wade fishing …….this fee is in addition to our daily r.v. fee

ROLF Camping Policy and Rules

While camping at the ROLF on the North Fork River, we request that all campers observe “quiet” hours between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Absolutely no fireworks, loud music, loud parties, or loud vehicles are allowed. Firearms are not lawful or tolerated unless the carrier has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Campfires are allowed only in designated areas. Abuse of adult beverages is discouraged. If you bring a pet, it must be leashed and kept quite at all times. Please observe the rights and privacy of your fellow campers.

* Not all campers automatically have fly fishing access to the “miracle mile” of the Wild Trout Management Area
(it depends on the package you sign up for).

This policy is controlled and guarantees that not too many fly fisherman are on the river at once, ensuring all guests the utmost private pleasurable experience.

Remember, we are the ONLY campground that offers wade fly fishing access to the Wild Trout Management Area of the North Fork River.

Reservations are subject to approval and limited. Please call early to book reservations for your family oriented, or fly fishing group. Church groups and organizations, such as the Boy Scouts of America, are also encouraged to call for details.

Camping Rates

Reservations Camping at the ROLF is $12 per person per night

Maximum occupancy 8
$12 per each additional adult per night
$4 per each child 5-11 years per night
NOTE:  All online reservations requires a 2 night minimum stay.
If you desire 1 night lodging only, please call for availability

(Prices do not include MO sales tax)

We furnish hot showers, flush toilets, fire rings, grills, picnic tables, and privacy that you won’t find at any other campground on the North Fork River.

Campers who want to wade fish without renting a canoe will be charged a $24 per day fishing access fee. *

You are welcome to bring your own boat to the ROLF
– access & shuttle fee $48.00 per boat.

Make your Reservations today!
Call us at 417-261-7777
or use our Online Reservation link.

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NOTE:  All online reservations requires a 2 night minimum stay. If you desire 1 night lodging only, please call for availability. (EXCLUDES Rainbow Springs Lodge – 2 night minimum stay required)

(Prices do not include MO sales tax)

NOTE:  ALL cabins have a Charcoal BBQ. Please bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid.
ALL cabins have full kitchens with eating accessories. Please bring your own paper products if desired.
ALL cabins have towels, bedding & extra blankets. Bathrooms are stocked with paper.
NO PETS Please. See our policies page.

A deposit of one nights lodging, or one-half of the total lodging amount (whichever is larger), is required.
This can be secured by credit card, or by personal check.

Cancellation Policy:
If the reservation is cancelled 30 days prior to arrival, the deposit will be refunded less a $25. or 5% of deposit; which ever is greater.
No refund if cancelled less than 30 days in advance (unless the accommodations can be re-booked to another party)

Check in / Check out Times:
Official time for check in is 3 p.m. unless your cabin is clean & ready before then.
Checkout is 11 a.m. unless there is not a check in party waiting for the cabin.  In this case we will work to give an extended check out.

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