To ensure a quality camping experience and to protect the park’s natural resources, visitors are asked to abide by the following rules. For more information or assistance, please contact park staff.
Camp only in designated campsites. Select an unoccupied campsite and verify availability with park staff before setting up camp. Check-in procedures are outlined on the information board at the shower house.
Maximum typical campsite capacity is limited to two sleeping units (only one of which can be wheeled), one vehicle (non-sleeping unit), and six people. Exceeding the physical design of the campsite will result in additional fees.
Campsites designed for persons with disabilities may be occupied by other campers only with permission from park staff.
All wheeled vehicles and trailers must be kept on roads and parking spots except as otherwise permitted by special management rules.
Excessive volumes on radios, televisions, musical instruments, etc. are not permitted. Shutdown of these items may be necessary depending on your proximity to other campers. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Generators are not allowed at any time. Non-camping visitors must leave by 10 p.m.
Check-out time is 2 p.m. Please remove all trash from your campsite.
No personal property may be left unattended longer than 24 hours.
Please help protect the natural resources by not gathering or cutting firewood, digging holes, using insect-killing devices, collecting plants or animals, discharging sewage or gray water on the ground or doing any other act that may harm the natural resources.
Do not hang lanterns, tie ropes, dog leashes, clotheslines, bungee cords, etc. to trees.
No more than two pets per campsite. Pets must be kept on leashes no longer than 10 feet. They must always be supervised. Shock collars and other electronic devices do not meet these requirements. Pet waste bags are the responsibility of camper. Other than service dogs, pets are not allowed inside any building.
Solicitation or selling any item (including the resale of a campsite) is strictly prohibited.
Campfires are the responsibility of the camper and are restricted to the fire ring or grills provided. Burning trash and large fires are strictly prohibited. Please put your fire completely out before leaving. Firewood is available for purchase from the Camp Host during set times.
The discharging of firearms, BB guns, paintball guns, bow and arrows, sling shots, or any devices that use burning powder, explosives, compressed gases, etc., is prohibited.
The use of UTVs and golf carts are not allowed unless registered and permitted with the City of Lawson. ATV’s, dirt bikes, go karts, etc. are not allowed at all. Allowable motorized vehicles (gas or battery powered), such as scooters, Segways, motorized bicycles, hover boards, etc., can only be operated by a licensed driver. Personal mobility devices used by persons with disabilities are allowed.
Pools of any kind or water toys, such as slip-n-slides, are not allowed. They can pose a safety hazard as well as damage the natural resource. Bounce houses are not allowed.
Please check the information board for a listing of rules and regulations, as well as special management rules specific to the facility.
- Check in Policy – Please do not begin setup until contacting the Campsite Manager at 816-848-4018 to verify site is available if not prebooked.
- Cancellation Policy $8.50 fee Online – Up to 7 p.m. one day prior to arrival incurring a cancel fee. Phone – Up to 7 p.m. one day prior to arrival incurring a cancel fee. NOTE: Cancellations made less than one day prior to arrival will incur a cancel fee and original reservation fee is forfeited
- Change Policy $5.25 Online – Up to 7 p.m. the day prior to arrival incurring a change fee. Phone – Up to 7 p.m. the day prior to arrival incurring a change fee. NOTE: Changes are not allowed less than one day prior to arrival.
PLEASE BE AWARE:
Checks and money orders are not accepted. Cash or Credit/Debit card only.
Campers must arrive within the first 24 hours of their camping stay (3 p.m. to 3 p.m. the next day) or the site will be available for resale.
Early departures after arrival may result in forfeiture of camping fees and a transaction fee.
A minimum stay of two nights is required for weekend reservations. The two-night minimum must be Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday. The cancellation of one night of a two-night minimum stay is not allowed.
Maximum number of consecutive nights on any site is 15 nights.
Accessible campsites can only be reserved only by or for persons with disabilities. Proof of disability is required at check-in.
If a single site is not available for your full desired stay, you may choose to split your reservation and move to a second site for the remaining days. This can only be done by calling the reservation center and will incur only one reservation fee.