All in camping

Kayaking & camping along the Niangua River

The Niangua River in the beautiful Ozarks of south central Missouri runs through Bennett Spring State Park, making it perfect for family camping, kayaking, and trout fishing.  The Niangua River is a 125-mile-long branch of the Osage River, and in the summer, the water is refreshingly cool and clear and perfect.  

Our 7 must-haves for car camping

Here are 7 nifty items that personally keep car camping at the top of my let's-do-it list.  All my favorite pieces of equipment that help you cook, sleep, and relax so you feel right at home.   And, big families take note: I saved the best for last.