Perks of the Park

Big Elk has so much to offer in the way of camping and floating, but we also know that sometimes you are just looking for a great place to get outdoors with your family and friends.  Our day passes include access to all of the perks of the park! Our animal pen is popular for kids, located close to the merry-go-round. We have lots of fun games to lend you while you are here such as horseshoes, washers, disc golf and more.  

We’re adding to the list every year and the treasure abounds.  There’s no better place to spend your time than right here, at Big Elk.  

Here’s some other fun you’ll find at Big Elk, today!

Large Beaches
Volleyball and Basketball Court (Bring your ball)
Campground Store
Free Wifi
Access to two large Bath houses

Fun in McDonald County

If you’re looking for a fun getaway, why not visit McDonald County in Southwest Missouri? It’s close to three other states, so you can enjoy a variety of scenery and activities. You’ll love camping under the stars and discovering the hidden gems of this county.

Here are some of the cool things you can do around this area.


We love Elk River and we love fishing. That's why we offer everything you need to enjoy your fishing trip. Whether you need a ride, some bait, or a friendly cheer, we've got you covered. At Big Elk, we celebrate every catch and share it with the world. Come and join us for the best fishing service in the county.


This sustainable bike recreation area includes a bicycle playground, skate spot, with concrete pump track, skills trails, flow trail with progression jump opportunities and a Hammock chill zone! It is located right next to Sugar Island! The newest addition to the bike park is a great pavilion to rest under or to have a birthday party at.


Rush Springs Ranch is the ULTIMATE off road park. The ranch is filled with 70 miles of off roading trails for any experience level and vehicle type! You want smooth and steady? They’ve got it! You want Extreme and dangerous feeling? They’ve got that too! What’s even cooler is that they offer guided tours as well as driving lessons if you’re just the wee bit nervous about taking off on your own.

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