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A view of the river running by the beachThe Tunnel Dam Gardens and Campground has been in operation since 1999. We are located off of Tunnel Dam Road in Camden County, just one mile down Gardens Road at the Tunnel Dam Garden Center sign. Click here for detailed directions.

In 2012 we opened Mother Nature's Riverfront Retreat and Family Recreation Park and parnered with Old Morgan Outfitters. We are located on the Big Niangua River approximately two miles float, down river, from the Whistle Bridge to our beautiful beach, then it's another three miles to the final take-out spot at the end of the property for a total of 5 miles or 7 miles from the Tunnel Dam spillway.

Join us on the beach for camping, float trips, swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. We also offer an adequate take-out spot/water access where you can park your vehicle while you are canoeing. Click here for a complete listing on our Services and Prices page.

We have the nicest shower house I have personally seen here at the lake. We offer RV/Camper hookups, laundry facilities, vending, bait, ice, and cold beverages including liquor. We plan to open a recreation hall with wireless internet services, arcade games, game tables, garden maze and volleyball nets. We will have monthly events starting with an Easter Egg Hunt and ending with a Haunted Maze and Hay Ride at the end of the season. Click here to visit our calendar of events.

Infrared trail cam photo of a curious deer in the morning mistIf you would like to have fun this weekend, why not visit Mother Nature's Riverfront Retreat and Family Recreation Park. We know that you will have a great time.

Visit our Reservations page to start setting up your vacation now!

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