Do you offer discounts?
Absolutely! We are proud to offer Military, Good Sam, AAA, FMCA, Escapees, and Missouri Farm Bureau Member Discounts of 10% off our nightly rate.
Are you Pet-Friendly?
We are absolutely pet-friendly! We love pets at Cottonwoods and one of our owner’s and many of our staff members will often carry treats around for our furry visitors, while we are working throughout the park. We always ask fur parent’s permission first of course! We encourage you to bring your pets if they are friendly and non-aggressive. All pets must be currently vaccinated however, due to insurance requirements. Pets must always be on a leash and you must clean up after your pet. We provide dog waste stations with complimentary doggie deposit bags for your convenience. Please note that failure to clean up after your pet will only result in one warning, before you are asked to leave without refund.
Do you offer yearly discounts?
We do not offer yearly discounts, however we do offer a monthly fee that is significantly discounted off of our nightly rate. For our current monthly rate, please contact our office or check our rates page.
Are you close to the Interstate?
We are located 4 miles north of Interstate 70 in Columbia, Missouri and less than 1 mile off of U.S. Highway 63 North.
Do you have a restaurant on site?
We do not have a restaurant on site, but we have lots of great nearby options such as COMO Smoke & Fire located one exit South of us. We also have several restaurants that deliver to our park. Gumby’s Pizza, Italian Village, Domino’s, Jimmy John’s, Wise Guy’s, as well as delivery services such as Mr. Delivery, Grub Hub, and Uber Eats. We also sell some fantastic local Shakepeare’s Pizza in our gift shop freezers (and ice cream), because who doesn’t need pizza, ice cream, and wine, right?
Do you have a gift shop and/or store?
Yes! Our office check in is located inside of our store/gift shop. We offer lots of convenience items for you while you are camping and traveling. Our store features Snacks, Grocery Items, Wine, Beer, Ice Cream, Pizza, Frozen Sandwiches, Personal Items, Medicines, RV Supplies, Camping Supplies, BBQ Supplies like Charcoal, Lighter Fluid, BBQ Sauce, Firewood, Ice, Pool Toys, Toys, T-Shirts, Gift Items, Decorative RV Décor, Greeting Cards, Travel Scrapbook Supplies, Cute Pet Items, and more!
Can I fly my drone in the park?
We ask that you do not fly your drone over any RVs or people in our park, as it can disturb your fellow guests and invade their privacy.
Can I wash my RV in the park?
We only allow bucket and sponge RV washing in our park. Please do not hose off your RV after soaping it. It often runs over to your neighbors site and makes a mess and we want all guests to feel comfortable and relaxed during their visit with us.
Are you hiring?
Right now, we are fully staffed, but we appreciate your interest! We’re pretty fond of our wonderful staff members, but if anything changes in the future, we will definitely let you know.
Do you Recycle?
We are happy to report that we are an Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) Plan It Green Friendly Park, which means the environment is very important to us. Check out our links to learn more about our green practices! We are always adding more and more green practices daily. We currently recycle cardboard and aluminum. If you have these items to recycle, please bring them to the office or the garage and thank you for helping us help the environment!
What is the Local Weather like throughout the year?
We are located in Columbia, Missouri and the weather throughout the year varies. During March – April our weather averages lows of 36 to highs of 70 degrees. Temperature Averages for May through August range from 56 degree lows to 95 degree highs. We enjoy warm, but mild September and Octobers with average lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s – 80s. Winter in Missouri can vary also. November through February lows average 23 degrees with highs up to 65 degrees. January and February tend to be the coldest months of the year, but as the locals will tell you – always check the weather. If you don’t like the current weather situation, just wait a few minutes! We enjoy a moderate amount of sunshine throughout the year. We do have thunderstorms, like any area, but they have been mild in the last few years. You may hear county wide tornado siren testing on the first Wednesday of the month, so do not be alarmed. Tornadoes in this area of Missouri are uncommon, but can happen every once in a while.
Is it OK to park on the grass?
No, please do not park on the grass. Your experience with us is of utmost importance to us, which means we want to make sure your site is clean and nice looking when you check in. We want the same for the next guest as well and parking on the grass often kills the grass or ruts our sites. Please also do not drive across our grass or across our sites.
Why is parking limited?
Our park is 25 years old and was built when RVs were a little bit smaller than the beautiful Luxury Motorhomes we see so often. We can accommodate up to a 45 foot RV, however parking is limited around the park since back in the day you could fit several vehicles at a site with an RV.
Do you have cable?
Unfortunately, cable stops 500 feet from our park entrance and satellite options were an expensive cost that we didn’t want to pass on to our guests. We are happy to report that if you have an over the air antennae, you can get between 4 and 10 local channels including PBS, NBC, CBS, Fox, and ABC. A list of local channels is available on the back of the park guide you received during check in. If you are traveling with your own satellite, point your dish towards the Southern sky for the best reception.