Viola Campground in Missouri


Viola Campground, on Table Rock Lake, in SW Missouri, is an Army Corp of Engineers campground that offers 56 campsites. Campground amenities include electric and water hookups, hot showers, drinking water, a dump station, a playground, and a swimming area.

Viola Campground offers visitors other recreational activities, such as boating, fishing, picnicking, scuba diving, and wildlife viewing. Kings River Marina, located in the Viola Recreation Area sells fishing licenses, offers fuel, equipment rentals, boat storage, and a restaurant that is open sometimes. Sites have the standard picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post. Cell reception (Verizon) was good.

My only complaint about the campground, is that it offers no good view of the lake. All you see is the marina. Also, I couldn’t find any hiking trails.

From Shell Knob, Missouri, take Highway 39 south for 7 miles and turn west to campground entrance. Latitude 36° 33′ 42.0001″ N, Longitude 93° 35′ 40.9999″ W


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