Pridefloat Campground Info
You are not too far away from civilization. The 2 bathrooms / shower-houses are flush toilets with free hot showers and electrical outlets for shavers and hair dryers, and a General Store for ice, beer, firewood and limited food. There is a restaurant on the property that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lebanon MO is 25 minutes away and you will find necessary camping supplies there. The nearest motel is SAND SPRINGS RESORT and is 10 minutes from the campground- however their reservations must be made in February or March for they fill up quickly. Our hosts are quite gay friendly and take good care of our "special" group. We have been going there for MANY MANY years now. They like us. We camp in a very private, gated, and secluded area away from their regular campers. THERE ARE NO HOOK-UPS OF ANY KIND IN OUR CAMPING AREA. THE CAMPING IS FIRST-COME/FIRST CHOICE. THERE ARE NOT DESIGNATED SPOTS TO CAMP IN LIKE STATE PARKS. IT IS OPEN LIKE A BIG FIELD. YOU CAN NOT ROPE-OFF LARGE AREAS TO RESERVE THEM FOR YOUR FRIENDS - HOWEVER YOU CAN SET UP THEIR TENTS FOR THEM TO RESERVE THEIR SPOTS. TENTS AND SMALL POP-UPS ARE ENCOURAGED OVER THE LARGE R.V. MOTOR HOMES.
There is a big difference between generators and inverters - mainly the noise levels.
GENERATORS over 85 decibels (The old loud units) are not allowed at Pridefloat because they simply jangle everyone's nerves.
Generators below 85 decibels (like in motor homes and R.V.'s)should only be operating from 8am to 7pm.
INVERTERS have UNLIMITED OPERATING PRIVELIDGES.
If you have a medical need for air-conditioning, we suggest you look into renting a motor home, or an area motel room.Motor homes with loud generating units will be asked to turn off their generator at 7pm every evening. Again, if this will be a problem for you, we suggest you look into renting an area motel room!
This is an issue of respect and consideration of your camping neighbors who do not come to Pridefloat to listen to loud generators all weekend long.
The river is very refreshing on a hot day. However, the campground owners have asked us to NOT COME TO THE RIVER ON SATURDAY UNTIL AFTER 1PM because of the congestion in the area. they are trying to run a business getting canoes and rafts in and out of the river. Friday and Saturday usually finds a group of us in the river all day drinking, socializing, swimming.