With the yurt’s rise in popularity, the demand for yurt lodging has grown significantly. State parks are meeting demand by adding hundreds of Pacific Yurts as world-class glamping getaways to campgrounds in places all over the country.
Missouri State Parks is is no exception. They’ve become one of our favorite places to visit due to their closeness to recreation and their commitment to comfort. To show our appreciation for their yurts, we’re highlighting three Missouri campgrounds glampers and outdoor enthusiasts will truly appreciate. Are you ready for an adventure? Here’s where to plan your next vacation in the Show-Me State!
“We bought our first yurt from Pacific Yurts 15 years ago and we are still using it today!”
– Missouri State Parks
Pacific Yurt Glamping in Missouri State Parks
403 Hwy. 134 Kaiser, MO 65047-0170
Lake of the Ozarks is Missouri’s most popular state park because it is a go-to destination for swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking throughout the year. Their yurt accommodations are rustic, but comfortable. Each one is furnished with two log futons; one is a bunk bed that makes use of its vertical space for adding comfort. Unlike traditional tent camping, these yurts also include a microwave, a small refrigerator, an AC unit, heating and more. Visitors renting Yurt A are even allowed to bring their dogs for a pet-friendly yurt camping experience!
All yurts are open year-round and made to accommodate up to six people. Off-season visitors (Nov. 1 – March 31) should be aware that central restrooms and showers are not available during the winter months, but a vault toilet and water spigot are available near the campground check-in. The best part? Each yurt at the campground is available for only $50 – $55 per night plus tax –– a far cry from other comparable glamping accommodations in the area. Make your next Lake of the Ozarks adventure a memorable one by staying in a Pacific Yurt!
Pomme de Terre State Park
Pomme de Terre State Park’s Pacific Yurts have long been a part of Missouri’s camping scene. Similar to the Lake of the Ozarks, their yurts offer a mix of rustic relaxation and come with a log futon, bunk bed, a coffee table, microwave, refrigerator, lamp, and an A/C unit and heater. Looking to bring your best friend? The two yurts located on Loop 400 are pet-friendly, so you can bring up to two dogs per unit as part of the Cabins for Canines program established by the Missouri State Parks. Due to their proximity to the shoreline, they are perfect for campers interested in taking advantage of everything the campground has to offer, including fishing, boating, swimming, or walking one of the two spectacular hiking loops located within the lake’s vicinity.
Loop 300 in the Pittsburg camping area closes in December, while Loop 400’s yurts are open year-round. They are $50 plus tax on weeknights and $55 plus tax on weekends. Whether you’re new to camping or simply looking for a way to shake up your normal routine, reserving a Pacific Yurt at the Pomme de Terre State Park is a great way to elevate your adventure without breaking the bank.
5272 State Hwy. 165 Branson, MO 65616-8901
While Table Rock State Park only offers one yurt for rent, it was made to offer some of the best accommodations and features in the Missouri State Parks system. Known as the “Premium Yurt,” this Pacific Yurt is a two-bedroom mega-yurt complete with a living room (including a queen sleeper sofa), a kitchen, and a full bathroom with a tub and shower. The yurt includes full A/C and heating, as well as televisions, designated parking, and, perhaps best of all, a wrap-around wooden deck with a view of Table Rock Lake.
The park itself is situated along the shoreline with instant access to fun water activities. The State Park Marina rents ski boats, paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, pontoons, WaveRunners, and bass boats. A 48-foot catamaran known as the Spirit of America offers guests the chance to swim, view Table Rock Lake’s natural geological features, and or enjoy the sunset from the water after a long day of recreation. For land-lovers, Table Rock State Park offers numerous hiking trails, as well as a challenging–yet rewarding–mountain biking trail.
The Premium Yurt is an unparalleled way to experience the beauty of Table Rock State Park without sacrificing top-level accommodations at just $129 a night. For groups with elderly family members or non-campers, the Premium Yurt is the ideal place between camping and staying in a full-fledged hotel. Just don’t forget your camera—sunsets at Table Rock are an Instagrammer’s dream!
What to Bring Yurt Glamping When Visiting Missouri State Parks
Are you new to yurt camping or glamping? While Missouri State Parks’ yurts offer maximum comfort with modern amenities, here are a few important items to bring glamping:
- Multiple Layers of Clothing: Even if you are camping in a luxurious environment, bring layers so that you can be comfortable no matter what.
- Fire Starter. You may need to cook over a fire ring or an outdoor grill. Be sure to bring matches and firewood.
- Kitchen Items: Bring silverware, cups, and plates for each member of your party. Of course, you’ll need food and water for your stay as well.
- Bedding: Most state park glamping facilities will require you to bring your own sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bags.
- Flashlight or Lantern: Although many locations are wired for electricity, it’s always important to have your own light source available.
- Personal Items for Comfort and Relaxation: This may include a good book, binoculars, your favorite pillow, etc.
We are proud to know our structures offer yurt enthusiasts unparalleled lodging solutions when experiencing America state parks. Are you visiting planning a yurt vacation soon? Use our Yurt Vacation Tool to find a yurt near you.