SFGN's Gay Camping 2019: DawgWoodzCamp

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Owners Tommy and Gregg go out of their way to welcome everyone and live up to their mantra, "Where men come to enjoy the Dawg Dayz of summer."

Very friendly and helpful with information, directions, and advice, they are responsive via email and messenger though reservations can be easier by telephone. Their campground is open April through October.

DawgWoodzCamp is a private, 21-plus male only, membership campground nestled in the deep back woods of southeastern Missouri. Located about two hours south of St. Louis, MO and an hour from Cape Girardeau the rustic clothing optional campground is set on 65 secluded and wooded acres and is a great place to chill. Campers are singles and couples, mostly thirties and older, bears and other rustic guys making a fun mix of bi and primarily gay men from Memphis TN, Cape Girardeau, Kansas City, and the St. Louis area though some arrive from as far away as New Zealand.

Cell service in the area is very limited so print out directions as maps may or may not work on the last few miles of the drive. The location may not even appear on your map. This place is very rural, know the way before you go.  

Already a great spot, it continually gets better. DawgWoodz lacks some amenities of more established campgrounds and is consistently being improved as it grows and develops. Though similar to CampIt Campground, near Saugatuck, MI and Cactus Canyon Campground, near Springfield, MO it's not the largest around but still a great place to spend some time away from it all. And, neither of the other nearby gay campgrounds have a Peacock, at least the feathered variety. This is a smaller campground with gravel roads meandering through dappled sunlight and shade to comfortable campsites.

As a private membership only campground everyone must have a current season or lifetime membership. Day passes are available and overnight site and cabin rates vary by accommodation and are higher on holidays and during special events. Camping basics, ice, soda, some adult supplies, and sundries, are available in the camp office. Other supplies, groceries and restaurants, are available in a small town about a ten mile drive away. Be prepared for Confederate flags and limited options at local stores. It is best to arrive well prepared for a great time in the Woodz.

Traveling or visiting in an RV, book one of the limited number of back in RV sites early. Five cabins with air conditioning but no indoor water nor plumbing are available for rent. There are single and group sites located in three main camping areas, including about twenty tent sites most of which are primitive without electricity and water. Fire rings at individual campsites lends even more to the rustic nature and charcoal grills are everywhere. Outhouses are located near tent sites. 

Clean and well cared for facilities include the gang style shower house which is centrally located near the large salt water pool. The swimming pool is surrounded by a wood deck with plenty of tables and chairs, a few umbrellas and a six man hot tub. After dark, part of the pool deck becomes an outdoor dance floor with dance music and disco lights. DJs are there most weekends with a laser light show that rivals some clubs. On holidays and during special events food and fireworks are often provided. Themed weekends and events means there is always something to do including the Saturday night bonfire creating a festive atmosphere. 

DogWoodzCamp is known for its inclusive campers and fun atmosphere. Go prepared to be included and bring along some extra food and drink to share in building an even stronger community in Southeastern Missouri.  

DawgWoodzCamp

County Rd 822 # 1333 

Grassy, Missouri 63751

573-238-0144

DawgWoodzCamp.com

5 Stars from 18 Google Reviews

  

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