Happy Pappy's Montauk RV Park & Lodging

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8787 Highway 119, Salem, MO, 65560

Happy Pappy's Montauk RV Park & Lodging is a privately owned campground that combines several amenities, hookups and services to ensure that RVers are comfortable. The campground features back in, pull thru full 30/50 amp sites along with Wi-Fi, horseshoes, fire pits and picnic tables. Our on site store is open March 1st through October 31st, providing firewood, camping and fishing supplies as well as groceries, ice, soda, beer and many other items you may need during your stay. The deli serves freshly made sandwiches and TJ's pizza, but our specialty is fresh baked pies which you can enjoy by the slice or pre-order a whole one to enjoy at your campsite. Outdoor activities include canoeing, kayaking, fishing, stargazing and scenic drives to list a few. Open year round, we hope to welcome you soon!

Last Updated: 11/25/2022

RV Sites

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Back-in Full Hook-up (30/50 Amp) $30.00 $210.00 Choose Your Site
Pull-through Full Hook-up (30/50 Amp) $30.00 $210.00 Choose Your Site

Located inside Happy Pappy's Store, as seen on the map.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Downstairs Unit $170.00 Choose Your Site
Upstairs Unit $200.00 Choose Your Site
RV Sites 2023

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Back-in Full Hook-up (30/50 Amp) $35.00 $245.00 Choose Your Site
Pull-through Full Hook-up (30/50 Amp) $35.00 $245.00 Choose Your Site

This campground has no shower house or toilet facilities.

ALL campers must be self contained.


The WIFI Password is happypappys.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are from 10 pm until 7 am.

Garbage Disposal

Dumpster is available for your trash deposit as needed. DO NOT LEAVE TRASH AT THE SITE! Do not put cans, glass or trash in the fire pits. Leave the campsite clean on your departure.


Grills are not provided, you must bring your own.

Prohibited Activities

No ATV’s, firearms or fireworks are permitted.

Check in/Check out

Check out time is 12 noon unless other arrangements are made. Check in anytime after noon.

Fire Restrictions

Fires may only be burned in designated fire rings.


We do not provide free firewood; it is for sale at the store. You may not bring your own wood onto the campground. You may not cut firewood on our property or any adjoining private or state-owned property.

Refusal of Service

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.


All camping refunds are at discretion of Happy Pappy’s.


Payment in full is required when making reservations. Full refund will be given if notified seven (7) days prior to check in. No refunds will be given for less than seven (7) days.


All campers and guests must register with the office prior to setting up camper. If after hours, register when store reopens.

Pet Policy

Pets must be on a leash and cleaned up after at all times. Maximum of two dogs per camp site are allowed.

30 Amps

50 Amps

Back-in RV Sites

General Store

Gravel Roads

Pet Friendly

Picnic Table


Pull-Thru RV Sites


RV Hookup

Sewer Hookups

Slide Outs

Water Hookups






Horseback Riding


Kayaking & Canoeing

Scenic Drives


Wildlife Viewing

Family Friendly

Pet Friendly

Conservation Area

Dept Natural Resources

National Park

Public Park

State Park

Senior Discount

Senior Citizen (65 or older)

Military 10%

8787 Highway 119, Salem, MO, 65560
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We are less than one mile from Montauk State Park with it's access to the beautiful and pristine Current River and some of the best trout fishing in our state! Canoeing and kayaking is a favorite activity while visiting and there are several businesses with rental available for river water fun.    

Overall Rating: 4.8

Nathan Burkart

Nice Clean Campground with great camping pad’s.

Michael Smith

Had a nice quite time!!! The full hook up is great!!!

Patricia Kelley

Love this campground! Nice and peaceful! We will be going back for sure. The owners are super nice and ready to help of you need anything. Can’t wait to go back next year!!

Derek Greening

The cabin at Happy Pappy's were amazing. Marcus was absolutely wonderful to work with. He went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed! I highly recommend staying at his place!

John and Misty Williamson

We’ve been camping at Happy Pappys for years… when they first opened and the trees were just planted. We have wonderful memories here and appreciate the opportunity for full hookups just outside the park! We look forward to many more stays at Happy Pappys. (We do miss the Glenna’s homemade pies. 😞)

Michael Smith

We love going to Happy Pappy’s. The campground is very neat and Marcus is very friendly and willing to help with anything you need.

Loren Wood

Great place

Tom Palmer

Great place to kick back and relax. Well cared for campground and our "second home."

Marcie Tonsor

It’s a very family friendly full hook up campground. Will book another trip here.

Matt Rusteberg

Great place that is very clean. They have done a really nice job on finally making a place that is nice to come back to after a long day of fishing.

Don Wilburn

Love camping here! Sites are clean with more room than most campgrounds. It's just a short drive to the State Park and if your there on a weekend don't miss out, order your fresh baked pies at the office they are incredible!

Clayton Harman

Quiet and close to fishing in the park or the river.

Susan Stahl

Had a very good experience!

Mina Hoehn

It is a wonderful place to camp. The full hook ups make it much nicer after fishing to clean up afterwards. Especially when you smell fishy!

Francis Decker

Checking in was easy and it was a great place to stay. It was very spacious. The kitchen is awesome! Only a few minutes from Montauk state park.

Derek Pritchard

This is a great place to stay… clean and beautiful yet quiet!! The state park was just a very short drive. Be ready to get pictures of the drive in it’s beautiful

John and Misty Williamson

We’ve been coming to Happy Pappy’s since it opened many years ago…when the trees that provide shade now were just saplings. We camped here again this past weekend and were pleasantly pleased with the changes…more gravel on the drives, long-term RV eye sore, and a management that seems just as good. We made our next reservation already!

Cheryl Shanklin

Love this campground. It's very convenient to Montauk State Park, full hookups and very peaceful. The owners are great! Going back again next month.

Jackie Stone

We come down from Indiana a couple times a year to fish in the park. This is the first time staying here and we will definitely be staying again! It is clean and quiet. The owner was very nice and helpful with any questions we had.

Robert Smith

The store has been all but eliminated. It is only open 3 days a week (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). The rest of the week you are on your own, no hosts. Other than those things, every thing worked, it was quiet.

Campground Response

Robert, sorry you felt on your own. While the store is only open three days a week we are there everyday and live right up the road. If you had a problem or needed help I never received a call. Thanks for staying with us and I apologize your stay wasn’t up to satisfaction.