(Disclosure: My visit to DD HWY Campground was hosted, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own - unless you want to add yours in the comment section!)
Summer is about having fun, or at least it is in my house! I try to pick something new to do at least twice a month, this past weekend we hit the banks of Castor River at DD Highway Campground.
|They leave the light on for you!|
DD Hwy Campground is newly developed campground just outside of Marquand, Missouri. I think they have been there about 2 years, so this place is fresh and not as well known of.
Notice I said "fresh" here is a clue, this place is newly built and very clean, for some reason cleanliness is something that really sticks out in my head.
The campground sits on Castor River - when I say on you will be just a steps away from the river giving you that perfect view, easy access, and a great place to relax.
|Their tables overlooking Castor River|
Your DD Hwy Campground getaway depends on you, rather you want to spend the day, or if you want to spend a week. The campground offers full RV Hookups, Tent Camping, float trips (canoe, kayaks, or tubes), and day visits.
My gang and I just spent the day, the kids loved the cold water of Castor River, catching crawdads, and soaking up the sun on the rocky river bank.
|Headed to the deep water to do some splashing! |
You can spend the day floating the Castor River - either by canoe, kayak, or tube.
Or you can use DD Hwy Campground as a base for your perfect family vacation, as the Madison County Area is full of things to do.
Other things to do near by:
Visit the town of Marquand, Missouri - Marquand is a quiet little country town, however, don't let that fool you. The town has an Art Gallery, Winery, Historical Park, two Bed n Breakfasts, and a Performing Arts Hall that host shows almost monthly! I suggest checking their website or Facebook page to see what is happening.
Great Eats Nearby -
Dog n Suds is favorite of my kiddos - they have amazing ice cream, and I hear some awesome corn dogs and hamburgers!
The Hideaway Café - Just outside of Marquand, known for their famous cinnamon rolls, but I highly suggest giving their pies and fish a try!
Durso Hills Winery and Bistro - A bit classier than the Hideaway Café and Dog n Suds, but still extremely family friendly. They have delicious food, and I suggest sampling their wine - Jay the owner and wine maker, makes a fantastic Blackberry Wine that I cannot get enough of!
Nearby Entertainment -
If DD Hwy Campground and Marquand, MO does not keep you busy enough I do suggest you head up the road to Fredericktown, MO. In Fredericktown you will find outdoor fun like The Offsets - zip lining and scuba diving., Amidon Conservation Area - Pink Rock, natural waterslides, Silver Mines - hiking, swimming, and even an old mine cave, Marble Creek Conservation Area - Mountain Biking, swimming, fishing, and great place to spend the day.
Fredericktown, MO is also full of great shopping, art, and many other events!