Staying at Froggy’s
Are you planning to camp here at Froggy’s River Resort? We’re steps away from the Gasconade River and Mark Twain National Forest, and we’re open all year long. Conveniently located in Richland just 10 minutes off I-44 and 15 minutes from Fort Leonard Wood, we’re the home of the Big Windmill along Route 66.
In addition to our campsites, we also have a cabin that sleeps four. It’s a cute little cabin with a main-floor queen bed and then a loft for sleeping.
As you know from visiting other campgrounds, rules help to ensure everyone has a good and safe time. Here at Froggy’s River Resort, we want our guests to have the best possible experience while they’re here. These rules will help to make that happen.
“A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the banjo and doesn’t.” — Mark Twain
No banjo-playing during quiet time which runs from 11pm to 6am daily. No all-nighters, folks. We all really need as much beauty sleep as we can get.
No fighting, now. Froggy’s River Resort reserves the right to remove disruptive guests from our premises without issuing a refund.
While we shouldn’t have to say it, we will anyway just in case: No illegal drugs allowed on the premises. We will call the police and you will be arrested and prosecuted.
Pets must be kept on a leash at all times. And please don’t leave those sweet babies unsupervised in a vehicle or at a campsite.
Our campsites are large and can reasonably accommodate 10 to 12 people.
If you have a problem with someone else at the campsite, we ask you to walk away from a potential disagreement. Let us know what’s going on instead. We’ll do everything we can to make sure your stay is enjoyable.
Checking In and Checking Out
Check-in time for campsites is 2pm. Check-out is by 12pm.
For the cabin, check-in time is 3pm, and we ask all guests to check-out by 11am.
All guests must register at the office before entering the campground. The same goes for visitors. We reserve the right to relocate guests from one campsite to another due to unforeseen circumstances or to change the campsite if needed.
Guests are expected to take their trash to the nearest dumpster or trash can before leaving and to use trash bags during your stay.
If you see a vacant campsite you like better than the one you’ve been assigned, talk to someone in the office about switching. It might be reserved or it might be available for you to use. But you won’t know until you ask. If you’ve set up on a spot that was not assigned to you, you will be relocated.
ATVs and Other Vehicles
We’ll help you get your steps in: No ATVs of any kind allowed here at Froggy’s. No off-road motorcycles or dirt bikes allowed either.
The speed limit is 10 mph across the campground. Watch out for people enjoying themselves and not watching for vehicles.
As long as there isn’t a burn-ban for Pulaski County, fires are a welcome addition to any campsite so long as that fire is in the fire ring provided. Please, no nails, glass, cans, trash, etc. in the fire. And make sure that fire is completely out before you walk away from it for the night or the day.
No firewood from home. We have firewood for sale in our camp store for your use.
And leave the trees where they are. We like being in the woods, which means we need to keep our trees. Any cutting, defacing, or damage to our trees will result in a $100 minimum fee. That fee will multiply per foot of tree damaged, defaced, or cut down.
Keep the Noise Down
No fireworks or other fire-producing things. No firearms of any kind are allowed on the premises.
Generators are not allowed on the premises, either.
The Ponds and Gasconade River
No swimming in the ponds. Take yourself on over to the river for a swim. You’ll like it better there anyway, we promise.
Throw your trash away in a trash receptacle. Do not throw trash in the river or on gravel bars.
Per Missouri law, no kegs in any watercraft. No glass and no styrofoam coolers on floats or on the river. No bongs or gelatin shots, either. Children under the age of seven must wear a lifejacket at all times while on board a watercraft.
WARNING: Under Missouri Law, an outfitter is NOT liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in paddlesports activities resulting from the inherent risks of paddlesport activities pursuant to the revised statutes of Missouri 537.327 R.S.MO.
We cannot assume responsibility for personal injury, medical payments, or property loss or damage.
Please treat our floating equipment with the same respect as if it was your own. We expect normal wear and tear on our equipment and for that, we do not charge. In the event any equipment is damaged beyond normal wear and tear, we will be reimbursed in relation to the damage. If you abandon your equipment or it is lost or stolen, you will be required to pay for it.
To be fair to all of our guests, all of our policies and regulations will be strictly enforced.
Most property along the river’s edge is private property. You’ll regularly see it marked with purple paint or signs. That paint and those signs mean NO TRESPASSING. Please honor that. No camping or hanging out on private property.
Rain Checks on Floating
We’re located in Missouri. To say the weather here is fickle is accurate. There are memes upon memes about it, as a matter of fact. While we can’t control the weather, we do have some policies in place to deal with your plans for a beautiful weekend being ruined.
If the state officials or Froggy’s River Resort management determine river levels are unsafe, a rain check for floating will be issued. No refunds, so that means you’ll just have to come back and see us on a sunnier weekend.
If on the morning of your float you look out to see it’s raining, don’t lose hope. The beauty of fickle weather is that it often stops just in time for your plans. However, if it’s still raining at noon, we’ll give you a rain check. No refund, but we’ll be happy to see you again another day. You have to be present at Froggy’s River Resort here in Richland to receive your rain check.
We do not issue rain checks on camping. But we might share our umbrella with you if you ask nicely.
If you change your mind about spending time with us, we understand plans change sometimes. We only ask that you cancel your trip 10 days in advance of your stay by 10am. Your deposit will be refunded, and a $20 service fee will be applied. That policy is strictly adhered to.
Please follow the rules. Each rule is important. And keep in mind that the Gasconade River is patrolled by Missouri State Water Patrol.