Welcome to the Sam A Baker / Otahki Lake KOA Holiday!

Welcome to the Sam A Baker / Otahki Lake KOA Holiday, a family-owned and operated campground. Nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Ozarks in Patterson, MO, between our full hookup RV sites, deluxe cabins, covered wagons, and glamping tents, as well as the St. Francis River, hiking trails, river floats, and the stunning 23-acre Otahki Lake, our KOA Holiday offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and modern comforts. Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway, a group gathering, or a family adventure, our diverse accommodations and serene surroundings create the perfect setting for an unforgettable camping experience. Experience the Sam A Baker / Otahki Lake KOA Holiday with an array of accommodation options tailored to suit every camper's preference:

  • RV Sites: Choose from 44 spacious RV sites with full hookups, providing all the amenities necessary for a comfortable and convenient stay. Park your RV amidst the serene beauty of nature and enjoy a seamless camping experience.
  • Deluxe Cabins: Embrace the coziness of our 15 cabins, offering the perfect retreat to unwind and relax in nature's soothing embrace, including hot tubs. Nestled in the heart of the campground, these cabins provide a peaceful haven for your camping adventure.
  • Rustic Primitive Cabins: For adventurers seeking a back-to-basics experience, our 8 primitive cabins offer a charming escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Embrace the simplicity of nature in these quaint and rustic accommodations.
  • Luxurious Covered Wagons: Indulge in a touch of luxury with our 4 covered wagons, thoughtfully equipped with heat and air conditioning. Experience camping in a unique and comfortable setting, blending the best of nature and modern conveniences.
  • Glamping Tents: Immerse yourself in the joy of glamping with our 4 glamping tents, providing a harmonious blend of natural surroundings and modern comforts. Experience the magic of camping under the stars without compromising on convenience and luxury.

No matter your camping style or preferences, the Sam A Baker / Otahki Lake KOA Holiday offers a delightful selection of accommodations to ensure an unforgettable and enjoyable stay amidst the natural wonders of the Ozarks. Local Area Attractions:As you embark on your camping adventure at the Sam A Baker / Otahki Lake KOA Holiday, prepare to be immersed in a wonderland of outdoor attractions and natural beauty. Located only an hour or less to 6 top notch Missouri State Parks, our campground offers an ideal base for exploring the best that this enchanting region has to offer.
  1. Camping under the Milky Way: 
    Our KOA is fortunate enough to be located in some of the darkest skies in Missouri. On a clear night with a new moon, anyone can see the Milky rise high over the Ozark hills. And during nights with a full moon, guests will often see deer, foxes, raccoons, and other wildlife in the field.
  2. Serene Otahki Lake:
    Indulge in the beauty of Otahki Lake, a breathtaking 23-acre oasis right at our doorstep. Perfect for swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding. As the sun sets over the lake, gather around a campfire with your loved ones, creating cherished memories under the stars.
  3. Sam A. Baker State Park:
    Nature enthusiasts will be delighted by the proximity to Sam A. Baker State Park, just 1 mile away from our campground. This state park is a paradise for campers looking to experience all that the Ozarks have to offer. Lace-up your hiking boots to explore a section of the famous Ozark trails through dense woodlands, encounter fascinating wildlife, and be captivated by the breathtaking landscapes. Anglers can indulge in fishing opportunities in the park's two rivers, offering a chance to reel in the catch of the day.
  4. Outdoor Exploration and Activities:
    The Ozarks are renowned for their plethora of outdoor activities, and our KOA Holiday places you right in the heart of it all. From hiking and biking to birdwatching and wildlife photography, the region offers something for every nature lover. Take advantage of the abundant natural beauty and picturesque views, capturing the essence of the Ozarks in every frame.
  5. Family-Friendly Fun:
    For families seeking fun-filled activities, our campground is a gateway to exciting adventures. Enjoy our family-friendly float trips on the St. Francis River. Create lasting memories with your loved ones as you roast marshmallows and share stories around the campfire, cherishing quality moments together. As you immerse yourself in the natural wonders and exciting adventures of the Ozarks, the Sam A Baker / Otahki Lake KOA Holiday provides a haven of comfort and relaxation. Embrace the great outdoors and embark on a camping journey to rejuvenate your spirit and create lasting connections with nature and loved ones. Book your stay today and savor the joys of camping in the heart of the Ozarks!

Don't Forget to Book: Whether you're planning a romantic escape for two, a family vacation with the kids, or a group gathering with friends, the Sam A Baker / Otahki Lake KOA Holiday promises a memorable camping experience in the foothills of the Ozarks. From scenic lake-view cabins to safari tents overlooking the river, our accommodations offer options for every camper's desire. Be sure to book your stay today and discover the area has wonders. We look forward to welcoming you to our campground for a truly special camping adventure!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 200' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

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WHEN: September 6-7, 2024

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 6th at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 7th for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Sam A. Baker State Park

With the ancient St. Francois Mountains, the unspoiled natural landscape and the cool waters of the St. Francis River and Big Creek, Sam A. Baker State Park has something for everyone. Access to both the river and creek gives anglers the opportunity to hook many varieties of fish and canoeists the chance to float year-round. Several miles of hiking, backpacking, bicycling and equestrian trails provide glimpses of the area as the earlier settlers found it. Exhibits in the park's nature center interpret the natural and cultural history of the park.

5580 MO-143

Patterson, MO 63956



Elephant Rocks

The elephant-shaped boulders at Elephant Rocks State Park may not be the stars of a circus, but these giant granite boulders are the stars of this unusual park in southeast Missouri.The elephant rocks, which were formed from 1.5-billion-year-old granite, are giant boulders that stand end-to-end like a train of circus elephants. The rocks have created formations that intrigue geologists, are popular with history buffs interested in the past quarrying, and fascinate children who love to climb on and between the boulders

7406 Highway 21

Belleview, MO 63623



Millstream Gardens

Millstream Gardens has been a favorite spot for outdoorsman and families alike. The Missouri whitewater championships are held here every spring, and Millstreams has been a favorite for rock climbers with large granite boulders that are a true site to behold. Families enjoy Millstream for its great picnic areas and paved walking trails that will make you think you are hiking along a trail in Colorado with its tall timbering pines and rocky granite boulders. Millstreams is a must-see location for anyone visiting Missouri.



Ozark Trail

We are located less than an hour away from multiple sections of the Ozark trail. The Missouri Ozarks is one of the most diverse places on earth. We have over 390 miles of trail, divided into (mostly) linked sections. Come explore our mountains, hills, and valley filled with springs, crystal-clear streams, and waterfalls on the Ozark Trail.



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