The Largest campground for men in the world!
But, just a little slice of Heaven in the Ozarks!
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Welcome to the Cactus Canyon Campground (CCC) About Us web page. CCC provides a private membership adults only (21 years or older) camping experience for gay, bi, and straight men near Ava, Missouri. We as business owners and operators of CCC, want our visitors to relax and enjoy themselves in the outdoors. If there is anything we can assist in making your stay with us more comfortable, please let us know. Come see us, Chaz or Jim, as we are on-site property owners and operators.
Campers come in from all over the country and internationally to experience Cactus Canyon's allure to the peaceful and natural surroundings here in the Ozark mountains. Campers have called it the most peaceful place on earth to be at with no hype, no stress with friendly and courteous campers.
Canyon Campground, the "Canyon", opened in 1999 and there began the
humble beginnings of a campground that soon rose to be the largest
men's campground in the United States because of a need for
something different for the men's community. There are other options
out there that fill a need and we support each of them. However, the
Canyon is the largest in acreage and has great features that few
others have because of it's size. It is comprised of 720 acres of
woods, streams and prairies, a naturalist's paradise. If you are
into hiking, check out the many hiking trails that wonder the
acreage through the valleys with streams, waterfalls and natural
pools that you can take a dip in; to hills to climb that take you up
cleared roads to the prairie tops over the Canyon; to stroll on
nicely mowed paths in the prairies and woods. We offer many
different opportunities for you to enjoy the outdoor excitement here
at the Canyon from camping to hiking; to floating and to fishing the
Our accommodations include many primitive campsites that are available in the woods where you can be alone or other sites where you can be close to others, either way there is plenty of space for you to pitch a tent. Most campsites are along the creek but there are also meadow and wooded camping sites available. Also if you wish something of comforts such as electric and water at your site, we have that too. If you are an RVer we have 36 RV sites available that include electric, water and sewer some with 30 amp and others with 50 amp service. If you do not have any set up, we have cabins or sleeping rooms available. There is something for everyone here at the Canyon. Please remember that the Canyon keeps the idea of a campground present at all times.
A twist to the Canyon (like no other) is that due to our seclusion in the hills, trees and off the beaten path, the entire campground is clothing optional, where the choice to wear something, or nothing at all, is yours. All the better to be al natural! It is all part of being comfortable.
Speaking of being comfortable, we have a two dogs maximum per site limit. All dogs must not be barkers or biters. We require that all dogs must be leashed during their stay here at the "Canyon" and that all dog poop is cleaned up and disposed of properly. These rules will be strictly enforced and anyone not abiding by these rules will be asked to remove their dogs from the "Canyon".
addition, for your comfort we have hot showers and flush toilets in
two parts of the campground that are available.
RV campsites are separate from the tenting area. They are approx. 1/8 - 1/4 mile from the gazebo or the location of party events. We have 30 and 50 amp service for RVs with sewer, water and electric hookups available.
Map of the Canyon
Because Cactus Canyon Campground is in a valley, the campground is linear. The map is approximations of the locations of the installations here.
RV sites listed as RV Seasonal are not available for rent RV's Sites in the 200's are 30 amp service with water and sewer connections
RV sites listed as RV Seasonal are not available for rent RV's Sites in the 100's are 30 and 50 amp service with water and sewer connections
There is a wait list for Seasonal Sites. If you wish to be put on that wait list, let us know. If you are interested in leaving your trailer for the summer or for just a bit at the Canyon, please inquire with staff as to availability and cost.
On site attractions include: a large 26 X 52 X 4.5 foot swimming pool, 10 x 10 foot hot tub, dry sauna, creek swimming, (volleyball, croquet, bocce ball available upon request), hiking on the 720 acres and many theme weekend parties.
site attractions include: float trips kayaking on the Bryant Creek
and North Fork of the White River, canoeing, trout and bass fishing,
Rockbridge Trout Ranch, Trappist Monastery, Hodgson Mill, and other water mills tours
and springs, antique shopping, Laura
Ingalls Wilder Home, state forests and the Glade
Top Trail for fall colors, local fairs, the Ava Square Saturday
Grower's Market, Little
Yeoman Brewery and the Fox
Trotter's Association. Or visit the Ava
Chamber of Commerce web page and be sure to check out the
local events and be sure to check out the Ozarks
web page too for area fishing, driving tours, horseback riding
Cactus Canyon Campground weather is usually about 10-15 degrees warmer on sunny days than the weather that is forecasted for Springfield or Ava. Plus, we cool down about 5 - 10 degrees cooler at night then those locations.
Cactus Canyon Campground currently does not have any employment opportunities available. If you would like to be contacted for this employment opportunity in the future, please Click here.
The 2017 Flood was disastrous here at the Canyon. We are fully up and functioning at 100%. We still have a flood debt to take care of if you wish to help contribute to lower that debt and aid us in our continued growth here at the Canyon you can contribute by going to the following page:
For information or to make a reservation over the phone
Call us at 417-683-9199
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