Thompson Campground

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The Thompson Campground sits within the 465 acre Rothwell Park and was named in honor of Lionel Thompson, former Mayor of Moberly. He was an avid camper, and enjoyed the natural beauty and quiet surroundings of Rothwell Park. 

RV Campground

The Thompson Campground offers 24 full hook-up RV spaces. Each space has a concrete pad, electricity, water, and sewer connections. There is now a year-round shower and restroom facility at Thompson Campground available to registered campers. 

Assistance / Make A Reservation

Call 660-998-0143 during Park Ranger hours for questions, make reservations, or to make payment. Our Activity Guide has detailed information including Park Ranger hours, rules, a map, fees, and amenities!

The campground is in the midst of 465 acres full of amenities for everyone. Amenities nearby:

  • Aquatic Center
  • Asphalt walking trail
  • Baseball, Softball Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Boating and Boat Ramps
  • Disc Golf Courses
  • Fishing Lakes and Piers
  • Indoor Meeting Facilities
  • Miniature Railroad
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playgrounds
  • Tennis, Pickleball Courts

Group Camp

In addition to the RV park, there is a Group Camp area. This area is for family, scout, or other groups tent camping together. The group must be 10-50 people tenting with a 7 day maximum stay. The fee is $175/night and must be paid by one organizer of the Group. A large, shared campfire pit is included in the Group Camp area. This area does not have electrical.

Rules / Regulations

Campground rules may be viewed here. The rules are posted on the information stand at the entrance and all campers are responsible for knowing the rules and abiding by them. To stay, campers must sign off on a rule sheet with the Park Ranger. Failure to follow the rules may result in eviction without refund. 

Adjacent Amenities 

The full scope of Rothwell Park's amenities are within walking distance. Two amenities immediately adjacent to Thompson Campground are the one mile long Miniature Railroad and the Magic City Master Gardeners' Maze Garden.