Slick80 is located in Southern Missouri in Mark Twain National Forest. We offer primitive camping, which means no running water, no electricity and no room service. We allow RVs but we have no hookups. We do however offer plenty of beautiful scenery and all kinds of nature.

We have composting outhouses as well as areas for bucket bathing. Free firewood is available in areas if you wish to not bring or collect your own.

PLEASE NO PLASTIC OR GLASS. We get it. This stuff exists, but if you bring it in, we ask to take it with you when you leave. There are designated areas to recycle your aluminum cans, tin containers, and paper trash. Please use them. Thank you


Camping is $5 per night, per person. Here is what you get…

Space + Nature
Camping Services

Services include keeping the outhouses and showers clean and functioning as well as keeping the community fire pits clean and having firewood available.

We also have a community refrigerator at the pavilion for our visitors that may or may not be stocked with something you like as well as a little library located in the Cabin.

Plan on stopping by? Have a large group? Let us know! Contact Us.


Money not your thing?  Let’s make a deal.
We also use a barter system down here at Slick80.
Bring or provide anything from our list of recommendations in exchange for camping.

These are just suggestions of course and the list will change from time to time so make sure to check it out before your next visit. If you have nothing to trade, pay cash.

Our current barter list:


Trail Building Hours
Event Volunteer Hours

Bug Spray
Wheel Barrel


Forget Something? Love the lake?
These nearby towns offer conveniences and other fun activities.

Ava, MO: 30 miles North
Grocery stores
Coffee shop
Mexican Restaurant
Fast food
Gas Stations
Liquor Store

Theodosia, MO: 7 miles South
Bull Shoals Lake
Grocery Store
Liquor Store
Hardware Store
Restaurant and Marina
RV Park and cabin lodging