The Courtois Cabana is a private acre campground with crystal clear Courtois Creek frontage and a
200 foot gravel bar. Across the river are miles of Mark Twain National Forest. You and yours will
enjoy significant privacy on this superbly tree lined, primitive property with easy access from
Highway 8. And your pets are welcome here with no leash required!
Guests will have plenty of shady campsites in a secluded rural setting where nobody will interrupt
your good time. There is plenty of room and electric for your tents, pop-ups and one RV. Whether
your party is 1 or 25, the Cabana will always be just for you the entire time you have it reserved.
To maintain the wonderful privacy of it all, the campground is not rented to multiple parties at the
same time. The campground includes a small shed filled with the amenities listed below. We ask
only that you treat these items with care and return them to the shed prior to your departure.
Air pump (small electric)
Aluminum can recycling barrel
Blow up personal rafts (assorted and varies)
Buckets (2 five gallon)
Electric on main pole (one 30 amp RV outlet and three 20 amps)
Firewood (please see Campfires & Wood)
Lawn chairs (10 regular, 2 beach style, 3 chaise lounges, 1 child)
Metal folding table (2' x 5')
Campfire pit and left rear portion of campground
Right side of campground looking down gravel road
Gravel bar and Courtois Creek upstream
Gravel bar and Courtois Creek downstream
Looking to river from campground
~The Place You'll Never Want to Leave~
A prefabricated army barracks sat on this Courtois Creek property for nearly 50 years until being purposely burned
down in the spring of 2008. That old shack quickly gained "the cabana" nickname. The dwelling is gone, but the name
Upstream about 100 yards, the spring-fed Lost Creek spills into the Courtois Creek. To the left of the camping acre is
public access on the highway easement and Bass River Resort, a local outfitter, uses that land to put in floaters during
times of peak river flow. At the end of ArdPark's private road are a few full time and part time neighbors. You may
see these folks pass by in their vehicle or on their ATV, as they give a friendly wave.
The river brings a new surprise every year depending on the amount of snow, rainfall and flooding. The river always
changes course and frequently increases or shrinks the size of the Cabana's gravel bar. Regardless of the season, there
are always a couple deep swimming holes and shallow areas for the youngsters.
The Courtois Cabana campground is just 3 miles from the cabins at ArdPark -- The Pines and the All American.
These venues provide a unique rental combination for large groups, family reunions or small retreats. Cabin guests
can also secure use of this property and the private river access by purchasing day passes, as long as the campground
is not already reserved by folks who are camping there.
The Berryman General Store, across the road from the Cabana, is closed. We are impatiently awaiting a new owner.
Guests can purchase ice and other sundries from the Awe Right General Store, just 2-1/2 miles from the campground.
As of June 9, 2012, the Awe Right General Store is temporarily closed. We expect it to re-open in a couple months.
The next closest place to buy ice and the like is P&L Grocery, which is also a small country store just 9 miles from the
campground toward Potosi.
From far end of acre looking toward Highway 8
One of 3 paths to the gravel bar and river
Two of 3 paths to the gravel bar and river
Three of 3 paths to the gravel bar and river
ArdPark is a proud supporter of No Child Left Inside
Close up of crystal clear water
A Johnny on the Spot portable toilet is provided for our guests during peak camping season
from May 1 to September 30. Guests staying at the campground other months of the year
will enjoy off-peak camping rates and have the option to rent a portable toilet if they desire.
Minnow trap and crackers
Minnow nets for children (4)
Shed (with ample space for clothing changes)
Shovel and rake
Plastic buckets and assorted river toys for children
Portable BBQ grill (charcoal not provided)
Tabletop BBQ grill (charcoal not provided)
Washers game (Grandpa's homemade)
Water wings (2 pairs)
Potable water is not available
Copyright 2008-2012. ArdPark Cabins, LLC. All rights reserved.
On a very personal note, we must be honest to our guests by letting you know that when we purchased this land it
fulfilled a far-fetched, long-time dream to have our own river access. Shortly thereafter ArdPark was born and a
pact was made to close the Cabana for friends and our ourselves on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends and
Fourth of July weekend, unless the 4th falls mid-week. We hope you can understand our little bit of selfishness and
will consider staying any other time. If there is a holiday weekend we plan not to close the Cabana, a notice will be
posted on this page. The Cabana is open all other days of the year. Please note, however, that during winter
months we may not be able to deliver firewood or unlock the shed for last minute reservations.