Bearcat Getaway Resort, located at 8933 County Road 364 in Lesterville, Mo., is a camping, floating, cabins, and live entertainment resort on the Black River.

“We are all about fun. Only two hours from St. Louis and you’ll experience the best regional and national bands and exciting special events,” said Glee Suntrup, owner and president of Bearcat, Inc.

Bearcat features over half a mile of beachfront in the Ozark Mountains and since they also own both sides of the river, a great view is guaranteed.

“You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the music, river, and friends until the wee hours or stay by your campfire in a secluded campsite to enjoy the sounds of nature and the river, it’s up to you,” said Suntrup.

Not only does Bearcat offer a variety of remotes sites and separate, modern bathroom facilities with free hot showers for men and women, they also have their very own bistro and general store for their guests.

“At Bearcat, there’s no reason to worry about hauling your food or firewood. Firewood and entertainment are included in the cost of your stay. We also have our BeBe’s Bistro and general store,” said Suntrup.

The bistro offers a menu to order anytime on the weekend, or all-you-can-eat BBQ dinners.

“Last year was great and we have many fun events scheduled for 2015 and advanced reservations are excellent,” said Suntrup.

Please go to www.bearcatgetaway.com for information about their events.

“We are blessed to be on the crystal clear Black River and only minutes away from Johnson’s Shut-In State Park, Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, and Elephant Rocks State Park. In addition, Pilot Knob State Historic Site is as hop, skip and a jump away,” said Suntrup.

Bearcat Getaway Resort is in the Arcadia Valley Region of the Ozarks, which is full of historic sites as well as several hunting and fishing opportunities.

“We can accommodate any number of your family and friends with your own private camping area,” said Suntrup.

By Mattie Sexton

Bearcat Getaway can be reached at (571) 637-2264 or (888) 256-2844 or by email at bearcatgl@aol.com. 

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