With all the different ways to camp, it is easy to forget about the oldest, simplest way of camping.

Several campgrounds and resorts offer original primitive camping as well as tent camping with electric capability for those who need/want it.

Two Sons Floats & Camping, in Noel, Mo., repors that they haven’t seen an increase or decrease in tent campers in recent years. 

“We are still getting a normal amount of primitive campers, but it varies from weekend to weekend,” said Stormy Christerson, office assistant at Two Sons.

According to Christerson, they have around 250-400 tent campers every weekend in the summer.

“It’s been hot this summer, but that hasn’t seemed to be a deterrent to anyone coming out,” said Christerson.

Most of the people tent camping at Two Sons are there for the weekend to float, fish, and hang out on the river.

“We charge $10 a night, per person, to come camp with us,” said Christerson.

Circle B Campground in Eminence, Mo., has noticed that more and more people are wanting electric as opposed to primitive camping. 

“We offer both primitive and tent camping with electric, and those spaces fill up before the regular primitive sites do,” said Robin Staples, owner of Circle B.

Circle B has 60 total campsites, 30 primitive and 30 with electric, and also four group camping sites.

“It seems that more people are wanting electric camping and those are the sites that fill up first for us,” said Staples.

Circle B charges $8 a night for adults, while children age 11 and under camp for free.

According to Staples, they typically get families to tent or primitive camp throughout the week and then groups come on the weekend. 

“It really all just depends on what the weather is and how the summer is going, but that is a trend we see year after year,” said Staples.

When going primitive or tent camping, it is important to remember key parts to your tent or essentials you may need.

“Don’t forget bug spray, a rain flap, tent stakes, and really just make sure you are completely prepared before you leave,” said Staples.

In the case that someone does forget something, Circle B has a general store on the campground that just might have what they are needing.

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