Black River Float Missouri Trips, Campground, Cabins and Concerts on Black River, Lesterville, MO
Camping near Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Johnson's Shut-ins & Elephant Rocks State Park
Ozark Mountains
Missouri Cabins with hot tub, jacuzzi  ~ Come for the Best Missouri Vacations!

We are a dog friendly campground, with your donation to COLARS, the ASPCA or the World Wildlife Fund.

We are dog friendly.  We
charge for well behaved pets and require they be on a leash at all times. All pet charges are donated to a local no-kill animal shelter, the ASPCA, or
the World Wildlife Fund . . . . . all causes we support.

Concerts & Events
Every Weekend During the Summer Season!!

See our 2019
entertainment page!

Midlife Crisis


SSS & Surco

Southside Johnny

Aaron Kamm

Soul Circus

Red, White, Floyd

Pirates on the Weekend!

Jeremiah Johnson Band



Jake's Leg Family Reunion

Whiskey Dixon


Vintage Viral

If you love your pets, please click here for an important
from the owner of Bearcat Getaway

Join Team Bearcat
on KIVA~

Let's Make A Difference Together!
Click here for a Special Message to our wonderful Customers & Friends! 
You can help!


Missouri Camping, Float Trips with live music, entertainment, music festivals and special events!

Black River Float Trips, Camping and Cabins!
Bearcat Getaway Resort, Bearcat Mountain Cabins
& Bearcat Mountain Lodge

Campground, Cabins & Lodge near St. Louis on the beautiful Black River, Lesterville, Missouri
Camping, Entertainment & Lodging in the Ozarks, Southeast Missouri

Welcome to our site!  If you're looking for a Missouri Campground in the Ozarks, visit Bearcat Getaway on the beautiful Black River to enjoy float trips, camping, cabins and concerts just outside of Lesterville, Missouri in the Ozark Mountains! 
Bearcat Getaway Resort ~ Just 105 miles from St. Louis!

CALL 573-637-2264 or 888-356-2844 for reservations

Missouri Floating!  Float our beautiful Black River and have fun on our 1/2 mile of beach front!

Join us for a Fall or Winter Getaway!
Come soak your cares away in our deluxe 6-person hot tubs or jacuzzi tub!
Bearcat Lodge & Mountain Cabins!
r Round!
Tour the cabins HERE!

Romantic Fall & Winter Getaways at Bearcat cabins on Black River, Lesterville, MO!


The 2019 season is almost here!
Make your reservations now!


Enjoy live entertainment on the Bearcat Stage every weekend
during the summer season!

Please "bear" with us as we update our site for 2019!
We will be adding the 2019 entertainment schedule starting now!


Come on down and relax on the Black River at Bearcat.  We'll feed you, float you, entertain you and camp you by the river and under the stars in one of the most beautiful places in the Ozarks of Missouri.  Mother Nature has been very kind to us! 
All you have to do is relax, have fun & enjoy it!

Only 2 hours from St. Louis, Bearcat Getaway campground, cabins & Lodge are located on the delightful, spring fed Black River in the Ozark Mountains just a little down river from Lesterville, MO. We offer camping, floating in canoes or rafts, cabins, lodging and entertainment every weekend!  On the campground stage you'll experience some of the best regional and national bands and exciting music festivals.  With over 1/2 mile of beach front and no quiet hour until 2 am, 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, enjoy the sounds of nature and the river. . . then drift off early. . . .It's up to you.  Because we own both sides of the river, your view is one of a pristine forested Ozark river bottom.  Nothing gets in the way of nature, abundant wildlife and a wall of trees.  Serious birdwatchers will be very impressed.  Enjoy fishing, wildflowers, swimming and relaxing by the water with friends and family.  We have a huge campground with varied and remote sites.  Let us know what you're looking for! We can accommodate any number of your family or friends with your own private camping area.  Just let us know in advance.

Bearcat Campground offers separate, modern bathroom facilities with free hot showers for men and women that are wheelchair accessible. 

At Bearcat, there's no reason to worry about hauling your food or firewood.  Firewood is included in the cost of your campingPlease visit our BeBe's Black River Beach Club & Bistro and General Store while you're here.  We offer a delicious menu at our Bistro.  Or, feast at our food bar in our general store!  If you forget to bring something, chances are we have it in our store.

Black River, Lesterville, Missouri

Take all the time you need to look around our site then join us for Missouri canoeing or rafting on our beautiful river.  The Bearcat staff looks forward to helping you have the best and most fun outdoor experience of your life!  We're a hop, skip and a jump from several of Missouri's natural wonders ~ Bearcat is a convenient campground near Elephant Rocks, Johnson's Shut-ins and Taum Sauk Mountain State Park.  Also check out the Ozark Trail and Mark Twain National Forest!

 Call 573-637-2264 for your reservations now! 
Time's a wastin'!

If our phone is busy, please call 573-637-2011

If you love your pets, please click here for an important
from the owner of Bearcat Getaway

June 7th and 8th Weekend!
Two Nights!

Stone Sugar Shakedown and Surco!

Southside Johnny

Hope to see you this season at Bearcat Getaway Resort!
Missouri float trips, camping, cabins & entertainment!

Watch the movies about our beautiful Arcadia Valley Region
& Black River Recreation Area -
Your best choice for a Missouri Ozarks Vacation!
Go on a few side trips while you're here!
(best viewing - full screen with speakers on)
All of this beauty surrounds Bearcat Getaway

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Together we can help change the world & work to eliminate poverty!

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Join Team Bearcat on Kiva - The elimination of poverty in the world promotes peace, cooperation and understanding. We are not powerless to change the world. We are all one. We believe we can make a difference one person at a time . . . one loan at a time

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Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.  Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.  All you need is $25 to make a micro-loan to make a difference in the world. You can lend the same $25 over and over again to change lives. 
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