This is our last stop before heading home. It is as a small town near the Arkansas border.
We made reservations at Chipmunk Crossing RV Park, a very wise choice, more on that later.
The "Courthouse Square" Historic District in Downtown West Plains was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in July 2003. This designation recognizes the importance of the Courthouse Square and Washington Avenue in the history of West Plains. The streets on Court Square enter the square in the middle of each side and not in the corners as they do in most public squares. A large majority of the buildings were built in the 40 years following the arrival of the railroad in 1885 and they reflect the town's commercial and governmental importance in the early Ozarks.
The Court House
We had lunch here at the Red Apple Grill
Al B, this ones for you. Notice in lower right hand corner, Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers. Sam says you are a real fan.
The rest of West Plains town is like any other small town with all the present day stores, Walgreens, McD’s, Walmart etc. But has a large rural area surrounding it.
Now the campground. It is run by Peter and Lory Muellner, he is German and she is Austrian and you will not meet two nicer or more accommodating camp owners anywhere.
Peter and Sam
This is probably the cleanest campground we have ever been in, everything is immaculate. Both of them are very matter of fact and lovable characters. When we arrived Lory came over to truck to greet us, well Riggins had to put on this big dog bark and act like he is going to eat someone alive, Lory reaches in window and gives him a tap on the nose and tells him ‘Pretty boy be quiet”.
If you wanted or needed anything, they were right there. There are rules but they are so flexible about everything. They have a dog walk that is quite long and winds through the woods and as long as your dog goes in the woods and not the path no clean up needed. They have a fishing pond that they said we could let Riggs swim in if we wanted and there was an outside hose we could use to wash him.
There is an electronic eye at front that rings alarm in their house so no one comes in that is not suppose to. They have no permanent residents and according to them will not. Well I highly recommend you stay here if you are in the area. Here are pics of the park.
Little fences hide neighbors hooks from your view
largest book collection of any campground and I believe it, this is only a portion of what they have.
Pool very clean and they keep extra water toys for kids.
Well everyone be safe out there.