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Big Bear River Resort

The campfires may fade but the memories never will.

Cabin Rentals

After a full day of fun on the Niangua, relax around the fire pit at Big Bear River Resort before retiring to sleep in air-conditioned comfort. The resort offers both wet and dry cabins and two shower houses with clean restrooms, hot showers and flush toilets.

A1 - Baloo's Bungalow



Baloo’s, named after the fun-loving bear in The Jungle Book, is a rustic 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow with a full kitchen.

*no outside wood will be allowed brought in

A2 - Little John's Den



Little John’s Den, named for the irreverent sidekick in Disney’s old-school Robin Hood, features a spacious living area and kitchen with refrigerator, stove and microwave.

*no outside wood will be allowed brought in

A3 - Paddington's Pad



The largest of all cabins at Big Bear, Paddington’s Pad is a paradise for families with lots of cubs or for a reunion of friends.

*no outside wood will be allowed brought in

**Money will be refunded if cancelled 14 or more days prior to reservation. If cancelled 14-7 days prior no money refunded but will receive gift card good for one year. If cancelled within 7 days of your reservation it is non refundable unless you purchased peek protect.

Come Stay at Big bear River Resort

Big Bear River Resort offers primitive tent sites, RV sites with electricity (Water stations and one dump station available on-site), and clean, comfortable cabins for rent. Riverfront campsites are also available. Rent a canoe, raft, kayak, or tube from us to enjoy a leisurely float on the gorgeous Niangua River.




We offer a variety of rafts, tubes, cooler tubes, kayaks and canoes to fulfill your dream day on the river, whether that’s kayaking to a hidden fishing hole or leisurely floating a raft with your best buds.

Three people in a sparky floating on the water
A tent in the midst of nature.




per night / per person

Roughing it is more fun at Big Bear River Resort! The resort offers 40 primitive campsites and 11 RV spots with electric hook-ups.

The Big Bear River Resort Story

Big Bear River Resort is a 25-acre campground nestled along the banks of the Niangua River in Lebanon, Missouri. Everyone from avid campers to those who prefer cabin comforts will enjoy a memorable stay at Big Bear.

The campground, open year round, boasts riverfront primitive campsites, RV hookups, dry and wet cabins, hot showers and clean bathrooms, plus a variety of rentals for floating the river.

Michelle and Ronny chose to honor the Ozarks’ ancestral history by christening the campground with a meaningful new name. The Osage Nation, whose native name translates to “People of the Middle Waters,” have populated the Ozarks for hundreds of years. The Niangua, a 125-mile tributary of the Osage River, means “bear” in the tribe’s language. Thus, Big Bear River Resort was born.

Why We're The Best

Diverse Accommodation Options

We offer a range of lodging options, including cozy cabins, luxurious suites, and comfortable camping sites.

Beautiful Attractions

Indulge in a day trip to explore the Lead Mine & Tunas, Branson, Lake of the Ozarks, and Springfield areas. Unforgettable adventures await!

Unique Floating Experience

Our resort provides a unique floating experience, allowing guests to stay on the water in style with our rafts, tubes, kayaks, and canoes.

Professional And Friendly Staff

Our dedicated and friendly staff are always ready to go the extra mile to make guests feel welcome and comfortable.

Scenic Natural Setting

Guests can immerse themselves in nature with stunning views, hiking trails, and serene water features that provide a tranquil atmosphere.

Eco-Friendly Practices

Our commitment to sustainability sets us apart, as we implement eco-friendly practices, allowing guests to enjoy guilt-free getaways in harmony with nature.

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What Our Customers Say

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A family in their thanksgiving feast by the tranquil riverside of Big Bear River Resort.

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