Eclipse Camping at Swap Meet Fest '24

Alton, Missouri

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Camp out in the seclusion of our "back 40", in the woods and meadows behind the Swap Meet Fest venue. Dry RV sites beside the venue.

It's just a short walk from the campgrounds to the sale barn venue, where there's bathrooms, showers, a kitchen, outlets and fast Starlink internet. Remote work friendly!

As a camper you'll also have free admission to all the events of Eclipse Weekend, like live music performances, a hoedown, a petting zoo, and of course a real country swap meet! These events are for locals to enjoy as well, giving you an opportunity to connect with the distinct Ozark culture. We're a friendly and easy-going lot!


What's a Swap Meet?

It's an informal event that's a cross between a flea market and a farmer's market where you Swap goods and Meet people. Vendors can bring their homemade crafts and treats, produce and eggs, animals for sale, or second-hand items that need a new owner. See the pictures above for an idea of some of the unique souvenirs you'll be able to take home with you. All campers are welcome to bring their own wares to sell!


Eclipse-wise, the organizers will help you pick just the right place to view the eclipse from, whether you're hoping for a secluded scenic spot in the forest, or want a communal experience with everyone else on-site.

Your camp neighbors will all be people excited about the eclipse, so you're sure to meet some new friends!

Remember that you’re in a natural environment. Be respectful of wildlife, avoid disturbing local flora and fauna, and take care to leave no trash, especially plastic.


Community Fire Pit
Community Restrooms
Community Showers
Drinking Water
Dump Station
Family Friendly
Fire Ring / Grill
General Store
Historic Sightseeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
LGBTIQ Friendly
Pet Friendly
Pet Friendly
Pets Allowed
Remote Work Friendly
Scenic Drives
Swimming Outdoors
Tent Camping
Wildlife Viewing


Respecting our Amish Neighbors

There are multiple Amish communities in our county. Drive cautiously, especially when rounding bends or cresting hills, as we share the road with them and their horses and buggies. The Amish do not want to be photographed, please respect their wishes. Spend time relating to them on a human level! Instead of seeing them as a curiosity you want to document.

Stay On Property

Respect the fence lines that you'll encounter at the perimeter of the property. And when exploring our area, or looking for a spot to view the eclipse, do not wander onto peoples' property without permission. This can cause you problems, many around here are very protective of their property!

Security Measures

Organizers will be on-site monitoring things late into the night and early in the morning. Cars will be parked well away from the road. Please lock them to be 100% safe, but theft is extremely rare here compared to in cities.

Lights out/Quiet time

Quiet hours will be observed from 10:00 pm-7:00 am.

Campfire Policy

Campfires in designated fire rings only. Be extra cautious during times of high winds.


Absolutely no consumption of controlled substances at the venue. If we see this it will be disposed of and you could be asked to leave. At camp make sure to respect your neighboring campers' wishes.

Visitor Policy

Visitors can't pitch an extra tent at camp without speaking to the organizers. Visitors are always welcome at the barn venue, just note that they'll be charged admission for some events.

Parking Pass

Upon check-in, you will receive a parking pass that will need to be prominently displayed.