We always go down to the Huzzah River in Steelville, MO. We always camp near the river so it's a bit rowdy, but if that's what you're looking for then it's a great time. If your a family man, this may not be the place for you
Ozark Outdoor 9 miles South of Leighsburg is a good place to float the Huzzah, Courtios or the upper Meramec from. South of Steelville is Bass Campgrounds, s good place to go. Both places have family and late night camping areas. Near Ozark Outdoor is Onadoga State Park where quiet camping can be had.