Goodbye February and Hello March!! Last month we talked about how you could start your own camping checklist and even gave out some tips to help get you started. If you didn’t read last month’s blog it’s not too late, you can still check it out. We are still slowly checking off items on our list as we get ready for Spring and we hope you are too!
How much do you really know about Huzzah Valley? We are one of many great campgrounds located in the heart of the Ozarks! We have compiled some information about our resort that we think are worth sharing.
If you love history then you are going to love this! Our property goes way back when to the Civil War. General Ewing along with his men battled the Confederates led by General Price in the battle known as the Pilot Knob right here!
- The current big red barn at the entrance of our property was once a church turned into a hospital for both sides during the War. You can still see the original logs inside!
- One of our bigger lodging units we rent out called the Hiller House has significant historical value. At the time of the battle the Hiller family owned the property. After the battle several artifacts were found including swords, a cannonball pulled from the fireplace, and several lead bullets lodged in trees. The family joked that they never had to buy fishing sinkers when they had an abundant supply of lead bullets.
- In 1913 the Hiller House was torn down with the exception of the fireplace. Our current Hiller House is built around that original fireplace. We have a cannonball in the store on display. So, if you ever get the chance ask about it and we will happily show you!
We are Family Owned and Operated
- Bob and Karen Cottrell bought the property from Mrs. Hiller and started a canoe rental/campground business in 1979 using the Huzzah Creek to their advantage.
- Check out our calendar and events page for special 40 year promotions!
- You can find members of the Cottrell family throughout the campground driving buses, in the store helping out, cleaning, or even greeting you after your float!
- The name Huzzah pronounced “hoo-za” is derived from an Indian word “Wazhazhe” which means Osage Nation.
- The Huzzah Creek is considered anywhere from a class 1 to a class 2. What this means is that the creek is considered low on the difficulty scale. You won’t do any white water rafting anytime soon here! For first time floaters this is what you’re looking for! Click picture for more information about the Huzzah.
- The Huzzah is known for being one of the most crystal clear waterways in the area. Once, you float it you won’t want to float anywhere else!
Be honest how much did you know about Huzzah? Our mission is to protect and maintain the quality of the Huzzah Creek and its historical surroundings. We love what we do and want future generations to enjoy it as much as we do!