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Cooper's Landing

Restaurant, Grocery, Camping, Restroom
Easley MO
Mile marker 163.5
11505 Smith Hatchery Rd
573-657-2544 / 573-657-1299

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Cooper's Landing in Easley
Scotty Mac from Oklahoma City on 10/18/2022 03:58 PM:
Had a somewhat short ride to CL on Mon Oct. 10th. This IS a pretty cool place to stop off for a night. We had campsite North #7, right on the river. Well, UP the drop off from the river. It was pretty darn cool site. We had a nearby electric pole. I had toted along a 25' cord and a power strip for charging our istuff. There was also a long water hose. Warning here - if you use the hose, let the water run for a bit to clear the hose. My first cup of coffee was terrible!

If you're watching for the "Boathenge", it'll be on your left and BOOM the trail opens up to Cooper's on your left.

The dudes in the little snack bar area were pretty cool and the beer was cold! It was a monday and there were no food trucks or no live music.

On to another much anticipated joint - the Turner Katy Shelter Hostel!

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Paul from Georgia on 06/15/2022 07:04 PM:
Camped at Coopers Landing recently on a Katy ride and had a good experience. First the bad - Tent sites are $30+ no shower or flush toilet. Website is difficult to navigate and figure out what site you want to reserve. Paid $8 for a can of beer. Now te good. Very good live music and food vendor the Thursday I was there. Campsite had a river view. Staff was great. Overall I would recommend if you know that it is pricy.

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Randy and Linda from North Carolina on 05/31/2022 10:54 AM:
Stayed here one day, Sunday, during Memorial Day weekend. Was really nice, nice view of the river from our tent site. We had fantastic neighbors, music was good and the food trucks had some really good food.

The only thing I would say to improve was on their webpage, it said they had wifi and electrical hookups at every site. They did not. But that was minor compared to the wonderful time we had there and our last night on the Katy trail.

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Steve from Bentonville on 10/18/2021 02:43 PM:
Stopped in for breakfast as I came from the East where nothing was open Sunday morning! was glad to get a granola bar, some peanuts, and Dunkin Coffee! Its the little things that lift your spirit when you've been traveling. Gorgeous view of the river!

Cooper's Landing in Easley
JT from TERRE HAUTE on 07/20/2021 09:18 PM:
Okay, should say "rode" through.

Cooper's Landing in Easley
JT from TERRE HAUTE on 07/20/2021 09:17 PM:
Road through on our way from New Franklin to Tebbetts on 7/14/21. Place wasn't open yet but a gentleman working on his computer sold us a couple of cold Cokes and gave us some info about the upcoming trail. He also said the business was working on getting the permits they needed to install a shower building and restrooms for the campground, and talked about other upgrades that were in the works.

Would have been nice to have gotten there a little later and had some food, but it was a good stop.

Cooper's Landing in Easley
JT from TERRE HAUTE on 07/20/2021 09:17 PM:
Road through on our way from New Franklin to Tebbetts on 7/14/21. Place wasn't open yet but a gentleman working on his computer sold us a couple of cold Cokes and gave us some info about the upcoming trail. He also said the business was working on getting the permits they needed to install a shower building and restrooms for the campground, and talked about other upgrades that were in the works.

Would have been nice to have gotten there a little later and had some food, but it was a good stop.

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Jeff from Sedalia Mo on 07/09/2021 08:07 PM:
I see a lot of negative comments about Coppers Landing. I have been stopping there for the last 7 years .Under the new ownership there have been new changes but everything I saw have been for the good yes it used to be $6 instead of $30 to camp. A shower house would be good. Hopefully that in the future. I have been on the whole trail and there are a lot of nice places but none that have the river view with some of the best music around. It’s a 70 mile ride there but it’s worth it every time

Karen C. from Harrisburg, MO on 07/10/2021 05:38 PM:
I was talking to them one day and they mentioned the things they would like to do to the place. A shower house and real bathrooms were mentioned. Woo hoo!

I have not camped there yet but I stop regularly and purchase something to enjoy while watching the river. My observation the last few months is to make sure you know the price of what you are buying. The first time it happened I thought there were price increases but the next couple times with a different person behind the window, it was the price I had been paying every weekend for the same thing (pre-tip). When I mentioned it this last time I was charged double for two items the kid said not to worry about it and took what I had ready. Soooo...just be aware. Which we should anyways, right? :-)

Costanza from WV on 07/14/2021 09:21 AM:
I stopped by there for a snack last month. Other than being out of Snickers, it was great. Whoever waited on me (originally from PA) was very polite and helpful. He made sure I had an outlet to charge some electronics, and even apologized for not realizing he was out of Snickers lol.

Karen C. from Harrisburg, MO on 07/15/2021 06:19 PM:
Costanza from WV, that is a bummer they were out of Snickers! They refrigerate them so they are extra good! I am excited to meet your PA person that is working there. It really is a neat place and they have great plans!
But this darn weather...the rain keeps slowing things down...but not the music! :-)

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CyclingDan on 05/16/2021 08:21 PM:
Stopped at Coopers Landing after a long day of riding the Katy Trail. It was a Friday night and we did have reservations but the tent camping area is not nice at all and the manager Mike is rude and does not take criticism or complaints well and is quick to give you a refund and tells you to move on but there are not many camping choices on this section of the trail. Next time thru I will definitely change my days routes so I do not have to stop here.

Anonymous on 05/17/2021 09:06 AM:
So...what was there to criticize and complain about?

CyclingDan on 05/17/2021 03:33 PM:
Anonymous. Requiring 4 people and two small tents to each buy a tent site and not be able to share only one site and the resulting high cost is one complaint. Every other place we camped along the KT was five bucks or less per person. The sites are not marked or discernible and they describe your site with imaginary lines, uh “your site is from that tree to that dumpster to this imaginary dirt/sand road and yeah sorry your site has all those tire marks and ruts in it”. Then to be told if we weren’t happy we could get a refund and move on or go sleep on the sandbar in the river. All the RV and tent sites are so crammed together and nothing marked. This is by far the crappiest so called campground that I have ever seen in my 60 years of life. I would suggest you visit a MO State Park to learn how to lay out basic/primitive campsites. Very little grass, nothing but dirt and sand but I guess that is expected along the river. Management should also take a class in customer service. Reading old posts this place seemed really nice so not sure what happened. NEVER stopping here again. Of the entire KT experience, which was fabulous, this was the only bad experience. And it wasn’t just our group, we watched you treat other cyclists with the same attitude when they questioned the tenting location they were expected to utilize.

Anonymous on 05/17/2021 04:37 PM:
I'm not Coopers Landing. No need for me to visit a MO State Park again. Why do I need to learn how to lay out campsites??

No, you did not watch me treat any cyclist with an attitude about their tent location. Haven't been through Coopers Landing for several years.

I did ask what there was to criticize and complain about. When I enter a place of business I understand it is my choice to be there and is usually in my best interest to go with their flow instead of being critical or complaining. I know I can leave if its unbearable. One night in conditions that I don't think meet best business practices, isn't a deal breaker in my life.

brad wilson from st louis on 05/17/2021 09:47 PM:
OMG - they were going to charge you for two tent sites so you could put up TWO TENTS?

And when you weren't happy they offered to refund your money and then gave you suggestions about other camping options?



I hope everyone survived.

JH on 05/18/2021 06:32 AM:
I've camped at Cooper's and it is very basic and not terribly well laid out or organized. But I found it part of the charm and just another interesting experience. I agree that paying two fees for two tents is to be expected. I was with another rider and we both picked spots and paid separate fees to camp.

On a recent ride on the C & O Tow Path I stayed in hiker/biker NPS campsites for free, but no water and only a port-a-potty that was literally overflowing and had no TP. Later on the same trip I had to pay $35 to set up my ultralight backpacking tent at a SP in Ohio. The site was no bigger or nicer than Cooper's but had electric and a nice shower house. Also paid $54 to camp 1 night at a KOA. After a long day's ride when it's your only option you take what you can get, appreciate the experience and move on. Gotta admit though, after paying $54 to camp cheap motels became a reasonable option for the rest of the trip.

Doug from Bluffton on 05/18/2021 07:27 AM:
Roger Miller sang a song about Buffalo Herds years ago and when I go someplace with great reviews and all around me enjoying themselves while I'm not, I begin to wonder about me; not the place.

big mike from Hartsburg on 05/18/2021 12:09 PM:
You can camp in Hartsburg for free. Either at Volunteer Park or the Lions ballpark.

Jim from St Thomas on 05/18/2021 04:59 PM:
Ok.....I’m going to defend CyclingDan here a little bit. If some of you are thinking about Coopers as it was a year ago this is not the same place under the new owners. I pulled in along Smith Hatchery Rd a couple of weeks ago with the sag trailer for our annual 4-day whole trail ride just as I’ve done for last 13 years or so. Don’t know what the manager’s name was but he comes running out saying I can’t park there because they have live music that night and I’m taking up too many spaces. Now - you need to understand that the right of way along Smith Hatchery is not dedicated parking for Coopers Landing parking. It’s county road right of way. Since we had been having an enjoyable day of riding I resisted the urge to tell him to go screw himself and backed the trailer as far out of the way as I could. We also like to buy a few beers while we’re at Cooper’s even though the sag trailer always has a well stocked cooler. In previous years buying beers there meant going inside, grabbing them out of the cooler and finding someone to pay for them. With that in mind we walked through the open door to the cooler and grabbed a couple of Modelos. This time the same young man comes running in to tell us we can’t be in there and we have to order from the window outside. Ok, fine but since we already had the beers in hand we thought we would would walk outside around to the window and pay for them. Nope.....that would be too simple. He had us put the beer back in the cooler, walk outside to the window and order them from him. By the way he grabbed two different bottles from the ones I had my sweaty hands on. As this was transpiring I to my wife that these weren’t going to be the old Cooper’s prices and I was correct. $5 a piece for Modelos but while we waiting I watched a guy pay $8 for a can of beer. Of course it subtle notes of something with some type of amazing finish. If we would have coughed up another $2 he could have had an even better can of beer. Now having said all of this I fully acknowledge the new owners can run the business as they choose and the manager can treat people as wants but I hate to see the end of what was such an unique experience on the trail.

Gary from Near Tebbetts on 05/18/2021 09:59 PM:
Another bastion of freedom bites the dust.

JH on 05/19/2021 06:16 AM:
I had no idea it had changed so drastically. My experience was a few years ago. Sounds like a loss of a real treasure and something I'll ride past in the future.

Anonymous on 05/19/2021 09:55 AM:
Wow! No more self-serve beer...that is a game changer!

Soon our freedoms will be nothing but a distant memory.

Jim from St Thomas on 05/19/2021 11:27 AM:
Yep......no more self serve beer. That was my whole point. The fact that you could pick that out of everything I said is very impressive.

Bill in Houston from Houston on 05/20/2021 08:29 AM:
I think a lot of times the actual complaint gets lost in the weeds, and needs to be summed up.

1- "I had to buy two tent sites for two tents, and was offered a full refund when I was unhappy. The site layout was somewhat unclear as well."

2- "Beer was too expensive, rona protocols were unclear and arbitrary, and owner was rude."

This is good info for people who will pass through. It will be helpful for those who consider stopping in the future. A few years back I had heard it was a cool place, but we passed through too early in the morning to judge for ourselves.

Tom from Tucson on 05/20/2021 11:52 AM:
We have done the trail for the past 4 years and have stopped at Coopers each time. It has been a nice place to stop for the views and a beverage and snack. I wonder if some cleanup and general site improvements would more than pay for itself with increased sales and campsite reservations? Also better customer service by staff would be nice. We enjoyed some good food last fall that was prepared by a group from Columbia. I want to thank them for the nice lunch served with a smile.

Thomas B Lee from Naperville on 05/20/2021 10:57 PM:
I did stop at Coopers Landing in the first week of May. I paid $20 for a one-man tent. A $20 per night isn't really bad but in one other campsites I paid $10, and another $7. But this site has the least to offer for your money - no shower, just port-o-lets. I got drinking water from other mobile camper because I didn't know if the water on the premise is drinkable.

This brings up a question. I was cycling from Sedalia to St.Charles. When I got to Marthasville, I met another biker who was heading west. He told me that we could camp in the area between the station and the Community Park for free. Maybe that's because we were technically off the state park property? We could stay in the community park for $5 a night but why pay? The station has clean toilet and sink where you can wash and get drinking water. The only thing missing is the shower. So the question is: instead of finding a campground, why not camp one of those stations for free? Honestly I was impressed how clean those toilets were for non-attended public restrooms. Kudos to the state park. Marthasville is the best place to camp because there are restaurants and convenient store all within one mile. And it's free and safe. I understand the local police patrol the area in the night.

Biker Chick 515 from Topeka, KS on 05/21/2021 11:30 AM:
I'm going to stick up for Cycling Dan too.

We have been planning our Memorial Day trip for months. Much of our trip was planned around wanting to camp ON THE RIVER at Cooper's Landing. We based mileage around that. Once I had the itinerary nailed down I made a reservation for a campsite on the river for Friday, May 28. Then I made our train reservations - well, couldn't get our bikes back on the train on Sunday so we had to push our itinerary back a day.

I called immediately after getting the reservation confirmation to see if I could change my camp reservation to Saturday night. The guy I talked to was in a big hurry, said it was no problem to change the reservation and he would send me a new confirmation. When I didn't get a new confirmation the next day I sent an e-mail to confirm. I received a response saying the reservation had been changed, but still never received a new confirmation.

Fast forward to today - after reading all of the comments about the new ownership, I got worried so I called and talked to Michael - guess what - NO RESERVATION CHANGE. I was willing to pay $40 to camp right on the river on a holiday weekend. I'm not willing to pay $30 to camp in a field next to a bunch of RVs w/no other amenities. So even though I have an e-mail saying that my reservation was changed, it's the other people who get to keep the waterfront site. Oh, of course Michael is willing to refund my money - how nice, since he knows there is no other option!

***UPDATE*** I want to say that Michael just called me back and they are taking responsibility for the mix-up. He is going to make it right by us, and even though it's not exactly what he had planned, I think it will be quite the experience. I will update when we return. This goes to show, a little bit of customer service and gratitude for the customer's business goes a long way. In today's economy, I doubt there are many small businesses who can afford to turn business away.

Jim from St Thomas on 05/21/2021 06:55 PM:
I wouldn’t worry about being very far from the river at Cooper’s. The whole place between the river and the trail is maybe 150 ft or so. Take a look at Google maps and you’ll get a good idea of the layout. Let us know how it works out for you.

Cooper Landing in Easley
4Con from Lincoln,NE on 08/20/2020 10:38 AM:
Is Cooper Landing in Easley open for campers?

Jharte from Kansas City on 08/20/2020 04:56 PM:
Hello, yes, Cooper's Landing is open. We stopped by last weekend. Check Cooper's Landing FB page to see what they have going on. They have food trucks each weekend, live music, primitive camping, hook-up camping, and lots of ice cold beer! Unfortunately, the shower was flooded last year so they no longer offer showers. We didn't stay long when we stopped by. Some folks were wearing masks, some not. Cooper's Landing is one of my favorite stops when riding across MO.

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Mr. Bump from Hannibal on 12/05/2018 09:57 PM:
A warm, welcome shelter on a winter tour. I appreciate them being open year-round, where one can get food, a shower, and pitch a tent. We had warm shepherd's pie with good craft beer. Nothing fancy, but nice people who take good care of their guests. I will keep coming back here, as I appreciate their kindness.

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kate m from kansas city on 07/25/2018 02:25 PM:
stayed here in November of 2017 and did not know what to expect. we had a group of 6 adults, 6 kids, 4 tents. the only spot available for our group was the north side which is surrounded by RV's that obstructed any view of the river. it was almost like we were invading someones personal space as it seemed we were in "their" backyard. the only other camping spot is on the south end which appears to have a better view of the river and is a little more secluded but again all these campsites are very close to one another. the live music and view of the river from the deck was the best part about coopers landing. you can tell very quickly that this place is more of a long term RV site and not the most friendly to weekend campers. there is a bathroom and shower inside the store but personal toiletries of the long term guests were everywhere so again you feel like you are in someone else's house. the port o potty was very clean. the location to the trail can't be beat (5 steps) and the 9 mile bike ride to the station house in Huntsdale was a perfect stop for lunch and a beer before returning to camp. their is a very strict no noise policy at 10pm. not even quiet conversation outside of your tent by the fire was acceptable. we were yelled at from one of the long term residents. the only reason you would come here is because there is no other campgrounds close by.

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OCtandem from OC, CA on 06/22/2018 10:34 AM:
We stopped by on a very hot day. They have a tiny store with some cold drinks and snacks and we loved the slices of watermelon. The Thai food wasn't quite open yet so we didn't wait. But it was a nice spot to rest and sit by the river in the shade of the trees or umbrellas.

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Riley from Louisburg, KS on 03/21/2018 08:38 PM:
Was expecting something nice after reading the comments, but what a dump! I didn't even realize the people who were sitting outside worked there. $10 per person for what? Trashy bathroom and disgusting inside. Wasn't told about any food or cooking. Maybe because we came in the off season. I was exhausted, but not enough to stay here. We headed to Hartsburg instead.

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Mr. Bump from Hannibal on 01/24/2018 10:19 PM:
Right on the trail, a welcome oasis on Jan 23rd. Hot chili, craft beer, and friendly conversation. Cool hangout for locals and tourists alike. I hope to return for Thai food.

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Dan K. from Paw Paw, WV on 09/16/2017 10:00 PM:
This place is great, an oasis on a dusty part of the Trail. Ice cream bars, cold beverages, live Music, lots of locals, and cyclists. Laundry, super hot showers, $20 for 2 of us to tent camp. As one local man told me, "It's a pretty cool place, for the middle of nowhere." Thai food available eves, also lunch, and breakfast, "camp eggs", coffee. Locals hanging out on the patio to chat, and arriving via boat, too. Very cozy, unassuming. lots of dry driftwood on the river bank to make a fire. super clean johns. Recommended, My GF, and I stayed here Sept. 2017 If you have a support vehicle, they will sell you enough gas to make it the 16 miles to a gas station (It's a Marina, too).

PTM from St. Louis on 09/18/2017 01:44 PM:
I biked in from Sedalia last fri night (09/15) and tent camped at Coopers. Could not agree more. Great live music by the Kay Brothers, fried chicken dinner, relatively quite campsite (on the west side), great pancake and eggs breakfast and awesome conversation with anyone you meet! Will be back many times.

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Tom B from Lexington on 06/04/2017 05:46 PM:
Abandoned trailers and broken down rvs. Only 4 sites available because junk fills the other sites. Bathroom and shower are in the office area, otherwise you use a portajohn. It is a good location for trailhead parking, then head West to Huntsdale and eat at the NEW and CLEAN Station House right on the trail.

Aaron from new bloomfield on 06/04/2017 05:55 PM:
What's wrong with Cooper's Landing? I have always had a pleasant time there. Good service, great music, good thai & breakfast and good views of the river.

Barefoot4ever from Highpoint, MO on 06/14/2017 10:20 AM:
Sounds like it just wasn't your cup of tea. I absolutely LOVED it there! Lots of character, kind of place I could let my 6 year old run around and be a kid without worrying. It was nice and clean and cozy. But no, it isn't an expensive 'high-class' place.

AmyB from Tucson on 06/14/2017 01:57 PM:
My husband and I were there last week as well. It was great that we could get a good meal along the trail and spend the night after having ridden 66 miles that day! But, while we weren't expecting 5 star accommodations, the shower did gross me out a bit - I really didn't need to shower with everyone else's old soap bottles, foot files, razors, and mesh shower poufs.

We had also camped at both the Sedalia fairgrounds and the Hermann City Park which were both clean and had nice shower facilities.

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Barefoot4ever from Highpoint, MO on 06/14/2017 10:28 AM:
My 6 year old and I camped here when we through-cycled the trail. We both absolutely LOVED it! Had hot food and ice cream sandwiches, shower and toilets are not fancy but after 2 days on the trail without access to showers, it was wonderful. Such an interesting place, and so relaxing along the river! My son had fun getting dirty on the sand washed up along the boat ramp, and there was a really pretty little pond. We also met so many interesting people!

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Blue Tapp from St. Charles, MO on 04/30/2017 03:14 PM:
We just love Cooper's Landing. We've camped there several times, most recently on our Katy Trail trip in early April 2017. If you're there when the Thai food kitchen is open, be sure to get some. It is to die for. The camping location is so pretty right along the river and the sunsets over the river are gorgeous. It's also home of the fanciest, largest, nicest smelling port-a-potty I've ever experienced. It's a quirky little place, nothing fancy. But it's the perfect place to spend the night during your Katy Trail trip.

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JR from Ky on 09/14/2015 07:26 PM:
Great spot to spend the evening and camp. The night I was there they had great live music and a good variety of beer. The camp spot was well worth the 10 bucks.

Aaron from new bloomfield on 03/18/2017 11:17 PM:
Coopers Landing is a great place to stay. Just an update that the tent site is now $15, but well worth it.

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Earth Biscuit from St Charles on 10/20/2015 07:17 PM:
Passed through coopers landing and had a few brews with a great couple from Topeka, Place had a great vibe and live music. Hope to stay there one day.

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Dennis d.B. from Georgia on 07/28/2015 08:51 PM:
Stayed here on a Sunday early part of June. Arrived as everything was winding down and owner was thinking about closing up along with the Chim's Thai kitchen. I ordered food and then went and paid for campsite. Shower is located in office area. She told me to go eat and that she would stay open so I could shower. I had a great meal, highly recommended and then a shower. Owner provided clean towel and that was a treat not having to dig mine out of the back pack. Owner and family are very nice and accomidating. Pottable water is located in sink outside of office. This campground is located along the river's edge and plenty of mosquitos. In the morning, bought muffin, drink and had ice cream for breakfast. It had rained hard during last night and the river flooded over the roads but trail was still dry and campsites were dry too. Water had moved into eating area by office though. The long time campers there are friendly and fun to talk too. Would have liked to have stayed another night and had more Thai but was on a schedule to catch a flight home.

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Tyler Young from Kansas City on 07/15/2009 11:05 AM:
When some friends and I stopped here on July 13th (and again on our

way back on the 14th) we were decidedly underwhelmed. I'm not sure

how we missed the Thai kitchen and the other cooking that everyone is

referencing here--perhaps these are upstairs? We only went into the

main store entrance on the Missouri River side. To be sure, though,

no one mentioned Thai food or the availability of breakfast (we

stopped around 5 pm and 9 am). The only food that we found was frozen

pizzas, corn dogs, and the like, which could be microwaved using their

appliances. Of course, there was also ice cream, candy bars, beer,

and bottled juice. In my opinion, though, none of this deserved the

"grocery store" marking on the planning map--we had expected to be

able to buy bread at the "grocery store," though again, it's possible

that we missed it. The first time we stopped, we got the impression

from the person working that we were on our own--he rang up our total,

but nothing more. The second time, a different man was working who

was much better to do business with--he was engaging and helpful. The

store is not bad for what it is (a little provisions shop). Just be

sure not to expect too much, as we did. If you need groceries or

other provisions, bring them from home so that you won't be

crestfallen when Cooper's doesn't have them.

Anonymous on 10/01/2009 11:39 AM:
Timing is everything. We have breakfast from 8 am to 10 am on Saturdays and Sundays. The Thai Kitchen is closed most Mondays so we try to have some sort of BarBeQue every evening around 6 pm. I can't be here all the time so sometimes the people keeping the store open are not very knowledgeable. So try to patient and appreciate the fact they are keeping the store open for you and the restroom, shower, and laundry are available. You can get more detailed information so you can have reasonable expectations on our website: http://www.cooperslanding.net/

Best Wishes, Mike Cooper

Jim from St. Thomas on 10/01/2009 04:30 PM:
Tyler.....I hope you get a chance to stop when they are serving food. It's not 5-Star cusine but they don't pretend that it is......just good food in a great setting. We are riding 20 miles and braving the crowd tomorrow evening to eat at the Thai Kitchen. Always a good time.

jd from gkc on 10/01/2009 06:58 PM:
I've eaten a freshly made hot sandwich at the store once. It was okay with no frills. The big TV there kept me occupied.. :) ;) The Thai Cafe is in a separte fairly large park-model mobile home just NE of the main store. Its food is supposed to be great, and lots of it. I plan to eat there sometime. :)

Chuck & Kaleb from Raytown, MO on 10/10/2009 10:36 PM:
We made it to Cooper's Landing on Sunday, Oct 4 about 5:30pm. The thai

food from the trailer beside the store was delicious and hearty, the

view was great watching the sun setting over the river, and the

entertainment was enjoyable as well. From here, we pedaled on to Jeff

City (mostly in the dark) and were glad to have filled up at Cooper's

Landing as it was one of the most enjoyable meals of our trip.

jason from Eureka Springs on 12/13/2009 06:38 PM:
Coopers was a great place, run by nice guys on thier own agenda. Cooper kept the office open for me a little late so I could get a shower, and the local scene was very interesting. I am planning on stopping again next year, cause its just a little slice of Stienbeckian style laidbackness.

Bob from Iowa on 09/06/2011 11:41 AM:
We just got back from camping here for Labor Day weekend. Phenominal! The people were helpful, the music and food were great and the location was perfect. If you are looking for a party, good food, cold beer and a great place to have fun with friends and family. This is the place. We will definitely make the 5 hour drive to camp there again! THANKS.

howardhughesblues on 10/03/2011 06:42 PM:
what's the live music? It is a jam session or open mike?

Karen largent from Sullivan, MO on 10/13/2011 09:05 PM:
Cooper's Landing was a Godsend for us! We traveled the trail in early August. A severe thunderstorm caught us off-guard....very scary. We were just taking some pictures at Boathenge and quickly tried to get ot Easley. We only made it as far as Cooper's landing. They were closed, but they let us in to dry off and be safe. There were terrible straight-line winds. They even dried my friend's jacket in their dryer! They were so kind to us....and we dried and went on our way. We are forever grateful to them for their hospitality!!

Anonymous on 04/10/2014 08:43 AM:
If you are looking for a breaktime and a mcdonald's you may be disappointed, if you want a place with personality and unique atmosphere, you will get that in spades, I'll take the latter.

Mike on 09/02/2014 03:36 PM:
I'm not sure who I ran into, but the guy at Coopers seemed really rude. I wouldn't spend my money there. Both people I ran into were not at all friendly. Maybe if you're a local they are nice. I regret giving them any of my money.

sharonbikes from Kansas City on 09/02/2014 08:48 PM:
I am not a local, but I have always found Cooper's Landing to be a great place to stop and take a break. The Thai food is wonderful. I am grateful it is there as Mike has always been friendly and gone above and beyond to help folks out on the Trail - even during a bit of a snowstorm, but, that is a story for another day! : )


AF Biker from O'Fallon IL on 06/28/2015 09:30 PM:
Stopped by yesterday, and couldn't be happier. I was on a 128-mile ride and Cooper's Landing was the perfect lunch stop. Thai food was (surprisingly) just what I needed, and the store had all the necessities and let me fill my bottles. Thanks guys!

Cooper's Landing in Easley
Steve Dullard from Ashland on 10/02/2014 08:23 PM:
Do you need reservations for a campsite at Coopers Landing? Also, what is the cost/night there?

MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 10/02/2014 09:18 PM:
Their website is actually pretty good and has all the info you are looking for.