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Cooper's Landing

Restaurant, Grocery, Camping, Water, Restroom
Easley / Easley MO
Mile marker 163.5
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Cooper's Landing in Easley
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.

Cooper's Landing in Easley
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.

Cooper's Landing in Easley
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.

Cooper's Landing in Easley
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.

Cooper's Landing in Easley
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.

Cooper's Landing in Easley
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!

Cooper's Landing in Easley
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.

Cooper's Landing in Easley
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.

Cooper's Landing in Easley
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.

Cooper's Landing (Easley)
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! : )

Sharon

 
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.

Cooper's Landing in Easley
Jodi from Buckner, mo on 06/19/2011 08:06 PM:
Are there any RV sites at Copper's Landing? Thanks!

 
Jodi from Buckner on 06/19/2011 08:07 PM:
Meant 'Cooper's' Landing - my finger slipped - sorry!

 
AmyD from OKC, OK on 07/03/2011 11:45 AM:
Yes, We parked our motorhome there for 5 days as we rode the trail. Had full hookups, just not sewer I think? Came back to it safe and sound. It is very close to the river though, so you might check out flooding conditions.

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Anonymous from St.Louis on 05/02/2010 01:11 AM:
This place is right on river! I havent camped, but I would! Coopers has the greatest meat sticks like gator, elk,and others! First time I have seen them and cant wait to get back for more!

 
Anonymous from Jeff City on 05/02/2010 08:12 AM:
Oh man the Ostrich is great, good cold beer too!

 
Anonymous on 05/03/2010 07:36 AM:
And the skink is to die for! What a great use of our natural trail resources too.

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Frog Lady from Cameron MO on 05/06/2009 11:13 AM:
This place is awesome!!!!!! We were starving to death - ok - really hungry for real food - not energy bars - when we pulled in. There was no one around. We went in the store and there was a guy in there. He had about anything you might need in the store. We got some pop and ask him about the Thai food. He didn't think it was open on Mondays. Well, we went outside and Chim (I think that's her name) was there getting ready to do some cooking for that night. We know that because we ask. She agreed to cook us something, even though she really wasn't open. We chose a dish and she was able to make it for us. It was sooooooo good. We ate it all - bad idea as there was a lot and we still had a ways to go. We sure enjoyed it, though. We sat on the picnic benches eating that wonderful food and watching the river. The breeze was cooling, and it was a Zen moment.

 
Charlotte from Columbia on 07/13/2009 08:34 PM:
We have made the trip to Easley twice recently just to eat at Chim's Thai place(both times on a Saturday) and Chim's Thai Kitchen was closed. It was earlier than stated closed time (around 7:45pm or so) and she seemed upset and wouldn't give us a reason. She just said the kitchen is closed. Others were upset also because they rode there just to eat.

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Derek from Oklahoma on 10/21/2008 11:33 AM:
When we first did the Katy trail in 2005, I was terrified to stop here. It looked like a scene from "Deliverance."



BUT- - - after visiting it just a week ago, I can confirm it has done a complete 180 under new management!!! It was a fabulous place!!

 
Jim from St. Thomas on 10/21/2008 03:10 PM:
Terrified?? Granted the majority of folks found at Cooper's are not wearing spandex and bike helments but I hardly find them terrifying. As far as I can tell Cooper's is the same great place to stop it's always been.

 
Pat from Home of Harry Truman on 10/24/2008 10:41 AM:
I remember my first experience with Mcbaine. My brother and I rounded the bend and smelled BBQ. Then I heard a guitar playing(deliverance!) and someone singing a John Prine song. "Sam Stone" I think it was. What a place! Perfect timing too. We had Perrier and gatorade at the one of the many picnic tables. Chatted it up with a couple from Columbia, had a snack and got back to it. It was real nice to sit by the river, take a break, and listen to the lone guitarist play some tunes. I pedalled off with the perfect mindset to get to Hartsburg.

Thanks, Mcbaine.

 
Pat from Home of Harry Truman on 10/24/2008 10:43 AM:
To correct my last post-I was referring to Coopers Landing. Sorry!

 
Tom from Cleveland on 11/29/2010 04:16 PM:
Real classy, Jim St. Thomas

 
Anon on 11/30/2010 11:57 AM:
See its website for more information... http://cooperslanding.net/

 
Chris from Festus on 12/01/2010 12:17 AM:
Wow, it took you two years to come up with that scathing remark?