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Open Ended Timeline - NIghts In Our Van

Kevin from Based in Benson, AZ but travel in our van about 7 months per year on 9/20/2022 2:11:06 AM:
We will be doing the KATY in October. Probably starting around the 3rd to the 6th. Our timeline is open ended. Our thinking is to do a daily out and back from trailhead A to trailhead B. That evening we will move our van to trailhead B and spend the night. Next day, trailhead B to trailhead C and back to the van. Rinse and repeat all the way. Our mileage will most likely be short as we want to explore lots My main question is: Can we spend the night in our van at the trailheads? Any and all suggestions for an open ended trip to experience everything the KATY has to offer would be greatly appreciated.

Anonymous on 9/20/2022 10:02:51 AM:
The Towns & Services tab above will show what services are provided in each town. Camping along the trail is provided by private entities and not by the state of Missouri.

Don from Dallas on 9/20/2022 12:41:52 PM:
Check out the YouTubes (search “Matty Freedom Katy Trail”) posted about a year ago. They slept nights in their van at trailheads and libraries. Your plans sound good.

A rural rider from Europe on 9/21/2022 3:19:05 AM:
Hi; can't help you on the camping but I can say that it's good to do shorter distances and take your time along the way. And out and back is fine for us; often the trail just looks so different going in the opposite direction and you see things you missed the first run. Good luck.

Anonymous on 9/21/2022 8:04:29 AM:
From the DNR Katy Trail State Park website: THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Missouri State Parks does not provide camping along Katy Trail State Park. Camping is available at public and privately owned campgrounds adjacent to the trail. Click here for some options. We like out of state visitors to come and enjoy our parks. We really like it when they follow the rules that we also abide by. It's rather disappointing to see others from out of state trying to encourage others to come and use our parks in ways they are not intended. Please come and enjoy the Katy. Camping options may be found by clicking the Towns & Services tab above.