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What are Check in, Check out times?

Our check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out is 10:00am. In some situations, we can accept special requests.

Is SOTO open year round?

Yes! You may make a reservation anytime. Our staff is ready to serve you. 

Are pets allowed?

No, SOTO is a pet free environment.  Please let us know if you need any recommendations for Kennels.

Will I need any extra money?

Yes, if you’d like to purchase any items for the Buffalo Trading Post/ Gift Store, Snack Shack or schedule additional activities.

Are laundry facilities available?

Yes, each lodges is equipped with a washer and dryer. You will need to bring detergent.

Do I need to bring bed linens or towels?

No, all linens are provided. However, you will need to bring your own towel for the creek. Bath towels are not allowed outside the lodges.

What do we bring?

View our Suggested Packing List

How can I be contacted in case of an emergency?

Please share our Welcome Center phone number with your family for emergencies only.  870. 448.3242

Is there cell phone and internet service?

There is no cell service in the main camp area. However, you can get a signal at the Shepherd of the Ozarks  entrance sign. Wireless Internet service is available in the Buffalo Center. Service strength has improved but we only provide internet service at the request of the group leaders. 

Can we start a campfire?

Yes, each lodge has a campfire area. We will even supply the wood and lighter fluid.

Are there coffee pots in the lodges?

Yes! We provide coffee pots and filters. You bring the coffee.