Ranch Reviews

Listed below are some camper reviews so far from their visits to the Flying R Ranch.

Thanks for a fantastic weekend. We couldn’t have asked for better service. Our site was a little muddy from all the rain, Rick had us moved to a dry spot without hesitation. The food Friday night was delicious. The trails were well maintained and beautiful with all the dog woods in bloom. The campground, Lodge, restrooms and shower house are very clean.  The new renovations to the shower house are amazing. We will be back soon!!       Gina A. and Kayla K.

We absolutely loved our stay at the Flying R Ranch!  It was my first time ever riding while it snowed – and it was such big beautiful flakes.  The scenery was breathtaking!  The trails were great!  The staff treated us like family and checked in on us to make sure everything was going ok.  They went above and beyond and we appreciated it greatly.  We loved that we had no cell phone service or internet and no TV for 4 days.  It gave us a chance to relax and de-stress from life.  When we HAD to make a call or send an email – we went to the lodge, which was nice knowing that was available if we needed it. We can’t wait to come back again – we’ve told so many people about our wonderful experience and the staff at the Flying R Ranch!!  Highly recommend to anyone looking to get away from it all.       Sheryl P.    


During our stay at Flying R Ranch, our cousin and family came to Flying R Ranch for a day.  Her husband and son enjoyed the river by kayaking, Ranch staff made sure they got their kayaks to and from the river. All while she and her daughter joined us on the equestrian trails. Flying  R Ranch staff made sure the individual interest were met while allowing a family to enjoy a one day reunion. This was also our daughters first trip to Mo, for trailer riding and she now has memories to keep and share. Flying R Ranch kept everything so neat and clean, and were available 24/7 if needed. Thank you for the memories         Jereen M.


Flying R is one of my favorite places to camp and ride for many different reasons.  Not only are the trails gorgeous and fun, but with the colored markers and map that you can actually download on your smart phone, you don’t have to worry about getting lost! Rick and Nicole are always available to make reservations for you and to see that you have everything you need for your stay.  There are several different ways to lodge at Flying R, and one of our favorites is to stay in the bunkhouse.  It’s always neat and clean and the bathrooms are immaculate.  Everyone working around the Ranch are friendly and helpful.  We’ll be going back over and over! Cathie B.


Our group now has a new “favorite place” to stay and ride after our first visit at the Flying R Ranch.  We loved the cabin – felt like home.  The trails are great with lots of variety and river crossings.  And, after seeing the Hitchin’ Post, we were confident that if we forgot something – we could probably find it (aspirin and bread and bridles to saddle blankets, sunscreen and water bottles) there!    Lora H.



Had a great time on a 3 day stay. We stayed in cabins on the river. The flying r crew was exceptional and trails were great and well marked. For sure to return.  Alan S.

We have been coming to Flying-R-Ranch since the first year it opened and it just continues to get better and better.  The trails are scenic and interesting.  The Ranch has lots of activities and amenities (can’t leave without a root beer float from the Hitchin’ Post ice cream counter), and all the facilities are always clean.  The outstanding staff always makes you feel welcome, just as if you are family.     Paula H.


Our stay at Flying R was very good, the staff is very friendly and helpful.  We love the trails which are marked very well and easy to ride on.  The camp ground and stalls are kept nice, the staff keeps the shower house very clean.  We like going thru the obstacle course.  Had a very good time, we will go back.     Mark and Linda B.

My wife and I had the pleasure this past week of introducing some new friends from Florida to the Flying R ranch. We we’re blessed with 3 nights of campfires, and 2 days of awesome trails to ride and show off to our friend’s. We’ve been riding the ranch for several years and it still stands out as one of our favorites. The staff is awesome. The campground is one of the best in Missouri.  Rick was right on top of things and made sure we had everything we needed. We highly recommend Flying R ranch.   Jim and Dawn C.


Thank you Rick and staff for a fabulous stay at Flying R last week !  The trails were fun and well marked for us new comers and we will be coming back as soon as we can!                  Cathy M.


 Our recent stay and Event at the Flying R Ranch was phenomenal.  The facilities and campground are beautiful, always clean, and well kept. Rick and the staff were friendly, helpful, and went above and beyond to make our stay amazing! Can’t wait to return in September.  5 Star rating from me for sure!          Melissa H.      Hags with Nags Leader


Been on my list of “to do’s” for a long time, and we finally made it–What an amazing place!! Clean bathrooms, great store, good food and wonderful riding!!! It was even fun in the rain–Can’t wait to go back!! We camped in our trailer with a nice site near our barn, but the cabins are beautiful and overlook the river so we might have to try those, next time!!  Kelly S. 


Everyone went out of their way this weekend to make our rainy time fun. Opened the lodge for us to use the whole time to keep us entertained while it rained. Even though we couldn’t ride any trails that was across the river, because of how high and swift it was, we still got to ride some nice ones. So happy that we will be back in September to ride the rest of it. Very clean place, nice prices, great staff and owner. Rick has so many hidden talents. 🙂 Annette C.         


 Some of the most magnificent scenic riding trails in the country. Rick and Nicole are amazing people as well as all of the staff. Very accommodating great camp sites nice stalls great well stocked store and laundry room available. I go there as often as possible. Couldn’t ask for a better place Kellie Jo W.  

The Flying R Ranch in West Plains, MO is the perfect equestrian getaway place for all horse folk.   With easy access off the main road for large trailers, plus a well-appointed lodge, it would be impossible to find a better horse camp facility anywhere.  The Flying R is simply the best!  Though most impressive of all, are the kind and thoughtful folks who work there.  Thanks to Rick and his staff for an enjoyable weekend at the Flying R!  We will be back soon!  Mary G.

We really appreciate you and your staff! What a great environment! The grounds were very clean and well taken care of! The trails that I got to ride were very well marked and maintained! Beautiful scenery also. I would and will highly recommend Flying R to all my friends! Thank you. Clarissa B. 

I will definitely be back! Enjoyed our stay even though we had rain. Did get to ride some of the trails, really liked the Jesse James trail. Rick did a short but very good church service on Sunday morning. Everyone was very nice. Stalls were excellent, facilities were clean, showers were hot and clean, food was great.   Ken S.


What a great horse camp. Every detail was thought of to make the weekend as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Can’t say enough about the staff and their desire to help improve your experience in any way possible. I will definitely be back.   Natalie B.


Just wanted to say that you and your staff are  awesome and wonderful at the Flying R. Was there this past weekend and Mother Nature was very uncooperative. You all made it very pleasant. Love the place been there before. Trails always kept up nice great trails. Love the place. Will definitely be back. Rick  you and your staff made it a want to come and be place. Meals were great but you and your staff were just marvelous.   Paula S.


Wonderful ranch! Rick is hospitable and helpful. Beautiful lodge, clean shower house, well-laid out stalls and campground, fun obstacle course, nice people, good variety of trails. Fun place overall!  Sharon W.


Absolutely love the Ranch.  Everyone is always so accommodating.   My favorite place to camp with my horse.   The trails are fantastic.  There are trails for all levels of riders.   Kelli K.


Bathhouse was spotless, even after several days of rain!! Trails dried out quickly, even after several days of rain!! Obstacle course was a fun and challenging option when the weather wouldn’t allow a longer ride out. Best float river in Missouri (imo)!! We’ll be back asap!!!  Kelly S.


I have stayed at the ranch on four occasions and each one has been great.  The sites, stalls, lodge, store and especially the people are great.  Oh yeah, the trails are exceptional!!  Vicki H.


Our 3 daughters and I were at the Hags with Nags Ride over the weekend. We had an absolute great time, even with the rain. We stayed in the bunkhouse and was very comfortable in the room and all the facilities, everything was very clean. Stalls were great for the horses, and stayed dry, even with all the rain. The trails were very passable, muddy but not boggy, we even had 3 horses barefoot. We are looking forward to going back again this summer with husband/daddy so we can ride in the morning and hit the river in the afternoon.  Kathi S.


We love Flying R Horse camp!! We have stayed there 3 or 4 times and its been great every time. The trails are marked well and the maps are easy to read. The camp is very nice! Lots of great idea to make are stay comfortable. Love the obstacle course!!! Thank you Rick and company. Thanks !!!!!   Melissa E.


Thanks for a great weekend,and for having Max Bishop mule days!! It was a great event and fun as always!! Thanks for the great meals and hospitality!!  Steve D.  

What a phenomenal place! We just left there from Mule Days and I have to say that i was thoroughly impressed. Fantastic facilities, great food, and great owners. The riding is outstanding! great trails for anyone of any skill level. This place is a must.   Kent W.


It was an awesome experience and the ranch makes for a great training ground. There was never a dull moment if you had nothing planned to do, there was something for you to do. The cabins were great, the people/staff were reliable, so it was all worth while. Definitely will be going back!!!       Jalen K.


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