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CAMPGROUND NAME: Cobb Ridge

VISIT DATE: 09/06/1996

UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015

STATE: Missouri

REGION: Eastern

RANGER DISTRICT: Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chadwick

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
From Chadwick, MO, take State Rt. 125 south 1 mile to State Rt. H.  
Turn right onto Rt. H and go 4 miles to campground sign.  Turn right 
at sign and go 0.5 miles to campground on left.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 1,300 ft.

The campground is a series of overlapping loops (Loops A, B, C, D, 
& E) meandering through oak-dominated woods over a rocky surface.  
It is ATV/dirt bike oriented both types of which are permitted in 
the campground.  The campground is well-designed for these types of 
recreating.  A rail fence borders all the paved interior roads with 
openings scattered here and there allowing access to the 70-miles of 
ATV and dirt bike trails.  UTVs are not permitted.  One of the unique 
features of the campground is Loop B is bisected by parallel parking
style pull-throughs.  Flush toilets and hot showers are located in 
Loop A.  Night trail riding is permitted making this campground one 
of constant activity.  The lack of middlestory and closeness of 
campsites make privacy between campsites poor to good.  .

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $10 per day - single no electric hookups
$15 per day - single electric hookups
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 5
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 36
   
   Total Sites: 41

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 41
No. Grilles on Sites: 41
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0
No. Water and Electric Only: 0
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 24

No. RV Pull Throughs: 18
Waste Station: No 
Average Parking Apron Size: see RV comments

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved and many can accommodate any size RV. 
Campsites in Loop B are parallel style pull-thoughs.  Threaded spigots 
are located throughout campground.  An RV dump station with no potable 
water is available for a fee at Ozark RV Park, 320 N 20th St, Ozark, 
MO (N37 01.282, W093 13.875).

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5
  No. Threaded: 5

WATER SPORTS None

HIKING
There are 70 miles of ATV/mountain bike trails directly accessible 
from the campground.

FISHING No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Float Camp VISIT DATE: 09/09/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015 STATE: Missouri REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Doniphan/Eleven Point NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Doniphan RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Doniphan, MO, at intersection of State Rts. 160/21 and Y, take Rt. Y north 3.9 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 3210). Turn left onto Rt. 3210 and go 0.4 miles into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 300 ft. The campground is a spur ending in a loop situated near the Current River. Campsites with electric hookups are located at the front of the spur. These campsites are spacious but a lack of middle story provides poor privacy and limited shade. The parking aprons on the loop are shorter then the rest of the campground, but with large shade trees, offers fair shade and privacy. These campsite also have a groomed grass understory. No views of Current River are available from any campsite. A stoney beach on Current River is accessed by a bridge located behind campsite 15. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 1 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day - single $20 per day - electric hookups $30 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 8 No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 19' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS Wading and canoeing possible in the Current River - boat landing is at Dear Leap campground. A sandy beach is located in the day use area and a rocky stone beach is adjacent to campground. Neither area has designated swimming. Contact the ranger district office for local outfitters. HIKING Woodchuck Trail (foot) - 0.5 miles provides access to day use area White Oak Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles FISHING Bass, crappie, catfish, perch and sunfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Greer Crossing VISIT DATE: 09/10/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015 STATE: Missouri REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Doniphan/Eleven Point NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Alton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Alton, MO, at the intersection of US Rt. 160 and State Rt. 19, take Rt. 19 north 9.4 miles, across the Current River bridge, to campground sign (Forest Rt. 3188). Turn right onto Rt. 3188 and go 0.1 miles to campground on left. NOTE: The campground sign is not clearly visible from Rt. 19. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 400 ft. The campground, in the Greer Crossing Recreation Area, is one large loop through a stand of mature deciduous trees including oak and hickory. A dense under and middlestory gives the campground a jungle or wilderness feel and excellent privacy between campsites. The towering overstory provides ample shade. The mix of trees suggests great fall color. The campsites are large and level; some are suitable for multiple tents and have covered picnic tables (ramadas). The campground is located on the Eleven Point National Scenic River, very popular for canoeing and float trips. Contact the district ranger office for information about outfitters. The campground is located in a flash flood area - be alert. Just 1.5 miles south of the campground, on State Rt. 19, is Greer Spring Trail. The trail, 0.9 miles long one way, leads to the second largest spring in Missouri. It produces 220 million gallons of water per day. Click here for more information about Greer Spring. Take a lunch and enjoy the Spring. On the way to Greer Spring Trail on State Rt. 19, is Greer Mill. Built in 1899, it operated as a grainery until 1920. It has been unoccupied since then. See detailed information about the mill in an application to the U.S. Park Service for its inclusion as a National Historic Place. NOTE: This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided only from May 1 through October 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day - single $15 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 19' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass and all about the same size FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Canoeing on the Eleven Point National Scenic River. HIKING McCormick-Greer Trail (foot, mountain bike, horse) - 14 miles FISHING Rainbow trout, Small Mouth bass, sunfish and catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lane Spring VISIT DATE: 09/04/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015 STATE: Missouri REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Rolla RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Rolla, MO, at the intersection of US Rt. 63 and State Rt. 72, take Rt. 63 south 10.8 miles to campground sign. Turn right at campground sign onto Forest Rt. 1892 (paved) and go 1.2 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear left and go 0.1 miles to campground. NOTE: At 10.7 miles on US Rt. 63, slow down as turn onto Forest Rt. 1892 is immediately after a rise. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 800ft. The campground is a single loop through dense woods of typical Missouri hardwoods - towering sycamore, elm, and hackberry trees that blend with Red-bud, Sweet gum and other deciduous trees. The Little Piney Creek, a Blue Ribbon Trout creek, winds past the campground. Lane Springs, where there is a small informal wadding area with a rocky beach, is in the day use picnic area. The heavy vegetation provides ample shade and excellent privacy. There are a couple of campsites on the creek but the high bank and thick vegetation limits access or views directly to the creek. Each campsite has a lantern post and a trimmed grass area. The bubbling Lane Spring can be seen from an observation deck in the picnic area. Large grassy fields in the day use area are great for a variety of games and the equipment in the playground should keep young ones entertained for hours. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day - no hookups $15 per day - electric hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 6 No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 46' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and level. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee south of the campground at Three Springs RV campground located at 24125 US Rt. 63, Rolla, MO; GPS coordinates: N37 44.764, W091 51.405 FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Wading in Little Piney Creek near Land Spring adjacent to day use area HIKING Blossom Rock Trail (foot) - 1 mile Cedar Bluff Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles FISHING Rainbow trout in the blue ribbon, Little Piney Creek

CAMPGROUND NAME: Loggers Lake VISIT DATE: 09/12/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015 STATE: Missouri REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Salem NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bunker RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Bunker, MO, at the intersection of State Rts. 72 and A, take Rt. A west 0.2 miles to campground sign (Lincoln Ave. - Forest Rt. 2221). Turn left at sign onto Lincoln Ave. and go 6.2 miles to another campground sign (Forest Rt. 2193). Turn left onto Rt. 2193 and go 1.1 miles (intermittently paved and gravel) to campground. NOTE: Lincoln Ave/Forest Rt. 2221 is gravel with severe washboard surface. There is a low-water bridge before campground's entrance. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 800 ft. Most campsites are on the southeast shore of the spring-fed Loggers Lake and overlook the lake. The campground has two areas with very different characteristics. The first area stretches along the interior road. These campsite have "V" style parking aprons and ample shade from the overstory provided by the mature trees of various specious including short-leaf pine and oak. The second area is a large loop over a large flat groomed grass field. The campsites are open and level and good for multiple tents. There are some large and attractive Tulip poplars providing limited shade to these campsites. Privacy is fair between campsites. Loggers Lake was built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) in the late 1930s as a fishery. The maturity of the lake and vegetation make this an attractive campground. NOTE: This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through october 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station is available in Salem, MO at The Commons, Dent County's fairgrounds off State Rt. 72 (N37 39.219, W091 34.265). FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Loggers Lake is 22 acres. Nice lake for canoeing. Power boats are limited to electric motors. The beach is groomed grass but has no designated swim area.. HIKING Loggers Lake Nature Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles Rock Spring Trail - (foot) - 0.3 miles FISHING Largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill

CAMPGROUND NAME: Marble Creek VISIT DATE: 09/13/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015 STATE: Missouri REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Potosi/Fredericktown NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Arcadia RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Arcadia, MO, at the intersection of State Rts. 72 and 21, take Rt. 21 south 1.4 miles to State Rt. E and a campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Rt. E and go 12.7 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 600 ft. The campground, near the Crane section of the Ozark Trail, is a single large loop through a dense forest of mixed hardwoods and pines. Some camp sites are adjacent to Marble Creek that more often than not, will be heard rather than seen. The understory at the campsites is groomed grass but surrounding each campsite is a dense growth of vegetation providing excellent privacy between most campsites. Possible day trips are to the quaint and attractive town of Arcadia and the old-fashion Ruble's Meat Market near intersection of Rts. 21 and E. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 9 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 25 Equestrian Camping: RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 45' Comments: Some parking aprons are paved, some are gravel; most are not level with serious sloping and are in need of maintenance. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Wading possible in Marble Creek. HIKING Ozark Trail - section to Crane Lake is 8 miles and is open to horseback riding, mountain bikes and foot hiking. FISHING Smallmouth and Rock bass, perch, bluegill, Bullhead trout and catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Markham Springs VISIT DATE: 09/09/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015 STATE: Missouri REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Poplar Bluff NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Williamsville RESERVATIONS: DIRECTIONS: In Williamsville, MO, at the intersection of State Rts. A and 49, take Rt. 49 2.8 miles to Markham Springs Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 2997 and go 0.9 miles into campground. NOTE: Recreation area sign is set back from road and not clearly visible until just before turn into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 300 ft. The campground, located on Black River, has four sections named Pine, Sycamore, Riverside, and Electric loops. The Electric Loop, as the name implies, has the campgrounds only campsites with electric hookups. It is furthest from the River and has most of the campground's pull-through campsites. It is separation between campsites, rather than the groomed grass understory, that provides good privacy. Large deciduous trees, such as Sweet Gum and oak, provide some shade. The other three loops have a few campsites that overlook the river and have no vaults. However, the steep bank discourages putting in from any of these campsites. A jungle-like under and middle-story provide good to excellent privacy between campsites in these loops. The mix of deciduous trees, including Tulip poplar, Sweet gum, and various oaks, suggest nice fall colors. Being so close to the Black River, flash flooding is a concern. Adjacent to the large day-use area is the Fuchs House, a two-acre mill pond, and a wheelhouse. All are historic and well-maintained. At one time, Williamsville had three railroads. Today, an occasional passing train can be heard in the campground as a reminder of those bygone days. Today, the town offers campers with a Cook's-night-out and sponsored festivals. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day - single (no elec. hookups) $15 per day - double (no elec. hookups) $15 per day - single (elec. hookups) $25 per day - double (elec. hookups) Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 50 Total Sites: 50 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 49 No. Grilles on Sites: 50 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 11 No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and dirt and many will accommodate any size RV. The only threaded spigot in the Recreation Area is located in the Mill Pond Day Use Area's parking lot; there are none in the campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The campground's only vault toilet is located in the Electric Loop. WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Canoeing possible on Black River. Contact ranger district office for outfitters. HIKING Eagle Bluff Trail (foot) - 2.5 miles FISHING Largemouth and Smallmouth bass, Walleye and perch

CAMPGROUND NAME: North Fork VISIT DATE: 09/07/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015 STATE: Missouri REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Dora RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Dora, MO, at the intersection of State Rts. 181 and CC, take Rt. CC east 4.1 miles to North Fork campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 600 ft. The campground has three loops named Dogwood, Willow, and Pine, between two day-use areas along the North Fork of White River. These loops are tight so anything over 30 ft. long will have a problem turning. Campsites are tucked under a towering canopy of mixed deciduous trees, suggesting nice fall foliage. With groomed grass understory, spacing, rather than vegetation provides good privacy. Although the campground stretches along the river, the dense vegetation hides the water and prevents direct access. However, the sounds of passing canoeists and floaters can be heard. The river has a Blue and Red trout section beyond the campground. The campground is located close to Devil's Backbone Wilderness and is well situated for canoeing into the wilderness. Contact the ranger district office for information about outfitters. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through November 30. NOTE: Water system is shut off October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day - non-electric $15 per day - electric & water Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 1 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Tight curves on the interior road will make turning a challenge for large travel trailers and motorhomes. An RV dump station with no potable water is available for a fee at Ozark RV Park, 320 N 20th St, Ozark, MO (N37 01.282, W093 13.875). FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Canoeing and wading in the North Fork of White River. Although the day-use area claims to have swim area, there is no designated swim area. Contact ranger district office for local outfitters or check the Mark Twain, Forest Service website. HIKING Ridge Runner trail (foot) - 12 miles Blue Spring trail (foot) - 0.1 mile FISHING Rainbow trout, catfish, bass and Sunfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Paddy Creek VISIT DATE: 09/05/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015 STATE: Missouri REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Licking RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Licking, MO, at the intersection of State Rt. 32 and US Rt. 63, take Rt. 32 west 12.9 miles to Paddy Creek campground sign. Turn right onto Paddy Crk. Rd (gravel) and go 6.6 miles to a "T" intersection (just before a low water bridge). Turn right onto Campground Dr. and go 0.4 miles to campground. Alternative, not recommended for RVs: In Licking, MO, at the intersection of State Rt. 32 and US Rt. 63, take State Rt. 32 west 3.8 miles to State Rt. N. Turn right onto Rt. N and go 2.2 miles to State Rt. AF. Turn left onto Rt. AF and go 8.9 miles to Paddy Creek Recreation Area sign (Paddy Creek Rd.). Turn left onto Paddy Creek Rd. and go 1.8 miles to campground sign (Campground Rd.). Turn left and proceed to campground. NOTE: The last 4.5 miles is gravel, steep, and very curvy in places. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 800 ft. This quiet, pretty campground stretches alongside Paddy Creek on the eastern edge of Paddy Creek Wilderness Area in a stand of dense, lush deciduous and conifer trees. The variety of plants and trees range from Redbud and oaks to cedar and hemlocks, providing ample shade, excellent privacy, and could be a botanists delight. The assortment of vegetation suggests great fall foliage. The campsites have a trimmed grassy understory, great for tent campers and a lantern pole. Some campsites are adjacent to Paddy Creek but the dense vegetation limits the view. The riparian environment provided by Paddy Creek means lots of birds and the creek's rocky bed offers young rock hounds hours of exploration. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through November 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Donation requested; $5 suggested. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23 Total Sites: 23 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 47 Comments: The parking aprons are paved and all about the same size. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee north of the campground at Three Springs RV campground located at 24125 US Rt. 63, Rolla, MO; GPS coordinates: N37 44.764, W091 51.405 FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Wadding possible in Paddy Creek. HIKING Big Piney Trail (foot) - 17-mile circuit hike through Paddy Creek Wilderness FISHING No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Red Bluff VISIT DATE: 09/12/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015 STATE: Missouri REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Potosi/Fredericktown NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Viburnum RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Viburnum, MO, at the intersection of State Rts. 49 and Y, take Rt. Y north 4.6 miles to a "Y" intersection and stop sign. Bear left at sign onto Rt. V and go 5.6 miles to a campground sign. Turn right at sign onto Forest Route 2011 and go 0.3 miles to Pines Overlook section or continue 1 mile to main campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 700 ft. The campground has two loops, a spur and a separate section named Pines Overlook off the access road and before the main campground. All campsites are in mixed hardwoods including Tulip poplar and Sweet gum. However, each of these campsites overlooks the lush Huzzah Creek valley. Although campers in this section enjoy the fabulous valley view, they must get their drinking water from the main campground, 0.7 mile north. The two loops in the main campground are named Upper and Lower. The Lower loop stretches across a section of the Huzzah Creek flood plan and many of the campsites with their gravel surface show the effects of flooding; campers in the Lower Loop should stay alert to conditions. The Upper loop is actually a spur that ends in a little loop tucked back in the woods. The Upper loop has campsites with electric hook-ups and several group campsites (not included in the research). Each campsite in the campground has a covered table (ramada) and lantern pole. Few campsites have a view of Huzzah Creek but all are within walking distance of the water. Wadding in Huzzah Creek, under the red bluffs, is very popular as is floating the creek. Firewood, ice, and limited camping supplies are available for a fee. Visit the Czar Fire Tower Station in Viburnum, MO. Built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), it and associated buildings still stand. Yet another example of CCC workmanship. Some unique services provided by the CURRENT managers were a lending library, kayaks for rent, and a nightly visit of an ice cream bicycle. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-April through mid-October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $11 per day - single plus $7 surcharge for electric hook-ups. $22 per day - double plus $14 surcharge for electric hook-ups. NOTE: No discount on surcharge. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 44 Total Sites: 44 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 44 No. Grilles on Sites: 44 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 6 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 59' Comments: Some parking aprons are gravel and others paved; many are not level. Parking aprons in Lower loop are grass and gravel and poorly defined. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS Wading in Huzzah Creek HIKING Red Bluff Trail (foot) - 1.1 mile loop FISHING Smallmouth and Rock bass, perch and Channel catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Silver Mines Recreation Area (RA) VISIT DATE: 09/13/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015 STATE: Missouri REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Potosi/Fredericktown NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Fredericktown RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: NOTE: Summit, Prospect, Spring Branch and Riverside are signed as campgrounds. However, they are actually loops within the Silver Mines Recreation Area and are described as such in this Guide and the Mark Twain official website. In Fredericktown, MO, at the intersection of US Rt.67 and State Rt. 72, take State Rt. 72 west 4.2 miles to a campground sign and State Rt. D. Turn left onto Rt. D and go 2.8 miles to Summit/Prospect campgrounds sign. Turn left at sign into Silver Mines Recreation Area. Go 0.1 miles to camping sign. Turn right and go 0.4 miles to another campground sign. Turn left into Summit and Prospect Loops. Or continue straight for another 0.4 miles to Spring Branch campground on right. For the Riverside loop, continue on Rt. D, passing Summit/Prospect campgrounds sign, for another 0.3 miles to the Riverside sign. Turn right at sign into the loop. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation 800 ft. The Silver Mines Recreation Area (RA) is composed of four loops: Summit, Prospect, Spring Branch, and Riverside. These loops are identified as "campgrounds" on signs. Riverside is the closest loop to the St. Francis River. This river is the only whitewater river in Missouri that is at its peak for kayaking in the spring. Riverside is a single loop stretching across a level grassy field, dotted with large shade trees and has the RA's only campsites with electric hookups. Spring Branch loop appears to be used for over-flow and is under-maintained. Most parking aprons are seriously sloped, making them the least RV-friendly in the RA. The interior moss-covered road and lush understory with low branches from the overstory, gives this loop a wilderness feel. Summit and Prospect loops are connected and meander through a dense stand of mixed hardwoods. The separation between campsites is ample and combined with the dense understory provides good to excellent privacy. These loops are furthest from the river but only one mile from the Turkey Creek Picnic Area that is a good location to watch for kayakers. In the 1920s, the Silver Mines area yielded silver and tungsten ore. Remnants of the mines are still visible for exploration. A possible day trip is Millstream Garden Conservation Area and Trail. The Silver Mines RA is the site where the Einstein Mining Co. began mining in 1877. Two years later, the St. Francis River was dammed to drive a turbine wheel for hauling and crushing ore. Mining was for lead and silver and later for tungsten. Over 20 different minerals have been identified in this area. One can hike to the dam on one side of the river and the remains of two mine openings can be seen on the other. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open March 1 through mid-October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day - single plus $7 surcharge for electric hook-ups. $20 per day - double plus $14 surcharge for electric hook-ups. NOTE: No discount on surcharge. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 64 Total Sites: 64 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 64 No. Grilles on Sites: 64 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 11 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons in Riverside are paved. In other loops, parking aprons are paved or grass and gravel. The electric hookup campsites are located in the Riverside loop. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Wading and whitewater kayaking on the St. Francis River. Whitewater kayaking enthusiasts from near and far come to the area in the spring to participate in the Missouri Whitewater Championships. Contact the Missouri Whitewater Association for more information at http://missouriwhitewater.org/ HIKING Einstein Mines Dam (foot) - up to 1 mile Millstream Gardens (foot) - up to 1.2 miles FISHING Smallmouth and Rock bass, perch, bluegill and Bullhead trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sutton Bluff VISIT DATE: 09/12/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015 STATE: Missouri REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Salem NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Centerville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Centerville, MO, take State Rt. 21/72 north 1.8 miles to campground sign. Turn left onto Karkaghne Scenic Drive (Trail of Tears) after the sign and go 6.8 miles to another campground sign (Forest Rt. 2236). Turn left onto Rt. 2236 and go 2.5 miles to still another campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 600 ft. The campground is one large loop meandering over hillsides in a stand of mixed trees including Hickory and short-leaf pine with a groomed grass understory. Some sites are adjacent to the West Fork of Black River but a thick understory of shrubs and vines blocks the view. This dense vegetation does provide for good to excellent privacy between campsites.. At this point, the West Fork is relatively small - only wadding is possible. Campsites closest to the campground's entrance are more open and wider and many have double wide parking aprons. The more secluded campsites are located at the rear of the campground. There are also basketball and tetherball courts and a horseshoe pit. Ice, firewood, ice cream and snacks are available. With 35 plus miles of ATV trails, the campground is popular with ATVs and dirt bike enthusiasts. However, since an ATV can only be ridden in or out of the campground, it has a family-friendly reputation. Permits are required for ATVrs to use County roads and the Forest's trail network. Contact the ranger district office for more information and where permits can be obtained. On May 8, 2009, the campground and area around it was hit by a Derecho hurricane (inland hurricane). As a result, much of the vegetation was destroyed. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open late March through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Rate: $10 per day - single $5 per day surcharge on electric hookups $20 per day - double $10 per day surcharge on electric hookups NOTE: No discount on surcharge. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 32 Total Sites: 32 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 32 No. Grilles on Sites: 32 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 13 No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station is available in Salem, MO, at The Commons, Dent County Fairgrounds (N37 39.219, W091 34.265) FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS Wading is possible in West Fork of Black River. HIKING The 30-mile Karkaghee Section of the 200-mile long Ozark Trail (foot, horse, mtn. bike) is accessible from a trailhead about a half mile from campground. Thirty-five miles of ATV/dirt bike trails are available from campground. FISHING Smallmouth bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Watercress Spring VISIT DATE: 09/10/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015 STATE: Missouri REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Doniphan/Eleven Point NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Van Buren RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Van Buren, MO, at the intersection of US Rt. 60 and James St., take James St. 0.2 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right onto Main St (Business 60) and go 0.2 miles to Ozark National Scenic Riverways sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.5 miles into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 400 ft. The campground stretches along the Current River and although none of the campsites have a view of the river, all are within walking distance of it. The understory at the campsites is groomed grass with hardwood overstory providing a good amount of shade to most sites. It is the separation, not the vegetation, that provides good privacy between campsites. All the campsites are large and spacious and well suited for multiple tent campers. The Current River is a very popular float for the whole family. There are Civil War gun emplacements still visible up near the ranger station. Hike the Songbird Hiking Trail and see the Union Army gun trenches. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day - single $15 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 20' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 Comments: Flush toilets and cold showers are located in the day use area. WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Canoeing and tubing on Current River. Power boats are limited to 40 HP. HIKING Songbird Hiking Trail - 1.2 miles. FISHING Smallmouth and Rock bass, Long Ear sunfish, and crappie

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wild Boar Ridge VISIT DATE: 09/12/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2015 STATE: Missouri REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Potosi/Fredericktown NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Belgrade RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: NOTE: The campground does not have a sign From Belgrade, MO, take State Rt. C west 3.8 miles to campground sign (State Rt. DD). Turn left onto Rt. DD and go south 6.7 miles to Forest sign (Council Bluff Lake) campground. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 3001. Follow Rt 3001 for 0.3 miles to a "Y" intersection. Continue Straight onto Forest Rt 3002 and go 1.4 miles into campground. Alternative from Potosi: In Potosi, MO, at intersection of State Rts. 8 (Main St.) and P, take Rt. P south 14.9 miles to "y" intersection and stop sign. Bear right onto State Rt. C and go 0.2 miles to Council Bluff Lake sign. Turn left after sign onto State Rt. DD and go 6.7 miles to another Council Bluff Lake sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 3001. Follow Rt 3001 for 0.3 miles to a "Y" intersection. Continue straight onto Forest Rt 3002 and go 1.4 miles into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,240 ft. The Council Bluff Lake Recreation Complex consists of the 440 acre Council Bluff Lake, Wild Boar Ridge campground, Chapel Hill beach and Beech Hollow boat ramp. The campground is a long narrow loop through a dense stand of mixed hardwoods and some pines scattered here and there. Each site has a ramada or covered cooking area and lamp pole along with the usual table and grille. The tent-only campsites are all walk-in nicely secluded and not convenient to a vault or drinking water. None of the campsites have a view of the lake. The campground also has group campsites (not included in campsite count) in the middle of the loop. Contact the ranger district office for more information on the group campsites. Canoes are available for rent at the Chapel Hill beach store as are firewood, ice, snacks, beach toys and coin-operated hot showers. Chapel Hill beach is 3.2 miles from campground. This campground is also known as "Council Bluff," "Council Bluff Wild Boar Ridge" and "Wild Boar." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided April 30 through October 3 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day - single $20 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 9 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 45 Total Sites: 54 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 54 No. Grilles on Sites: 54 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 60' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and all about the same size. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 5 Comments: The showers are coin-operated and are located at the Chapel Hill beach. The playground is also at the beach WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Council Bluff Lake is 440 acres. There is a fee at the Hollow Boat Ramp to launch a boat. Power boats are limited to 10HP. HIKING Council Bluff Lakeshore Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 12 miles Ozark Trail/Lakeshore trail connector - (foot and mountain bike) - 3.5 miles FISHING Largemouth bass, Sunfish, Bluegill, Redear, Channel catfish and Black crappies.




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