Sutton Bluff Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

The Sutton Bluff Campground is set alongside the West Fork of the Black River in a forested hardwood bottom. The campground is a popular site for those using the nearby designated Sutton Bluff Motorcycle and ATV Trails.  A small natural gravel beach is also popular for wading, swimming and recreating along the river, however, there is no lifeguard on duty and the water quality and currents are not monitored.  The Karkaghne Section of the Ozark Trail is accessed from a nearby trailhead. The campground area offers 34 sites, each with a table, lantern post, and fire ring. Drinking water, trash service, flush and vault toilets and showers are available. A group picnic shelter that accommodates up to 75 people can be reserved through, or used first come, first served when not reserved. No horses permitted within the developed recreation area. No water or sewer hookups.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Dayuse & Campground open: 3/28/13 - 11/4/13.  Use restricted to overnight campers only between 10PM and 6AM.
Fees 24 of the sites are available for reservations through, or by calling 877-444-6777. A $9 reservation fee is charged for this service in addition to the camping fees listed. The remaining 10 sites (and any unreserved sites) are available on first come first serve basis. Nightly fees are $8 for single sites and $16 for double sites, Electric sites are extra.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: No horses in campground; ATV use in campground limited to ingress and egress 
Closest Towns: Centerville
Water: Pressurized Drinking Water System - No hookups
Restroom: Flush, with showers - No hookups and separate Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concession (573) 648-9255
Information Center: 911 Address: 7378 Co. Rd. 849
Centerville, MO 63633

General Information


From Centerville MO, Go 3 miles north on MO Hwy 21/72 to Reynolds CO Rd 907. Turn left on 907 and go 7 miles to jctn of Reynolds Co RD 849. Turn left and go 2 miles to Sutton Bluff campground.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

This newly renovated campground has 30 single campsites, 3 doubles, and one group campsite.  Each of these has a picnic table, pedestal grill, and lantern post.  Most are roomy, with a wide, flat-to-gently sloping paved parking spur.

RV Camping

Can accommodate RV/trailer combinations of up to 60” in length. Electrical hookups available at this location. No water or sewer hookups available. Flush toilet and showers available.

Group Camping

1 group camp site which can accommodate up to 32 people and is avalable for reservations at


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