Mark Twain National Forest
401 Fairgrounds Road
Rolla, MO 65401
Cobb Ridge Recreation Area
Area Status: Open
Cobb Ridge Campground lies in the center of Chadwick Motorcycle & ATV Use Area. Nearly 80 miles of ATV, motorcycle, or mountain bike trails wind in and out of deep, forested hollows and down long ridge tops. Water hydrants, some electrified sites, tent only sites, flush toilets, showers, and vault toilets are located within the campground. Sites are available for reservations through www.recreation.gov, or by calling 877-444-6777; non-reserved sites are available first come, first served.
At a Glance
Year-round. 6:00 AM - 10:00PM; with only registered campers overnight. Check out time: 2:00PM. Quiet Hours are 10:00 PM - 6:00AM. No dispersed camping is available within this campground.
Nightly camping fees are $10 for single nonelectric sites; $15 for single electric sites.
Chadwick, Sparta, Ozark, Forsyth
Pressurized Drinking Water.
Flush and vault.
Forest Service; On-site host will assist you.
The Forest Service will be conducting trail work from Trail 171 northeast to Trail 110. Daily closures are possible, watch for signs. For your safety and ours, please follow signs.
Work Completed: Major work including re-routes of trails and heavy maintenance has been completed on the following trails: Trail 113 (from 105 to 114), Trails 105, 108, 110, 134, 135 and 135B. Trail 110 is now a trail only – the width of the trail has changed significantly and a gate has been installed at Camp Ridge – please use caution in this area. The ponds near the Family Play Area have also been fenced off to enhance the wetland habitat.
Working On: Work will be completed in the Family Play Area by planting wetland species around ponds and installing educational signs. Heavy Maintenance is being completed on Trails 129, 106, and 113 (from intersections of Trail 128B and 108. Implementing the conversion of trails northeast of Trail 110 to single track only.
From Chadwick, MO, take Hwy 125 south 1.5 miles, then turn right onto Hwy H and continue past Camp Ridge Day Use Area turning right onto Lookout Road to Cobb Ridge Recreation Area
Almost 80 miles of interconnecting loop trails are managed for motorcycles, ATVs, and mountain bikes. Some trail segments are very rocky, steep, rough, rutted, and technically challenging. Many trail segments that don’t drain well have been armored with interlocking concrete blocks.
Camping & Cabins
Cobb Ridge has 45 developed camping sites. Five of these are single, non-electric, tent only sites. Two are pull-through, electric, group sites that accommodate up to three camping units and up to 24 people. Twelve are standard, single non-electric sites that accommodate up to 8 people, and twenty-five are single electric sites. Most campsites are accessible to persons with mobility disabilities. Most campsites are long and wide enough to accommodate at least two motor vehicles and one towed trailer.
Can accommodate up to 34' RVs, with towable trailers. Electrical hookups are available at this location. No water or sewer hookups available. This location has flush toilets and showers available.
2 group camp sites, pull-through with electricity. Each site will accommodate up to 3 camping units 24 person and can be reserved at www.recreation.gov.
Hiking is allowed on the 80-miles Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV Trail Area, but it is not a managed use. Use caution and step off the trail when motorized vehicles or mountain bikes approach.
Backpacking is allowed on the 80-miles Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV Trail Area, but it is not a managed use. Use caution and step off the trail when motorized vehicles or mountain bikes approach. Be sure you are well off the trail before setting up a camp.
OHV Riding & Camping
Campsites within this campground are large enough to accommodate trailers hauling ATVs and motorcycles at the campsite. Riding within the campground is restricted to ingress and egress. Some trails can be accessed directly from the campground. Vehicles ridden on roads must be licensed or have county ATV permits. Vehicles ridden on trails must have current Forest permits
OHV Trail Riding
Almost 80 miles of interconnecting loop trails are managed for motorcycles, ATVs less than 50” in width, and mountain bikes. Some trail segments are very steep, rough, and rutted. Many trail segments that don’t drain well have been armored with interlocking concrete blocks. There is a small trials bike area and fun area where off-trail riding is allowed; riding is restricted to designated trails in all other locations. Vehicles ridden on roads must be licensed or have county ATV permits. Vehicles ridden on trails must have current Forest permits.