Area Status: Open
Cobb Ridge Recreation Area lies in the center of the Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV use area, which is popular among motorcycle, dirt bike and off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Numerous trails provide nearly 80 miles of interconnecting loops that vary from easy to difficult terrain, winding in and out of deep, forested hollows and down long ridge tops.
Family and group camping is available, providing access to Missouri's beautiful Mark Twain National Forest.
The Chadwick area is mostly forested with oak, hickory and pine woods on rocky ridge tops, with a few small open forest glades. Steep ridges break into narrow hollows with scattered surface rock and occasional rock ledges and patches of eastern red cedar.
Visitors to the area mostly come for the plentiful off-road vehicle trails. Some trail segments are very rocky, steep, rough, rutted and are technically challenging, while others that don't drain well have been built up with concrete. Hiking on the trails is also permissible but requires caution.
The Cobb Ridge Campground provides a variety of campsite sizes, styles, development and locations. Single, double and triple camp units are designed to accommodate groups of various sizes. Campsites include traditional back-in units and easily maneuvered pull-through units; some with electrical hookups and others with only basic facilities. Tent camping is also an option.
Most sites are fairly private, but some are close together and open enough to promote visiting between other camps. Additional sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. An on-site host is available at the campground.
The sites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Flush and vault toilets, showers and drinking water are provided. A day-use picnic area is also available at Cobb Ridge. It is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Trash collection facilities are provided.
The campground is 30 miles from Springfield, Branson, Silver Dollar City and Shepherd of the Hills attractions. Lake Taneycomo is 20 miles south of Cobb Ridge.
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.
||Reservations for this site can be made on Recreation.gov All reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of arrival. Group sites can be reserved up to 12 months in advance. Standard sites can be reserved up to 6 months in advance.
||Nightly camping fees are $10 for single nonelectric sites; $15 for single electric sites; and $45 for the group sites.
||March through November
||NO UTV's or side by sides allowed on Chadwick Trails Campers required to check-in with on-site host upon arrival Helmets are required at all times for off-road vehicle riders under 18 years of age
||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