Red Bluff Campground is named for towering red bluffs along Huzzah Creek, carved by the elements over the past 10,000 years. The area used to be home to timber mills, but now provides a serene spot for camping and enjoying nature.
Early settlement of the area surrounded the Boyer Mill constructed around 1830. Railroads created a thriving timber industry till the supply was depleted. The land was purchased by the U.S. Forest Service in 1940 and has been used as a recreation area.
At a Glance
The Toilet closest to the Pavillion is not available due to structural problem, we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Day Use: 6AM – 10PM Area restricted to campers only from 10PM to 6AM. Season: April 15 through October 31.
Day-Use Fee: $2.00 per vehicle; $10.00 per bus; $20.00 for season pass . Pavilion - $30.00 per day. Camping Fees: Single Site - $11.00 Double Sites - $22.00 Single Electric Sites - $18.00 Double Electric Site - $36.00 Group Sites $27.00 - $102.00
Flash flooding is possible in the area
At each single site you are allowed two vehicles and one towed vehicle (e.g. a pop-up, fifth-wheel, etc). Additional extra vehicles are $4 per vehicle per night, except for motorcycles which are $2 per night. Double campsites accommodate twice the number of vehicles. At Group Sites 1 and 2, you are allowed 6 cars and 3 towed vehicles. At Group Site 3, you are allowed 10 cars and 5 towed vehicles.
Davisville, Viburnum, Steelville
Pressurized Drinking Water System
Vault, unit next to Pavillion is cloed
USDA Forest Service, Mark Twain National Forest
Large, red bluffs on the opposite side of Huzzah Creek, gravel bars along the creek, a mixture of pools and riffles and natural vegetation provide a backdrop for a very relaxing camping experience at the campground. Red Bluff is located in the Potosi-Fredericktown Ranger District of the Mark Twain National Forest. Most sites are within 100 yards of Huzzah Creek, where tubing and swimming are enjoyed by visitors. The water can be swift-moving at times and rocks and drop-offs are not marked. Fishing is also popular in the area and anglers can expect to find bass, perch and catfish.
The Red Bluff Trail lies within the boundaries of the campground. It is a 1.2-mile loop that winds through a pine plantation and big oak timber, into an adjoining hollow before returning to the campground. The short trail provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy a variety of ecological communities, while reaping the benefits of a half-hour of hiking.
From St. Louis, Missouri, take I-44 west to Cuba. Continue on Highway 19 south to Cherryville. Take 49 south to Highway V, turn left to Davisville and travel approximately 1 mile and turn left into the campground.
Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
Red Bluff has 39 single and 9 double and 3 group campsites, each with table, fire ring, and lantern post. Six of the sites have electrical hook-ups. Some sites are located very close to Huzzah Creek, while others sit on higher ground; most sites are within 100 yards of Huzzah Creek. The group campsites accommodate up to 100 persons each.
Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:
Can accommodate up to 45' RVs. Electrical hookups available at this location. No water or sewer hookups available.
Recreation areas with activity Group Camping:
3 group camp sites which can accommodate between 50 and 100 people and is available for reservations by calling 877-444-6777 or at: www.recreation.gov.
River and Stream Fishing
Recreation areas with activity River and Stream Fishing:
Features float, wade and bank fishing for bass and sunfish.
Bald Eagles can be occasionally seen flying overhead.
Recreation areas with activity Viewing Plants:
Recreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery:
Large, red bluffs on the opposite side of Huzzah Creek, gravel bars along the creek, a mixture of pools and riffles, and natural vegetation provide the scenic backdrop.
Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:
There are six individual picnic sites, each with table and grill. The area also has a group pavilion that can be reserved by calling 877-444-6777 or at: www.Recreation.gov.
Recreation areas with activity Group Picnicking:
The area has a group pavilion that accommodates up to 75 people that can be reserved by calling 877-444-6777 or at: www.Recreation.gov.
Recreation areas with activity Swimming:
There is no managed swimming in this area. However, Huzzah Creek is a popular place for cooling off during the summer, and relaxing on inner tubes. The water is not monitored or tested, rocks and drop-offs are not marked, and the current can be strong during periods of high water. Enter the stream at your own risk.