Hazel Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Primitive camping now: no mowing, no water, no toilets. Tables, fire rings, lantern posts and hitching posts provided. Serves as a trailhead on Ozark Trail. Horses welcome.

At a Glance

Fees No fees
Usage: Light
Restrictions:   No trash service.  Recent test results indicate that there may be some health risk to children six and younger from exposure to lead in areas around the smelter.  While potential health risks continue to be assessed, you can reduce risk of exposure when in the area by:
  • Washing face and hands before eating
  • Not allowing children six and younger to play in the dirt and tailings (sand-like material left over after the metals have been extracted from the mineral rocks that contained them.)
  • Washing tailings and dust off toys, clothing, vehicles, etc before returning home
Closest Towns: Belgrade, Caledonia, Viburnum
Water: None
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From St. Louis, take Hwy 21 south to Potosi (60 miles); then, take Hwy 8 west to first stoplight Hwy. P; continue south on Hwy. P (ca. 12 miles) to Hwy C; go west about 5 miles to Hwy Z and turn north; campground is about 4 miles.

Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Hiking

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Day Hiking

Trailhead for the 24-mile Trace Creek Section of the Ozark Trail to the south and the 40 mile Courtois Section to the north.

Backpacking

Trailhead for the 24-mile Trace Creek Section of the Ozark Trail to the south and the 40 mile Courtois Section to the north. These sections are part of the over 200 mile through-trail. For more information about these sections of trail, visit www.ozarktrail.com


Horse Riding & Camping

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Outdoor Learning

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