Silver Mines Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Silver Mines offers a variety of recreational opportunities and is abundant with historic and geological wonders.  This beautiful area is located along the St. Francis River, the only river in Missouri classified as "white water," and is used for kayaking during the spring high waters. Silver Mines is located at a historic mining operation and is known for its Precambrian granite and felsite rocks. Silver Mines Recreation Area is named for  the abandoned “Einstein Mine”, which was mined for Silver, Tungsten and Lead.  The Einstein Silver Mining Company began mining in 1877, and mining ceased completely in 1946. A printable Recreation Area Map.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Hiking, Picnicking and River Access:  6AM – 10PM
Campground: Only registered campers allowed in the area from 10PM – 6AM.
Fees Day-Use Fee: $2. per vehicle; $10. per bus; $20. for season pass. Camping Fee - $10. for single non-electric, $20. for double non-electric;  Electric Sites - $17. for singles and $34. for doubles; group site $25 to $100, depending upon number of campers. 
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Individual concessionaire may have certain restrictions in place.
ATV's & UTV's may not be operated within this recreation area.
Closest Towns: Fredericktown, Ironton
Water: Pressurized Drinking Water System is currently available in Riverside Loop Only
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Concessionaire, Silver Mines Campground Management 573-783-3769

General Information

Directions: From St. Louis, take Interstate 55 south to Hwy. 67 south; then, at Fredericktown, take Hwy. 72 west to Hwy. D following it to Silver Mines.

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Nature Viewing

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Picnicking

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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