Recreation Site Status - Mark Twain National Forest

Updated:  May 26, 2020

Potosi/Fredericktown Ranger District (573-438-5427)

Berryman Campground (Washington County)

  • Campground - Open
  • Pavilion - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • All Restrooms - Open

Council Bluff Recreation Area (Washington/Iron Counties) 

  • Wild Boar Campground - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Chapel Hill Beach - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Boat Launch - Open
  • Boat Launch Toilet - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Enough Boat Launch - Open
  • Enough Boat Launch Toilet - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice

Marble Creek Campground (Madison County)

  • Campground and Day-use Area - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • All Restrooms - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Ozark Trail Trailhead - Open

Red Bluff Recreation Area (Crawford County)

  • Entire Recreation Area - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice

Silver Mines Recreation Area (Madison County)  

  • Camping Loops, Restrooms - Open
  • Turkey Creek Day-use Area - Open
  • Pavilion - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Group Site - Open

Trails/Trailheads/Horse Camps

  • Hazel Creek - Campground Temporarily shut sown, but Trailhead Open
  • Brazil Creek - Campground and Restroom Temporarily Closed until Further Notice, Trailhead Open
  • Ozark Trail Trailheads - Open
  • All Motorized and Non-Motorized Trails - Open

Salem Ranger District (573-729-6656)

Loggers Lake Campground (Shannon County)

  • Campground and restrooms - Open
  • Day-use - Open

Sutton Bluff Recreation Area (Reynolds County)

  • Campground, Primitive Restroom - Open
  • Shower House/Restrooms - Open
  • Pavilion - Open

Trails/Trailheads/Horse Camps

  • Ozark Trail Trailheads - Open
  • All Motorized and Non-Motorized Trails - Open

Ava/Caseville/Willow Springs Ranger District (417-683-4428)

Cobb Ridge Campground (Christian County) 

  • Campground - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Day Use Area - Open
  • KC Pavilion - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • All Restrooms - Open

Caney Recreation Area (Ozark County)

  • Day use Area - Open
  • All Restrooms - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice

North Fork Recreation Area (Ozark County) 

  • Campground - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Day use Area - Open
  • All Restrooms - Open in day-use area only

Noblett Lake Recreation Area (Douglas County)

  • The Noblett Recreation Area  (Day Use Area and Dam Area) is open including the bathrooms.
  • The area below the dam remains closed – this is due to flooding concerns.
  • Pavilion -  is available  by 1st come/1st serve, people need to practice social distancing.  We are not accepting reservations on recreation.gov for the pavilion at this time. 

Shell Knob Recreation Area (Barry County)

  • Day Use Area - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Restroom - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Pavilion - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice 

Big Bay Recreation Area (Stone County)

  • Day Use Area - Open
  • Restrooms - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice

Trails/Trailheads/Horse Camps

  • Camp Ridge - Open, Restroom Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Bar K Wrangler Camp - Closed due to flooding.
  • Hercules Tower - Open, Restroom Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Pine View Tower - Open, Restroom Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • All Motorized and Non-Motorized Trails - Open

Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District (417-967-4194)

Paddy Creek Campground (Texas County)  

  • Paddy Creek Campground - Open
  • Day Use Area - Open
  • All Restrooms - Open

Lane Spring Campground (Phelps County)

  • Campground - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Day Use Area - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • All Restrooms - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice

Pine Ridge Campground (Callaway County) 

  • Campground - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Day Use Area - Open
  • All Restrooms - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice

Dry Fork Campground (Callaway County)

  • Campground - Open
  • All Restrooms - Open

Carrington Pits Recreation Area (Callaway County) 

  • Day Use Area - Open
  • All Restrooms - Open

Trails/Trailheads/Horse Camps/River Access

  • Big Piney Camp - Open
  • Slabtown River Access - Open
  • All Motorized and Non-Motorized Trails - Open

Eleven Point Ranger District (573-996-2153)

Greer Crossing Campground(Oregon County) 

  • Campground - Open
  • Day Use Area - Open
  • All Restrooms - Open

Watercress Campground (Carter County

  • Campground - Open
  • Day Use Area - Open
  • All Restrooms - Open

Deer Leap Campground (Ripley County)

  • Entire Recreation Area - Open

Float Camp Campground (Ripley County)

  • Entire Recreation Area - Open

Trailheads/River Access/Lakes

  • Fourche Lake - Open
  • Ripley Lake - Open
  • Bay Nothing River Access - Open
  • Thomasville River Access - Open, Restroom Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Cane Bluff River Access - Open
  • Whitten River Access - Open
  • Turner South River Access - Open
  • Turner North River Access - Open
  • 142 River Access - Open
  • Falling Springs Day Use - Open
  • Dunrovin - Open
  • Boze Mill - Open, Restroom planned to open May 30
  • Sinking Creek Trail Head - Open
  • Greer Springs Trailhead - Open
  • All Motorized and Non-Motorized Trails - Open

Poplar Bluff Ranger District (573-785-1475)

Pinewoods Lake Recreation Area (Carter County)

  • Day Use Area - Open
  • All Restrooms - Open
  • Pavilion - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice

Markham Springs Recreation Area (Wayne County)

  • Campground - Open
  • Day Use Area - Open
  • All Restrooms - Open
  • Pavilion - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice
  • Fuchs House - Open, Limited to 10 persons or fewer

Trailheads/River Access/Lakes

  • Wolf Creek Trailhead and restroom - Open
  • Hendrickson River Access and restroom - Open
  • All Motorized and Non-Motorized Trails - Open

Ozark Trail is heavily impacted due to blowdown at both the Blue Hole and between the river’s sections. While the trail is still open please be aware that there will be a large sum of trees down over the trail.





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