Dry Fork Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Campground Site with Horse trailer

Dry Fork Recreation Area, a campground and picnic area located at the equestrian trailhead of the 36-mile Cedar Creek Trail.  This area, located in central Missouri near Fulton serves recreationists with or without horses.  This campground is situated in a quiet mostly oak/cedar forest.  It is comprised of 8 single primitive campsites that can accommodate RVs up to 30 feet in length, each with table, fire ring, and lantern post.  Other amenities include drinking water, vault toilets, and hitching rails.   There is a picnic area across the road with picnic tables that can accommodate small groups.  There are currently no camping fees, but donations are encouraged.  A printable brochure is available.  

Dry Fork Trailhead Dry Fork Recreation Area Sign Campground Site with Horse trailer

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Will have its gates closed for the season on December 1st and services stopped for the winter. The gates and services will start back up next spring on April 15th. If a date falls on a weekend, then the gate will be open the following Monday.
Fees No fees, but donations accepted.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Spring and Fall
Restrictions: NO horses allowed on Pine Ridge Section of Cedar Creek Trail; alternate route available.
Closest Towns: Fulton, New Bloomfield
Water: Pressurized water system available year round.
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Fulton, MO take 54 south to Route H; Make right to go west on Route H to Route J; make right to go turn north on J to County road 356; turn left to go west on County Road 356 to County Road 361; turn left to go south for 1 mile. 

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