Bar-K Wrangler Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

View of an unimproved camp site at Bar-K Wangler Camp

Bar-K Wrangler Camp is a primitive horse camp, with limited picnic tables and fire rings and one vault toilet. Parking to accommodate stock trailers and towing vehicles.

Bar-K is located on the west bank of Swan Creek, serves as a Trailhead for the Swan Creek Trail and is open year round.  Pack in/Pack out garbage.

Click Here for a Recreational Opportunity Guide about this site. For information on the Swan Creek Trail.

View of an unimproved camp site at Bar-K Wangler Camp view of the trailhead with horseback riders entering and exiting

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year-round, quiet hours 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM.
Fees No Fees.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles permitted on trail system.  No motorized vehicles beyond posted signs.
Closest Towns: Garrison, MO. Chadwick, MO.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault

General Information


From Garrison, MO, take Hwy 125 north 2 miles to Forest Road 533. Turn right and continue to the bottom of the hill. From Chadwick, MO, take Hwy 125 south to Forest Road 533 where you will find the entrance sign to Bar-K Wrangler Camp on the left.

General Notes:

No trash containers; please pack out all your trash.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Minimal facilities include tables and fire rings, full-length, pull through parking spurs for stock trailers and towing vehicles, and toilet facilities. Keep man’s impact small during your camp stay. Take care not to contaminate water sources with stock or human waste. Campers should scatter manure piles outside the mowed area to aid decomposition, discourage flies, and as a courtesy to others. Use hitching posts whenever provided. Hitching stock to trees causes long-term damage. A hitch line between trees using wide nylon “tree saver” straps with rope run between the straps is always a good idea. Please keep stock out of scenic overlooks or popular stops.

Group Camping

This area is an open field where groups may camp together. There is no fee.


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