Greer Crossing Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Greer Crossing Recreation Area is located on the right side of Eleven Point National Scenic River at about 16.7 miles and offers access to the Eleven Point River for boating and fishing. This Recreation Area offers camping, picnic tables, fire pits, toilet, boat ramp and parking. Fees for Greer Crossing Recreation Area Campground are $10 per single and $15 per double campsite/ night and are paid at the fee tube. There is a 50% discount for anyone who has a Golden Age or Golden Access Passport, a Senior Pass, or an Access Pass. There are 16 single and 3 double mowed sites which offer seclusion and privacy, each with table, fire ring, and lantern post. The campground is set back away from the water’s edge. A campground host is on site in the summer. There is a centrally located vault toilet in the Campground. Drinking water and trash bins are available May 1- October 1. Some activities at Greer Crossing Recreation Area include are hiking, canoeing, wading, and fishing. A picnic area is near the boat access. The picnic area has 4 individual sites, each with a grill and one or more tables. The boating access is one of the most popular launch sites for persons floating the Eleven Point. There is one trail are available for hikers; a 4-mile trail follows the river and through typical Ozark hills up to McCormack Lake then circles back for a 2 mile walk back to Greer. This trail runs along the river and then back along the hillside above the river. Fishing is also very plentiful, there are rainbow trout, small mouth bass, sunfish, just to name a few.

At a Glance

Reservations: None
Rentals & Guides: There are currently three canoe, rafts, or kayak outfitters for rental and shuttle services. Eleven Point Canoe Rental, Alton, Mo., 417-778-6497. Hufstedlers's Canoe Rental \& Guide Service, Riverton, Mo., 417-778-6116. Richard's Canoe Rental, Alton Mo., 417-778-6168.
Fees For the Campground there is a daily overnight fee of $10 per night for a single and $15 per night for a double.  No day use fee. There is a 50% discount for anyone with a Golden Age or Golden Access Passport, Senior Pass, or an Access Pass.
Open Season: undefined - undefined
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No water or trash containers after 10/22 and before 5/1, please pack out all your trash when no container is available.
Closest Towns: Alton, MO
Water: Drinking Water available May 1 through October 22.
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Winona, MO take Hwy 19 south 17 miles to Forest Road 3188, just north of Eleven Point Bridge. A paved road leads to the recreation area.

Recreation Map

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Water Activities

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Boating - Motorized

A concrete boat ramp provides easy access for jon boats.  Motors are limited to 25 hp.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Greer Crossing is a popular point for launching canoes, and also for taking canoes out.  Popular float trips include:

  • Thomasville to Greer = 16.6 miles, can usually be floated March through June, when water is relatively high;
  • Greer to Turner Mill = 4.9 miles; passes through Mary Decker Shoal.
  • Greer to Riverton = 19 miles; excellent 2-day float, can often be completed on one long day.
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
River mile 16.6 (see river map)

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  Elevation : 
528 ft - 774 feet