Turner Mill North River Access

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Turner Mill North is located on the left side Eleven Point National Scenic River at mile 22.3. This access is 4.9 miles downriver of Greer Crossing. Located on the edge of the Irish Wilderness area near Alton, Missouri, Turner Spring is a lovely place for family fun. Turner Spring (1.5-million-gallon average daily flow), flows from a high rocky bluff and use to power a 25ft metal mill. The Mill is in the Spring branch. There is no camping on the North side of the River. The North River Access is strictly for viewing and exploring.

At a Glance

Fees There are no fees.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No camping on the North side.
Closest Towns: Alton, Mo
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Turner Mill North Picnic Area is accessed by hilly, gravel Forest roads 3152 and 3190. The turnoff to Turner Mill is 15 miles south of Winona or 11 miles north of Alton on Hwy 19. From Hwy 19, turn onto FR 3152 for 6 miles then on FR 3190 for 3 miles. Turner Mill South River Access is on the other side of the river. From Doniphan MO, take Hwy 160 west to Hwy J; left on J to Forest Road 3152 (becomes County Road 19-154); left to Forest Road 3190; left to Turner Mill North Access (about 5 miles upriver from Barn Hollow Float Camp as access to the camp is only by river). From Alton MO, take Hwy 19 north to Hwy AA, east on AA to County 127 to Turner Mill South (also 5 miles upriver to Barn Hollow Float Camp).

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Day Hiking

You can hike up and see Turner Spring and the old Turner Mill. The Spring was used to power the old Turner Mill, a 25ft metal wheel. It is no longer in use but still stands.
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Elevation descVaries with area
Difficulty Level: Easy


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  Area/Length : 
River mile 21.5 (see river map)

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  Elevation : 
489 ft