Stinking Pond Float Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Stinking Pond is located on the left side of the Eleven Point River at 22.3 miles is near a 20 foot bluff about a mile below Turner Mill River Access. This access is located 5.7 miles below Greer Crossing. The campsites are accessible only from the river with a pit toilet centrally located.

At a Glance

Fees There are no fees
Usage: Light
Restrictions: All trash must be packed out by campers
Closest Towns: Alton, MO
Water: None
Restroom: Pit
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information


From Riverton, take Hwy 160 east to Hwy J, left to Forest Road 3152, left to Forest Service Road 3190, left to Turner Mill North Access (about a mile upriver from Stinking Pond Float Camp as access to the camp is only by river.)

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Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

Primitive Camping, no facilities, centrally located pit toilet; only accessible from the river - no road access.

Dispersed camping is the term used for free camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Dispersed camping means there are no toilets, no structures, no trash cans, no treated water, and no fire grates. There are extra responsibilities required for this type of camp. It's a must to educate yourself before you try it, but we hope the adventure of dispersed camping in the Mark Twain National Forest calls to you!

  1. Pick a Campsite and follow the Leave No Trace Principles
  2. Camp 100 feet away from trails and water sources.
  3. Treat any water found in the area before consuming it.
  4. Human waste (Feces) must be buried at least 6 inches deep and covered.
  5. Pack out all of your garbage.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate


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  Area/Length : 
River mile 22.3 (see river map)

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  Elevation : 
489 ft