Horseshoe Bend Float Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Horseshoe Bend Float Camp is a primitive float camp located on the left side of Eleven Point National Scenic River at mile 26.1. The camp is located 9.5 miles downriver of Greer Crossing. Access to the camp is by river only. There are 6 primitive campsites available with a pit toilet centrally located.

At a Glance

Fees There are no fees
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Alton, MO
Water: None
Restroom: Pit

General Information

Directions: 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 Horseshoe Bend 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 25.5 (see river map)

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  Elevation : 
515 ft