Barn Hollow Float Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Barn Hollow Float Camp is on the left bank of the Eleven Point National Scenic River at mile 27.0. This camp is located 10.4 miles downriver of Greer Crossing. It is near a loop of the Whites Creek Trail, but access is by river only. There are 4 campsites, 2 of which are group sites.Camping: The 4 campsites are available on a first-come basis. Each campsite has minimal facilities. There is a centrally located primitive pit toilet. Canoeing: Canoes may be launched anywhere upstream but the closest accesses are Turner Mill about 5 miles and McDowell Primitive Access about 2 miles above Barn Hollow. The nearest takeout point below this camp is Whitten Access, about 1.3 miles. A printable brochure is available.

At a Glance

Fees There are no fees.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No trash service is provided so all trash must be packed out. No bottles or glass containers are allowed on the river or at camps.
Closest Towns: Alton, MO
Water: None
Restroom: Pit
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Directions From Riverton, MO, take Hwy 160 east to Hwy J; left on J to Forest Road 3152; 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 about 5 miles upriver from Barn Hollow Float Camp).

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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 27.0 (See river map)

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  Elevation : 
459 ft - 489 ft