Eleven Point River Section of the Ozark Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Eleven Point River Section of the Ozark Trail is located in Oregon County MO running east and west about 20 miles south of Winona, MO. It has several lookout points for the Eleven Point River. Leffer Look has high bluffs from which to gaze at the water. Devil's Backbone offers karst features, another point of interest along the Eleven Point River Section of the Ozark Trail is the history at Bockman Spring House and the cool waters of Hurricane Creek. Greer Spring is also just on the South side of the river! The trail leaves the 3152 trailhead, winding along the side slopes to Hurricane Creek. The crossing may be unsafe to use during high water periods. The first 10 miles pass through very rugged slopes and flowages associated with the Eleven Point National Scenic River. Several fine views of the Eleven Point valley are present. From the Greer Recreation area, at mile 10, the trail parallels the Eleven Point River on its way to McCormack Lake. There is a fine picture opportunity at the mouth of Greer Spring and an excellent bluff view of the river near mile 12. A spur leads to McCormack Lake at mile 13. Continuing west, the trail winds through the rugged Eleven Point terrain and offers two more contacts with the river. Near mile 20, the trail passes next to Bockman Spring, which is part of the Spring Creek flowage. The westernmost 10 miles of the trail are in the Spring Creek flowage and offer occasional views of the creek and bottom fields. There are four trailheads on this section: FS 3152- From Winona, take Highway 19 south to FS 3152. Go east about six miles to the trailhead. Greer Recreation Area- From Winona, take Highway 19 south to the Eleven Point River. McCormack Lake- From Winona, go south on Highway 19 12-13 miles, then take a right into the McCormack Lake road. The trail begins near the dam. FS 4155- From Thomasville, go north on Highway 99 about 3 miles to FS 3173. Go east 1.5 miles, then north on FS 4155 for about a mile to the trailhead.

At a Glance

Fees There are no fees.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Hiking, Biking and Horseback riding is permitted. No motorized vehicles are permitted on any section of the Ozark Trail.
Closest Towns: Van Buren, MO
Water: None
Operated By: U. S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

East entry point on Forest Road 3152 about 4-miles east of Highway 19. (This is also the southern terminus and trailhead for the Between the Rivers Section) Trail access is also available on Hwy 19 at the Greer Crossing/Campground. Overnight parking is available at four locations: At the east terminus on Forest Road 3152; at the Greer Crossing/Campground on Hwy 19; at McCormack Lake/Campground; at the west terminus on Forest Road 4155. You can also park along the road at mile-22.3 on Forest Road 3238 but there is no designated parking area.


General Notes:

For additional information on the Ozark Trail, visit the Ozark Trail Assocation at Ozarktrail.com. For trail conditions visit Ozarktrail.com/conditions.php. Detailed Maps are available at the Planner section for download and/or view at Ozarktrail.com/planner/maps.php


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Activities


Bicycling

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Day Hiking

The Eleven Point River Section of the Ozark Trail covers approx 30 miles. It was designed to accommodate hikers, backpacking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Fire InformationNone
Elevation descVaries with area
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Backpacking

The Eleven Point River Section of the Ozark Trail covers approx 30 miles. Backpacking is a common activity.

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Elevation descVaries with area
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
30 miles

  Latitude : 
36.7930447

  Longitude : 
-91.3315105

 



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