Morgan Spring Float Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Morgan Spring Float Camp is on the right, just past the spring branch inlet from Morgan Spring. This camp is 7.7 miles downriver of Riverton. Old Thompson Mill Spring was the original name for this beautiful spring back in the days when a small grist mill by that name stood nearby. Footpaths lead from the float camp to Morgan, Sullivan, Jones, and Blue Springs. Access to the camp is by river only. There are two campsites available on a first come basis at this primitive site. The vault toilet is located just up the trail from the campsites.

At a Glance

Fees No fees
Closest Towns: Gatewood, MO
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Put into the Eleven Point River at Riverton (about 8 miles above Morgan Spring Float). Access to this float camp is by river only.

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Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

Primitive Camping, no facilities, centally located vault toilet.

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 43.3 (see river map)

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  Elevation : 
390 ft