Brazil Creek Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Brazil Creek Picnic Area

The Brazil Creek Recreation Area serves as a trail camp for the 24-mile Berryman Trail and the 40 mile Courtois Section of the Ozark Trail.  The Berryman Trail traverses 24 miles of scenic Ozark countryside starting at the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp of 1937 and winding through timbered stands and fields. This section of the Ozark Trail is part of the over 200 mile through-trail. For more information about these sections of trail, visit www.ozarktrail.comCamping, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding here offer the recreationist a pleasant measure of solitude and quiet.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground - Open, Restroom - Temporarily shut down until Further Notice, and  Trail Head is Open
Fees No Fees
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No trash service. Pack in-Pack out.  Horses may not be tied directly to trees.
Closest Towns: Shirley, Potosi
Water: No drinking water; stock water available in nearby creek.
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: USDA, Forest Service

General Information


From St. Louis, take Hwy 21 south to Potosi (60 miles); From Potosi, MO, take Hwy 8 west for 16 miles; turn north onto County Road 207 (formerly Forest Road 2266) and go about 4 miles; left onto Forest Road 2265 and go 3 miles; right on Hwy W for about 1 mile.

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