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  • Silver Mines Recreation Area, named for actual silver mines, active in the 1920s but long since played out, is located on the banks of the St. Francis River. "Whitewater" enthusiasts from...

  • Located along Huzzah Creek, Red Bluff Recreation Area gets its name from the towering Bluff across the creek. The reddish color is imparted by iron compounds in the massive rock structure that are ...

  • Pinewoods Lake was built in the late 1970s to provide fishing and other recreation opportunities. It is located adjacent to Highway 60, 2 miles west of Ellsinore, Missouri. Campground is closed. Th...

  • Located approximately 10 miles southwest of Potosi, MO near Palmer, MO, these three lakes were originally built as sources of water and as tailings disposal sites for nearby barite mines, long sinc...

  • Nine picnic sites are provided, some with picnic tables in groups of two and three, to make room for families or large groups. All sites offer table and pedestal grill. The triple site offers a fir...

  • Located along the Black River, Markham Springs Recreation Area gets its name from the former owner, M. J. Markham, who acquired the property in 1901 from the DeHavens estate. In the 1930?s, Rudolph Fu...
  • This recreation area is on the shore of 22-acre Loggers Lake. A portion of the campground is located on a grassy knoll overlooking the lake. There are 14 sites, each with table, and fire ring; some...

  • This recreation area is a jewel of the Ozarks set along Little Piney Creek and provides easy access from Highway 63. This very popular area is a gathering place for a day?s outing. There are two tr...

  • The concrete boat launch provides access to and parking along the river. The site features an accessible loading platform, and also has a large parking lot and a vault toilet.

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  • Two trailheads serve Eleven Point River Trail. The trail is popular as an equestrian trail. It's tough to cover the whole trail in one day, even on horseback; be sure to allow plenty of time.

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  • Deer Leap is for those who enjoy ?roughing it.? There are no open or grassy areas. The area has small camp sites and parking for vehicles but not large camping trailers. The area is on the east ban...

  • This 100-acre lake provides fishing opportunity for bass, sunfish, and catfish. Boats can be launched from a gravel ramp. Picnic sites are provided, but no camping is allowed.

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  • This 440 acre lake is the largest of the lakes in the Mark Twain National Forest. The recreation area serves anglers, campers, picnickers, hikers, bicyclists, and swimmers. Drinking water and vault...

  • Carrington Pits Recreation Area offers fishing in approximately four acres of abandoned coal mining pits that are stocked with largemouth bass, sunfish and channel catfish. Accessible fishing piers...

  • Big Piney River offers 21 miles of excellent opportunity to take limits of bass, sunfish, and catfish. There are 6 boat access points found within the National Forest Boundary Area along the river,...

  • Big Bay Recreation Area is on the shore of 53,000-acre Table Rock Lake, a premier vacation spot in the Ozarks. Popular activities on Table Rock Lake are fishing, boating, and swimming. No lifeguard...

  • Beaver Lake is 15 acres in size. Primitive camping is allowed but no facilities are provided. It offers a gravel ramp for boat access. The lake has been stocked with channel catfish, bluegill, rede...

  • Located along the Lower Current River, Bay Nothing Boat Launch is one of the most popular river accesses for beginning a float trip on the Lower Current. It is 13 or 14 miles downstream to Float Ca...

  • With a water storage capacity of more than 5 million acres the Truman Reservoir is the biggest flood control reservoir in the state of Missouri. Truman Reservoir, and more than 100,000 acres of lan...

  • Table Rock Lake is located among the beautiful hills of Ozark Mountains Country in Missouri. The scenery along the banks of Table Rock is especially beautiful, the fishing and diving are fantastic ...

  • Nestled in the center of the state of Missouri is a 58,000-acre reservoir called Lake of the Ozarks. This popular Missouri vacation destination is one of the state’s best spots for outdoor ad...

  • Lake Manitou is the largest lake on Manitoulin Island in Canada. It is the largest lake on a freshwater island in the world. Since Manitoulin Island itself is in Lake Huron, Manitou qualifies as the l...
  • Longview Lake is a 930-acre (3.8 km2) freshwater reservoir in parts of Kansas City, Lee's Summit, and Grandview, all in Jackson County, Missouri. The reservoir is part of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...
  • Lake Wappapello is a reservoir on the St. Francis River, formed by Wappapello Dam (36°55?55?N 90°16?45?W). Created in 1941, this 45,000-acre (180 km2) lake is located 120 miles (190 km) south of St....
  • Clearwater Lake is a reservoir on the Black River six miles from Piedmont, Missouri. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses Clearwater for flood control in the White and lower Mississippi River Basins....
  • Big Lake is a village in Holt County, Missouri, United States. The population was 127 at the 2000 census....
  • Table Rock Lake is an artificial lake or reservoir in The Ozarks of southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas. It is impounded by Table Rock Dam constructed in 1954-1958 on the White River by th...
  • Stockton Lake is located in southeastern Cedar County, northeastern Dade County, and southwestern Polk County, Missouri. The lake is 'V' shaped, and covers 39 square miles (100 km2), with 298 miles (4...
  • Smithville Lake is a 7,190-acre (29 km2) reservoir on the Little Platte branch of the Platte River (Missouri) near Smithville, Missouri.The lake was built and is administered by the Kansas City office...
  • Pomme de Terre Lake is located in South-West Missouri at the confluence of Lindley creek and the Pomme de Terre River (for which it is named). The lake is located in southern Hickory and northern Polk...
  • Norfork Lake covers 22,000 acres (89 km²) with more than 550 miles (890 km) of shoreline. There are 19 recreational parks on the lake that provide places for camping, hiking, picnicking, swimming, bo...
  • McDaniel Lake is a 300-acre (1.2 km2) source of water for the city of Springfield, Missouri currently owned and operated by City Utilities of Springfield as their public water source. Despite being 5 ...
  • Mark Twain Lake is located in Ralls County, Missouri and Monroe County, Missouri. It was created by the Clarence Cannon Dam impounding the Salt River and is located about twenty miles (32 km) southwes...
  • Lake Taneycomo originated when the White River was confined by the completion of the Powersite Dam, near Forsyth, Missouri, in 1913. From 1913 until 1958 it was a warm water lake. In the 1930s, touris...
  • The Lake of the Ozarks is a large reservoir created by impounding the Osage River in the northern part of the Ozarks in central Missouri. Extents of three smaller tributaries to the Osage, the Niangua...
  • Fellows Lake is an 860-acre (3.5 km2) source of water for the city of Springfield, Missouri. It is also developing into one of the states premier fishery of Muskellunge. Muskies approaching 50 inches ...
  • Bull Shoals Dam was created to impound the White River by one of the largest concrete dams in the United States and the 5th largest dam in the world at its inception.Work on the dam began in 1947, was...
  • Sutton Bluff Campground is set back off the West Fork of Black River in a forested area. It offers 35 large, mowed sites, each with table, lantern post, and fire ring.

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  • Spring Creek is one of only four publicly-accessible streams in Missouri populated by truly wild, stream-bred rainbow trout. It's a very special place in Missouri - one that offers a rare fishing expe...