Wake up with the sun to birds chirping outside your RV or tent and breathe in the dewy morning air when you spend the night camping in the Mark Twain National Forest. Begin your adventure before even leaving your campsite in the middle of hundreds of acres of forest. Whether hiking, boating, fishing, or hunting suits your fancy, you can camp just a short hike from any of these attractions in the Mark Twain Forest.

Tent Camping – Council Bluff Recreation Area

The Wild Boar Ridge Campground in the Council Bluff Recreation Area accommodates single-family, group and walk-in tent and RV campsites with ultimate access to the 440-acre Council Bluff Lake. Fees range from $11-$100.

State Highway DD
Belgrade, MO 63622

Primitive Camping – Hazel Creek Campground

This primitive site is completely removed from modern conveniences and features a trailhead to the Ozark Trail, fire rings, picnic tables, lantern posts, and hitching posts. Horses are welcome and no reservations are required.

Potosi, MO 63664
Nearest towns: Belgrade, Caledonia, and Viburnum

RV and Tent Camping – Sutton Bluff Recreation Campground

Well-equipped with modern conveniences, this campground features electric hook-ups and a handful of campsites set on the West Fork of the Black River. Fees range from $10 – $40.

7378 County Rd 849
Centerville, MO 63633

Primitive Camping – Logger’s Lake Campground

A 14-site campground with all sites featuring a view of the 22-acre, spring-fed Logger’s Lake. Fees range from $10 – $30.

Bunker, MO 63629

RV Camping – Holiday Lake RV

This private site offers its campers 92 acres of woodland amidst the Mark Twain National Forest and a stocked, private lake on the property.

178 Arlie Barr Rd.
Viburnum, MO 65566


Equine Camping – Shawnee Creek Horse Camp and RV Park, LLC

Campers looking to hit the equestrian trails will love Shawnee Creek, providing horse stalls, water, and electricity in each of their large shaded campsites near riding trails like Jerk Trail, Two Rivers, and Broadfoot.

18415 County Road 211
Eminence, MO 65466

(573) 226-1315

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