Council Bluff Recreation Area

Mark Twain National Forest

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DD Highway Belleview, MO 63623 573-438-5427 573-364-4621 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 37.724, -90.9403

Last Price Paid: $11
Number of Sites: 55
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 1260 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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MO 17' Keystone Passport
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 2

Need2Retire would stay here again

“One of our favorites”

Reviewed Apr 14, 2019

Overall Rating

We really enjoy Council Bluff campground. It is a federal recreation area campground and has a number of campsites and is perfect for different size rv's or tent camping. The sites are all well shaded, it is usually not very crowded and there are a lot of things to do in the area. The lake is nice and has a beach, there are several places to hike and you are withing 30-40 minutes of some of the nicest sites in the Ozarks including the Ozark trail, Elephant Rocks State Park, Johnson Shut ins State Park and others.

There is no electric or water at the sites but water is available through out the campground. Vault toilets are spread through out the campground. There are plenty of level sites and group sites.

If you are looking for a simple getaway with some nice sites that include picnic tables and fire pits, that is relatively inexpensive and has plenty of availability, I would give the campground a try.

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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