Silver Mines Campground

Mark Twain National Forest

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Highway D Ironton, MO 63650 573-783-3769 573-364-4621 Official Website

GPS: 37.5548, -90.4353

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Overview of Silver Mines Campground

Number of Sites 158

Reservations yes

Elevation 590 ft / 179 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Jackson, TN 34' Holiday Rambler 1998 Vacationer
41 reviews
“Peaceful, Great Hosts, Beautifully Maintained”

Reviewed 6/25/2019

Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 4
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We stayed at Silver Mines Campground in May 2019. Our nightly rate was discounted through our National Parks Senior Pass. We had water and electric. There is not a dump station on site so you will want to plan accordingly.

Silver Mines is a lovely campground that sits on the St. Francis River. From the camping area, it is a very short walk to the riverbank where you will find a wide footbridge to cross over the river. We enjoyed walking the riverbanks and enjoying the view.

The campground is well cared for by the hosts/managers. They were working pretty much the whole time we were there, and it shows in the great condition of the grounds and campsites.

There is a lot to do in the area, we enjoyed a visit to Elephant Rocks State Park while we were there. You are also close to the Johnson Shut-Ins. There are a number of great hiking trails and plenty of river activities as well.

While we were there bad weather was expected and we had no cell service or wifi. The hosts assured us that they were monitoring things and explained their process for warning everyone and getting us all to safety. Fortunately, this was not needed, but it felt good to know that they had it planned out, just in case.

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MO 17' Keystone Passport
8 reviews
“Nice Campground; Beautiful Area”

Reviewed 5/14/2019

Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 9
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This was our first time staying at Silver Mines Recreation Area. There are three campgrounds which are part of the RA and lie within the Mark Twain National Forest. We stayed in the Riverside campground which included 30 amp electric. The other two campgrounds are primitive though there is room for small rv's.

The campground is not large but has wonderful sites which are large, water is available and there is a privy. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Our site #9 was one of the largest campsites we have been on with plenty of room for a small trailer and multiple tents. There are pads available for larger trailers. Plenty of shade

The Recreation Area has the St. Francois river running through it, which is beautiful as well as several hiking trails. We love this area of Missouri which is along the Madison and Iron County border with plenty of things to do within an hour drive.

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  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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Clean campground and nice amenities

- @letsgogeopro

DD Hwy Campground

It was not bad. Nice and shady

- Jerry

St. Joe State Park

Fantastic! Known for ATV/ORV trails

- ColleenD2

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