Current River and Jacks Fork campgrounds - camping
Ozark
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Scenic Riverways
(Current River & Jacks Fork Camping)

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Upper Current River Camping // Lower Current River Camping // Jacks Fork Camping


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Upper Current River Camping
(Resorts, Cabins & Campgrounds)
Montauk to Two Rivers


WHICH OFFERS RV CAMPING ON MISSOURI'S UPPER CURRENT RIVER? CLICK HERE!



*MILE MARKER 0.0* Trade Winds RV Park - Off route 119 6 miles up the road from Montauk State Park. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 0.0* Happy Pappy's Montauk RV Park & Store - Off route 119 near Missouri's Montauk State Park. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 0.0* Reeds Cabins - Off route 119 near Missouri's Montauk State Park. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 0.0* Montauk State Park - Campgrounds, Cabins, Store & Restaurant. Everything Montauk State Park related on the web is on this one simple page! MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 0.0* Eagles Park Campground - Owner Dave Dawson runs this nice campground with store near the south enterance to Missouri's Montuak State Park. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 7.5* Parker's Ford Campsites (NO WEBSITE) - About 2-3 FREE established primitive campsites along the river (first come, first served). For a view from above, click HERE. NO FACILITIES. The nearby Nichols Historic Site is just a close hike up the road. Horses sometimes cross the river at this point from locals & tourists doing a trail ride. All campsites are along the river. Accessible by vehicle, but a 4WD truck is needed for one of the campsites where a spring/creek flows into the river. Personally this is my favorite camping spot due to a white sand beach, a nearby deep swimming and fishing hole, and the difficulty for others without a 4WD to access it. This camping location can be accessed via route YY to Dent County Road 652 (rock road on left about 1/2 mile before county road 653 which leads to Baptist Access.) **NOTE** The unnamed road between 652 and 653 as seen on the following map can also lead to the river in 3 different locations. One of these 3 spots (which, I forget exactly) also has a really deep swimming and fishing hole and a nice gravel bar for camping. Click HERE for a directional map. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 9.0* Cedar Grove Campground (NO WEBSITE) - About 12-15 established primitive campsites for camping along the river (first come, first served). There is a low-water bridge at this location. I would NOT recommend doing this through the grated culverts that pass under this low-water bridge. For a view from above, click HERE. The only facilities offered are maintained out-houses. Accessible by vehicle. Small country store and Jadwin canoe rental 1 mile up the road (ZZ) from the river/campsites and Big Rock Candy Mountain which offers a campground, cabins, bar, grill & laundromat. This is 1 1/2 miles up the road the opposite directon off Hwy. B in Jadwin. **NOTE** The NPS started charging camping fees April 15th, 2004 at Cedar Grove and some other backcountry campsites (more details here). The fee, $5.00 per night for each site, is possible because of a law passed by the U.S. Congress allowing national parks to keep 80% of fees collected and invest it in the services you enjoy. Stays are limited to 14 days, with a maximum of 6 people, 2 tents and 2 vehicles per site. --- MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 14.0* Hidden Haven - Your private retreat from the everyday world. Not located along the river, but rather near the Current River off of Highway K at the Dent and Shannon county line. From Jadwin, this is located 5 miles south of Jadwin Canoe Rental on K, turn right at the Hidden Haven sign. From Akers we are located 4 miles north on K, turn left at The Hidden Haven sign. --- MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 16.7* Akers Ferry Group Campsites - Managed by the NPS (not Akers Ferry Canoe Rental), there are 4 group campsites for camping at this location along the river. Fees and details are at this link. There is a canoe rental, camp store and restrooms nearby, compliments of Akers Ferry canoe rental. Akers Ferry has family camping sites via the below link, Jason's Place Campground, just about 2 miles up the road from the Current River. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 16.7* Jason Place Campground --- MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 16.7* Cabins & Lodging Near The Current River (Akers Ferry) - Cabins sleep from 4 to 8 people comfortably and the occupant limits range from 2-8 people depending on the cabin. All are just minutes from Akers Ferry Canoe Rental and the beautiful Current River. No pets allowed in cabins. *MOST HAVE HOT TUBS* MEET UP --- REVIEWS

SPECIAL NOTE: A few ONSR outfitters not located along the river have accomodations for camping on their property. Such outfitters on the upper Current River are Silver Arrow Canoe Campground -(REVIEWS), ---- Jadwin Canoe Campground (cheapest of these 4 in 2014) - pic 1 & pic 2 -(REVIEWS),---- Running River Canoe Campround -(REVIEWS),---- and Round Spring Canoe Campround -(REVIEWS).


*MILE MARKER 26.2* Pulltite Spring Campground - Operated by the NPS. This is a beautiful place for camping in Missouri. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 33.7* Sinking Creek Campsite (NO WEBSITE) - Primitive camping site operated by the NPS. Sinking Creek enters on left. For a view from above, click HERE. By putting in at The Sinks, where the creek takes a short-cut through a hill via a cave, 6.5 miles of the creek can be floated in good water. Gradient is 10 feet per mile. (FEBRUARY 2012 REPORT: You can no longer put your canoe/kayak in here since the Sinks is now private property and it is not accessible from the county road without trespassing across private property. This is private property and trespassing is prohibited and enforced by the property owners.) **NOTE** The NPS started charging a $5 camping fee per night April 15th, 2004 at the Sinking Creek Campsite. Stays are limited to 14 days, with a maximum of 6 people, 2 tents and 2 vehicles per site. MEET UP --- REVIEWS


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*MILE MARKER 33.7* Wild Creeks Cabins - Not along the river, but rather up Sinking Creek (Location), you can choose from three comfortable private lodging options, complete with fully outfitted kitchens, washer/dryers, and all the amenities, inside and out. Each home has its own private creek swimming area! MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 35.2* Round Spring Campground - Operated by the NPS. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 40.0* Round Spring Retreat Cabin - Downstream from Round Spring a few miles on the right overlooking the Current River you can enjoy magnificent views and intimate seclusion from this beautiful Ozark mountain retreat high above the crystal clear waters. Very private, luxury cabin, two bedrooms with queen beds, sleeps six, fully equipped kitchen, screened porch, gas grill, campfire ring & continental breakfast included. Not accessible from the river.MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 52.5* Two Rivers Campground - Operated by the NPS. Last general store along the Current River for about 30 miles. MEET UP --- REVIEWS


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Lower Current River Camping
(Resorts, Cabins & Campgrounds)
Powder Mill to Doniphan

WHICH OFFERS RV CAMPING ON THE LOWER CURRENT RIVER? CLICK HERE!



*MILE MARKER 59.8* Powder Mill/Owls Bend (NO WEBSITE) - Primitive camping area has picnic tables, fire pits, and vault bathrooms. See if from above HERE. (formerly Owl's Bend) Eight family sites that can accommodate a maximum of six persons and two tents each. These are on a first come, first served basis.(Reservations not accepted.) Family sites are $14.00 per night. There are no electric hook-ups at this campground. Most campsites at Powder Mill are on the water. Powder Mill is convenient to the Ozark Trail which passes by on the far side of the river. Access is across the Route 106 bridge. Another trail leads about a half mile to the beautiful Blue Spring, widely considered one of the nicest of the Ozark springs. For More Information on this campground please call 573-323-4236 MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 70.0* Logyard Landing (NO WEBSITE) - Eight primitive family campsites with fire pits and vault bathrooms. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 85.3* Watercress - Dock, boat ramp, ~20 campsites, ranger station. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 85.9* Current River Landing & Rosecliff Lodge - Canoe rental provided. VIDEO --- MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 86.0* Van Buren Campground - Formerly known as Hawthorne Landing Campground. Nestled on the crystal clear Current River, located just below the bridge off US 60 in Van Buren. Canoe rental also provided. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 86.0* Big Spring RV Park/Campground Near Van Buren - Tube rental provided. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 86.0* Stay Current River Lodge - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 86.0* Current River Country Cabins - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 86.0* Cave Spring RV Park and ZIP LINES!!! - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

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*MILE MARKER 88.0* Richbark Cabin - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 90.2* Big Spring Campground - Operated by the NPS. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 90.2* Big Spring Cabins & Lodge - There are 14 rustic cabins built by the CCC. Accomodates 2 - 8 people. MEET UP --- REVIEWS


*MILE MARKER 104.8* Bay Nothing (NO WEBSITE) - Current River access and boat landing on the Mark Twain National Forest. Located on the east side of Current River. Access from State Highway 21 to "O" Highway to Forest Service Road 3140. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 105.2* Gooseneck (NO WEBSITE) - Primitive camping sites, picnic areas, boat access. Accessed by Forest roads 4139 and 3142 (hilly, gravel roads) is on banks of the Current River. Also called Hawes Campground. Operated by the NPS. This is the end of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways on the Current River. **NOTE** The NPS started charging a $5 camping fee per night April 15th, 2004 at Gooseneck Campground. Stays are limited to 14 days, with a maximum of 6 people, 2 tents and 2 vehicles per site. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 106.8* National Forest Service Campground (No Website) MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 111.5* Cedar Creek National Forest Service Campground (No Website) MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 114.0* Compton Camp National Forest Service Campground (No Website) MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 119.3* Deer Leap - Mark Twain National Forest campground and boat landing located on the east side of Current River about 6 river miles upstream from the U.S. 160 bridge over Current River. It is located off of Highway "Y" approximately 4.5 miles north of Highway 160. There is a parking lot and restroom at the boat landing. Fee charged. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 120.3* Float Camp - Mark Twain National Forest campground, picnic area, pavilion, and swimming area located on the east side of Current River about 5 river miles upstream from the U.S. 160 bridge over Current River. It is located off of Highway "Y" approximately 4 miles north of Highway 160. No boat ramp. Camping and day use fee charged. Make reservations here. Also, KC's on the Current is the Commissionaire for the camp sites at Float Camp. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 120.3* Dunrovin (No Website) - Mark Twain National Forest picnic area, boat ramp, and river access located on the west side of Current River about 4 river miles upstream from the U.S. 160 bridge over Current River. Access from Highway 160 2.5 miles west of the bridge over Current River to County Road 160 W 7. Take CR 160 W 7 one-half mile to Forest Service road on the right which goes about 1 mile to the site. No fee. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 123.0* Southern Comfort Cabins - Take Y HWY by McDonald's 4/10th of a mile. Look for and follow signs. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 125.0* Rocky River Resort - Just south of the Current River hwy. 160 bridge on the east side of the Current River. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

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Jacks Fork Camping
(Resorts, Cabins & Campgrounds)
Blue Spring to Shawnee Creek

WHICH OFFERS RV CAMPING ON THE JACKS FORK? CLICK HERE!



*MILE MARKER 9.6* Blue Spring Campsite (NO WEBSITE) - Primitive Campground operated by the NPS. Located just downstream from the Hwy. 17 Jacks Fork River Access. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*NORTH OF MILE MARKER 15.0* Bunker Hill Retreat - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 16.3* Rymers Campground (NO WEBSITE) - Primitive Campground operated by the NPS. Located just downstream from Ebb & Flow Spring on the right. Access here is off county highway M. **NOTE** The NPS started charging a $5 camping fee per night April 15th, 2004 at the Rymers Campground. Stays are limited to 14 days, with a maximum of 6 people, 2 tents and 2 vehicles per site. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 25.2* Bay Creek Campground (NO WEBSITE) - Primitive Campground operated by the NPS. Located where tiny Bay Creek trickles into Jacks Fork River. **NOTE** The NPS started charging a $5 camping fee per night April 15th, 2004 at Bay Creek Campground. Stays are limited to 14 days, with a maximum of 6 people, 2 tents and 2 vehicles per site. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 31.0* Alley Spring Campground - Operated by the NPS. This is one of Missouri's most beautiful places to go camping. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*~ MILE MARKER 35.0* Crystal Creek Ranch - A spiritual retreat encompassed around all that nature has to offer. MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 37.3* Eminence Canoes, Cottages & Camp - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 37.3* Riverside Motel Cabins and Beulahs Country Home - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 37.3* Shady Lane Cabins - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 37.3* R.S. Steakhouse & Aguila Lodge - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 37.3*Harvey's Circle B Campground & Cabins at Harveys Circle B. - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 37.3* Rivers Edge Resort - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 37.3* Arrowhead Campground & Cabins - Camping and cabins along Missouri's Jacks Fork. - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 37.3* Pine Crest Cabins and RV - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 37.3* Cedar Stone Lodge - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 37.3* Eagle Falls Campground, Cabins & ZIP LINES!!! - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

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*MILE MARKER 38.0*Jacks Fork Campground - Camping along Missouri's Jacks Fork. - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 41.9* Shawnee Creek (NO WEBSITE) - Primitive Campground, consisting of pit toilets, garbage cans and picnic tables. **NOTE** The NPS will start charging a $5 camping fee per night starting April 15th, 2004 at Shawnee Creek. Stays are limited to 14 days, with a maximum of 6 people, 2 tents and 2 vehicles per site. - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*MILE MARKER 41.9* Shawnee Creek Cottages - MEET UP --- REVIEWS

*SOUTHEAST OF MILE MARKER 41.9* Two Rivers Ozark Cabins - MEET UP --- REVIEWS


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NOTE: For those canoers/campers who wish to truely experience the wild, Backcountry (primitive) camping is permitted on gravel bars along Missouri's Current River and Jacks Fork at no charge. Please keep a clean camp and bury human waste at least 100 feet from the rivers. Collect only down and dead wood for campfires. This is TOTAL SECLUSION from the real world, for that no houses can be built along or near any part of the rivers within the protected Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Take higher ground in the case of a heavy rain due to flash flooding.




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