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Markham Springs

5 Reviews

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

Overview

Markham Springs Campground is set on the Black River in a scenic and historic recreation area in the southwestern corner of Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest. The area provides access to multiple trails and recreational opportunities.

Markham Springs Recreation Area gets its…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups

Reviews

5 Reviews of Markham Springs

Ratings Breakdown

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Misty L.
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Great Primitive Camping Week

Each year I travel to the area to shoot professional fireworks for the 4th of July. I have recently taken up primitive camping (late in life, but love it now) and this campground provided a wonderful experience to accompany my favorite time of year. We found an absolutely beautiful spot along the…

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Mary D.
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2020

Needs some serious TLC

The good - site was level with 30amp electric. Two shower rooms in Birch loop with plenty of hot water. Beyond that...needs serious work.

The road coming in was a pothole minefield. You simply cannot miss them. Three of the loops were overgrown jungles. Birch loop was mowed at least. Vault…

  • They do warn you.
  • And they apparently left huge divots in the road.
  • The “swimming area.”
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Reviewed Oct. 7, 2016

Very relaxing exerience

We stayed here in the early spring of 2016. There was significant damage caused by the New Years floods and a whole loop was still shut down, but we were able to get a cozy river front spot that was secluded enough that we wouldn't have felt crowded even if the park had been full.

The Camp host…

Location

Markham Springs is located in Missouri

Directions

From Poplar Bluff, take Highway 67 north for 14 miles, then drive west on Highway 49 for 9 miles (about 3 miles past the town of Williamsville). Take the first right after crossing the Black River to enter Markham Springs Recreation Area.

Coordinates

36.97333375 N
90.6016664 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Markham Springs Campground is set on the Black River in a scenic and historic recreation area in the southwestern corner of Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest. The area provides access to multiple trails and recreational opportunities.

Markham Springs Recreation Area gets its name from former owner, M. J. Markham, who acquired the property in 1901 and operated a lumber mill at the site until the 1930s.

The Fuchs House, a five-bedroom concrete and native stone home, also sits on the property, along with a neighboring mill. At times, it is also available for rent.

Recreation

River and stream fishing are popular activities near the campground. The Black River boasts bass, sunfish, walleye and catfish. Many anglers fish from boats, but others fish from the riverbanks. Canoeing and kayaking is also possible on the river.

Various day hikes within the Markham Springs Trail System are accessible from the campground. Eagle Bluff Trail is a 1.5-mile loop along the river, where birding and wildlife viewing are favorite pastimes.

Facilities

The campground offers single and double sites for tent and RV camping. Some rather primitive sites are located in a wooded setting near the river.

Electric hookups are provided, as well as tables and campfire rings with grills. Lantern posts are also available. Accessible vault toilets, drinking water, showers and trash collection are provided.

Natural Features

Located adjacent to the Black River, the recreation area contains a small pond that dates back to the 1800s. The area is covered by a dense forest of colorful trees, including ash, elm, maple and poplar.

Nearby Attractions

The small town of Williamsville is just 3 miles from the campground, offering a general store and fuel station.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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