Piedmont Park is a spacious, activity-dense recreation area on the shores of Missouri's Clearwater Lake. Water sport enthusiasts love the lakes diverse offerings, from boating to jet skiing and canoeing to swimming.
Clearwater is considered a "wilderness lake" because it lacks private boat docks and offers plenty of unspoiled shorelines to explore. The beautiful area is enhanced each spring by flowering shrubs and trees like the redbud, hawthorn, dogwood and wild plum.
Wildlife viewing is popular with wetland waterfowl, fox, deer and geese.
Picnicking is also a favorite pastime, as is lounging on the beach, boating and fishing.
Piedmont Park Campground offers 97 sites, including many with electric and water hookups. Additional amenities include a dump station, hot showers, picnic shelters, a boat ramp, playgrounds and a swimming area.
Visitors can sit under the shade of a sycamore or maple tree and look out across the lake to the lush but rugged terrain of the Ozark foothills.
The vicinity is noted for the grandeur of its hills, natural springs, and general outdoor beauty. The shoreline is studded with high picturesque bluffs covered with sweet williams, indented bays and quiet coves.
In the area, campers enjoy visiting traditional drive-in movie theaters, the Sam A. Baker State Park, local golf courses, and the historic Civil War site at Fort Benton.
ADA Access: N
My family and I had a fun time at Piedmont Park. The swimming beach was the main attraction for us. The beach has a designated swimming area that boats can’t access. Due to the water level the beach had a bit of an incline. The water was a great temperature and the sand was clean. No alcohol allowed on the beach. We stayed right next to the beach in site A15. Spot was lacking shade but made up for it with the view. Site includes concrete picnic table, pavilion over said table, fire pit, 30 amp electric, and paved pad (very roomy). Only one shower house for all 3 loops. 4 shower stalls (one ADA) and 2 flush toilets. There are latrine style toilets throughout the park but they smelled like they needed to be pumped.
Our kids had a lot of fun swimming here! The fishing was also excellent! Very easy to drive to and plenty of parking! Definitely recommend and would stay here again!
All of the sites were pretty well shaded and there are lots to choose from. The shower house is clean and up-to-date. Nice handicap showers. The sites are kept clean. Drawback is no cell signal. And no attendees present on Wednesdays and Thursdays. They are experimenting with a new phone system at the gate house. They need to get the kinks worked out.