Campground Closed
Pine Ridge Recreation Area is closed for the season. It reopens April 15th.
Standard (Tent/RV)
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Pine Ridge Recreation Area

This area is located in a pine forest and provides a campground and picnic area while serving as a trailhead to the 36-mile Cedar Creek Trail. Four picnic sites and 8 campsites are provided. Larger grassy area can provide small groups such as scouts.

April 15th - October 1st
USDA Forest Service
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Max Length: 34 ft.
Pine Ridge Recreation Area is located in Missouri
38.758 N
-92.1423 W
Get Directions
From New Bloomfield, head west on Route MM 1 mile;  Turn north on Route J to Guthrie; Then turn west on Route Y for 2 miles. From Ashland, go east on Route Y, 7 miles.
8 Reviews of Pine Ridge Recreation Area
Pine Ridge

Closed for the season

Great Campground

Pros: Free!! Close to Columbia but far enough away for a getaway. Easy to find from the road, even in the dark. Fire pits and picnic tables are there. Vault toilets and running water available. Hiking trailhead at the entrance of the campground. Camping spots are spaced out enough.

Cons: Can hear lawn-mowing and Gun shots from neighboring properties in the early morning. Still not the end of the world. Definitely fills up on the weekends.

I stayed at #3 and it was a very spacious private spot. If you have kids/dogs I recommend spot #4 it has a long strip of playroom for running around without disturbing other spaces. 2 week maximum stay.

Pine Ridge Dispersed camping at Mark Twain National Forest

There was easy access to the campground. There were designated spots to camp that had a picnic table and camp grill. Didn't like people just sitting in parked cars in the campground. Quite place to camp for the night.


Stayed 2 nights, blacktop rv site, back in, w table, fire pit, grill on pit as well as seperate on pedestal, covered table for storage  or prep, also picnic table, water faucet, dumpsters, vault toilet.  Stayed in Oct so it was not busy, there were a few tents, hiking trail lots of shade.  Nice country road drive in and out.

My absolute favorite place close to home.

This campground is pretty stripped down. There are vault toilets and that's it for amenities. However, it is also one of my favorites close to home to hike. The campsites are always clean, but you almost always find litter in the fire rings. You have to gather your own wood or bring approved stuff in, but it is perfect for a quick overnight trip.

Great dry dock area

Wonderful open areas for camping. Fire pits aplenty. Great hiking trails to meadows and forest. Several sites all first come first serve. No power and vault toilets. Donation camping so late night arrivals can get scetchy.

great trails

Love the trails and the secluded spots. There usually are always people camping, even in the winter. Also, there are no electric sites so dont forget your generator. My husband and I have felt a little unsafe. We once had another camper come into our site and not want to leave.

First to Review
Pines Pines Pines impressive

Set in the Cedar Creek District of the mark Twain National Forest this campground is perfect for a night stay or a backpacking trip. On site camp hostess and privy. Great hammock camping

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