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Silver Mines Campground

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About This Campground

National Forest

Mark Twain National Forest

Silver Mines offers a variety of recreational opportunities and is abundant with historic and geological wonders. This beautiful area is located along the St. Francis River, the only river in Missouri classified as "white water," and is used for kayaking during the spring high waters. Silver Mines…

Fee Info

Camping Fees: $15 for single non-electric, $25 for double non-electric, $20 for single electric, $35 for double electric; Group campsite $50 to $100 depending upon number of campers.

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • 30 amp Hookups
  • Max Length: 56 ft.

Reviews

6 Reviews of Silver Mines Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Gwenn W.
Reviewed May. 26, 2019

Serene fun

We stayed in the group site in River bend loop. Despite being a holiday weekend the atmosphere was very chill. Kids were all over the place on their bikes like it was the 80’s. It was quiet and clean. Our site was right next to the campground hosts who were very nice and very involved (they even…

  • Swimming in the St. Francis River in May
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Month of VisitJune
J
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2018

Best campground in the area!

campsites were all very secluded and had tons of trees surrounding them. just a short walk down to the beautiful river where you can see the small waterfall and hike upriver to see another. just an all around amazing spot. definitely would recommend if in the area

Kippy N.
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2018

Private Site near the water!!

Each campsite is private and has it's own picnic table and fire pit. Trails from the campground lead down to the water. Depending on the water levels there are usually people kayaking through the white water. This is the perfect quick getaway from the city. Sites are first come first serve.

Month of VisitOctober

Location

Silver Mines Campground is located in Missouri

Directions

From St. Louis, take Interstate 55 south to Hwy. 67 south; then, at Fredericktown, take Hwy. 72 west to Hwy. D following it to Silver Mines.

Coordinates

37.55481978 N
90.43531775 W

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About This Campground

Silver Mines offers a variety of recreational opportunities and is abundant with historic and geological wonders. This beautiful area is located along the St. Francis River, the only river in Missouri classified as "white water," and is used for kayaking during the spring high waters. Silver Mines is located at a historic mining operation and is known for its Precambrian granite and felsite rocks. Silver Mines Recreation Area is named for the abandoned “Einstein Mine”, which was mined for Silver, Tungsten and Lead. The Einstein Silver Mining Company began mining in 1877, and mining ceased completely in 1946. 3 primary campground loops and one lesser used loop offer 66 individual sites, 11 sites with electric hookup, 9 double sites, and 1 group site, each with table, fire ring, lantern post and a parking spur. Some sites will accommodate RV/trailer combinations of up to 50 feet. Fourteen sites are rated for tents only. Drinking water and vault toilets are conveniently located. No water hookups, showers or dump station facilities. On-site host will assist you. Campsite is most popular during spring kayaking season.

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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