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Top Dispersed Camping near Lake Ozark, MO

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Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Lake Ozark, MO (2)

    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge Recreation Area
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    Pine Ridge Recreation Area

    12 Reviews
    35 Photos
    115 Saves
    New Bloomfield, Missouri

    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.

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    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
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    Camper-submitted photo from Three Creeks Conservation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Three Creeks Conservation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Three Creeks Conservation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Three Creeks Conservation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Three Creeks Conservation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Three Creeks Conservation Area

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    Three Creeks Conservation Area

    6 Reviews
    8 Photos
    49 Saves
    Ashland, Missouri

    Walk-in primitive camping is allowed year round except during modern firearms deer season. During modern firearm deer season, hunters may camp along roads and around parking lots. Camping along roads and in-and-around parking lots is otherwise prohibited. Groups of more than 10 campers require a special use permit.

    Three Creeks Conservation Area is in Boone County (halfway between Columbia and Ashland). The area takes its name from the three creeks that run through the area: Turkey Creek, Bass Creek, and Bonne Femme Creek. The rugged forest features scenic bluffs, intermittent streams, geologic formations, and old eastern red cedar trees. Three Creeks Conservation Area was considered for purchase as a result of substantial public input and interest in protecting the general Three Creeks area from further urban development, which would destroy its appearance and natural features. Moreover, Three Creeks Conservation Area was acquired to maintain and manage representative plant and animal communities and to provide outdoor recreational and educational opportunities in an urbanizing region of central Missouri. Much of the land in the general area was purchased by freed slaves following the Civil War. Generally, the tracts were small (usually 40 or 80 acre parcels). Land which could be seeded to pasture for grazing or plowed with a horse was farmed into the 1930's when many families could no longer support themselves on the small tracts of land. Many had to sell their property due to the economic conditions during the Depression. The reduction in the number of landowners has continued up to the present time. Seven identifiable house sites have been located on the initial 685 acres.

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