Ozark National Scenic Riverways, MISSOURI
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quiet and peaceful. sunrise is stunning over the water as well as sunset.


Beautiful park. Stayed one night well maintained. Pretty busy but I was here before school started so lots of families out. Be sure to stop by elephant rock.

Quiet and over grown

I attempted the Mudlick trail all was great until I got to the 3rd hiking shelter everything was overgrown with poison ivy. I needed up setting up my hammock and just staying until morning since I got on the trail late. Which I wouldn’t recommend due to the high traffic of wildlife.

Busy but great.

Stayed on a Monday -Wednesday in a walk-in spot in loop 5. Every spot was occupied but park was maintained well and good time.

First to Review
Nice all around campground

We have stayed here a few times over the past couple of years and really enjoy that it’s it’s right on the Black River and that it is still within a couple of our drive from St. Louis. The campground is actually made up of two different campgrounds, East and West. The East is the older campground while the West campground is newer and geared more towards larger RVs and features bigger sites. Although we have camped at both with our 40 foot fifth wheel and as long as you pay attention to the trees you can still get around the East campground without any problems. The newer campground does not have as many trees so most of the sites are out in the open. The campground is just a few minutes away from Annapolis which has just about any of the basic needs that you might want. And again the proximity to river access is wonderful for enjoying a day at the river. Great campground!

All that you need!

This is a great little state park that has plenty of options whether you enjoy tent camping or enjoying your Rv. Some of the144-151 sites can be pretty tight to get into because there are so many trees so double check the pictures on the reservation website to make sure you can get yours in. Ours is 40’ and it was pretty hard to get in but we managed. Nice shower facilities and laundry as well as river access within walking distance

Great campground close to eminence

This is a great campground that is just outside of eminence and has just about everything that you need from spacious tree covered tent sites to full RV sites as well. Easy access to both the jacks for river and Alley spring Because flooding destroyed the old restroom a new one has been built in its place with a full shower house as well. If you want a nice peaceful campground that is in the heart of the Ozarks scenic River Ways you will definitely want to check this place out

Missouri’s newest state park has it all!

This place literally has everything you can want from walk in tent sites to an entire lodge with all the amenities. Campsites are all well manicured and offer everything from basic sites to full RV hook ups. The only negative is that we have experienced are that you need to reserve your side months in advance because this campground is so popular. And the only other negative is that all of the campsites are out in the open with no shade. But other than that it’s easy to see why the state park is a perfect representation of how much pride Missouri takes in its conservation and park system.

Off the beaten path!

We’ve been going to the day use area at Suttons Bluff for over 20 years and only recently he actually used the campground. This campground is definitely off the beaten path so make sure that you have the majority of your necessities before setting up camp. The host usually has ice and firewood but other than that the nearest store is about a 30 minute drive The sites are nice and clean and the inside loop offers electric hookups. This isn’t a campground that you would want to bring a large RV into. It’s mostly suited for smaller campers or tents. And be aware that there will definitely be more noise in this campground than the average because a lot of people that stay here also bring ATVs to use on the nearby trails. The time we stayed there everyone was respectful as they drove them through the campground but it is still more noise than what most might be used to. Overall this is a nice little campground that has a easy to access
day use area for swimming on the black river

One of our favorite places!

This has long been one of our favorite places to go as a family. The campground itself is perfect for families with lots of activities, especially during the summer months. Everything from walk in tent sites to full hook ups and even a few cabins. Book far in advance though! The Shut Ins themself are up the road from the actual campground and require a good hike back to actually get to the water. It’s all flat but you’ll still want to travel light. While the water area itself is beautiful you do need to be extremely careful. Especially with little ones. There are areas up top that you can hang out with children and let them swim without issue. But the shut ins themselves need to be navigated with caution. Overall this is one of our favorite parks in the state with plenty of fun for everyone!


This place was great. The showers and bathrooms were clean. The river was close to go swimming or tubing. Everyone was friendly and helpful

11 point river

This is a great place to start your 11 point river trip! Stop here to rent your canoes or kayaks and get dropped off wherever. You can drive to Greer Spring that is a spring that comes out of a cave. It was in Backpacker Magazine as well. This has been my favorite river to float down so far. I’d suggest making the trip without kids the first time to judge your skill level. It’s a bit fast and deep at the beginning. Lots of stopping points on this river. Very scenic.

All around amazing

Can’t beat the camping or the service here. Clean shower houses and bathrooms on sight. 10/10 recommend.

Hit all the party float essentials

Staff was friendly, knowledgeable of the area, and worked with us when we had multiple changes to our reservation. Their Saturday night dinner was on point and I'd recommend it to anyone looking to save yourself the planning, cooler space, and cleanup. The float was on clear water and had plenty of gravel bars to enjoy. Only draw backs were some of the ruts in the road and spotty electric at the sites (which they did reimburse us for). I've been to fancier float/camping outfitters, but this was perfect for a fun weekend getaway. The live music was good and quiet hours were respected (which was appreciated after a long day of day drinking).

Summer Fun!

The shut-in are a classic eastern MO destination with crystal clear water and beautiful bluffs. Campsite are less than 1.5 miles from the swimming area and are very clean and well maintained. Very nice visitors center with cool exhibits. General store at the campgrounds with limited hours. Word of caution.. the shut-in are for strong swimmers only! I would not recommend it for small children. The swimming area below the shut-ins however are fine. Water shoes a must!

Beautiful but hazardous

For our annual cousin campout in our ancestral home of Davisville we reserved site 24 and the group site (2) directly behind it. It was beautiful and perfect (a long walk from parking on the group site to cooking on the group site). Unfortunately it was in a flash flood hazard zone and hurricane Barry was dumping rain on us. There are new campsites under construction, farther back from the river. We’ll still try to get the old sites in the future but it will be nice to have another option if the weather isn’t cooperating. The Huzzah creek is rocky but beautiful. You have to be careful because there are sudden drop-offs, it can be two feet deep and then you take a few steps and it’s seven feet deep. The campground host is diligent but he slips around like a shadow in the night, don’t let it freak you out. I just hope with the new sites and even a shower house Red Bluff doesn’t get crowded. It would break my heart.

Love This Place

Have camped here several times. Very primitive with only vault toilets. If you want seclusion in a beautiful setting this place is for you.


Need to visit.. easy kayak access right off the 11 point river

Hidden wonder

Awesome mill you can climb on and awesome spring that makes individual pools

First to Review
Very great

An awesome place to camp and a great place to take out from the river , has a really good boat dock and great fishing

Great Family campground.

Very well maintained and clean campsites. We always enjoy coming here. The shut-in is a little walk but a very nice hidden jem, if you don’t mind the hike.

First to Review
Very great

I grew up going here and it is great , there is great trout fishing and several real good swing holes the campsites are right beside the river which is really nice , the only issue is the restroom is a little walk from the campsites

Very beautiful

Such a great place , a nice place to float to and camp overnight, the spring is good drinking water and the swimming is great

Very beautiful spring

Such a beautiful place and great trout fishing, my daughter had her wedding here and we used to have our family reunion here , there is a railroad museum right by the park and a fish hatchery you can check out

Very beautiful

Well worth the walk or float, such a beautiful place it used to have a big sycamore tree we could swing off of or jump out of , the old rock damn / bridge is still there and a nice place to take pics

Very great campground

We have our family reunion here and it is beautiful, has a great boat dock and swimming area and for the brave of heart at times you can jump off the bridge

Very beautiful

A nice place to just get away, a great swimming hole and beautiful scenery with nice tall cliffs it has a couple big rocks out in the water you can swim to and jump off of

Very beautiful

What an awesome place to see very cold water , camp sites are a little Ricky but manageable, does get to be a very busy spot in the summer

Good hike

A long enjoyable hike with a beautiful cave to see, you could spend several days and not experience it all