Pinewoods Lake Recreation Area sits next to Pinewoods Lake in southeastern Missouri. It is an ideal location to enjoy lake fishing and scenic trails. Natural Features: The lake is located on the southeastern quadrant of the Mark Twain National Forest. The area is densely wooded. Recreation: A 1.3-mile walking trail surrounds the lake. Most of the trail has a concrete surface and is accessible. The entire trail is relatively flat, with no difficult sections. Circling the 32-acre lake, the trail provides views of the lake, songbirds and wildlife, and an abundance of wildflowers. The lake offers a floating fishing pier and a concrete boat ramp. Anglers can enjoy fishing for bass, sunfish and catfish. Facilities: The day-use picnic shelter can accommodate up to 75 people. It is equipped with tables and large grills. Accessible vault toilets are provided. Trash collection service is not available; visitors must carry out all garbage. Nearby Attractions: Ellsinore is the closest city to the campground, just 3 miles away, with a few dining options, a grocery store and fuel station.
Just off highway, it is dispersed camping in a park that no longer charges, blacktop pad, lantern hook, picnic table, fire ring w cooking grate at ea site, vault toilets.
There was a fire a few years ago so some burned out areas, lots of firewood, small lake for fishing no motorized boats, great hike/walk around lake. There is a gas station/truck stop near. Great stop to regroup on a long road trip.
nice little free campground with paved pretty level sites near water, stayed one night, nearby gas station, 2nd time we have stayed here,, enjoyed it both times!!