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COE Stockton Lake Ruark Bluff West

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About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Stockton Lake

Overview

Ruark Bluff West is a shady campground located on Stockton Lake in the scenic Ozark Mountains of southwestern Missouri. The lake and surrounding landscape offer countless recreational opportunities along its nearly 300 miles of shoreline, providing visitors with many ways to explore one of the most sought-after natural areas in the state.

Recreation

Boating is always a popular pastime at the lake. Sail boating is especially popular and the lake hosts several races each year. The facility provides a boat ramp for easy access to the water. The waters of Stockton Lake are home to several species of fish including small and largemouth bass, crappie, white bass, walleye, catfish and sunfish, making it an ideal area for anglers. Several trails wind around the lake shore and through the landscape. The Stockton Lake Equestrian Trail continues approximately 15 miles between Hawker Point and Orleans Trail Campgrounds.

Facilities

Ruark Bluff West offers 74 campsites, showers, a dump station and a boat ramp. Many of the sites have electric hookups. A boat ramp and beach are conveniently located just outside the entrance to Ruark Bluff East and West parks.

Natural Features

The land surrounding the lake contains hundreds of acres of native prairie grasses, rolling hills and thick forests that turn crimson in autumn. An abundance of wildlife lives both in and around the water, including wild turkey, great blue heron, deer and bald eagles. Visitors can learn about the lake's bald eagles by attending an annual eagle-watching event during the winter.

Nearby Attractions

Several full service marinas are located around the lake, offering groceries, gas, tackle and more.

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups

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3 Reviews

Dean D.
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2020

Popular campground

The Rv sites are very crowded and no extra space to park your car or boat. Bathroom and bathhouse is nice. It’s a nice place to camp if you don’t mind having close neighbors.

Lea B.
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2020

Perfect for Our Needs

Stayed in campsite #5 in a rooftop tent. Level spot. Heavily shaded. Lots of trees for hammocks. Immediate access to the lake from this site for our kayaks. Short distance from bathrooms/shower house. Plenty of showers and bathrooms (both family style and community style options available). We were there in mid July and we had a pleasant cool breeze off the lake and not much of an insect problem. The only negative issue we had was that the fire ring hadn’t been cleaned out in a while. We had a ton of ashes we had to clear out ourselves just to be able to build a fire and as we walked around we noticed other fire rings were much the same. Some even had a lot of trash left in them. Also sketchy cell service and check in time is 6:00 pm which is kind of late. Overall, though, a great experience!

Michelle G.
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2018

A wonderful campground to get away.

Easy walk to the lake. Best part: no cell service for the teens! Camped with other families and really enjoyed ourselves. Nice and quiet at night, too.

Location

COE Stockton Lake Ruark Bluff West is located in Missouri

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Greenfield, Missouri, take State Highway H. north for 6.4 miles and turn left on the park access road. Follow signs into the park area.

Address

819 Route H.
Greenfield, MO 65661

Coordinates

37.5258333 N
93.8094444 W

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