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part ofMark Twain National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


Cobb Ridge Campground lies in the center of the Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV use area, which is popular among motorcycle, dirt bike and off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Numerous trails provide nearly 80 miles of interconnecting loops that vary from easy to difficult terrain, winding in and out of deep, forested hollows and down long ridge tops.

Family and group camping is available, providing access to Missouri's beautiful Mark Twain National Forest.

Natural Features:

The Chadwick area is mostly forested with oak, hickory and pine woods on rocky ridge tops, with a few small open forest glades. Steep ridges break into narrow hollows with scattered surface rock and occasional rock ledges and patches of eastern red cedar.


Visitors to the area mostly come for the plentiful off-road vehicle trails. Some trail segments are very rocky, steep, rough, rutted and are technically challenging, while others that don't drain well have been built up with concrete. Hiking on the trails is also permissible but requires caution.


The Cobb Ridge Campground provides a variety of campsite sizes, styles, development and locations. Single, double and triple camp units are designed to accommodate groups of various sizes. Campsites include traditional back-in units and easily maneuvered pull-through units; some with electrical hookups and others with only basic facilities. Tent camping is also an option.

Most sites are fairly private, but some are close together and open enough to promote visiting between other camps. Additional sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. An on-site host is available at the campground.

The sites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Flush and vault toilets, showers and drinking water are provided. A day-use picnic area is also available at Cobb Ridge. It is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Trash collection facilities are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is 30 miles from Springfield, Branson, Silver Dollar City and Shepherd of the Hills attractions. Lake Taneycomo is 20 miles south of Cobb Ridge.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Sites
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Showers
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Ice
Know Before You Go
  • NO UTV's or side by sides allowed on Chadwick Trails
  • Campers required to check-in with on-site host upon arrival
  • Helmets are required at all times for off-road vehicle riders under 18 years of age
  • Click here for more information on the Cobb Ridge Recreation Area
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.89194, -93.10917
36°53'31"N, 93°6'33"W

From Chadwick, Missouri, take Highway 125 south about 2 miles, then turn right onto Highway H and continue past Camp Ridge day-use area, turning right onto Lookout Road to Cobb Ridge Recreation Area.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Rt. 6, Box 614110
Ava  MO  65608
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