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part ofMark Twain National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Oct 01 2015   Season Dates


Float Camp Picnic Area is located only 150 feet from the cool waters of the crystal clear Current River. Visitors enjoy floating the river, fishing and hiking. A campground is only a half-mile away for those who want to stay longer than a day.

Natural Features:

The picnic area is nestled under a mature forest of hardwoods, which offers plentiful shade. It is adjacent to the Current River.


The swift-moving river allows for enjoyable float trips, as well as canoeing and great fishing. Swimming is also a popular pastime.

Visitors enjoy horseshoe pits and volleyball courts, as well as hiking and other recreational opportunities nearby.


The day-use picnic area offers an accessible group shelter that can accommodate up to 75 people. The site is equipped with electricity, tables and grills. Individual sites are available on a first come, first served basis. Accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Doniphan is four miles away and offers float trip outfitters, restaurants and lodging.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Kayaking
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Tubing
  • Volleyball Courts
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water is not availalbe at the campground
  • All vehicles are required to pay a day use fee, $3/vehicle, upon entering day use area. Seasonal pass is accepted or daily fee is payable on entry.
  • Click here for more information on the Mark Twain National Forest.
  • 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):
36.66472, -90.87139
36°39'53"N, 90°52'17"W

From Doniphan, Missouri, go 4.5 miles north on Highway Y. Go west on Forest Service Road 3210 for 0.5 miles to the recreation area.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

#4 Confederate Ridge Rd.

Phone Number:

Project Office: (573)996-2153
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