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RIVER ROAD PARK, MO

part ofClearwater Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: RIVER ROAD PARK
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Set on the banks of a calming river, just below the entertaining Clearwater Lake lies River Road Park, known as a jolly ol' place to camp.

The beautiful area is enhanced each spring by flowering shrubs and trees like the redbud, hawthorn, dogwood and wild plum. And bald eagles stay year-round and are known to nest near the lake.

Natural Features:

River Road Park near Clearwater Lake lies below the dam on the Black River.

The lake's shoreline is studded with picturesque bluffs covered in sweet william flowers, indented bays, and serene coves.

Recreation:

Look for wildlife and pretty landscapes on the Black River Hike and Bike Trail. The trail starts at River Road Park and connects with the Blue Heron and Bottomland interpretive trails. Wildlife includes wetland waterfowl, fox, deer and geese.

The lake and river below provide excellent fishing, swimming and canoeing.

Facilities:

The majority of campsites have electric and water hookups. Additional amenities include a dump station, hot showers, picnic shelters, a boat ramp, and a playground.

Three group picnic shelters are available for reservation, and these also come with electricity.

Nearby Attractions:

In the area, campers enjoy visiting traditional drive-in movie theaters, the Sam A. Baker State Park, local golf courses, and the historic Civil War site at Fort Benton.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Pay Phone
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
Know Before You Go
  • Outside peak season, campsites are first come, first served
  • This facility is open year-round
  • Site occupancy is limited to two camping units. One wheeled unit and one tent. Or the site may have two tents.
  • Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease; Click here for more information

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.13361, -90.76694
37°8'1"N, 90°46'1"W

From Piedmont, MO, follow state highway HH for 6 miles. Campground will be located just below Clearwater Lake Dam. Follow signs into campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RIVER ROAD PARK
RR 3 BOX 3559D
PIEDMONT  MO  63957-9559

Phone Number:

Information:  (573)223-7777
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