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RUARK BLUFF WEST, MO

part ofStockton Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Mon Sep 29 2014   Season Dates
 

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.

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.

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.

Nearby Attractions:

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

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Customers may not call the park to make reservations
  • Drinking water and electric hookups are available during the reservation season, Apr. 16 to Sept. 29
  • One RV and one tent or two tents per campsite
  • $3 fee for boat ramp from Mar. 1 through Nov. 30
  • Park rangers and County Sheriffs Deputies routinely patrol this facility
  • Call the park (417-637-5279) or project office (417-276-3113) for more information

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.52583, -93.80944
37°31'33"N, 93°48'34"W

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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RUARK BLUFF WEST
819 Route H.
GREENFIELD MO 65661

Phone Number:

Information: (417)637-5279
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