Float Camp Picnic Area

Mark Twain National Forest

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.

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.

Need to Know

Natural Features

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

Nearby Attractions

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


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.

Contact Information


#4 Confederate Ridge Rd. DONIPHAN MO 63935

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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.

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