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9MT: Council Bluff Recreation Area

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The Council Bluff Recreation Area is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors. The Wild Boar Campground and sheltered picnic area, available for individual families or large groups, is next to the largest lake in the Mark Twain National Forest. The area provides ample opportunities for camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, swimming and more.

Beach Day-Use Fees: $5 per vehicle; $10 per bus. Boat Ramp Day-Use Fees: $3 per vehicle; $10 per bus. Season Day Use Pass $20 - good at all Mark Twain National Day-Use Areas. Group picnic area pavilion: $25/day. Campsite (Non-Electric): $11.00 single and $22 double sites. Group Campsite $25 - $50 depending on group size. Campground Camping

Wild Boar Campground, open April through November, has 39 single sites, 7 double sites, 9 walk-in sites, and 4 group sites, each with table, fire ring, lantern post and (except for walk-in sites) a parking spur. Drinking water and vault toilets are conveniently located. Coin-operated hot showers available at Chapel Hill. Pressurized water hydrants available in central locations.

RV Camping Can accommodated up to 40' RVs. No electric or water hookup, showers or dump station facilities. Sites are available for reservations through, or by calling 877-444-6777. Group Camping

4 group camp sites which can accommodate up to 50 people each and is available for reservations at


From Potosi, take Highway P south for 10 miles to C Highway junction. Continue on C Highway for less than a mile to DD Highway junction. Turn left on DD Highway and continue for approximately 7 miles to the recreation area entrance.

Start Date - 2022-05-01

End Date - 2022-09-30

Activities include: Campground/Site Host

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

Hosts Housing Amenities: Camp Sites;RV/Trailer Pads

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The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


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Hwy DDPotosi, MO 63664



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • People 55+



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