- Phone 2:
Rolla, MO 65401
- May to October
- Day use fee: $3 per standard vehicle; $12 per bus.
This 440 acre lake is the largest of the lakes in the Mark Twain National Forest. The recreation area serves anglers, campers, picnickers, hikers, bicyclists, and swimmers. Drinking water and vault toilets are conveniently located..
This 440 acre lake is the largest of the lakes in the Mark Twain National Forest. The recreation area serves anglers, campers, picnickers, hikers, bicyclists, and swimmers.
Chapel Hill Beach/Picnic area has a concession stand, changing rooms, flush toilets, water fountains, showers, and a 54,000 sq. ft. sand beach. A small play area is located adjacent to the beach. Canoes and paddle boats are available for rent.
Fishing and Boat Launch
Council Bluff Lake is stocked with large mouth bass, redear sunfish, bluegill, crappie and catfish. Fishing is permitted year round. There are 2 boat launches on Council Bluff Lake: Wild Boar Hollow and Enough. Fishing regulations are established by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
A 12-mile loop provides hiking and mountain biking opportunities along the lake shore. 2 trails permit campers to access Lake Shore Trail from the campground. Trace Creek section of the Ozark Trail is located just west of the recreation area.
Waterfowl hunting is permitted on Council Bluff Lake, and the Enough Fields provide upland game opportunities. Gathering is permitted in the entire area.
Safety: During temperate months, be prepared for biting insects, poison ivy and high temperatures. Be advised of hunting seasons. Avoid using the trail during excessively wet periods.
From Potosi MO, go south 13 miles on Hwy P. Turn right on Hwy C, go 1/4 mile; turn left on Hwy DD. It is about 7 miles to the entrance. Turn at the sign and follow the paved access road.
From Steelville; Hwy 19 south to Hwy 49 at Cheeryville, turn left on Hwy 32 at Bixby, left to County Hwy 16, left to Enough Boat Launch