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Council Bluff Lake

Contact Info
401 Fairgrounds Road
Rolla, MO 65401

Phone:
573-364-4621
Phone 2:
573-341-7453
Basics
Season:
May to October
Fees:
Day use fee: $3 per standard vehicle; $12 per bus.

Description

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..

Details

Season:
May to October
Fees:
Day use fee: $3 per standard vehicle; $12 per bus.
Camping Info
Wild Boar Campground has 39 single sites, 7 double sites, 9 walk-in sites, and 4 group sites. Nightly fees for single sites are $8; double sites are $16; group sites are $25.
Additional Details:

Highlights

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.


Swimming/Picnicking

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.


Trail

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.


Hunting/Gathering

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.

Amenities

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

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


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