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Council Bluff Rec

Contact Info
401 Fairgrounds Rd
Rolla, MO

Phone :
Number of Sites:
39 single sites, 7 double sites, 9 walk-in sites, and 4 group sites


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.



May 1 through October 15
Basic Info
Total Sites:
39 single sites, 7 double sites, 9 walk-in sites, and 4 group sites
More Site Details
Max RV Length:
40 feet
Additional Details

Trail: 13-mile trail circles the lake along the shore, linking Wild Boar Hollow Boat Launch and Chapel Hill.

No electric or water hookups

Picnic Area: 14 single sites, 2 double (one is barrier-free) accessible each with table and grill. Day use fee: $3 per standard vehicle; $12 per bus. Season pass $20. Pavilion can be reserved through ReserveUSA.com for $34.00 per day.

Swimming/water play: Chapel Hill Beach. Open May 26 - September 10.Changing rooms, flush toilets, water fountains, body showers, and a sand beach are provided. A small play area with slide and climbing structure is adjacent to the beach. No lifeguard on duty.

Hunting: During the official season, wildfowl hunting is permitted on Council Bluff Lake; blinds and decoys must be removed daily. The Enough Fields at the south end of the lake provide upland game.

Fishing: Lake is stocked with largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill, crappie, and redear sunfish.

Boating: A "no-wake" policy is in effect. Canoes and paddle boats are available for rent. There are two boat launches on Council Bluff Lake. Wild Boar Hollow Boat Launch which is on the northern end of the lake and accessible from Hwy DD, has a paved circle drive, an 18-foot-wide concrete ramp, and a 60-foot floating dock. There is a $3 charge for launching. Enough Boat Launch is a gravel ramp on the south end of the lake and is accessible from Hwy 32.

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