Rolla, MO 65401
- Phone 2:
- March to October
This recreation area is a jewel of the Ozarks set along Little Piney Creek and provides easy access from Highway 63. This very popular area is a gathering place for a day’s outing. There are two trails and the creek, a Wild Trout Management Area, has a rainbow trout population as well as bass and sunfish. A sidewalk leads from the parking lot to a shaded stone patio overlooking tranquil Lane Spring. The beautiful surroundings have made it a popular spot for weddings.
Campground, Restrooms and Water: 17 single campsites and 1 double site all offer table, tent pad, lantern post, and fire ring. Drinking water and vault toilets are centrally located. On-site host will assist you. Entrance gate may be closed from 10 pm to 6 am.
Picnic Area and Pavilions: 2 large pavilions with electricity, mowed playing field, and playground for children. Several individual picnic sites provide a table and grill for picnicking under a shade tree.
Fishing and Swimming: Fishing, swimming and wading are enjoyed in Little Piney Creek.
The pavilions should be reserved well ahead of time and camp sites are available on a first come basis.
Map + Directions
From Rolla, MO go 12 miles south on Hwy 63, turn west onto Forest Road 1892 (marked by a large Forest Service sign). Follow this road for 1.5 miles to the picnic area and go a little farther to the campground.