Rolla, MO 65401
- Phone 2:
- May to October
Located along Huzzah Creek, Red Bluff Recreation Area gets its name from the towering Bluff across the creek. The reddish color is imparted by iron compounds in the massive rock structure that are being oxidized by exposure to air and moisture. Although the exposed rock is quite old, the picturesque valley and hills have been carved out by the Huzzah Creek during the past 100,000 years, a mere moment in geologic time.
Campground: 37 single sites, 9 double sites, and 3 group sites (6 sites with electric hookup). Each has a table, fire ring and lantern post. Group sites have a large pedestal grill. Drinking water and vault toilets centrally located.
Picnic Area: 6 picnic sites, each with table and pedestal grill. A pavilion is also available.
Trail: One mile loop hiking trail.
Canoeing: Most canoeing occurs downstream from Red Bluff due to water level, however tubing and wade fishing is possible.
Fishing: Smallmouth bass, rock bass and pan fish are caught near the campgrounds.
Map + Directions
From Potosi, MO: Take Hwy 8 west for 20 miles, Hwy Y south for 20 miles, Hwy V west for 6 miles, take paved Forest Road 2011 at the entrance sign.