PO Box 24 Lesterville, MO 63654 573-637-2290


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2014 Camping &
Floating Rates
CAMPING - Friday thru Sunday
Adults $8 per night
Children - (6-12 years) $4.00 per night
Children - (0-5 years) Free
Tent Electric $7 per night plus camping fees
RV Hookup with Electric & Water $14 per night plus camping fees
Full RV Hookup with Electric, Water & Sewer $15 per night plus camping fees
Day Pass for Swim & Picnic $5 per person*
(9 am to 6 pm)

*If staying past 4 pm a Camping Pass must be purchased.
CAMPING - Monday thru Thursday
Adults
$7 per night
Children - (6-12 years)
$3.00 per night
Children - (0-5 years)
Free
Tent Electric
$7 per night plus camping fees
RV Hookup with Electric & Water
$14 per night plus camping fees
Full RV Hookup with Electric, Water & Sewer
$15 per night plus camping fees
Day Pass for Swim & Picnic
$5 per person*
(9 am to 6 pm)

*If staying past 4 pm a Camping Pass must be purchased.
GROUP RATES
10% discount on 10 or more people camping, if paid as a single unit (one person collects from everyone).
10% discount on 10 or more canoes, if paid as a single unit.
CANOEING - Friday thru Sunday
6-Mile Float $46 per canoe
16.5-Mile Float* $57 per canoe
16.5-Mile Overnight Float* $65 per canoe
*Minimum of 5 canoes required with an advance reservation.
Canoe prices are based on 2 people to a canoe. Third person (over the age of 12 years) must pay $8 bus pass fee.
CANOEING - Monday thru Thursday
6-Mile Float
$40 per canoe
16.5-Mile Float*
$57 per canoe
16.5-Mile Overnight Float*
$65 per canoe
*Minimum of 5 canoes required with an advance reservation.
Canoe prices are based on 2 people to a canoe. Third person (over the age of 12 years) must pay $8 bus pass fee.
RAFTING (6 mile float only) - Friday thru Sunday
4-Man Raft $80
6-Man Raft $120
8-Man Raft $150
Only 1 standard size cooler is allowed per raft.
RAFTING (6 mile float only) - Monday thru Thursday
4-Man Raft
$75
6-Man Raft
$115
8-Man Raft
$145
Only 1 standard size cooler is allowed per raft.
KAYAKING - Friday thru Sunday
6 Mile Float $30 per kayak
Kayaks are single person style with a weight limit of 200 lbs.
KAYAKING - Monday thru Thursday
6 Mile Float
$28 per kayak
Kayaks are single person style with a weight limit of 200 lbs.
TUBING (6 mile float only, bus pass included)
Cadillac Tube* Float $20 per person
Standard Tube* Float $15 per person
Additional Standard Tube for Cooler $6
Bus Pass $8 per person
*Includes bus pass

Launch Times for Floats

Canoes & Kayaks:
6 mile float – 9 am to 11 am

Rafts: 9 am to 9:30 am

Tubes: 9 am to 9:30 am

Reservations are recommended for rental guarantee. To reserve a primitive campsite there is a $10 non-refundable deposit required in advance. To reserve an electrical site, the electric fee must be paid in full. To reserve canoes, rafts, kayaks or tubes; full payment must be made at time of reservation. Reservations are made by phone at 573-637-2290.

TOUR OUR CAMPGROUND
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black river camping

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Reservations cancelled 7 days prior to the reservation date will be refunded in full, minus a $10 processing fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR CANCELLATIONS MADE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE RESERVATION DATE. All prices are subject to change.

Raincheck Policy
If it is storming (thunder and lightening) the morning of your float and it is still storming at noon, you will be issued a raincheck for a future date of your choice, based on availability. If the storm ends before noon, no rainchecks will be issued. Floats will continue as scheduled in rain only conditions. There are no refunds on float trips. There are no refunds or rainchecks issued for camping.

• An advance reservation is required for the 16.5-Mile Floats.
• Dogs are not allowed in rafts.
• Only 1 standard size cooler is allowed per raft.
• We do not do private hauls.
• All floats begin at Parks Bluff Campgrounds and are picked up downstream at designated areas.
• Reservations are made by phone at 573-637-2290.

All prices are subject to change.

Parks Bluff Campground Rules
  • The road entering and exiting the campground is 15 mph. The speed limit through camping areas is 5 mph.
  • black riverAbsolutely no glass is permitted in campground. Plastics and cans only!
  • Midnight quiet hour is strictly enforced. Radios must be turned down at 10 pm and OFF at midnight. No loud noises after quiet hours.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times. No aggressive animals will be allowed. You will be held accountable for your pet's actions.
  • No drugs, guns or contraband or other illegal activities will be tolerated. We cooperate fully with the Sheriff's department to prosecute illegal activity.
  • $50 fine to those that damage trees. Firewood is sold at the office.
  • Absolutely no vehicles are allowed in the Black River.
  • No ATVs, dirt bikes or loud vehicles allowed.
  • Fireworks are not permitted at Parks Bluff Campground.
  • Camping passes expire at 4 pm on your day of departure. If you are floating that day, please pack up your camp site before your float. Vehicles can be parked at the office.

Campground Map

campground map

Driving Instructions to Parks Bluff Campground

From Kansas City, Missouri
Take Hwy 50 east to Jefferson City, then Hwy 63 South out of Jeff City to Rolla. Take Hwy 72 to Salem, then continue on Hwy 72/32 out of Salem to where Hwy 72 cuts off to the right going to Bunker (approx. 12 miles). Take 72 through Bunker until it runs into Hwy 21. Turn left onto Hwy 21 and continue through Centerville into Lesterville. Just as you come into Lesterville look for Parks Bluff Campground sign on right (next to Lesterville Used Auto Sales). Turn right next to our sign, go 1/2 block and stop at the large beige building with Parks Bluff Campground printed on the side.

From St. Louis, Missouri
Take I-55 South to Highway 67 South (near Crystal City). Stay on Hwy 67 South approximately 38 miles to the Columbia Street / Hwy 221 and go through the town of Doe Run. Approximately 9 miles past Doe Run, Hwy 221 will turn left here (watch closely, this was previously Hwy V). Follow Hwy 221 to the town of Pilot Knob. Turn left onto Hwy 21 South at Pilot Knob. Follow the signs to Lesterville. In Lesterville turn left at our sign. Go 1/2 block and stop at the office.

From Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Take Hwy 72 through Fredericktown into Ironton where Hwy 72 & Hwy 21 South join. Continue on Hwy 72 & 21 Following the signs to Lesterville. In Lesterville turn left at the school (look for Parks Bluff Campground Sign). Go 1/2 block and stop at large building with Parks Bluff Campground sign on the side.

From Springfield, Missouri
Take 44 east to Rolla. Take Hwy 72 to Salem, then continue on Hwy 72/32 out of Salem to where Hwy 72 cuts off to the right going to Bunker (approx. 12 miles). Take 72 through Bunker until it runs into Hwy 21. Turn left onto Hwy 21 and continue through Centerville into Lesterville. Just as you come into Lesterville look for Parks Bluff Campground sign on right (next to Lesterville Used Auto Sales). Turn right next to our sign, go 1/2 block and stop at the large beige building with Parks Bluff Campground printed on the side.


CANOES, RAFTS, TUBES & CAMPING
ON MISSOURI'S CRYSTAL CLEAR BLACK RIVER

PO Box 24 • Lesterville, MO 63654 • 573-637-2290

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