About Us



Parks Bluff Campground is a family business, owned and operated by members of the Parks family since 1984. We are located on the Black River in Lesterville, Missouri. We are a seasonal campground operating from April-October. 

Through the years we've seen many changes. Lots of our friends remember us for our jeep runs, mud-pits, jacked up 4-wheel drives and river riding back in the 1980's & 1990's. 

But since the summer of 2000 we've changed our reputation from party place to family friendly. Today, we strictly serve friends and families looking for a low-key, relaxing stay on Black River. 

We offer tent and RV camping. With over 120 sites, we strive to make our campground a home away from home. Many of our guests rent RV lots and stay for the entire summer. At Parks Bluff you are greeted by friendly staff who are eager to make your stay an enjoyable one.

There's nothing like a relaxing float trip on the beautiful crystal clear Black River. We can provide you with a wide variety of floating options at affordable prices. Float trips are available daily.

A lot of folks like to spend the day at the river barbequing and swimming with their friends and family. Day passes are available so you can enjoy the river by day and still be home to sleep in your own bed that night. 

We encourage you to check us out further. Lesterville is a wonderful little town; and we hope you'll come for a visit. We're confident; if you visit our campground we know you'll want to come back again and again.