Mark Twain National Forest
  • Home
  • Downloads
  • Return to Portal
  • Float Camp

    The Float Camp Recreation Area provides opportunities for camping and day use. Located only 150 feet from the cool waters of the crystal clear Current River and nestled under a mature forest of hardwoods which offers plentiful shade. Visitors enjoy floating the river, fishing and hiking. A campground is only a half-mile away for those who want to stay longer than a day.


    Operational Hours:

    The recreation area is open April 1 through October 1.


    Reservations:

    The Group Picnic Area can be reserved at Recreation.gov.   Reservations must be made at least 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 months in advance.


    Fees:

    First-come/First-Served Campsites: $12 per night for single (no doubles available). Daily parking fee of $2/day for vehicles and $10/day for busses. Seasonal parking passes available at the Eleven Point Ranger District. Group picnic pavilion: $35 per day. There is a 50% discount for anyone with a Golden Age, Golden Access Passport, Senior Pass, or an Access Pass.


    Rentals & Guides:

    There are rental opportunities for rafts, canoes and tubes available from two outfitters to float the Current River located in Doniphan, Mo. KCs on the Current, 206 Jefferson St., Doniphan Mo. 63935. Telephone No. 573.996.7961 and Rocky River Resort, 304 W. Jefferson, Doniphan, Mo. 63935. Telephone No. 573.996.7171


    Restrictions:

    Campground: Fees will be paid at the fee tube provided. No group camping is available. Fireworks are prohibited. Quiet hours between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am should be observed. Campsite parking allows for two vehicles per site. More specific restrictions are located on the provided recreation bulletin boards. Park only in designated parking areas.

    • Drinking water is not available at the campground
    • All vehicles are required to pay a day use fee, $3/vehicle, upon entering day use area. Seasonal pass is accepted or daily fee is payable on entry.