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    Located deep in the interior forests of Shannon county, this campground is situated along the south-east shore of 22 acre Logger's Lake. Constructed in 1942, this spring-fed lake is maintained as a fishery, and is a destination for anglers looking for non-motorized boating and quiet bank fishing.

    The campground area is located on the southeast lakeshore and all sites have a view of the lake, with only light vegetation in between. There are 14 sites with each site offering a table, fire ring, tent pad, and some offer lantern posts. Drinking water and vault toilets are centrally located. There are two boat ramps, and a barrier-free fishing pier. Group camping is available at Oak Knoll.

    Logger’s Lake offers good fishing for large-mouth bass, sunfish and channel catfish. The Day Use area has a small swim beach, boat ramp, picnic tables, and grills.

    Operational Hours:

    Open seasonally from April 1 through October 31. Walk in only November 1 through March 31, 6:00 AM - 10:00PM; with only registered campers overnight. Check out time: 2:00 PM. Quiet Hours are 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM.


    Reservations can be made on All reservations must be made at least 4 days ahead of arrival. The standard non-electric sites can be made up to 6 months in advance and the group site reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance.


    $10 per day camping for standard non-electric sites, $2 per day parking/day use, $35 per day for Group Site for up to 32 people.


    Electric boat motors only

    Operated By:

    Campground Host onsite April through October.


    From the junction of MO A Hwy and Hwy 72, go 1/4 mile west on A Hwy to Dent Co Rd 565 (Lincoln Ave). Go south on 565 6 miles to FR 2193. Turn left on 2193 for 1 mile to Logger's Lake