Mark Twain National Forest
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    Red Bluff Campground is named for towering red bluffs along Huzzah Creek, carved by the elements over the past 10,000 years. The area used to be home to timber mills, but now provides a serene spot for camping and enjoying nature.

    Early settlement of the area surrounded the Boyer Mill constructed around 1830. Railroads created a thriving timber industry till the supply was depleted. The land was purchased by the U.S. Forest Service in 1940 and has been used as a recreation area.

    Operational Hours:

    Day Use: 6AM – 10PM Area restricted to campers only from 10PM to 6AM. Season: April 15 through October 31.


    Reservations for this site can be made on


    Day-Use Fee: $2.00 per vehicle; $10.00 per bus; $20.00 for season pass . Pavilion - $30.00 per day. Camping Fees: Single Site - $11.00 Double Sites - $22.00 Single Electric Sites - $18.00 Double Electric Site - $36.00 Group Sites $27.00 - $102.00


    Flash flooding is possible in the area. At each single site you are allowed two vehicles and one towed vehicle (e.g. a pop-up, fifth-wheel, etc). Additional extra vehicles are $4 per vehicle per night, except for motorcycles which are $2 per night. Double campsites accommodate twice the number of vehicles. At Group Sites 1 and 2, you are allowed 6 cars and 3 towed vehicles. At Group Site 3, you are allowed 10 cars and 5 towed vehicles.


    From St. Louis, Missouri, take I-44 west to Cuba. Continue on Highway 19 south to Cherryville. Take 49 south to Highway V, turn left to Davisville and travel approximately 1 mile and turn left into the campground.