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MARKHAM SPRINGS, MO

Markham Springs Campground is set on the Black River in a scenic and historic recreation area in the southwestern corner of Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest. The area provides access to multiple trails and recreational opportunities. Markham Springs Recreation Area gets...

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  • Click here for more information on the Mark Twain National Forest.
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Overview

Overview

Markham Springs Campground is set on the Black River in a scenic and historic recreation area in the southwestern corner of Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest. The area provides access to multiple trails and recreational opportunities.

Markham Springs Recreation Area gets its name from former owner, M. J. Markham, who acquired the property in 1901 and operated a lumber mill at the site until the 1930s.

The Fuchs House, a five-bedroom concrete and native stone home, also sits on the property, along with a neighboring mill. At times, it is also available for rent.

Natural Features:

Located adjacent to the Black River, the recreation area contains a small pond that dates back to the 1800s. The area is covered by a dense forest of colorful trees, including ash, elm, maple and poplar.

Recreation:

River and stream fishing are popular activities near the campground. The Black River boasts bass, sunfish, walleye and catfish. Many anglers fish from boats, but others fish from the riverbanks. Canoeing and kayaking is also possible on the river.

Various day hikes within the Markham Springs Trail System are accessible from the campground. Eagle Bluff Trail is a 1.5-mile loop along the river, where birding and wildlife viewing are favorite pastimes.

Facilities:

The campground offers single and double sites for tent and RV camping. Some rather primitive sites are located in a wooded setting near the river.

Electric hookups are provided, as well as tables and campfire rings with grills. Lantern posts are also available. Accessible vault toilets, drinking water, showers and trash collection are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The small town of Williamsville is just 3 miles from the campground, offering a general store and fuel station.

Booking Window
Mon Sep 22 2014 - Wed Mar 18 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Day Use Area
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Lantern Posts
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
General Season
Sep 18 2014 -
Sep 18 2015
RV ELECTRIC $15.00-$25.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.97333, -90.60167
36°58'24"N, 90°36'6"W

From Poplar Bluff, take Highway 67 north for 14 miles, then drive west on Highway 49 for 9 miles (about 3 miles past the town of Williamsville). Take the first right after crossing the Black River to enter Markham Springs Recreation Area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

MARKHAM SPRINGS
PO Box 988
POPLAR BLUFF  MO  63902

Phone Number:

Project Office: (573)785-1475
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