ARCADIA VALLEY TOURISM AND ARCADIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

See the splendor of our Missouri State Parks, the Black River Recreation Area and our Natural Wonders.
Take a delightful float trip on our beautiful Black River!
Whether you are an outdoor sports enthusiast or prefer to relax, sightsee & shop, Arcadia Valley has
a wealth of recreational activites to suit everyone!  Visit Taum Sauk Mountain, Elephant Rocks,
Fort Davidson Historic Site, Millstream Gardens, Marble Creek Recreation Area, Bell Mountain Wilderness and many more attractions while you're here.

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Southeast Missouri State Parks
Missouri State Parks near St. Louis
Sports and Recreation in Arcadia Valley Missouri


Antique Shopping | Mountain Biking | Bowling | Camping | Black River Float Trips - Canoeing & Rafting |  Fishing Golfing | Hiking | Historic Sightseeing | Horseback Riding | Live Entertainment | Swimming | Tours | Unique Shopping

Come experience beautiful Arcadia Valley and its many treasures.  Missouri's best kept secrets are just a day trip away from St. Louis.  Follow the Braille trail through Elephant Rocks State Park. Meander through giant pink granite boulders or picnic among the trees.  Fort Davidson Historic site has an interesting visitors center with a diorama that lights up as the soldiers march toward battle.  In addition,  a brief film with the history of the area can be viewed.  The Taum Sauk section of the Ozark Trail features the Devil's Tollgate, Mina Sauk Falls and the highest point in Missouri.  The terrain is rugged through the St. Francois Mountains, but will provide solitude and beautiful vistas.  There are a host of recreational opportunities and events such as white water races on the St. Francis River, the Mountain Music Festivals and Rodeos.  Other activities include camping, fishing, swimming, kayaking, hiking or biking, horseback riding & trail rides, floating the Black River in canoes, rafts or tubes or just relaxing, shopping and sightseeing.  Let your imagination be your guide.

For lodging or campgrounds and RV Parks near Johnson's Shut-ins, Taum Sauk Mountain, Elephant Rocks, Millstream Gardens, the Ozark Trail & all the other attractions click this link.

Special Announcement! 
The redeveloped Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park is open to the public.  The main valley of the park includes an orientation center, retail stores, picnic areas and shelters, and an enclosed picnic shelter. A new boardwalk provides access to the shut-ins and there are numerous areas to access the East Fork of the Black River for swimming and splashing. In 2010 a new portion of the park opened in the Goggins Mountain area of the park.  The new campground includes basic, electric, full-hookup, equestrian and walk-in campsites plus camper cabins. The new campground includes a store, showerhouses and laundry facilities. Hiking and equestrian trails will be offered in the park, including a portion of the Ozark Trail and a trail and overlook in the scour channel in the valley of the park.  (More information here)

Elephant Rocks State Park
c/o Fort Davidson State Historic Site
P.O. Box 509
Pilot Knob, MO 63663
1-800-334-6946 / (573) 546-3454
4.2 miles from 21 and "221" in Arcadia Valley via 21 North.


Fort Davidson State Historic Site  Scene of the Battle of Pilot Knob
P.O. Box 509
Pilot Knob, MO 63663
1-800-334-6946 / (573) 546-3454
.2 miles from 21 and "221" in Arcadia Valley via east on Hwy "221."

Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park
HC Route 1, Box 126
Middlebrook, MO 63656
1-800-334-6946 / (573) 546-2450
16.1 miles from 21 and "221" in Arcadia Valley via 21 North then Hwy "N."

St. Joe State Park
2800 Pimville Road,
Park Hills, MO 63601
1-800-334-6946 / (573) 431-1069
Hwy 21 North then then Hwy "N."

Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
c/o Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park
HC Route 1, Box 126,
Middlebrook, MO 63656
1-800-334-6946 / (573) 546-2450
10 miles from 21 and "221" in Arcadia Valley via 21 South then Hwy "CC."
 

BELL MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS AREA - Pristine Missouri glades with trailheads located on State Rte. A and Hwy 32

BUFORD MOUNTAIN STATE FOREST - Hiking, hunting & primitive camping on the third highest mountain in Missouri. 9.9 miles from 21 and "221" in Arcadia Valley

CRANE LAKE CONSERVATION AREA - Hidden, but one of the most beautiful small lakes in the area with a 12 mile hiking and biking trail around the lake, picnic areas, and great fishing.  Hwy E to Crane Pond Lake Road. 14 miles from 21 and "221" in Arcadia Valley via 21 South, "E" East and County Road 131

GOGGIN'S MOUNTAIN EQUESTRIAN TRAIL - Perfect for hiking and part of the Ozark Trail.  Hwy 16.1 miles from 21 and "221" in Arcadia Valley via 21 North to Hwy N - across from Johnson Shut-Ins.

KETCHERSIDE MT. STATE FOREST - Hiking trails and hunting use. Hwy 21 South of Arcadia

MARBLE CREEK RECREATION AREA - Beautiful oasis along Marble Creek with primitive camping, swimming and Ozark Trail section. 15.5 miles from 21 and "221" in Arcadia Valley via 21 South then East on Hwy E.

MILLSTREAM GARDENS WHITEWATER AREA - Dramatic rushing waters cascade through Tiemann Shut-Ins.  Hiking, picnicking, fishing, and archery range. 12.5 miles from 21 and "221" in Arcadia Valley via 21 South then Hwy 72 East.

THE OZARK TRAIL - Some of the most outstanding sections of this 350 mile trail are in the Arcadia Valley area.

ROYAL GORGE SCENIC SITE - Part of Ketcherside Mountain State Forest - A stop on the road for great natural views and rock climbing.  Hwy 21, South of Arcadia

SILVER MINES RECREATION AREA - Historic mine trails and beautiful scenery along the St. Francois River plus hiking trails, camping, and picnicking areas. 19 miles from 21 and "221" in Arcadia Valley via 21 South then Hwy 72 East to Hwy "D."

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Antique Shopping (please see this page for shopping)


Mountain Biking

Crane Lake Recreation Area - Off E Hwy 7 miles from Hwy 21
Council Bluff Lake Recreation Area - on Hwy DD

Horse Boarding - Horseback Riding - Trail Rides (see new page)

Bowling

Pilot Knob Bowl -573-546-7211
 
Camping and RV Parks

Privately Owned Campgrounds

Bearcat Getaway, Camping, Floating, Concerts - Lesterville, MO on the Black River
Bearcat Getaway
Hyatt's Creek Road, Black River, Lesterville, MO  63654
573.637.2264


It has been said by many that Bearcat Getaway is the most enjoyable campground in the State of Missouri. The campground is heavily shaded along a 1/2 mile stretch of the Black River. Float in canoes or rafts, then enjoy dinner at the Bistro. Round out your evening with a Concert on the Bearcat Stage by one of the many famous National or Regional acts performing everything from Rock to Bluegrass. Cap off your weekend with a country breakfast at BeBe’s Black River Bistro at Bearcat. Firewood is FREE and quiet hours begin at 2am. Bearcat boasts clean, modern bathroom facilities with free hot showers. Visit the website!


Big Creek RV Park  - 573.598.1064 47247 Highway 49, Annapolis, MO

Camp Penuel Inc., Larry Booth - P O Box 367, Ironton, MO 63650 - 573-546-7159

Garrison's Campground - P. O. Box 1069 - Steeleville, MO 65565
800-367-8945


State & National Park Campgrounds (check links for amenities)
Buford Mountain State Forest
Crane Lake Recreation Area - Off E Hwy 7 miles from Hwy 21
Elephant Rocks State Park - 4.2 miles from 21 and "221" in Arcadia Valley via 21 North
Johnson Shut-ins State Park - 16.1 miles from 21 and "221" in Arcadia Valley via 21 North then Hwy "N." Open in 2010!
Marble Creek Recreation Area - E Hwy 13 miles from Hwy 21
Silver Mines Recreation Area - Hwy 72 15 miles from Hwy 21
St. Joe State Park
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park



Canoeing & Rafting ~ Black River Float Trips

Bearcat Getaway:  573.637.2264 - Hyatt's Creek Rd, Lesterville
Jeff’s Canoe Rentals: 573-598-4555 – 17276 Hwy K, Annapolis, MO

State & National Park Areas
Crane Lake Recreation Area - Off E Hwy 7 miles from Hwy 21
Millstream Garden Conservation Area - Hwy 72 10 miles from Hwy 21


Fishing

The Black River
Crane Lake Recreation Area - Off E Hwy 7 miles from Hwy 21
Millstream Garden Conservation Area - Hwy 72 10 miles from Hwy 21
Stouts Creek


Golfing

Arcadia Valley Country Club - E Hwy 72 Arcadia - 573-546-7368
 

Hiking

Bell Mountain Wilderness Area
Buford Mountain State Forest
Goggin's Mountain Equestrian Trail
Ketcherside Mountain State Forest
Marble Creek Recreation Area
Millstream Garden Conservation Area
Crane Lake Recreation Area
Dillard Mill State Historical Site
The Ozark Trail
Silver Mines Recreation Area
St. Joe State Park
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
Johnson Shut-ins State Park - closed for restoration
Hughe's Mountain  
Elephant Rock State Park
 

Historic Site Seeing

Fort Davidson State Historical Site
Ursuline Academy Arcadia College Historic District  

Live Entertainment

Bearcat Getaway

Swimming

The Black River
Crane Lake
Recreation Area
Arcadia Valley Pool - 573.546.2308 - Park Drive, Ironton
Johnson Shut-ins State Park

Tours

Fort Davidson State Historic Site, Pilot Knob  

Unique Shopping - Click here for our shopping page.


Contact Us
for a brochure ~ Arcadia Valley Missouri Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 343
Ironton, MO  63650
573-546-7117
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