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Place Category: Campground of the Week
Echo Bluff State Park puts you at the heart of the Ozarks National Scenic Riverways regions, known for its rolling hills and crystal clear waters. This is float trip paradise. Echo Bluff is the newest addition to the Missouri state park system, and it does not disappoint.
Echo Bluff is located just north of the tiny town of Eminence. The park offers 72 campsites, all of which have concrete pads. Most have full hookups, which can be a rarity in state parks, while the remaining sites offer water and electric. The only drawback to the sites is that shade trees are lacking in this newly built campground.
There are accommodations of every type, beyond the RV spots. Those will tents will appreciate the walk-in tent sites, complete with wooden platforms. The lodge features a hotel, and families of all sizes can find a cabin to meet their needs.
Expect to pay $15 for tent sites, $20-$35 for RV sites, around $150+ for lodge rooms, and $200+ for cabins.
Located inside the beautiful lodge at Echo Bluff State Park, you will find a full-service restaurant and a basic camp store. The large back patio, complete with rocking chairs, overlooks the namesake feature of the park, massive Echo Bluff.
Sinking Creek runs through the park, providing a prime place to splash, swim, fish, or paddle. Those seeking a grander water adventure will find it on the nearby Current River. Kids will also like the sprayground, a great feature on a hot summer day.
The large playground offers many cool features not found in other parks, while also making use of local natural materials. Hiking and biking trails (and bike rentals) are also available.
Echo Bluff has great WiFi, which is surprising due to its remote location.
Echo Bluff State Park is a great basecamp for exploring the beauty of the Ozarks region. Correspondent Kerri Cox and her family enjoyed visiting the nearby springs and looking for the pack of wild horses that roam the area.