When you visit public swimming
access on the rivers, please bring
along a trash bag or other waste
container if you expect to have any
trash. Most public accesses don't
have a trash barrel and if they do,
they're usually full.
Huzzah Conservation Area
Comprised of more than 6,000 forest acres, visitors to the Huzzah Conservation Area can
easily access the Meramec River and Huzzah Creek waters for swimming. The Ozark
Trail, including a portion of it known as the Colonel Plassmayer Wildlife Viewing Trail,
transects much of the property. There are concrete parking lots and gravel bar canoe
Bird's Nest Access
Owned and maintained by Crawford County,
this single acre comes equipped with a
concrete boat ramp to the Meramec River
and plenty of room for swimming.
Scotts Ford Access
This 34 acre forested area
provides gravel bar access to the
Onondaga Cave State Park
Just on the other side of the Huzzah Conservation Area, about
20 miles from ArdPark, is Onondaga Cave State Park. The
Meramec River is accessible here for swimming, there is a
canoe launch, playground equipment, and of course the great
Just under 6 acres, this
conservation area provides
swimming and concrete ramp
access to the Meramec River.
Blue Springs Creek
Blue Springs Creek flows through this
property and access to the Meramec River
is available as well.
On this small conservation
property there is a canoe
launching area, a concrete
boat ramp, and plenty of
swimming room on the
Woodson K. Woods Memorial
(St. James, Missouri)
Mostly forest covers this 5,600 acre conservation land
with swimming access to the Meramec River at
Highway 8. Floaters can take a 9 mile trip from here
to Scotts Ford Access.
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Steelville City Pool
The Steelville Community Park
offers a full size swimming pool
to the public for a nominal fee.
The pool operates daily from 12
to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial Day weekend through
SplashZone Water Park
Water and swimming
entertainment for the entire
family! The community recreation
complex, "The Centre," is next
Mark Twain National Forest
Within 3 to 7 miles from our cabins, guests will find several public accesses to the
Huzzah and Courtois Creeks. We prefer not to make these locations known here. A local
area guest map with directions to each river access is provided to guests staying at the All
American or The Pines cabins.
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Bass River Resort
At last check, the public is welcome to use the pool
for a small fee.