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All ages are welcome to participate in the 1-mile and 10k races which begin at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum. Also, festival-goers can enjoy artists' booths, live entertainment, food, and free children's activities on the museum grounds.
Quilts that are reflective of the time period of the historic Dalton house, the venue for the Margaret Harwell Art Museum, will be featured, along with candlelight tours, a Festival of Garden Lights in our outdoor sculpture garden, and a Christmas Open House on December 6th.
The Conservation Department purchased this 160-acre tract of land in 1982. It contains quality examples of lowland swamp and bottomland forest in Missouri. A 76-acre portion of the area is designated as a Missouri Natural Area and is managed and protected for its educational and scientific values. The area's bottomland forests support bald cypress, swamp tupelo, water locust, sweetgum, willow oak, overcup oak, water hickory, swamp chestnut oak, water elm, swamp privet, and many other species. A seven-acre natural lake, near the center of the area, is ringed with cypress-tupelo swamp. Some of the bald cypress trees are more than 500 years old. The lake contains swamp species, including the endangered taillight shiner and swamp darter. A boardwalk and platform have been constructed on the western side of the lake for nature viewing and photography. Tree seedlings and acorns have been planted in most open fields to help restore the diverse forest communities the land once supported. Over time, these areas will add to our dwindling supply of lowland bottomland forests.
Hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, dog training, launching and landing boats are allowed 24 hours a day on areas where these activities are permitted.
Allred Lake Natural Area is five miles east of Neelyville on Route 142 and 2.5 miles south on Route H to a southbound gravel road.
The Poplar Bluff station is on the Texas Eagle route. The Texas Eagle operates between Chicago, St. Louis, Poplar Bluff, Little Rock, Dallas, Austin to San Antonio and west to Los Angeles. Reservations are required for all passengers. Reservations are required. For the best pricing, purchase tickets in advance at Amtrak.com, on your mobile device or at a travel agent.
Everyday discounts for seniors (62+); children aged 2-12 traveling with an adult; active duty military; groups (20+) who book in advance; Membership organizations offer discounts with three days notice. These include AAA, Veterans Advantage, and Student Advantage. Contact Amtrak for rules and restrictions.
We have 15 housekeeping cabins with fully equipped kitchens. Cabins are 200 feet from the water's edge. We have a full-service marina and boat rentals. Open March-October. Reservations are taken after Jan. 1.
Our family campground is nestled in among tall pines and other native trees, so there is abundant shade!
We have 34 full hook-up sites (eight - 50Amp and 26 - 30Amp. They include electric, water, sewer, and cable; seven sites with electric, water and cable; and seven primitive tent sites. We also have three Camper Cabins!
We have plenty of things for everyone in the family to enjoy. Activities include: playground, fishing, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, basketball, and a swimming pool. There are plenty of roads for bike riding, so bring your bicycles! Please call or visit our website for directions.
Bluff View Marina is a full-service marina on Clearwater Lake. Pontoon and johnboat rentals, boat mooring and dry storage, live bait, tackle, gas, ice, soda and beer are available. Just a quick two-hour drive from St. Louis get you to the gem of the Ozarks and Bluff View Marina.
We offer a country, rural setting in the Ozark forested hills. All 76 sites have cable TV (61 channels). Facilities include: level sites with room for your slide-outs and tows; a propane station; laundry facilities. Daily, weekly and extended stay rates. We have camping with convenience in mind.
Come enjoy the area and make us a convenient overnight stop. Food and car rental deliver to sites. Visit our website for more information and photos.
Some restrictions of pet breeds.
Our cabins are located on a narrow point between Wappapello Lake and the Chaonia Cove. All are completely furnished with linens, full-sized stove and fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, pots and pans, dishes and a charcoal grill.
We are located on southeast Missouri's beautiful Lake Wappapello. Our full-service resort offers a variety of fun and amenities to serve all of your vacationing needs, including, among other activities: fishing and pontoon boat rentals; boat ramps; bait; convenience store; camp sites, with primitive and electric; cabin rentals; a giant 22-foot Indian statue with observation deck; hiking; and boating.
Our store offers everything from simple food items to fishing and outdoor gear. Grab some ice for your cooler, sodas and snacks, and you are ready for the lake. Live bait such as crickets, worms and minnows available.
This is a predominantly forest area. Facilities/features include: a picnic area, fishing jetties, Buford Pond (three acres, fishable), Blue Springs Natural Area (17 acres), Cardareva Bluff Natural Area (95 aces), and a permanent stream (Current River). The main tract of the Current River Conservation Area is three miles west of Ellington on Route 106. There are three entrances: one is located three miles west of Ellington on Route 106; another is located on South Road in Ellington; the other is located on Reynolds County Road 626.
The extras aren't extra at Drury Hotels. Your rate includes free hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 kickback, free hot breakfast, free wireless Internet access and free long distance.
Our 5:30 kickback includes a rotating menu of chicken strips, pasta, chili, soup, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, beer, wine, soda, mixed drinks and more (subject to state and local laws).
Don't miss our Free Hot Breakfast Buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage, Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, bagels, and pastries.
Take advantage of free popcorn and soda every evening from 3-10 p.m. as well as our complimentary exercise room and 24-hour business center.
This area contains 2,400 acres of wetlands, plus forests and some cropland. This is a waterfowl hunting area, established in conjunction with Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
Facilities include: four boat ramps,; boat rentals; a boat dock; primitive camping; six fishing jetties; and an 1,800-acre lake. The main entrance is nine miles north of Puxico, on Route 51.
This rustic, lodge-style winery is located in the foothills of the Ozarks, 10 miles north of Poplar Bluff. The secluded setting offers you a relaxing getaway.
From our 1,400 square-foot deck, overlooking the vineyard, you can experience a view of the western sunset while sipping a fine glass of Missouri wine. Also, there is a covered, screened deck and plenty of seating for those who prefer to stay out of the sun. Inside, we have our tasting room and wine bar.
We serve cheese, sausage, Greek baskets, and Panini sandwiches with a selection of handmade sauces and spreads.
Visit our website for a schedule of music and other events.
The Holiday Inn Poplar Bluff hotel's priority is providing travelers with amenities that alleviate stress and increase productivity. Become a Priority Club Member (free membership) and receive a free made-to-order breakfast from our on-site restaurant. Those in Poplar Bluff on business know free Internet access and a 24-hour Business Center, which we provide, ensure efficient communication, even while away from the office.
Since Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center is across the street and Poplar Bluff Industrial Park, home to businesses such as Briggs and Stratton, Nordyne and Gates Corporation, is within 15 minutes, business guests can spend more time at work and less time commuting. We offer four diverse event facilities on-site.
Leisure travelers will enjoy the region's outdoor areas, such as Lake Wappapello, Current River and Mark Twain National Forest. Local attractions include Bluff Falls Water Park and Family Fun Center, which offers go-karts and mini-golf, and the Historical Museum, which chronicles the rich heritage of Poplar Bluff.
The hotel's amenities offer patrons on-site recreation, too. We have an indoor pool and hot tub, a fitness center, and a game room. Castello's restaurant is on-site.
This area is east of Bloomfield on Route E, then two miles south on County Road 517. This area is mostly forest (770 acres total), but also has 20 wildlife food plots (30 acres total), five native warm-season grass fields (60 acres total) and 101 acres of old fields. Facilities/features include: an archery range, camping, a pavilion, Holly Ridge, and Beech Springs natural areas (sand forests with acid seeps and springs).
Vendor-run farmer's market located in the middle of downtown Poplar Bluff Missouri at the Historic Iron Mountain Depot (also the Amtrak Station). The depot is next to the tracks and is currently under renovation. There will be arts, crafts, soaps and other care products, baked goods, jams and jellies, cooked food and of course, produce and plants.
Market season: May 10 - October 25. Days and Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays 2 p.m.-6 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
KC's offers family friendly float trips on the crystal clear waters of the lower Current River. Discounts are available for large groups. Float trips range from three-hours to a full day. Pack a picnic lunch and stop along the way at one of the many gravel-bars.
Our free shuttle takes you up river; float back down to our campground. KC's campground has water and electric, tent sites, and shaded full-hookup RV sites. The bathhouse has hot showers and flush toilets.
Adjacent to our campground is the public city park with baseball fields, sand volleyball court, basketball court, playground, walking track and boat ramps. The campground is open April thru October. Floating season is Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Scenic lakeside coves offer irresistible fishing and picnicking spots at this park, bordering Wappapello Lake. Campgrounds, cabins, camper cabins, nature programs, hiking, backpacking, equestrian and mountain biking trails, boat ramps and a beach highlight the park. The park is 16 miles north of Poplar Bluff.
This park offers camper cabins and housekeeping cabins that sleep 10. The housekeeping cabins include: kitchenette, refrigerator, electric cooktop and oven, pots and pans, coffeemaker, toaster, microwave; TV/DVD player. The camper cabins have electricity, heating and cooling. Each cabin has a dining table, ceiling fan, compact refrigerator and microwave/toaster oven; no water or restrooms in the camper cabins.
Exterior amenities include a porch bench, picnic table, pedestal grill and campfire grill. The park borders Lake Wappapello, providing fishing and a swimming beach. Hiking, backpacking, equestrian and mountain biking trails and picnicking highlight the park. Located 16 miles north of Poplar Bluff on Route 67; 8 miles east on Route 172. Camping reservations: 877-422-6766 and online.
This park offers basic and electric campsites. Cabins are available. The park borders Lake Wappapello, providing fishing and a swimming beach. Hiking, backpacking, equestrian and mountain biking trails and picnicking highlight the park. Located 16 miles north of Poplar Bluff on Route 67; eight miles east on Route 172. Camping reservations: 877-422-6766 and online.
The Mo-Ark Regional Railroad Museum is dedicated to preserving the railroad history of southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas. It is housed in the 1928 Frisco Depot, across Fifth Street from the Black River Coliseum. It contains the history of seven railroads, has a 30-foot model train layout, a train shop, two cabooses and a baggage/mail car.
The area around this park, known as Crowley's Ridge, is in a range of low hills in the Mississippi River floodplain. From the park's overlook and two-mile loop trail, visitors will see many kinds of plants not found elsewhere in Missouri. The park is five miles north of Campbell.
This area contains 2,200 acres of wetlands as well as cropland, forest and old fields. Facilities/features include: a concrete boat ramp, 21 unimproved boat ramps, primitive camping, picnic areas, three fishing jetties, a fishing dock, Otter Lake, Cypress Lake, Otter Lake Natural Area and Bradyville Natural Area. In Stoddard County, travel west of Dexter on Route 60, then 10 miles south on Route ZZ to County Road 675. Turn west on 675 and travel two miles to the area entrance.
The St. Francois Mountains provide the backdrop for this scenic park. Great for families, it offers fishing, float trips, nature programs, camping (including equestrian), dining, cabins, hiking, backpacking and horse trails, a bicycle trail, picnicking and a stream for splashing.
Eighteen rustic cabins with fireplace; kitchen; full bathroom; heating and A/C; outside grill; fire pit and picnic table. Available April to October.
The park, named for a former Missouri governor, dates to the 1920s. It encompasses 5,323 acres of the St. Francois Mountains. It features trails, canoeing, a nature center and picnicking in a scenic setting.
This park features two campgrounds; an equestrian campground; and a special-use camping area. There are basic and electric sites; showers; firewood; laundry and a dump station. The park, named for a former Missouri governor, dates to the 1920s. It encompasses 5,323 acres of the St. Francois Mountains. It features trails, canoeing, a nature center and picnicking in a scenic setting. Camping Reservations: 877-422-6766 and online.
This area is located in southeastern Ripley County, 4.5 miles south of Naylor on County Road W. Sand Pond Conservation Area offers good opportunities for hunting, hiking, wildlife viewing, and other recreational opportunities. The ponds and their banks support many rare and endangered species, including corkwood, the western mud snake and a federally endangered shrub called pondberry. A 68-acre portion of Sand Pond Conservation Area and the TNC Sand Ponds Preserve is designated as a Missouri Natural Area. Natural Areas are biological communities or geologic sites that are protected and managed to perpetuate the natural character, diversity, and ecological processes of Missouri's native landscapes.
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