Places to Stay

Silver Mines Recreation Area Campgrounds

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The campgrounds include: 75 campsites, a group site, 17 picnic sites, drinking water and vault toilets. Each campsite has a table, lantern post and fire ring; some have electric hookups. Some campsites are reservable at or by calling 877-444-6777. The campgrounds and picnic areas are open March 5-Oct. 17.

Located along the St. Francis River, the area offers a variety of recreational activities and an abundance of historic and geological wonders. The silver mine started in 1877 and closed in 1946. A dam was built across the river by the mining company; the dam and the entrance to the mine are still there. 

Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hiking and picnicking year-round. The river offers an excellent white water experience. There are two miles of trails along the river, offering spectacular views.


Route D
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Canoeing Outfitters
Equestrian Trails
Discounts Offered
Senior Citizen Discount
General Interest Info
Open Seasonally Only
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Recommended
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Types Of Payment Accepted
Personal Check
Travelers Checks
Camping Facilities
Group Sites
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Campsite Amenities
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fire Pits
Picnic Tables