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Silver Mines Recreation Area Campgrounds

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.


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Route D
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Additional Information

Open Seasonally Only
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
All Ages
Canoeing Outfitters
Equestrian Trails
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Personal Check
Travelers Checks
Senior Citizen Discount
Reservations Recommended
Advance Contact Requested
Low Rate (per Day) $2
High Rate (per Day) $100
Group Sites
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fire Pits
Picnic Tables

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