Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Arrow Rock, Missouri

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Unlike the landscapes surrounding most campgrounds in this book, Arrow Rock isn’t a natural scenic wonder. Its campground is still a peaceful hideaway, but the area’s draw is its history. The town’s name is derived from the nearby bluffs visible for miles on the Missouri River, which were noted on a 1732 French explorers map as Pierre a Flèche, or “rock of arrows.”
Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks

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Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks

by Steve Henry (Menasha Ridge Press)

Unlike the landscapes surrounding most campgrounds in this book, Arrow Rock isn’t a natural scenic wonder. Its campground is still a peaceful hideaway, but the area’s draw is its history.

The town’s name is derived from the nearby bluffs visible for miles on the Missouri River, which were noted on a 1732 French explorers map as Pierre a Flèche, or “rock of arrows.”

©  Steve Henry/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Arrow Rock
Season: Year-round, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Facilities: RESTRICTIONS:  Pets: On 10 foot leash  Fires: In fire pits, Camping must comply with current firewood advisories  Alcohol: Allowed in campsites but not in parking lots  Vehicles: Up to 60 feet  Other: 15 day camping limit, 6 person limit per site
Driving Directions: Directions to Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Recent Trail Reviews

4/18/2009
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Covered the 4 mi. plus 6 mi. Whispering Pines Trail in 4.5 hours with my brother. We carried about 25 pounds each in the rain in prep for a future 120 mile through hike. If you are going to do the 6 mi., you definitely need to do the additional 4 mi. in order to see some of the most beautiful areas I've seen in Missouri. It's a beautiful park and seems to have a nice scenic campground. This park lies very close to my brother, so I will be back to camp and see some more trails soon. Bring a lunch and 3 liters of h2o was plenty.


5/1/2003
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The trails at Hawn state Park are very fun. Some of them are fairly easy and others are more of a challenge the one's that are more of a challenge are much more beautiful. I can't remember the name of this one trail that I hiked on but it was a challenge and when I got to the top, I had a beautiful view. Their where azalas growing naturally and I also had a good view of Farmington Mo. The view I had was breathtaking. I only wish that I would of brought a camera with me that day.



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