Marble Creek Recreation Area Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Marble Creek is named for the pinkish dolomite called Taum Sauk marble. This marble is found along the creek’s 20-mile course through the surrounding St. Francois Mountains. Like so many Ozark streams, the creek was once harnessed to power a mill. In Marble Creek Recreation Area you can swim in the old mill pool and examine crumbling foundations of a mill that last operated in the 1930s. This laid-back streamside campground is a quiet hideaway for tent camping.
All seasons are wonderful for camping in the Ozarks. Though summer is often hot and humid, the rivers, swimming holes, and lakes at most campgrounds keep campers comfortable in even the worst heat wave. Spring is a really wonderful time to be outdoors in the Ozarks—wildflowers are everywhere, dogwood and redwood blooms brighten the gray forest, turkeys gobble in the early morning, and spring peepers serenade you from the lakes and streams near camp. Fall is nearly everyone’s favorite."