This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of April 11-April 17, 2016

April 15 & 16- Sportsman Gun Show
What: Everything for the outdoor enthusiast!
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Friday- Noon until 6:00 p.m., Saturday- 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m..
Cost: $5 Admission
Contact: Bill Johnson- 573.433.9370

April 15_16 Sportsmans Show

Everything for the outdoor enthusiast! April 15 & 16 near Dixon, MO.!

April 16- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

April 16- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

April 16- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Looking Ahead:

April 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
April 23, & 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 30- Mountain Man/Blackpowder Fun Day, Rendezvous, & Trade Fair, Dixon
May 7, 14, & 21- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
May 7, 14, & 21- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 7, 14, & 21- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 21- Volkslauf Mud Race, Fort Leonard Wood
May 27-30- Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

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Events for the week of February 15, 2016-February 21, 2016

February 19 & 20- 7th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Show
What: Vendors include resorts, kayaks & canoes, outdoor adventure guides, hunting, fishing, clubs, ATV’s, trucks, camping and more.
Where: St. Robert Community Center
When: Friday- 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday- 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: City of Saint Robert Parks Department- 573.451.2625

February 19_20 Outdoor Sportsman Show

February 20- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

February 20- Potters Wheel LIVE In Concert
What: An evening of soul-stirring gospel & entertaining bluegrass in a family friendly setting.
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 Adults, Kids 12 & Under FREE
Contact: Bill Johnson- 573.433.9370

February 20 Potters Wheel at The Barn

Potters Wheel In Concert at The Barn February 20!

Looking Ahead:

March 5- Race To The White House 11K Challenge, Crocker
March 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
March 11 & 12- PFAA Presents “The Children’s Hour”, Waynesville
March 12- BBQ Competition, Saint Robert
March 12- The Baker Band Ham & Beans Dinner Show, Dixon
March 17, 18, 19, & 20- Special Olympics Missouri State Indoor Games, Fort Leonard Wood
March 18, 19, & 20- PFAA Presents “The Children’s Hour”, Waynesville
March 19- Route 66 St. Patty’s Fest, Waynesville
March 25 & 26- PFAA Presents “The Children’s Hour”, Waynesville

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Events for the week of October 5, 2015-October 11, 2015

October 9 & 10- The Haunted Hill
What: Mid-Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction!
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $12 per person, Speed Pass available
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Mid- Missouri's most frightening haunted attraction is in Pulaski County USA!

Mid- Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction is in Pulaski County USA!

October 10- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079
www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

October 10- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149
www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse

An evening that you won't soon forget!

An evening that you won’t soon forget!

October 10- Ken Mellons & Sammy Sadler LIVE In Concert
What: Two Nashville recording artists in one night at this family friendly venue.
Where: 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m..
Cost: $25 Adults, Kids 12 & Under FREE
Contact: The Barn (Bill Johnson)-573.433.9370
www.thebakerband.com

Two Nashville recording artists in one night at this family-friendly venue!

Two Nashville recording artists in one night at this family-friendly venue!

Pumpkin Patches:

Storie’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.4375
Deep Woods Farm Pumpkin Patch- 573.759.3586
Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch- 573-356-0985
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch- 573-759-9045

Harvest memories in Pulaski County USA this Autumn!

Harvest memories in Pulaski County USA this Fall!

Harvest some memories this Autumn in Pulaski County USA!
Full event/attraction listing at: www.visitpulaskicounty.org/fall2015/

Looking Ahead:

October 14- Kelly Miller Circus
October 16 & 17- The Haunted Hill
October 16 & 17- Boss Haunted House
October 17- Crocker Fall Festival
October 17- Route 66 Oktoberfest
October 17- Zombie Run 5K
October 17- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
October 17 & 18- Storie’s Pumpkin Patch
October 17 & 18- Deep Woods Farm Pumpkin Patch

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Events for the week of September 28, 2015-October 4, 2015

Welcome To The Following Groups:
Lion’s Club Past District Governance

October 2 & 3- Haunted Trail
Where: 319 Keeth Road, Crocker
When: 6:30 p.m. -10:00 pm
Cost: $5 per person
Contact: Loving Paws Adoption Center- 573.736.2088

October 2nd and 3rd Haunted Trail

October 2 & 3- The Haunted Hill
What: Mid-Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction!
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $12 per person, Speed Pass available
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Haunted Hill Resized

October 3- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

October 3- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K
What: This epic half marathon travels on legendary Route 66 pavement, past the unique Frog Rock (W.H. Crocker) and ends at FrogtoberFest in Waynesville!
Where: Race begins at East Elementary School, 1501 State Road F
When: Registration and sign in begins at 7:00 a.m., race starts at 8:30 a.m..
Cost: $45 Marathon, $30 10K
Contact: Team 413 (Melissa Martinez)-573.433.6684

October 3- FrogtoberFest
What: W.H. Croaker’s favorite fall festival! Celebrate Waynesville’s Frog Rock during this family friendly birthday celebration!
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Rhea Anne Mathews- 573.774.3050

W.H. Croaker's favorite fall festival!

W.H. Croaker’s favorite fall festival!

October 3- Chuseok – Korean Thanksgiving Celebration
What: Spice up your Saturday by celebrating Chuseok with dinner and entertainment!
Where: St. Robert Community Center, Saint Robert
When: 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 Adults, $5 Children Ages 4-9
Contact: Pulaski County Korean Association- 573.528.9914

Spice up your Saturday by celebrating Chuseok with dinner and entertainment!

Spice up your Saturday by celebrating Chuseok with dinner and entertainment!

October 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

An evening that you won't soon forget!

An evening that you won’t soon forget!

Pumpkin Patches:
BSC Outdoors Pumpkin Patch- 573.759.7294
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.4375
Deep Woods Farm Pumpkin Patch: 573.759.3586

Looking Ahead:
October 9 & 10- The Haunted Hill
October 10- Ken Mellons & Sammy Sadler LIVE In Concert
October 10- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
October 10 & 11- Storie’s Pumpkin Patch
October 10 & 11- BSC Outdoors Pumpkin Patch
October 10 & 11- Deep Woods Farm Pumpkin Patch
October 14- Kelly Miller Circus
October 17- Route 66 Oktoberfest
October 17- Zombie Run 5K

Pick A Patch 2015

Harvest some memories this Autumn in Pulaski County USA!
Full event/attraction listing at: www.visitpulaskicounty.org/fall2015/

Autumn Activities In Pulaski County USA!

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

Autumn in Pulaski County USA is the perfect season to gather your family and friends together creating memories that will last a lifetime. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, punkin’ chunkin’, hay stack mazes, float trips (even a haunted one!), farmers markets, haunted houses (even outdoor haunted trails!), paranormal investigations and Oktoberfest celebrations —there truly is something for everyone. Harvest some memories in Pulaski County, Missouri!

Events

Cow Days (September 18th & 19th)
What: 32nd anniversary of Dixon’s signature family friendly downtown street festival. Lucky winners will receive a cow!
Where: Downtown Dixon
When: Friday Noon until 11 pm, Saturday 11 am until 11 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce (Tommy Nichols)- 573.528.1159
Website: www.dixonchamberofcommerce.com

17th Annual Southern Gospel Reunion (September 25th & 26th)
What: Two evenings of inspired Southern Gospel performances
Where: Performing Arts Auditorium, Waynesville High School Campus, Waynesville
When: Friday- 7:00 pm start
Saturday- 6:00 pm start
Cost: FREE
Contact: Layne Lercher- 57.774.0404

September 25 26 Southern Gospel Reunuion

Chuseok (October 3rd)
What: Korean Thanksgiving celebration
Where: St. Robert Community Center
When: 5-8 pm
Cost: Ages 10 & Older- $10, Ages 4-9 $5
Contact: Pulaski County Korean Association (Bonghwa Reyes)- 573.528.9914

October 3 Chuseok

Frog Hill Half Marathon (October 3rd)
What: Half Marathon that ends at Frogtoberfest
Where: Begins at East Elementary School, 1501 State Route F, Waynesville
When: Race starts at 8:30 am
Cost: Half Marathon- $45, 10K-$30
Contact: Team 413 Gracerunner Ministries (Melissa Martinez)- 573.433.6684
Website: www.facebook.com/froghillhalf

October 3 Frog Hill Half Marathon

Frogtoberfest (October 3rd)
What: Family friendly celebration of W.H. Croaker- Waynesville’s Frog Rock. A highlight is the frog race in Roubidoux Creek.
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Rhea Anne Mathews- 573.774.3050
Website: www.facebook.com/frogtober.fest

October 3 Frogtoberfest

Haunted House (October 16th, 17th, 23rd,24th,30th, & 31st)
What: Not intended for the young, squeamish, or weak of heart!
Where: Building 781, Alabama & Kansas Streets, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 7-10 pm
Cost: $5 per person
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR- 573.596.6913
Website: www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com

October 16 Haunted House FLW

Crocker Fall Festival (October 17th)
What: Family friendly street festival
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: 10 am until 2 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall- 573.736.5327
Website: www.facebook.com/CrockerCityHall

Route 66 Oktoberfest (October 17th)
What: Family friendly Oktoberfest street festival on Route 66!
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 11 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Audra Berrier- 573.774.3001
Website: www.facebook.com/Route66FestOTS

October 17 Oktoberfest poster

Zombie Run 5K (October 17th)
What: Not your every day 5K! The Walking Dead morphs into The Running Dead as you flee for your life from the Zombie horde in this spirited 5K.
Where: Begins on the Square in Waynesville
When: 4 pm
Cost: $15 Pre-registration
Contact: Waynesville Downtown Business Association (Cheryl Keeton)- 573.337.2494
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/WDBA-Zombie-Run/1441836812708942

October 17 Zombie Run

19th Annual Halloween Bash (October 24th)
What: The Haunted House of Doom and a hayride through the haunting of Buckhorn Forest
Where: Pulaski County Shrine Club, Buckhorn
When: 6:30-9:30 pm
Cost: $2 per person
Contact: Local 28 Freedom Of Road Riders (Shena Flick) 573.433.5122

October 24 Halloween Bash

Veteran’s Day Parade (November 11th)
What: Pulaski County is home to Fort Leonard Wood- and our patriotism runs deep. Join us for our signature parade that honors and celebrates America’s Veterans.
Where: The parade steps off at the Saint Robert Municipal Center and travels north on Missouri Avenue and then west on Historic Route 66 and ends at the Saint Robert Community Center.
When: Ceremonies begin promptly at 11:00 am and parade steps off at the conclusion.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce- 573.336.5121
Website: www.waynesville-strobertchamber.com/veteransparade.php

Attractions

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House (Every Saturday beginning September 5th through October 31st)
What: Supervised paranormal investigations of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes. An evening you won’t soon forget!
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation begins at dusk, exact start time will be confirmed during reservation.
Cost: $25 per person, paid in advance
Contact: Crocker Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149
Website: www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse
Additional info- Reservations are required. Investigations are limited to groups of 8 so reserve your spot early! Participants must be 18+.

Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House

Pulaski County Farmers Market (Every Saturday September-December)
What: Mid-Missouri’s year round Farmers Market!
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: Every Saturday, 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079
Website: www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Pulaski County Farmers' Market is held year round in Waynesville, Missouri.

Pulaski County Farmers’ Market is held year round in Waynesville, Missouri.

Boiling Spring Campground Pumpkin Patch (September 19th-November 1st)
What: Pumpkin patch, featuring “Carl, The Rock Star Goat”, hay rides, corn cannon, duckie race, cow train rides, concessions
Where: 18700 Cliff Road, Dixon
When: Saturday- 10 am until 8 pm
Sunday- 10 am until 6 pm
Cost: Adults- $7, Children (5-12)- $4
Contact: Boiling Spring Campground (Gayle Helms)- 573.759.7294
Website: www.bscoutdoors.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/boilingspringcampground
Additional info: School groups and field trips welcome by Tuesday-Friday, appointment. Call for details and to schedule. Community room for educational programs. Parking for large buses available.

Haunted River Float (Every Friday & Saturday in September)
What: Haunted river float on the Big Piney River
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Cost: 6 and over $25
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping- 573.336.8639
Website: www.layzday.net or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/layzday

Haunted River Floats

*UPDATE FOR 2017—Haunted River Float is now being held at Ruby’s Landing located at 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville, Missouri. For more information contact 573-337-4305.

1903 Route 66 Courthouse (Every Saturday in September)
What: One of only two period courthouses on Route 66 in Missouri, this museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. 10 rooms of displays and amazing architectural details will charm and engage everyone! Guided tours, or explore at your leisure.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE, donations gladly accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
Website: www.route66courthouse.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pulaskicountyhistoricalsociety
Additional info- Motorcoaches, groups and field trips welcome by appointment. Call for details and to schedule. Gift shop available.

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Old Stagecoach Stop (Every Saturday in September)
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE, donations gladly accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Museum & Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.436.6766
Website: www.oldstagecoachstop.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/oldstagecoachstop
Additional info- Motorcoaches, groups and field trips welcome by appointment. Call for details and to schedule.

The Haunted Hill (September 25th-October 31st)
What: Mid Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction! 60+ live actors!
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: Every Friday & Saturday night
Time: 8 pm until Midnight
Cost: $12 per person, $20 Speed Pass
Website: www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri
Additional Info- Not recommended for children 10 & under, concessions available
Additional Media- http://youtu.be/lXg7bS609Jk

Deep Woods Farm & Pumpkin Patch (October 3rd- October 31st)
What: Pick your own pumpkin patch, hay ride, corn maze, & family friendly farm activities
Where: 19059 N Highway 133, Hancock (between Dixon and Crocker)
When: Saturday 10 am until 5 pm, Sunday 12 am until 5 pm
Cost: $5 admission, 2 & under FREE
Contact: DWF Pumpkin Patch (Charlotte Metzger)- 573.759.3586
Website: www.deepwoodsfarm.biz or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DeepWoodsFarmPumpkinPatch
Additional Info- Groups and field trips welcome by appointment on weekdays. Call for details and to schedule.

Happy Hollows Farm & Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin patch, petting zoo, animal observation area
Where: 10103 Beatty Road, Crocker
When: Call for hours
Cost: Call for pricing
Contact: 573.356.0985
Website: www.happyhollowspumpkinpatch.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Happyhollowspumpkinpatch

Storie’s Pumpkin Patch (September 19th-October 31st)
What: Pumpkin patch, family friendly activities
Where: 25530 Republic Road, Waynesville
When: Saturday & Sunday 10 am until dark
Cost: $6 per person, 2 years and under are FREE
Contact: 573.433.4375
Website: www.storiespumpkinpatch.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Stories-Pumpkin-Patch/318125881595386

Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin patch, hayrides, straw maze
Where: 10800 Highway D, Dixon
When: Call for hours
Cost: Call for pricing
Contact: 573.759.9045
Website: www.unclebuckspumpkinpatch.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Uncle-Bucks-Pumpkin-Patch/182864725178441

Take a pumpkin patch tour in Pulaski County with your family!

Take a pumpkin patch tour in Pulaski County with your family!

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Events for the week of May 18, 2015-May 24, 2015

May 22-25- Mid America Freedom Rally XXVII
What: Largest motorcycle rally in Mid Missouri
Where: Pulaski County-Ft. Leonard Wood Shrine Club
When: Gates open the 22nd at Noon, events runs through the morning of May 26th.
Cost: MRO members $25 per person, Non-members $30
Contact: Freedom of the Road Riders (Anita Servos)- 573.821.6766

May 22-25 Freedom Rally

May 23- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

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May 23- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

Museums In Waynesville

 May 23- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

Looking Ahead:
May 29: CXMMA International MMA Fights
May 30: Route 66 Summer Jam

Hitchhikers Guide To Trails & Day Hikes- NSS 2015 Convention

Whether you are staying at Campground during National Speleological Society Convention 2015, or a nearby hotel, the area offers lots of opportunities to get up close and personal with Missouri’s rugged Ozark Mountains.

WAYNESVILLE WALKING TRAIL

The City of Waynesville’s Walking Trail could also be called a River Walk. This easy trail begins in Laughlin Park at Roubidoux Spring and follows the banks of the Roubidoux under the historic Route 66 Roubidoux Bridge into Waynesville City Park.

6.8 miles north from campground

BUSSMANN LODGE

A favorite with locals, geocachers, and hikers, Bussmann Lodge is located in the Mark Twain National Forest in Pulaski County near the village of Devils Elbow, off of Temporal Road. Constructed as a family getaway on the Big Piney River for the Bussmann family of Saint Louis, the ruins of the property are publicly accessible by floating, four wheel drive, or hiking down the neglected access road. Historic details of the lodge have been lost to time- but local legends of mobsters and moonshine are colorful and plentiful- making Bussmann Lodge Pulaski County’s hidden Ha Ha Tonka.

Google Map Coordinates-
Parking/Access Road- N 37 49.216 W 092 03.346
Lodge- N 37° 49.513 W 092° 04.408

16 miles east from campground

Conor Watkins at Bussmann Lodge Footbridge in Pulaski County, MO.

Conor Watkins at Bussmann Lodge Footbridge in Pulaski County, MO.

COLE CREEK TRAIL

Cole Creek Trail is primarily known as an equestrian trail although it is also open to hikers. The trail is comprised of two loops that equal 11 miles. The west loop is 4.9 miles long and the east loop is 5.3 miles. The connector is approximately one mile. The terrain is typical Ozark hill country and the trail is rated as moderate.

18 miles southwest from campground

COLEMAN MEMORIAL CONSERVATION AREA

Coleman Memorial Conservation Area, in Laclede County, is home to Small Sink and Canyon Sink, which is a large, natural sinkhole. Canyon Sink is being restored. The area is also home to an easy, interpretive 1.80 mile trail.

26 miles southwest from campground

KAINTUCK HOLLOW TRAIL

Kaintuck Hollow Trail, located in neighboring Phelps County, has 9 sections and 16 miles of looping trails that you can customize with lengths from one to fifteen miles. One of the systems most known features is Kaintuck Hollow Natural Tunnel, a 175 feet long tunnel, created when a cave system collapsed leaving part of the cave roof intact. Unfortunately, it is closed to public entry due to White Nosed Syndrome. Other natural features include Wilkins Spring Pond, Dewitt Pond, and the artesian well at Mill Creek Recreation Area.

27 miles east from campground

Wilkins Spring on Kaintuck Hollow Trail. Image by Conor Watkins.

Wilkins Spring on Kaintuck Hollow Trail. Image by Conor Watkins.

BIG PINEY TRAIL

Big Piney Trail is a 17 to 18 mile moderate to difficult trail through the Paddy Creek Wilderness. Signs and trail markings are sparse, there are no bridges across the creeks, and the trail may be rough. Terrain is sometimes steep. Due to wilderness and primitive conditions this hike requires preparation. Multiple trailheads.

30 miles southeast from campground

A scene along Big Piney Trail. Photo by Charlie Wilcox.

A scene along Big Piney Trail. Photo by Charlie Wilcox.

PADDY CREEK TRAIL

Paddy Creek Trail is a one mile loop trail beginning and ending at Paddy Creek Recreation Area which is nestled in a hollow along Paddy Creek.

31 miles southeast from campground

MARGUERITE BRAY CONSERVATION AREA

Marguerite Bray Conservation Area is located in neighboring Phelps County. Mrs. Bray donated 132 acres in 1995 in memory of her husband and their two sons. A scenic 2.5 mile loop hiking trail leads from the trail head west along the ridge top and returns along a wet weather creek bed. Although the trail is easy in most sections there are some areas of moderate difficulty, including a steep hill at the trail head. Along sections of the trail there are educational opportunities to learn about the plants and animals that inhabit the Bray Conservation Area. Marguerite Bray Conservation Area is home to an earthcache and Ingress portals/mission.

32 miles northeast from campground

PETER A. ECK CONSERVATION AREA

Peter A. Eck Conservation Area, 12 miles northwest of Licking, in neighboring Texas County can be reached by canoeing or kayaking the Big Piney River, or via dirt road with a high clearance vehicle. This area includes an exemplary old-growth pine stand. This area has also been designated as an “Important Bird Area” by Audubon Missouri. The Eck Trail is a moderate one mile trail and hiking is also permissible on old logging roads in the conservation area.

32 miles southeast from campground

BRAYS ACCESS

Located in neighboring Miller County, Brays Access is owned by Missouri Department of Conservation and offers 2+ miles of looping trails of forest and woodland habitats. Rock formations and a wet weather creek add variety to your hiking experience. These trails are moderately rugged and interpretive signs are posted. Brays Access is home to a geocache.

32 miles northeast from campground

CLIFTY CREEK CONSERVATION AREA

Located in neighboring Maries County, Clifty Creek is Missouri’s first designated natural area- deemed so in 1971. The area was described by G.C. Broadhead for Missouri Geological Survey in 1857. A very scenic 2.5 mile loop hiking trail leads from the conservation area parking lot to the natural bridge and back. Clifty Creek Natural Arch is an outstanding example of stream piracy. The arch spans approximately 40 feet and is 13 feet high in a picturesque setting.

33 miles northeast from campground

Under the arch at Clifty Creek. Photo by Greg Wacker.

Under the arch at Clifty Creek. Photo by Greg Wacker.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS STATE PARK

Nine hiking trails for you to explore. The shortest trail, Bluestem Knoll, is less than a mile long. The 12.75 mile Honey Run Trail is a favorite of endurance fans and mountain bikers. A portion (.60 mile one way) of Fawn’s Ridge Trail is wheelchair accessible. Hidden Springs Trail makes its way past a small family cemetery of yesteryear and Shady Ridge Trail offers stunning views of the lake.

33 miles northwest from campground

BENNETT SPRING STATE PARK

Bennett Spring State Park, located in neighboring Laclede County, is most famous for its premiere trout fishing. The park features six trails with Natural Tunnel Trail being a favorite for day hikers. Natural Tunnel Trail is a 7.5 mile, moderate hike that leads to Bennett Spring Natural Tunnel. The trails namesake and signature feature is 296 feet long and forms an S curve through the hill. For the tapohiles, or tombstone enthusiasts, this trail passes near a small, family cemetery that dates to the 1800’s. The other trails in Bennett Spring State Park range from .30 to 2.5 miles with difficulty ratings from easy to moderate. Some of the trails have roots in prehistoric times while many date to the 1840’s.

36 miles west from campground

Bennett Spring Natural Tunnel. Image courtesy of Missouri State Parks.

Bennett Spring Natural Tunnel. Image courtesy of Missouri State Parks.

CAMDENTON CONSERVATION SERVICE CENTER

Camdenton Conservation Service Center, in neighboring Camden County, features a mile long Forest and Savanna Trail that includes a paved, disabled accessible section. This location also houses a 100 foot tall fire tower with a publically accessible viewing platform at 80 feet.

40 miles northwest from campground

HA HA TONKA STATE PARK

Imposing architecture and breathtaking scenery combine to make Ha Ha Tonka State Park one of Missouri’s most treasured spots. Located on the Lake of the Ozarks, the park features the stone ruins of a turn-of-the-20th-century castle built by a prominent Kansas City businessman high atop a bluff. More than 15 miles of trails traverse the park, leading visitors to sinkholes, natural bridges, caves and down to the lake.

42 miles northwest from campground

Ha Ha Tonka Natural Bridge.

Ha Ha Tonka Natural Bridge.

ALICE AHART MANSFIELD CONSERVATION AREA

Alice Ahart Mansfield Conservation Area is located in neighboring Camden County and features a .75 mile loop trail through forest area.

44 miles northwest from campground

LARRY R. GALE ACCESS

Larry R. Gale Access is located in neighboring Camden County and is on the Niangua Arm of the Lake Of The Ozarks. This area includes a Forest Glade Trail, less than a mile in length, and rated as difficult.

45 miles northwest from campground

BLOSSOM ROCK TRAIL

Blossom Rock Trail is located in Lane Spring Recreation Area in neighboring Phelps County. This trail is a mile loop and near the top of the ridge is Blossom Rock. Blossom Rock is a sandstone formation that appears to blossom forth from the surrounding limestone. According to Geologic Wonders and Curiosities of Missouri this spot is “attractive for climbing and simulating Wild West ambushes.” While at Lane Spring Recreation Area you can also hike Cedar Bluff Trail.

45 miles east of campground

Blossom Rock in Phelps County. Photo by Laura Huffman.

Blossom Rock in Phelps County. Photo by Laura Huffman.

CEDAR BLUFF TRAIL

Cedar Bluff Trail is also located in Lane Spring Recreation Area in Phelps County. This trail is a mile and a half loop and is steep in some places. At the top is a rocky meadow, surrounded by cedar trees. At its highest point the trail offers scenic views of Little Piney Creek. Visibility may be limited by vegetation during the summer months.

45 miles east of campground

For more ideas on things to see and do in Pulaski County please visit http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

For more ideas on things to see and do in Missouri check out The Hitchhikers Guide To Missouri and visit http://www.VisitMO.com

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