Register to Backcountry Camp at Current River/Echo Bluff State Park

Contact Information

Park Phone #: 573-751-5211
Emergency number: 911

Dispersed camping is allowed on several trails in the area: the Brushy Creek Trail, and both the Upper Current section and Blair Creek section of the Ozark Trail. Hikers must camp at least 100 feet from the trail, 200 feet from any major public use area, water source or private property, and at least one-fourth mile from the trail entry/exit point.

Backpackers must register before starting their trip. Camping is free, but registration is required.

Backcountry camping is not allowed in Echo Bluff SP, or in day-use areas of Current River SP.

Overnight parking for hikers is allowed at the Echo Bluff Trailhead: from the main entrance of Echo Bluff State Park follow Echo Bluff Drive for 2 miles the trailhead parking lot will be on your right. Backpackers can also park at the Himont Trailhead, located at Co Rd P-235, Bunker, MO 63629. Trailhead locations: Echo Bluff) 37.30437, -91.40384; Himont TH) 37.30958, -91.24493

The Ozark Trail’s Blair Creek Section travels through Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry -- For more information about backcountry camping on the Ozark Trail, visit this link.

BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING PERMIT FORM