Taum Sauk Mountain State Park RV & Campground Guide
Follow the solitary hiking paths to the top of Taum Sauk Mountain at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park near Middle Brook, Missouri, and you will be at the highest point in the state. Other paths within this park allow you to connect to the 330-mile-long Ozark Trail easily. Fall colors are particularly spectacular at this park, but you can find many beautiful scenic views throughout the year. Taum Sauk Mountain State Park is located about 84 miles south of St. Louis, 144 miles east of Lebanon, Missouri, and 200 miles northeast of Springfield, Missouri, and it is a hiker’s paradise.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
You will want to spend as long as possible hiking at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park as often the best views occur at sunrise and sunset. Therefore, you should bring your RV or rent one on RVshare.com if you do not have your own.
Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park Campground
The camp store in the middle of Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park Campground makes it easy to pick up ice and forgotten necessities. Rates start at about $12 at this campground spread around five different loops, with some areas only open seasonally.
• Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: No • Pet-friendly: Yes • Other amenities: Camp store
Arcadia Valley RV Park
Receive a friendly welcome when you stay at one of the grass pads at Arcadia Valley RV Park. Rates start at about $32 per night at this campground that offers lots of open space. This campground is located next to a motel that is owned by the same proprietors.
• Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: Yes • Pet-friendly: Yes • Other amenities: Open space, ice, snack machines
Silver Mines Campground
Silver Mines Campground is located on the banks of the St. Francis River in the Mark Twain National Forest. Rates start at about $14 per night, and you can enjoy unique scenic views from the campground.
• Water hookup: No • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: No • Wi-Fi: No • Pet-friendly: Yes • Other amenities: River swimming, fishing
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Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
Inside Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
The main reason that people come to Taum Sauk Mountain State Park is to go hiking. Try hiking along the Mina Sauk Falls Loop Trail to see the state’s tallest waterfall before hiking up to the Taum Sauk Mountain summit, which is the highest point in Missouri. This park is part of the 7,028-acre St. Francis Mountains Natural Area, so there is lots of wilderness to explore. The park offers 12 spots for tents.
How to Get to
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
It is easy to get to Taum Sauk Mountain State Park from Ironton, which is located on Missouri 21, very near its junction with Missouri 72. Head south out of Ironton and turn right on Missouri 21 South. Stay on Missouri 21 South for about five miles until you reach State Highway CC. Turn right. In about four miles, you will see High Point Trail Head. Turn left, and you will be at the park.
Entering Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
It is free to enter the day-use area of this park, which is available from sunrise to sunset daily. Tent camping is an additional fee.
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Per Person : $0.0
This state park contains the highest elevation in Missouri and the tallest waterfall in the state. Since most of the 6,888 acres at this park have been left in their natural state, it is a great place to reconnect with nature. Hiking is a favorite pastime, and you can connect with the Ozark Trail from this park. Approximately 800 people stay in its tent-only campground annually. If you have visited this state park, then tell us about the memories that you built here on your social media feed. Be sure to tag RVshare in them so that we can see what you and others have to say. You can also send your photos and stories to [email protected].
Frequently Asked Questions About Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
The best time to visit Taum Sauk Mountain State Park is in the autumn when the fall colors are bursting. You can see for miles at Missouri's highest point if you take the trail to the top.
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park experiences hot, muggy summers, rainy springs, and cool autumns. Winters can be cold at the higher elevation, with occasional snowfall. Average summer highs are in the upper 80s, and winter lows fall into the low 20s.
At this park in the St. Francois Mountain Range of the Ozarks, you'll likely see plenty of deer and birds, plus the occasional armadillo. You may see a black bear, as their populations have increased over the years.
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park only has tent camping available. If you want to bring your RV to the area, consider reserving a site at nearby Johnson's Shut-ins State Park Campground, which has several full hook-up sites.
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park is rugged, with steep, rocky trails. However, the pathway to Missouri's highest point is paved and accessible. The lookout point near the park's entrance is also paved.
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