Red Bluff Campground, is situated in the Huzzah Valley about a mile from Davisville, Missouri and 18 miles from Steelville, south of Cuba and I44. How to get there.
The lower loops provide easy access to Huzzah Creek, and the magnificent Red Bluffs the site is named after. These two hundred foot bluffs have been stained red by iron oxides leaching out of the rock layers at the top of the bluff. The lower loops are subject to occasional flooding after excessive rain.
One of our favorite car camping spots in Missouri is in the Pines Overlook loop. This loop has two camping sites on the edge of a 140 ft. bluff with wonderful views overlooking Huzzah Creek and the Huzzah valley. Due to the drop off, this part of the campground is not recommended for families with young children or sleepwalkers. The only disadvantage of these sites is the stream of vehicles coming round the loop to take in the view.
Red Bluff Campground – Campground Summary
Facebook Page Red Bluff Campground
|Official Site||Mark Twain National Forest|
|Loops||4. 2 Lower loops, 1 group camping area and the Pines Overlook.|
|Our favorite sites||#45|
|Electric hook-up||Yes – On some sites|
|Payment||Cash or check in an envelope provided at the self serve pay station.|
|Open year-round||No – see booking site for availability|
|Amenities||Access to Huzzah creek for swimming etc. Camp hosts can supply fire wood. Visit the near-by Dillard Mill.|
It’s difficult to believe that the red coloring is just the result of staining from the top layers of rock. Whatever the cause, the result is very impressive.
Red Bluff Campground Lower Loops
This loop of the campground seems to suffer the most from flooding. The camp hosts are quick to get it cleared up again.
These modern vault toilets are very clean and well maintained.
There used to be a campsite on the left, but the creek bank has eroded leaving just a short bit of the driveway.
Pines Overlook at Red Bluff Campground
The above picture gives an idea of why it’s not a good idea to have young children, or too many drinks at the Pines Overlook campsites. It quickly drops the 140 ft. to Huzzah Creek. There is no guard rail.
While you are in the area Dillard Mill is well worth a visit.
Getting to Red Bluff Campground from Steelville
View The route to Red Bluff Campground in a larger map
View Davisville in a larger map
Google street view showing Davisville, unfortunately the Street View car stopped here. The entrance to Red Bluff Campground is about a mile further on up the hill on the left..