Red Bluff Campground, Davisville, Missouri

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
reservations Recreation.gov
No. Campsites 44
Loops 4. 2 Lower loops, 1 group camping area and the Pines Overlook.
Our favorite sites #45
Electric hook-up Yes – On some sites
Toilets Vault (Modern)
Potable Water Yes
Showers No
Payment Cash or check in an envelope provided at the self serve pay station.
Open year-round No – see booking site for availability
Camp host Yes
Amenities Access to Huzzah creek for swimming etc. Camp hosts can supply fire wood. Visit the near-by Dillard Mill.

 

Red Bluff

Huzzah Creek and Red Bluff, Red Bluff Campground, Missouri

Huzzah Creek and Red Bluff, Red Bluff Campground, Missouri

Red Bluff on Huzzah Creek, Davisville, Missouri

Red Bluff on Huzzah Creek, Davisville, Missouri

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

A Coleman sunlight ridge tent camped at Red Bluff Campground

Camping in one of the three lower loops at Red Bluff Campground, Davisville, Missouri

This loop of the campground seems to suffer the most from flooding. The camp hosts are quick to get it cleared up again.

Picture of a double campsite including picnic table and grill

Double campsite at Red Bluff Campground, Davisville, Missouri

Picture showing a Modern vault toilet at Red Bluff Campground, Missouri

Modern vault toilet at Red Bluff Campground

These modern vault toilets are very clean and well maintained.

Huzzah Creek at Red Bluff Campground

Huzzah Creek at Red Bluff Campground

Picture of Huzzah Creek at Red Bluff Campground

Huzzah Creek at Red Bluff Campground

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

picture of campsite no 45 at red Bluff Campground, Davisville, Missouri

Campsite #45 Pines Overlook, Red Bluff Campground

Camped at the Pines Overlook, Red Bluff Campground, Davisville, Missouri

A picture showing the edge of the bluff at the Pines Overlook, Red Bluff Campground

Look carefully and you can see the fire ring of campsite #44, which shows how close to the edge of the bluff it is

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.

Ginger Davis Allman enjoying the evening view at Pines Overlook Campsite

enjoying the view at Pines Overlook Campsite as the sun sets

Night picture of the Pines Overlook Campsite, Red Bluff campground

Pines Overlook Campsite at night

Photograph of the sunrising over the Huzzah Valley, Red Bluff Campground

Huzzah Valley at sunrise from Pines Overlook Campsite, Red Bluff Campground

Photograph of Ginger Davis Allman watching the sun rise over the Huzzah Valley

Enjoying the view at the Pines Overlook Campsite as the sun rises

Dillard Mill

Photograph of the mill pond and mill at Dillard Mill, Missouri

Dillard Mill, Missouri

While you are in the area Dillard Mill is well worth a visit.


 

Getting to Red Bluff Campground from Steelville

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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..

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