Set on the banks of a calming river, just below the entertaining Clearwater Lake lies River Road Park, known as a jolly ol’ place to camp.
The beautiful area is enhanced each spring by flowering shrubs and trees like the redbud, hawthorn, dogwood and wild plum. And bald eagles stay year-round and are known to nest near the lake.
Look for wildlife and pretty landscapes on the Black River Hike and Bike Trail. The trail starts at River Road Park and connects with the Blue Heron and Bottomland interpretive trails. Wildlife includes wetland waterfowl, fox, deer and geese.
The lake and river below provide excellent fishing, swimming and canoeing.
The majority of campsites have electric and water hookups. Additional amenities include a dump station, hot showers, picnic shelters, a boat ramp, and a playground.
Three group picnic shelters are available for reservation, and these also come with electricity.
River Road Park near Clearwater Lake lies below the dam on the Black River.
The lake’s shoreline is studded with picturesque bluffs covered in sweet william flowers, indented bays, and serene coves.
In the area, campers enjoy visiting traditional drive-in movie theaters, the Sam A. Baker State Park, local golf courses, and the historic Civil War site at Fort Benton.From Piedmont, MO, follow state highway HH for 6 miles. Campground will be located just below Clearwater Lake Dam. Follow signs into campground.573-223-7777 (CLEARWATER LAKE PROJECT OFFICE) RIVER ROAD PARK GATE HOUSE(573-223-4424N