|October 14, 2017|
|Unnamed Rd, Mark Twain National Forest, Belleview, MO 63623, Belleview, MO 63623, United States [large map] 37.7236, -90.9389|
Long ago there was a race, a race of legend, a race of
savageness and debauchery unparalled. What happened
at Burnin, stayed at Burnin. Alas this event has faded
into the ether of history.
But like the phoenix, something has risen from the ashes.
The Rodeo. Hold onto your hats, throw on those assless
chaps, and hold on for dear life. While the Burnin will
never return, The Rodeo will fill that void in your soul.
There is also a connector along the Telleck Branch which allows you to connect with 2 major sections of the Ozark Trail: Trace Creek, and Middle Fork. From there you can get in some serious singletrack riding. 25 miles to the Highway J trailhead on the Middle Fork; 16 miles from the Telleck Connector to Hazel Creek Campground by going north on the Trace Creek section, or 8 miles south to the Highway A Trailhead. The Ozark Trail Association has just completed a reroute of the connector (Sep. 2006), which puts it up on the hillside and bypasses the flooding caused by the beaver dam. It’s a great improvement over the previous trail and now the route from the campground is wide open.
There are toilets, water, some concessions, coin-operated showers, and a picnic area at the swim beach which is open in the summer. Toilets and water are at the Wild Boar Ridge campground which is open in late spring and summer and offers spacious wooded campsites. There is also a toilet and a gravel parking lot at the Enough boat launch area.
From Potosi, MO go south 13 miles on Hwy P. Turn right on Hwy C, then left on Hwy DD. It’s about 7 miles to the sign for Council Bluff Recreation Area.
From the South: MO 32 to MO DD. North 3 miles to Council Bluff sign. Turn right.
Trailheads are at both the boat ramp and the Wild Boar Ridge Campground. There is a $3 day use fee.
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