Powder Mill is a small campground on the east bank of the Current River. Shaded by a grove of tall trees that fends off the afternoon sun, this camp is near the old Powder Mill Ferry site. A rugged bluff towers over the Current north of the MO 106 bridge, and a mile downstream the most beautiful spring in the Ozarks tumbles into the river. The campsites are lined up along the edge of an open area bordered by deep woods on the east and riverside woods on the west. Sites are spaced about 100 feet apart, but the lack of trees between them makes for little privacy. Luckily, the small number of sites means Powder Mill doesn’t feel overcrowded and noisy even when it’s full. Level grassy areas around each site have plenty of room for multiple tents. Since all sites are close to the Current, this is a fine place to ride out the heat of summer. At Powder Mill the river is wide and calm, which makes it a wonderful place to swim, wade, fish, or sunbathe. Canoeing is still enjoyable near Powder Mill, but because of the deep waters in this stretch of the Current, powerboats will often interrupt your peaceful canoeing reveries. Powder Mill’s best attractions are the nearby hiking Trails.
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The Best In Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks Guide Book