Outdoors

Your Ozark Mountains Playground!

Fish for trout in a clear Ozarks stream in downtown Waynesville, Missouri!
Fish for trout in a clear Ozarks stream in downtown Waynesville, Missouri!

People who love the outdoors love Pulaski County! You will fall in love with our first-class fishing, family-friendly float trips, and endless camping possibilities!

Smallmouth Bass Heaven!

With over 100 miles of Ozark Mountain rivers and streams flowing through Pulaski County you are certain to find the perfect fishing hole!

Pulaski County's Big Piney & Gasconade Rivers are smallmouth bass heaven!
A Gasconade River smallmouth bass. Image courtesy of Jeremy Mitchell.

The Gasconade River is arguably one of Missouri’s top smallmouth bass rivers. Pulaski County’s seventeen-mile stretch of Smallmouth Special Management Area has been described as “magical” by Game and Fish magazine.

The Big Piney River in Pulaski County is also a Smallmouth Special Management Area as well as a Rock Bass (goggle-eye) Special Management Area. Driftwood Outdoors columnist Brandon Butler describes the Big Piney’s smallmouth and goggle-eye fishing as “second to none.”

Trout anglers are drawn to downtown Waynesville, on the banks of the Roubidoux. The stream features both a white ribbon and a red ribbon trout section. Rock Bass and Smallmouth Bass populate the lower section of the creek.

Local fishing organizations include Fallen Outdoors Kayak Anglers and Roubidoux Fly Fishers

Family-Friendly Float Trips!

Pulaski County’s rivers are perfect for laid-back float trips! Drift downstream in a canoe, kayak, or tube. Picnic on a gravel bar. Splash in the cold spring waters that flow into the Gasconade and Big Piney rivers.

Fish and Float Pulaski County’s Ozarks streams and rivers!

The Gasconade twists and turns for more than 65 miles through Pulaski County! Bring your own kayak and put in at Mitschele Access, Riddle Bridge Access, or Schlicht Springs Access. Public access to the scenic Big Piney River is available at Ross Access. For an effortless float trip, with all the necessary gear provided, contact one of Pulaski County’s outfitters.

An unhurried float trip down the uncrowded Big Piney or Gasconade river is a memorable Ozarks experience!

Cabins, Camping, & RVs

Camping possibilities in Pulaski County are endless!
Camping possibilities in Pulaski County are endless!

Pulaski County is home to 39,000 acres of Mark Twain National Forest. You will find the perfect place to roam, explore, forest bathe, hike, backpack, or camp.

Pulaski County is also home to several campgrounds that offer tent camping, cabins, and RV spots amid scenic backdrops.

There’s More Than You Thought!

Roubidoux Spring in Waynesville is a favorite swimming hole in the summer. The spring is also popular with certified cave divers who explore the cavern below the water’s surface.

Pick your own blackberries and blueberries at a berries and fruit farm. Pick the perfect pumpkin at a pumpkin patch. Explore the backroads in search of blazes of color during Autumn.

Play disc golf on an epic course with stunning views. Photograph the Milky Way or spend the day eagle watching. Spend a week riding trails at a horse camp. Pulaski County’s outdoors possibilities are endless!

Which outdoor activities are you interested in?

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Motel 6

Motel 6

14175 Highway ZSaint Robert, Missouri 65584-3750573-336-3036
Wilderness Ridge Resort

Wilderness Ridge Resort

33850 Windsor LaneDuke, Missouri 65461-8724573-435-6767
Gasconade Hills Resort

Gasconade Hills Resort

28425 Spring RoadRichland, Missouri 65556-8007573-765-3044
Trail of Tears Memorial

Trail of Tears Memorial

100 Historic Route 66 EastWaynesville, Missouri 65583573-774-6171
Saint Robert Military Tribute and Freedom Rock Display

Saint Robert Military Tribute and Freedom Rock Display

210 St. Robert BlvdSaint Robert, Missouri 65584573-451-2000
BSC Outdoors

BSC Outdoors

18700 Cliff RoadDixon, Missouri 65459-8283573-759-7294
Ruby's Landing River Resort

Ruby's Landing River Resort

22474 Restful LaneWaynesville, Missouri 65583-3374573-855-9567
Pecks Last Resort Canoe and Camping

Pecks Last Resort Canoe and Camping

33401 Windsor LaneDuke, Missouri 65461-9704573.435.6669

Cedar Mere Riverside RV Park

20481 Hartford RoadDixon, Missouri 65459-8220913-207-1150

Oak Hills Country Club

13351 Canuck LaneDixon, Missouri 65459-6008573-759-2323

Cardin's Lake

14250 Colorado RoadDixon, Missouri 65459-8263573-578-9049

Devils Elbow River Safari

12000 Timber RoadDevils Elbow, Missouri 65457573-855-4733

Fort Leonard Wood Recreational Vehicle Park

15442 First StreetFort Leonard Wood, Missouri 65473-1646573-596-4223

Country View Acres Campground, LLC

17450 Cliff RdDixon, Missouri 65459573-336-1790

EZ Fishin

Richland, Missouri 65556417-718-1108

Liberty Life Park Campground

22934 Tadpole LaneSaint Robert, Missouri 65584-3393573-337-9519

Roubidoux Spring Campground

160 Pippin RoadWaynesville, Missouri 65583573-774-6171

Richland Country Club & Public Golf Course

1555 North Pine StRichland, Missouri 65556573-765-4825

Saint Robert Municipal Golf Course

140 Duffer Drive Saint Robert, Missouri 65584573-451-2625

Mother Road RV Park

26920 Shrine RoadWaynesville, Missouri 65583573-774-2298

Piney Valley Golf Course

10221 Water Intake RoadFort Leonard Wood, Missouri 65473573-329-4770

Lamplight Lane RV Resort

26215 Highway 17Waynesville, Missouri 65583-3085573-774-2727

Storie's Pumpkin Patch

25330 Republic RoadWaynesville, Missouri 65583-2691573-855-6332

Humboldt Springs Farm (U-Pick It!)

23315 Bison RoadCrocker, Missouri 65452-7310

Show-Me Shrimp Farm

15750 Conway RoadDixon, Missouri 65459-7207417-664-2307

Froggy's River Resort

30399 Smokey LaneRichland, Missouri 65556-7698573-765-2930

Hanna Hills Disc Golf Course

29350 Sterling RoadLaquey, Missouri 65534-7680417-531-0647

Route 66 Canoe Rental

20105 Trophy LaneDevils Elbow, Missouri 65457573-336-2730

Gasconade River Guide Service

25245 Highway WWaynesville, Missouri 65583-2973417-718-7716

Colyer Park Disc Golf Course

1609 South Dakota AvenueFort Leonard Wood, Missouri 65473573-329-4770
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