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Welcome to Castor River Ranch Campground

Enjoying good company and food while taking a break
from a day of swimming and boating.

Castor River Ranch Campground offers a peaceful, private river-front camping experience in a natural setting yet has immediate access to state highway DD. All of our RV/Campsites are very spacious and are furnished with picnic tables, stone fire pits, septic, electric (30 - 50-110 amp) and spring- water. We offer canoe/ kayak/tube out fitting and a shuttle service for float trips. The Castor River offers some of the best small mouth bass fishing found anywhere. In addition to river activities, we have 140 acres of hiking trails that contain a piece of the old Missouri Pacific Railroad bed and a tunnel dating back to the 1800's. CRRC also has fenced pasture and water available for those equestrians who prefer to go camping with their horses.

About our Region

Castor River Ranch Campground is located in the tranquil Ozarks on the banks of the spring-fed Castor River two miles from the Village of Marquand. The waters are cool and clear with an aqua-green coloration. Excellent water quality and gorgeous scenery are characteristic of the Castor River. The head-waters of the Castor River begin at the "Amidon Shut-In" which is composed of pink granite boulders said to be over 1.4 billion years old. Our region is surrounded by the Mark Twain National Forest and is nestled in the St. Francois Mountain Range. This is a range of Precambrian igneous mountains which rise over the Ozark Plateau. This range is one of the oldest exposures of igneous rock in North America. Taum Sauk Mountain, the highest point in Missouri, (1,772 feet), is an ideal place to observe this geological wonder. The area is very popular for those who enjoy out-door activities or are just seeking simple wooded seclusion.

"We must begin thinking like a river if we are going to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations." - David Brower