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Sutton Bluff Recreation Area

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Sutton Bluff Trail, Mark Twain National Forest, West Fork Black River, Reynolds County, Mark Twain Forest

Last Known StatusOpen

This area has over 25 miles of looped trails. A Forest Service Trail Use Permit is required and can be obtained by visiting the ranger station or by visiting the nearby Centerville Quick Stop. Sutton Bluff Campground offers direct trail access and has a total of 35 sites in which some sites can be reserved for an additional fee. ATV riders must purchase a separate county permit in addition to the trail permit which can be obtained by visiting the Reynolds County Courthouse.

The trail system is open year-round but the campground is only open between the months of April through October. Other highlights include a small gravel beach next to the campground.

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Permit RequiredYesMark Twain Trail Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsYes (84 inches)Whip Flags Required For Safety
ATVs are required to have safety flags
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on the trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


RidingYes ($7.00 per OHV)
OHV Season Pass - $45; Mountain Bike - $3/day or $20/year
Tent: $10.00
RV: $20.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Sutton Bluff Campground Fee


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CityCenterville, MO
Address7378 County Road 849, Centerville, MO 63633
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Centerville, MO
1) Take SR-21 north .5 miles
2) Turn left (north-west) on County Road 806, continue about 3.5 miles
3) Campground entrance is on the left.


Contact InfoMark Twain National Forest
401 Fairgrounds Road
Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 364-4621
Contact InfoReserve America
(877) 444-6777
CommentCampground Reservations
Contact InfoCenterville Quick Stop
Highway 21 North
Centerville, MO 63633
(573) 648-2201
CommentSells Mark Twain Trail Permits
Contact InfoReynolds County Courthouse
P.O. Box 76
Centerville, MO 63633
(573) 648-2494
(573) 785-6402



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Miles Of Trail25
Climate TypeForest
Elevation750 to 1000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Centerville Quick Stop (573) 648-2201
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Centerville Quick Stop (573) 648-2201
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (E)Parks Bluff Campground (573) 637-2290
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (E)Parks Bluff Campground (573) 637-2290
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SE)Centerville Quick Stop (573) 648-2201
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