Explore Sinking Creek
Just steps from the back of Betty Lea Lodge runs the scenic and serene Sinking Creek! Perfect for wading, cooling off, and pure enjoyment for the whole family. Dwarfed by our stunning namesake Echo Bluff, the creek is shallow enough for those just relaxing, but also deep enough in several spots to swim and even snorkel. Be sure to bring your water shoes and sense of adventure!
Float the River!
Tackle the waters of Missouri on your own terms. Tube, kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board down the sparkling Sinking Creek and Current River. All float trips are offered through partners of Echo Bluff State Park which are located just a short drive from the park (no outfitters or float trips located within the park). 4- to 5-hour floats and 7- to 8-hour floats available.
Children’s ADVENTURE Playground and SPLASH PAD
An odyssey for the mind and adventure for the body, this playground will be unlike anything your kids have ever experienced. Summer sun heating things up? Hit the SPLASH PAD for some fun and thrills during your outdoor adventure
Echo Bluff State Park has excellent fishing for the elusive smallmouth bass or local favorite goggle eye.
Hiking and Mountain Biking
Echo Bluff State Park has 4.23 miles of hiking and adrenaline-filled mountain biking trails, and the scenic Current River Trail for more than 8 miles of trail adventures. Link up in Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry and you’ve got more than 30 miles of wilderness trails at your fingertips.
For those looking for a more leisurely stroll, there are over 2 miles of the concrete pathway within Echo Bluff State Park.
Hourly bike rentals are available at the Mercantile.
Find your favorite spot and invite your family & friends or enjoy a tranquil retreat for one. Echo Bluff State Park has over 150 picnic tables throughout the Park for your enjoyment.
For day-of use, shelters are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, or you may reserve one ahead by calling The Lodge.
(Please note, day-of use is not guaranteed)
Grab a Book, Leave a Book
Located in the Great Room of The Lodge you will find our Lobby Library. Need a book – take a book. Finish a book – leave a book. Please remember to return books at the end of your stay for others to enjoy.
Interested in geocaching at Echo Bluff State Park? Visit Missouri State Parks’ Geocaching and Letterboxing page for more information. A previously-approved permit is required to participate in this activity. Please contact the park office with questions at 573-751-5211.
Special Use Camping
Echo Bluff State Park is proud to be home to Special Use Camping opportunities for non-profit organizations. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the Park Office at 573-751.5211. Visit Missouri State Parks’ Special Use Camping page for more information.