Bledsoe Ferry Campground is one of the top destinations for group camping on Missouri’s Harry S. Truman Reservoir. The campground let you experience all that the reservoir and surrounding state forest have to offer — you’ll find well-kept facilities, a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, and spectacular scenery throughout the area. You can even bring your dog with you for a pawsitively unforgettable camping trip!
Bledsoe Ferry Campground has four day-use group sites that you and your woofer can choose from, and the fee for one of the sites is $20. You and your group will have access to lots of great amenities at the campground, such as drinking water, picnic shelters, grills, tables, trash collection, and even a boat ramp and fishing dock for easy access to the reservoir.
With so many great features, the campground makes for a wonderful place to spend time in good company. It is also a great place for boating and fishing on the reservoir. But you might want to take advantage of some of the furrific recreation spots throughout the area as well. There are multiple trail networks near the campground, and many of the trails are dog-friendly (on-leash).
If you’re just looking to get out and stretch your legs, check out Western Wallflower Trail: it is a loop trail just under a mile long. Bluff Ridge Trail is also a popular choice for a walk or short hike. It spans 3.2 miles and has spectacular views overlooking the Truman Reservoir. For a moderate hike, you and your dog can stop by Shawnee Bend Trail. It is a loop trail that covers over two miles, and it has more rugged terrain than the other two trails. It offers scenic views of wildlife, and you can view the reservoir from the bluffs.
Remember to clean up after your dog on your adventures in and around Bledsoe Ferry, and make sure your dog stays on-leash as well!