Favorite Black River, Lesterville, Missouri Links
If you're looking for lodging or Southeast Missouri Bed & Breakfast Inns (B&Bs) near Black River you will find them here. For cabins, please see our area cabins page. Campgrounds & Lodging near Missouri State Parks, Taum Sauk, Elephant Rocks & Fort Davidson State Historic Site, in our beautiful Arcadia Valley, MO.
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Lenny's - Be sure to stop in on your way down here to stock up on any libations that you might need! CANS ONLY PLEASE! You'll pass right by them as you turn off of Highway 21 in Lesterville to come to Bearcat. 573-637-2506. Lenny's is now on FaceBook right here!
The Peola Valley Store featured the work of Pam and Lee Ferber. Lee & Pam have moved to Springfield, MO to be closer to their family. We will miss them terribly here on Black River! They have launched a new website and you may still purchase their wonderful pottery online at the above link.
River Ice Cream Parlor - Visit
our old time ice cream parlor when you're here. It's located next
to the Post Office in the heart of downtown Lesterville! They have
ice cream cones, sundaes, malts, shakes, floats, and many flavors to choose
from! They're also serving delicious food since they expanded last
year. If you love historic photos and genealogy, talk to Donna Foster,
she has tons of old photos and is the resident expert about our area history.
Plus, she's just the nicest person you'll ever meet! Meeting Donna is reason enough to stop in.
Lodge - Wilderness Lodge
was built in 1927 by a wealthy sportsman as a private residence. The majority
of the cabins were built in the 1970's, when the Lodge became a commercial
venture. The Lodge is the perfect retreat from urban sprawl. Canoeing,
rafting and tubing are available. Other activities include hiking and hayrides.
On-ground activities available are the pool, hot tub, and tennis courts.
The Lodge restaurant offers sit-down dining. They're open year round.
Having dinner at the Lodge is a real treat when we have the opportunity.
You'll just love Jan and Junior Flowers, the new owners of the Lodge.
Campground - For those of you who are looking
for a campground that is very family oriented with quiet hours beginning
at 11 pm, we highly recommend Riversedge. They host trailrides periodically
and have horse stalls for those of you who wish to bring a horse along
on your trip.
Arcadia Valley Stables - Do you love horseback riding or Missouri trail riding?
Trail Rides and Boarding - 25 minutes away
1 hour, 2 hour, 1/2 day (ride, fish & lunch)
Tell them Bearcat sent you and receive a $5 discount
Prices, details and advanced reservations
Black River Traditions
Horseback Riding & Trail Rides
19787 Highway K
Annapolis MO 63620
Place Bed & Breakfast Inn - Visit our friends Tom
and Margo Crowell. Nostalgic Place B&B in Arcadia (right next
to Ironton) is like a pleasant, peaceful trip back in time. On the
National Register of Historic Places, this wonderful B&B is located
in the Arcadia Academy Historic District of the beautiful Arcadia Valley
that is steeped in history, scenery and serenity. Delicious food,
vintage style accommodations and impeccable service. Wow, what a place!
Check it out. They're open year round.
Bed & Breakfast - B&B Located right here in
Lesterville, MO. This B&B is the oldest home in Lesterville.
If you are looking for a very family oreinted place to go, we're certain
you'll enjoy Crockers. Visit the website to see pictures of this beautiful
and historic B&B. Gourmet meals are also served (open to the public)
in their restaurant. Crocker's does not allow alcohol and is smoke
free. Black River Street, Lesterville 573-637-2267
& Fancy Bed & Breakfast - A romantic getaway
bed and breakfast just 2 miles outside the sister cities of Ironton, Pilot
Knob & Arcadia in the heart of Missouri's Arcadia Valley. This
delightful farmhouse, built in 1908, has recently been refurbished and
features a romantic hot tub overlooking Stouts Creek, a wedding gazebo
and a patio with firepit for those cool evenings. Open year round. They
now offer horseback riding and boarding at their new Arcadia
& Brenda Bearcat says "hi" when you call! HC69, Box
2554, Ironton, MO 63650 573-546-1182 / toll-free 1-888-546-1182
See why we're the "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Missouri"
Read comprehensive information about the Missouri State Parks, Conservation Areas, dining, shopping, hunting and fishing, hiking and biking, entertainment, fascinating history, events, recreational opportunities, the Civil War in our Black River and Arcadia Valley Region and much more.
Please visit - www.missouri-vacations.com
|Please visit our Black River Chamber of Commerce! You'll find a complete listing of businesses, services, restaurants, lodging, and shopping as well as links to things you should see while you're in our neck of the woods.|
|Arcadia Valley Tourism & Chamber of Commerce - On your way to or from Bearcat, you'll pass through Ironton, Pilot Knob, & Arcadia which are all part of our beautiful Arcadia Valley Region. There are interesting links that explore the history of our area as well as information on all of the scenic wonders and State and National parks. You will find links to area lodging, bed & breakfast inns, gift shops and antique stores, businesses and restaurants, entertainment and special events that happen all year long in Arcadia Valley.|
|Another great site about bird watching in our area is www.missouribirdwatching.com|
|Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park #1 Read in-depth information on the park and the ongoing restoration efforts.|
|Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park #2|
|Elephant Rocks State Park - great photos and information on the park.|
|Fort Davidson State Historic Site|
|Taum Sauk Mountain State Park - Read all about it and see terrific pictures.|
|Battle Of Pilot Knob and the upcoming reenactment at Fort Davidson|
|Missouri State Parks state website|
|Missouri Dept of Natural Resources|
|Ozark Trail - learn about hiking the sections of the trail in our region|
|Humane Society of Missouri|
Don't let this happen to our beautiful Missouri Ozarks!
Coalition for the Environment
Their mission is to “preserve, protect and enhance an environment
that is livable, healthful and sustainable through a comprehensive program
of education, citizen action and legal defense.” The Coalition promotes
clean air, clean water, a safe and healthy environment for Missouri’s families,
and responsible stewardship of Missouri’s land, natural resources and wildlife.
Their site includes the Conservation Scorecard for Missouri Legislators.
Forest Protection Alliance
The National Forest Protection Alliance (NFPA) was launched in 1999 by grassroots activists from every region of the United States dedicated to ending commercial logging on National Forests and all federal public lands. "We believe that public lands should be managed to provide clean air and clean water, wilderness and wildlife habitat, and compatible recreation for the American public."
Dogwood Alliance is a growing network, comprised of 70 grassroots organizations in 17 states
and concerned citizens from across the nation. "Dogwood Alliance is committed to achieving three specific goals:
· Stop the construction of new or expanding wood-chipping facilities. · Pass strong forest protection policies in Southern states. · Reduce the demand for virgin wood fiber and encourage the use of recycled and tree free alternatives."
Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. "We focus our programs on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction."
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