Campgrounds, Cabins, Cottages, Lodging near Johnson's Shut-ins, Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Elephant Rocks,
Fort Davidson State Historic Site & camping near The Battle of Pilot Knob Reenactment
Lodging on Black River MO and in Arcadia Valley Missouri
Missouri Horseback Riding and Trail Riding

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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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Local Lodging, Campgrounds, Businesses, Services, Shopping

- 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!
Black 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.

Wilderness 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.

Riversedge 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.

Missouri Horseback Riding & Trail Riding in the Ozarks


Black River Traditions

Horseback Riding & Trail Rides
19787 Highway K
Annapolis MO 63620


B&Bs, Bed & Breakfast Inns, Lesterville, Annapolis, Ironton, Arcadia Valley, MO not far from Bearcat, Black River

Crocker's 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

Plain & 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 Valley Stables!   Tell Tom & 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 -
Visit the Missouri Vacations website here
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. Black River Chamber of Commerce - Click here to visit the website
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   
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   


Music and Fun

ORCC-Off Road Camping Club - For those of you who love camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking, visit and join this online community of families who love to write about and share their experiences and love of the Midwest Ozark Region.  You'll not only find it fun and informational, you'll want to join in the fun!


Columbia, Missouri's definitive guide to local music. 

Promoting the arts, spirit and music of the jamband!

The leading provider of tour dates, information, reviews, articles and links for thousands of improvisational bands worldwide, JamBase has evolved into the community hub for the ever-growing scene of music. Covering every derivative of rock, jazz, funk, trancefusion, bluegrass and live electronica.

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Missouri Forest Alliance

Current Efforts include:  Mark Twain Forest Plan Revision, Forest Watch
Assaults at the National Level , The National Forest Protection and
Restoration Act (NFPRA), Lower Rock Creek.  Please read this current article and join the effort to protect our Missouri Forests.  Become informed and act before it's too late.  The National Forest Service and the Bush Administration must be stopped.  To get involved, contact Jim Scheff at

Missouri 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.
National 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
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
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."

Ozark Chapter Sierra Club    Ozark Chapter Sierra Club

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