Visiting Echo Bluff State Park — Missouri’s Newest State Park!

Echo Bluff State Park

Echo Bluff State Park is Missouri’s newest state park. Located just outside of Eminence, MO, Echo Bluff is perfect for a quiet stay with family or friends. Today, I’ll show you the ins and outs of Echo Bluff State Park; the cabins, lodge, park and more!

Visiting Echo Bluff State Park

About Echo Bluff State Park

Echo Bluff State Park

Echo Bluff operated as a kid’s camp for decades. Before it was a state park, it spend 85 years as Camp Zoe, a summer youth camp that provided outdoor experiences.

Today, it’s a quiet retreat that’s open year round. Located in the famous Missouri Ozarks, the beautiful backdrop provides a wide variety of opportunities for adventure.

How to Get to Echo Bluff State Park

Echo Bluff State Park is about a 5 hour drive from Kansas City. Take MO-19 to the park entrance on the left approximately 29 miles from Salem.

Where to Stay in Echo Bluff State Park

Echo Bluff State Park

Echo Bluff has a variety of options if you’re planning a long stay. The Betty Lea Lodge offers 16 guest rooms and 4 suites, each with a balcony. You can also do what my family did and stay at one of the 13 fully-equipped cabins. They’re brand new and beautiful.

If camping is more your thing, Echo Bluff has the Timbuktu campground. The campground has water, electric and pump-out services with restroom locations throughout. 

For camping reservations, call 877-422-6766.

Echo Bluff State Park Trail

Echo Bluff State Park

The Painter Ridge Trail is over 4 miles and can accommodate hikes and bikes. For the handicapped, there’s also 2 miles of concrete paved trails with some spectacular views.

Trail map

What to know before you go

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Echo Bluff State Park
Echo Bluff State Park

Pin visiting Echo Bluff State Park in the Fall

Safe travels!


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