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Piedmont Park Campground

Google Map Coordinates: Latitude: 37.142500 / Longitude: -90.770280

Piedmont Park Camping Guide Continued

Piedmont Park Campground provides visitors an excellent location to camp, fish, swim, boat, picnic, or sightsee. Piedmont Park Campground offers 97 sites, 79 have electric hookups. There is potable water within the park, but not at individual campsites. Additional amenities include a dump station, hot showers, picnic shelters, a boat ramp, a playground, public phones, and a swimming area.

The reservation season is generally May 15 to Sept 15, and is first-come first-serve otherwise. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance, 2 night minimum on weekends. 3 day minimum on holidays., Please register for the campsite during booth hours: Friday 10am - 10pm; Saturday to Tuesday 10am - 6pm; closed Wednesday and Thursday., All equipment must fit on the site pad., Vehicles park in developed areas only., There is a limit of 1 wheeled unit and 1 tent (or 2 tents) per site., A single standard fee is assessed to each site., Management reserves the right to limit the number of units and people allowed to occupy any site. Site occupancy is generally limited to ten people and two camping units, of which only one may be a wheeled unit. Site may accommodate a maximum of 2 vehicles. This number may be reduced depending on the size of your camping unit and other camping equipment you bring., Make sure you reserve the number of site that will accommodate your group.

Piedmont Park Campground Best Campsites: A12, A13, A14, A15, A15, A16, B14, B15, B16, C9, C10, C11, C12, C13, C14.

Location – Directions

Piedmont Park
RR 3 BOX 3559D
Piedmont MO 63957-9559

From Piedmont, MO, follow Mo State Highway HH. Travel Highway HH for 6 miles to the top of the dam. Turn right and follow signs into campground.

Points of Interest & Attractions

This is the largest camp¬ground area on Clearwater Lake. It also has the largest beach and picnic area.Piedmont Park is the recreation area closest to the dam on the lake side. To reach it, take Route HH from Piedmont to the dam, then Lake Road 3 and fol¬low signs.

This area is most popular with pleasure boaters, but when boat traffic is slow, fishermen use this area too. The rocky jetties ex¬tending into the lake from the dam attract baitfish and crayfish, which attract gamefish, which attract fishermen. Some hardwood brush piles have been added in¬side the points, making it even easier for newcomers to figure out where to catch fish.

Night fishing is popular here too. People with pon¬toon boats drift with lights over the side to attract bait fish. The bait fish in turn attract game fish, which fishermen on the pontoons catch as they drift along. Sometimes the lake looks like Christmas in July at night, but with the aroma of barbecue in the air.

If you haven't been to Piedmont Park in a year or two, you may be surprised at the recent additions. A new beach, launch ramps and launch ramp park¬ing were added to reduce congestion during busy weekends and to allow use at higher lake levels. New access roads to these day use facilities and to the marina were constructed to separate traffic from the camping areas; reducing traffic through the camp loops and making it easier for day users to swim, boat or picnic.