Fort Crowder Trail

Missouri Dept of Conservation

Newton County

News, Updates, & Warnings:
Open during hunting seasons so please use caution.

From Joplin, take Hwy 71 Alternate south to Hwy HH.  Turn east and follow Hwy HH to Owl Road.  Turn right and there are two good equestrian trailheads on this road.  The best trailhead is the first one you come to, the other is another mile further.  There 6 more parking areas, but suitability for horse trailers is unknown.

Miles of Trails:
11 miles in multiple loops.

Equestrian Camping:
Primitive dispersed camping is allowed.

Trail Notes:
Camp Swampy Trail
Terrain isn’t very difficult with most of it being gently rolling.  The trail corridor is comfortably wide and well maintained.  There are a few creeks to cross, but no other real hazards to negotiate.  This area used to be an army fort so there are old foundations and small concrete bridges to cross thoughout the area.  An archery range is located on the east side of the trail.  Keep horses away from crops and wildlife food plots.

Other Trail Users:
Hikers, mountain bike riders, and hunters.

Volunteers Helping With This Page:
No one at this time, available to adopt.  If interested please contact us.


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