New Boat Launch at Council Bluff Lake

(Council Bluff Lake) Most campgrounds managed by the U.S. Forest Service within the Mark Twain National Forest have been busy this summer.

Forest ranger Matt Lark says one place in particular is getting quite a bit of camping traffic this year.

Council Bluff Lake Recreation Area is located in northern Iron County between Banner and East End off Highway 32 to ‘D-D’ Highway.

You can also reach the lake from ‘C’ Highway in southern Washington County, a few miles west of Belgrade and then turn on ‘D-D’.

Wild Boar Hollow is just a short drive or walk from Council Bluff’s beach and campground.

The new boat dock also features a large parking lot so anglers and paddlers have plenty of room to maneuver and park their vehicles and trailers.

Many other camping sites on the Mark Twain National Forest have been improved over the past couple years, thanks to federal funds.

Still to come…several vault toilets are scheduled to be replaced this fall at other forest service campgrounds like Berryman Campground in Washington County, Marble Creek Campground in Madison County and Loggers Lake Campground near Bunker.