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Discover the Tranquil Beauty of Bar-K Wrangler Camp, Missouri
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Bar K Wrangler Camp in Missouri | Top Horse Trails

Bar-K Wrangler Camp offers a peaceful retreat for outdoor enthusiasts, situated on the tranquil west bank of Swan Creek. Serving as a Trailhead for the Swan Creek Trail, this campground is a haven for equestrians seeking a quiet and scenic getaway.

Spacious Camping Options

Whether you prefer one of the designated sites or opt for the expansive field across the road, Bar-K Wrangler Camp provides ample space for you and your horse. Spread out and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings during your stay.

Refreshing Waters

During the summer months, guests can cool off with a refreshing wade in Swan Creek, providing a perfect way to relax and unwind after a day of exploring the trails.

Explore the Trails

With access to 23 miles of riding, hiking, and mountain biking trails in Swan Creek, there's no shortage of outdoor adventure waiting to be discovered. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the area, surrounded by maples, oaks, hickories, and dogwoods.

Minimalist Facilities

While the focus is on the natural beauty of the area, Bar-K Wrangler Camp provides basic amenities such as tables and fire rings, as well as toilet facilities for your convenience.

Plan Your Visit

Whether you're seeking a peaceful camping experience or a thrilling outdoor adventure, Bar-K Wrangler Camp offers the perfect setting. With its scenic beauty and access to a variety of trails, it's an ideal destination for nature lovers and equestrians alike.



From Garrison, MO: Take Hwy 125 north 2 miles to Forest Road 533. Turn right and continue to the bottom of the hill.

From Chadwick, MO: Take Hwy 125 south for about 7 miles to Forest Road 533. Turn left and continue to the bottom of the hill


Bar K Wrangler Camp offers the following facilities and amenities:

  • Equestrian trails
  • Primitive campsite
  • Picnic tables 
  • Toilets
  • Parking area
  • Hitching posts


Equestrian Campsite

Minimal facilities include tables fire rings, and toilet facilities. The sites are located on the righthand side of the road near a creek. Across the road is an open field where you can park or disperse camp with horse trailers.


Cost Details:

  • Single - $10/night



  • All sites are first come, first served.
  • Quiet hours 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM.
  • No motorized vehicles are permitted on the trail system. No motorized vehicles beyond posted signs.
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
  • Campsite parking allows for two vehicles per site. Park only in designated parking areas.
  • No more than 8 people are permitted at single sites (16 for double sites).
  • Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash in the campground.
  • Only collect dead and downed wood for campfires.
  • No trash containers; please pack out all your trash.
  • Please be aware of flooding after heavy rains, and avoid driving through standing water in low areas.
  • Campers should scatter manure piles outside the mowed area to aid decomposition, discourage flies, and as a courtesy to others.
  • Use hitching posts whenever provided. Hitching stock to trees causes long-term damage. A hitch line between trees using wide nylon “tree saver” straps with rope run between the straps is always a good idea.
  • Please keep stock out of scenic overlooks or popular stops.
  • Contact Details: and Mark Twain Forest Supervisor's Office: 573-364-4621


If you want to discover and explore other campsites and horse trails, here are some of them that you may visit:

MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FOREST - Swan Creek Wilderness Area




Bar K Wrangler Camp does not require reservations for overnight accommodations. Please visit their page here on Top Horse Trails - Bar K Wrangler Camp for more information.