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Black River Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to Lesterville Missouri
and the Black River Chamber of Commerce website!
We're only 105 miles from St. Louis
RR1 Box 64, Lesterville, MO  63654

News for Lesterville, Annapolis, Centerville and the Black River Area
Join us for Missouri Floating Season!  IT's going to be a great year on Black River.
Make your plans now to visit us this season! 


Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park is now open! The day-use area includes the shut-ins, picnic areas, a series of pedestrian trails, access to the East Fork of the Black River, several interpretive shelters and the park store.   Visitors can access the scour channel from a new trail, which can be accessed from Highway N. The park will be open from 8  a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and the store is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. (From MO State Parks)
Camping at Johnson's Shut-ins is back!  Also, please see our campgrounds near Johnson's Shut-ins.


Special Event at Johnson's Shut-ins on October 5th, 2014!
Rocktober Run
To guarantee a t-shirt, register by: Sept. 21
See this page from Missouri State Parks to register!
Download a flyer about the race!

We are taking it for “granite” you will be at Johnson’s Shut-Ins Inaugural “Rocktober Run.”

Join us for our first ever 5K run and 1 mile Fun Walk.  The race will take you from the day-use area main parking lot through the park along the new Black River Trail. Awards for the top three winners in each age division** will be presented at the end of the race.

Whether you are running, walking or enjoying the race as a spectator, be sure to travel the ¼ mile trail to the overlook at the name sake of the park, “The Shut-Ins”.   This is Mother Nature “running” at her best as the East Fork of the Black River winds its way through the rhyolite boulders formed by volcanic eruptions so many millions of years ago.


If you love camping and floating or just relaxing and exploring Missouri's natural wonders from the comfort of a Bed and Breakfast Inn, Lodge or Cabin, the Black River Area in the Ozarks is the perfect getaway or family vacation spot away from the city.   Enjoy Missouri canoeing at its best, or choose to take a relaxing float in rafts, tubes or kayaks.  Only two hours southwest of St. Louis, we are the hub of recreational activities in the Southeast Missouri Ozarks.  Visit Taum Sauk, Missouri's highest mountain, the Ozark Trail, Bell Mountain Wilderness Area and Mark Twain National Forest.  Elephant Rocks is close by and don't miss Fort Davidson Historic site.  We also have many artisans and antique shops in our area.  So take a few minutes to explore our site.    We hope to see you soon!
To read comprehensive information about the Missouri State Parks, Conservations Areas, hunting and fishing, hiking and biking, entertainment, history, events, recreational opportunities, the Civil War in our region of Missouri and much more,
please visit www.missouri-vacations.com



Thank you for visiting our beautiful Black River Area!

Updated: 08/26/2014
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