Lane Spring Recreational Area is a lightly trafficked trail located near Edgar Springs, MO and features a river. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and fly fishing and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Lane Spring Recreational Area, located in the Mark Twain Nat. Forest, is a for fee campground used primarily by fisherman, hikers, and picnickers. The adjacent Little Piney Creek is a Blue Ribbon trout stream.
I camped here the last week in October, 2016. PLUSES: The campground was pretty normal, but the restrooms were very clean and frequently stocked. The table and lamp post were sturdy and in good shape. The fire pit was tall with a swing over grill and a removable lower grate. There is a nice park with swings and climbing things and two picnic pavilions. Easy access to the Piney river for fisherman. Three easy hikes have trailheads in the campground. CONS: I heard highway traffic all night, and there was no wood available on-site for a campfire. $8/night for non-electric site. I was underwhelmed by the "sping" of Lane Spring..although there is concrete sidewalk all the way up to it.
Very beautiful scenic National Forest Park. It ends there!!! Horrible experience all the way around. Had several groups from children to adults partying and cursing like sailors. Then we were terrorized all night by an aggressive raccoon. So upset this was our 1st camping trip with my 2 year old and 7 year old. Not a family friendly place at all unless you want your children around a bunch or drunk individuals with foul mouths. We couldn't enjoy the spring to swim or our campsite. So said for such a beautiful place. Place runs on a honor system but they need to enforce some rules so it can be more family friendly. Will never go back again
Fun little area to visit for the afternoon. Some of the trails are harder to follow. We ended up with a ton of ticks after this hike, but it was fun nonetheless.
The campground is some what rustic as their is not electrical hookup for campers. The Setting is quite nice, Picturesque Lane Spring, nice playground for the kids, couple of short trails overlooking the valley, and shelter houses for family gatherings. Best of all blue ribbon trout fishing. We fished, caught and released several in just a couple hours. Hiked the two trails.