Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Visiting Arrow Rock State Historic Site is like taking a step back in time to the 1800s, when Arrow Rock was an important stop along the Santa Fe Trail. Located along the Missouri River in central Missouri, the Arrow Rock State Historic Site is a fifteen minute drive north of I-70.


Arrow Rock is named after a bluff on the Missouri River. The bluff has been a landmark for explorers since 1732, and continuing through to the time of Lewis and Clark. Through the 1800s, Arrow Rock was a stop for settlers along their trip west.


The village of Arrow Rock, Missouri is about a half-mile walk from the campgrounds. The village and the park form the Arrow Rock Historic District, which is a National Historic Landmark. In the village, you will find a pair of Bed & Breakfasts, and a couple restaurants. Take the opportuntiy to walk around for a while and explore, and enjoy the historic homes. While in town, check out the historic Lyceum Theatre.


Check out the Pierre a Fleche Trail (Rock of Arrows Trail), a 1.5 mile trail that starts in the campgrounds and ends in a scenic overlook from the bluffs that give Arrow Rock its name.

Visitor’s Center

On the grounds of the historic site, the Visitor’s Center has museum centered on the natural history of Missouri its development through the 1800s. It contains Native American artifacts, as well as exhibits on the influence of French and Spanish explorers on the history of Missouri.


The campgrounds are split into three loops, one for basic campsites (12 total) and the other two for R.V.s. Showers and bathroom facilities are open for the season.

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