Shell Knob Rec Site Pavilion

Shell Knob Rec Site Pavilion

The Shell Knob Rec Site Pavilion location is in Ava, Missouri
65608. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Shell Knob Rec Site Pavilion facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Us Forest Service
1006 S. Jefferson

Phone number


Campground information Ava, Missouri


Shell Knob Recreation Site is situated along a bluff overlooking the White River arm of beautiful Table Rock Lake, in an unincorporated portion of Shell Knob. It is a great location to relax and enjoy being away from it all. The site can best be described as resembling a city park with a view. Even though it is near numerous subdivisions, Shell Knob is an unincorporated community.


A tennis court, sand volleyball court, a double horseshoe pit and a playground are available. A short walking trail leads to a scenic overlook of Table Rock Lake.


The site includes a lighted pavilion with kitchen facilities, numerous picnic tables and two parking areas. Accessible vault toilets are provided. Drinking water is available only during warm weather months. Only the pavilion can be rented, not the entire site.
There is no stove or refrigerator available in the kitchen. There is a sink with hot/cold water available in kitchen. Grill is available outside for use.
When picking up key at Harter House for gate and kitchen, a $25 deposit is required and will be refunded when key is returned to Harter House.

Natural Features

The pavilion was once the site of Civilian Conservation Corps camp, which operated from 1936 to 1942. Several historic features are still visible within the site. The surrounding area is heavily wooded and provides scenic forest views.

Nearby Attractions

Table Rock Lake, which offers all kinds of recreational opportunities, is adjacent to the Shell Knob Recreation Site.

Frequently Asked Questions About Us Forest Service Ava, MO

How do I make a reservation with Shell Knob Rec Site Pavilion?

To make reservations at Shell Knob Rec Site Pavilion, you can call the office at 417-683-4428.

Where is Shell Knob Rec Site Pavilion located?

The Shell Knob Rec Site Pavilion is located at Us Forest Service 1006 S. Jefferson in Ava,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Shell Knob Rec Site Pavilion have tent or RV camping?

Shell Knob Rec Site Pavilion offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 417-683-4428 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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