Another Eleven Point River treasure

As you paddle through the beautiful waters of the Eleven Point River, there is a natural treasure you should stop and see.

Boze Mill Spring is a sure beauty you don’t want to miss on your next trip. This spring is located in the Boze Mill Float Camp, managed and maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. It is the only float camp along the Eleven Point River that can be accessed both by river and by roadway. 1

By road, it is located about 14.1 miles east of Alton, Mo. When you pass the Riverton area and bridge over the river, look for the next county road to your left or north. It is County Road #152. Go about 2.3 miles and the parking area to Boze Mill Float Camp will be on your left.

Now, by riverway, it will be 5.7 miles downstream from the Whitten boat access area. When you get to the Boze Mill area, you will be located 2.3 miles upstream from the Riverton boat access area.

The Boze Mill Float Camp area contains dispersed camping sites, picnic tables, pedestal grills, and a vault bathroom. There is a short trail that you can walk around the spring branch. Just be careful to watch your footing. This is a popular area for visitors to stop and visit the spring and remains of the old grist mill.

Boze Mill Spring forms a deep blue pool as it emerges from underground, producing between 12-15 million gallons of water per day on average. Many aquatic plants add several shades of green to the spring branch.

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