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Diana Bend Conservation Area is located approximately 0.5 mile from the Katy Trail, in New Franklin MO

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Diana Bend Conservation Area in New Franklin
Donald from Stowe, VT on 04/06/2023 06:36 PM:
Does the camping at Diana Bend Conservation area permit camping trailers or only tent camping?

Diana Bend Conservation Area in New Franklin
me&Z + Travel Pup on 09/30/2022 11:23 AM:
Meant to add a summary on 9/28/2022 but I forgot.

What others have said: this is just a gravel parking lot in the flood plain. No water, no shade, no fire pit, no picnic table. I forgot to check cell service but I doubt there is any. Note that Google maps show roads in the area that aren't usable. They are roped off and extremely overgrown.

We opted not to stay when I realized our dinner was still very frozen and there was only 20 minutes of daylight remaining. Plus the US 40 bridge is under construction and I would have to back track through Boonvile anyway.

The Katy Trail bridge is open and looks very nice. The approach from the west is marked with red spray paint on the gravel.

Diana Bend Conservation Area in Rocheport
MePlusBike from Palm Harbor,FL on 09/30/2020 10:37 PM:
Camped here 9-22-20 after actually finding it.
MM 181.5

South of the trail starting from the (currently downed) bridge that goes under State Road 40 and 7km west of the Rocheport "tunnel" theres a white gravel road. - Mo Conservation Rd - That will take you to a white gravel parking area.

The camping area is technically to the west of the parking area. No clear sites or evidence of sites. That night there were more mosquitoes in that area. I was more comfortable on the mowed grassy area directly next to the parking area.

The site closes at 10pm until 4am so there should be no vehicles overnight. I wasn't disturbed and it was very quiet overnight.

Make sure you have enough water. From the west New Franklin will be the last opportunity. From the East, Rocheport.

maduniboomer from op on 10/01/2020 05:53 AM:
thanks for your post very helpful,riding the trail in a week.

Diana Bend Conservation Area in Rocheport
Mr. Bump from Hannibal on 12/05/2018 09:20 PM:
Flat area at end of gravel road you can pitch a tent, but no wind protection.

Diana Bend Conservation Area in Rocheport
Scott H from Kalamazoo on 08/14/2018 05:38 PM:
Camped there about 8/7/18. It's about a half mile off the trail at the end of a gravel road. No trees or shade. A car drove in at night and stayed an hour but no one got out of the car. If you have time before dark, you might be able to find a more secluded spot nearby. I stopped there going west and won't stop going back east.

Diana Bend Conservation Area Camping (Rocheport)
Jason from Huntsville, AL on 10/12/2006 11:09 AM:
We had planned to camp here but found it to be basically an empty field with a gravel parking lot on the river delta. We decided that since it was so hot, some shade would be nice. We went up the road to Katfish Katy's.