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Noren Access Campsite

North Jefferson Recreation Area

Noren Access Campsite is located approximately 1.4 miles from the Katy Trail, in N. Jefferson MO

Three primitive camping sites located in North Jefferson Recreation Area near the Noren Missouri River Access, and the bike bridge ramps structure. Fire pit, log seating, picnic table, and lamp pole.
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Noren Access Campsite in N. Jefferson
Bikepacker from STL on 09/04/2020 01:29 PM:
Has anyone camped here lately? I am planning a round trip bikepacking trip from STL to KC. Thanks

Mel Zabecki from Fayetteville,AR on 09/05/2020 06:11 AM:
Scary scary scary-at least it was in 2018 for a woman traveling solo. I jumped ship and found an air b&b because I was sure I’d be murdered in my hammock.

Humpty Dumpty from Houston on 09/05/2020 09:26 PM:
Agree with other comment...

I stopped there 3 years ago with the intention of camping. I was very familiar with the site because of my kayak racing on the MO River, and Noren is a frequent stop (or finish line). Beautiful place.

But sitting on a picnic table while devouring some sort of dehydrated monstrosity, and looking around, it was clear to me that this isn't the safest place to camp. It's been said before, but the sites are distant from one another and there isn't any law enforcement presence to speak of, so it feels like Deliverance 2 might be filming close by, if you catch my drift.

Admittedly, I don't have any idea whether this area has a real crime history or not. Could just have been me viewing through suspicious peepers. In my case, I chose to mosey down (eastward) to Portland for a campsite (30 trail miles). Just didn't feel comfortable at Noren, even with my familiarity and my camping chops. Hope this helps a bit.

Noren Access Campsite in N. Jefferson
Mr. Bump from Hannibal on 12/05/2018 10:09 PM:
We rolled in after dark and couldn't find the campsites. Cars pull in and out of the boat ramp all the time, some driving very fast. People sit in their cars texting. Something is up. Lots of traffic noise from the bridge overhead. Bring earplugs if you plan to camp here.