Highway 21 on the Black River
Franklin Floats and Campground is located at the East Fork Black River Bridge on Highway 21 at Lesterville. Established in 1976, it is owned and operated by Bob Franklin and family and remains a small family owned business. We provide personalized service. Services include canoe, raft and kayak rentals, cabin rental, campground with picnic tables fire rings and trash barrels. There is a shower house with hot showers and flush toilets. We have firewood available. A small store is located at the campground and sells river supplies, snacks and beverages. We also have Franklin Floats T-shirts and Black River maps. We can shuttle private canoes, kayaks or vehicles. We provide shuttles for hikers on the Ozark Trail and year round service by appointment in the off-season. Group rates are available as well as private group sites. So bring your group for a Cool Bus ride. Call 573-637-2205 for additional information.