Clearwater Dam and Black River Nature Trail

Clearwater Dam and Black River Nature Trail

We couldn’t have asked for a better day to soak up the views of majestic Clearwater Lake and hike the Black River Nature Trail. The Clearwater Dam on the Black River created the lake in 1948 for flood control and recreation. The dam released significant water, creating a powerful water flow into the Black River—a fantastic sight!
The Black River Nature Trail provided a shady path through the fresh greenery alongside the river. This part of Missouri truly lives up to its reputation for natural beauty!


Saturday, May 18, 2024


2.42 miles

Moving Time

0:55:32 hours


81 °F, sunny, light breeze