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Arlington River Resort
Newburg, Missouri

Arlington River Resort

Contact Information:
Arlington River Resort
13003 Arlington Rd.
Newburg, MO. 65550
Phone: (573) 762-2714
Toll Free: (877) 763-2714
E-Mail: reservations@arlingtonriverresort.com
Arlington Missouri was established in the 1860s. It was a hub on the original road to Springfield, which went back and forth (financing) until after the civil war, when a man (T. C. Harrison) bought rights and started building with a buddy (General Fremont). They established the towns of Arlington and Jerome, and the freemason temple at Arlington, which later moved to Dixon. When the railroad came through, Arlington was slated to become a much larger city, but then the rail line shifted and Arlington Missouri never grew as anticipated and later became the abandoned railroad town on Historic Route 66.

Around 1970, Rowe E. Carney created an RV park and campground that encompassed the old town of yesterday with the modern-day conveniences of an RV park. He restored many of the buildings and brought back a town that had long been forgotten. Although Rowe E. Carney sold the park years later, the historic town of Arlington and the RV park still remain with a hotel built in the 1880s, a post office, old school house or church, log cabin, and houses.

Today, the town and park are called Arlington River Resort and it's set in the river valley of the Little Piney Creek and Gasconade River. Sitting on over 400 beautiful acres with tall rock faced bluffs, open pastures, and includes more than a mile of scenic riverfront. Just a few of the activities offered at Arlington today are swimming, fishing, nature hikes along an original portion of the "Trail of Tears", horseshoes, arcade, a playground, and club room. The facilities are outstanding with two large bath houses, laundry room, large pool with sun deck, 99 level pull thru RV sites with full hook-ups, and 25 riverfront tent sites. Also for your enjoyment is a boat ramp with dock, camp store, pavilion, stables for horse boarding, a propane station, and an RV dump station. If you're driving Historic Route 66, it's a must see.

Located just 10 miles from Rolla and 20 miles from Fort Leonard Wood, MO. right down the road from John's Modern Cabins. Take I-44 to Exit 176 then 3 miles on Arlington Rd. Come see us.
Web site: www.arlingtonriverresort.com

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