Lesterville, Missouri is an unincorporated community in southeast Missouri. It is located in Reynolds County on Missouri State Highways 21, 49, and 72 near the Black River. It is known as a popular tourist destination due to its scenic location and beautiful river.
On December 14, 2005, approximately 1.5 billion gallons of water flowed from a breach of the Upper Taum Sauk Lake reservoir, north of Lesterville. The reservoir is the source of the Taum Sauk pumped storage plant, a pumped-storage hydroelectric plant owned by AmerenUE. As a result of the breach, Lesterville was voluntarily evacuated.
Web Sites and Links
Bearcat GetawayCampground offering canoeing, rafting and riverfront camping on the Black River. Prices, maps, foods available, rules, and photo gallery included.