It’s not often that I come across a location that I am unable to find any information about. This location is an example of one of the few structures that I simply can not find any history for.
The Big Piney and Gasconade Rivers are fairly historic rivers from mid-Missouri. During 1800’s, the extensive forests of the Ozarks provided lumber for the growing city of St. Louis. Later, the rivers were popular tourist destinations for health people from St. Louis and Kansas City. Many hunting and fishing resorts sprung up along the local rivers.
I assume this building is one such location. It is currently situated on National Forest land in the Mark Twain National Forest. Google Maps shows the area as being labeled as Pocket Eddy, but searching for that turns up no useful information.