Tourist Attractions

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Eagle Bluff Golf Course

16500 MO-79
Clarksville, MO 63353
573.242.3309
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Open to the public.

Hours
Daily: 7:00 a.m.-Dark

Louisiana Access

In Louisiana, take Third Street south 8 blocks from Highway 54, then South Carolina Street east 2 blocks. Alternatively, from Highway 54, take Third Street south for 7 blocks from Highway 54, then Georgia Street east for two blocks.
573.754.4132


Offers a boat ramp and picnic area. This area offers access to the Mississippi River. It is owned and maintained by the City of Louisiana and is part of the Department's Community Assistance Program.

Hours
Open daily 4 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Little Calumet Creek Access

From Clarksville, take Highway 79 north 4 miles to the access.
573.248.2530


Hwy 79 north of Clarksville. Offers access to the Mississippi River, gravel boat ramp, camping sites, and fishing for Black Bass, Catfish, Sunfish, Walleye/Sauger, White Bass

Hours
4 a.m.- 10 p.m. Daily

Ashley Access

7 miles south of Bowling Green on Hwy 161. Accesses North Fork of the Cuivre River.
Ashley
573.248.2530
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Ashley Access offers fishing opportunities for Black bass and sunfish. 7.1 acres

Hours
Open daily 4 a.m.-10 p.m.

West Lake

Bowling Green
573.248.2530 For non-fishing related inquiries please call 573.324.5451
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The lake offers 28 acres of fishable waters. East of Bowling Green on County Road 282 (accessed from the Hwy 61/161 overpass.

Hours
Open Daily 4 a.m-10 p.m.

Jack Floyd Memorial Lake

County Road 280
Bowling Green
573.248.2530 For non-fishing related inquiries please call 573.324.5451
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This lake offers 38 acres of fishing. Three miles east of Bowling Green on County Road 282 (accessed from the Highway 61/161 overpass), go 0.6 miles south on County Road 280 to the entrance.

Hours
Open Daily 4 a.m.-10 p.m.

Ranacker Conservation Area

Frankford
573.248.2530
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Three miles south of Frankford on Highway 61, then west on Route RA

Hours
Open Daily 4a.m.-10p.m.

Edward Anderson Conservation Area

Edward Anderson Conservation Area is located approximately 20 miles north of Louisiana or approximately 16 miles south of Hannibal on MO-79.
573.754.6171
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This is a forested area in the Mississippi Hills that offer some of the more rugged terrain in Northeast Missouri. The area is located on the Little Dixie National Scenic By-way, Highway 79 and offers excellent fall color.

Hours
Open Daily 4 a.m.-10 p.m.

Dupont Reservation Conservation Area

Ashburn
573.248.2530
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From 1892 through 1932 a dynamite factory on this site provided explosives for lead, zinc and coal mines in the tri-state area and nitroglycerin for use in Oklahoma oil fields. Separate facilities were built in the buildings explode. The area consists of 975 acres of upland timber, 310 acres of bottomland timber and 35 acres of old fields and grassland. It also contains plantations of walnut, cottonwood, tulip poplar, pine different valleys in this rough terrain to lessen the chance of a chain reaction explosion, should any one of and bald cypress trees.

A boat access and primitive campground are located along a portion of 1.5 miles of Mississippi River frontage.DuPont Forest Natural Area is found east of Highway 79. This 80-acre tract is a mixed upland hardwood forest and small limestone glade, lying within the Lincoln Hills Section of the Glaciated Plains Natural Division. Basswood, northern red oak, white oak, chinquapin oak and sugar maple are common overstory trees.

Hours
Open daily 4 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge

Annada
573.847.2333
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Offers wonderful opportunities for bird-watching and trails and a great location for migratory birds. Clarence Cannon is operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Ted Shanks Conservation Area

3643 Pike 145
Ashburn
573.248.2530
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Ted Shanks borders 8.75 miles of Mississippi River frontage, 4.75 of Salt River and 2.25 miles of river bluffs. Ted Shanks offers recreational opportunities for anglers, hunters, and wildlife watchers. This 6.705 acre contains bottomland hardwood timber, open marsh, mixed shrub/emergent wetlands, row crop upland woods and more! There is acres of fishable waters, camping is offered, boat ramps and trails.

Hours
Seven days a week 4 a.m.- 10 p.m.

The Clarksville Riverfront Park

Along Water Street in Beautiful Clarksville, MO

Walk through the "Touch the Mississippi" entrance, down the wide sidewalks to the terracing steps and all the way to the river. The playground is ADA compliant. There is a gazebo for quiet reflection, large and small pavilions to provide relief from the sun or rain as you picnic, fishing from the steps is encouraged and wheelchair accessible. There are interpretive signs along the paths to provide information of interest.

The Two Rivers Marina (just across the Mississippi River in Rockport, IL) is a full service marina that offers slip rentals, a campground with full hook-ups, swimming pool, as well as a stocked ship store, marine fuel, and an on-site mechanic.

Eagle Viewing

Clarksville MO
660-785-2420
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Bald eagles migrate down from the Great Lakes states and central Canada to this area where they find safe resting areas and an ample food supply. Because of their excellent vision the eagle is able to see a fish from a mile or more away. Bald Eagles feed primarily on fish and consume approximately 1 to 2 pounds of food per day. They can fly at some 65 miles per hour and dive at speeds of over 150 miles per hour. Standing about 3 feet tall and spreading up to an 8-foot wingspan, the eagle can soar for hours and can even use their wings to swim if necessary.

Hours
November-March