This is the facility you want when your plan is to spend the day next to the Big River. The 8 (eight) acres offer a concrete boat ramp for upstream access to the Big River. In addition, this facility offers picnic areas, open field activities, restrooms, and ample parking. The dam provides an impoundment of water utilized for fishing and boating. The area has very strong currents and does produce dangerous conditions that should be respected. We do not recommend wading or swimming in the Big River.
This facility is located within a designated Smallmouth Bass Trophy area. This designation is one of several throughout the State of Missouri intended to identify above average fishing areas and ensure the habitat and fishing quality are maintained at a high standard. Because of this designation, special restrictions apply. Be sure you contact the Missouri Department of Conservation regarding these restrictions.