Paydown Access


Paydown Access is open for ramp and parking access only. No camping. Keep out of the construction zone marked by orange fence. Paydown repairs will be completed in the near future which will require additional closures. Check back here for area status before planning a trip.

Driving Directions

From Vienna, take Highway 63 north 5.50 miles, then County Road 201 east (right) 8 miles to the access.


This area offers access to the Gasconade River. Facilities/features: boat ramp.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Individual Campsites  Six tent camping sites with fire rings. Some partially shaded.  
Canoeing  Gasconade River  
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Suckers. 
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Concrete    
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   Six tent camping sites with fire rings. Some partially shaded.  
Parking Lotaccessible  Parking for privy use only by disabled users.  
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Gasconade 0.20 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Grassland (non-prairie) 4.00  
Other 0.60  
Total Area Acres:4.60 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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