Osage-Tavern Access

Driving Directions

From St. Elizabeth, take Route E north to the end, then Hoecker Road north about 1 mile. This access is located 50 river miles above the mouth of the Osage River.


This area offers a one-lane boat ramp with access to the Osage River and lower Big Tavern Creek.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Individual Campsites  Fire rings provided. 
Canoeing  On Osage River 
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Crappie Fair population.  
Fishing - Other Fair population. White Bass 
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  As per regulations 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Concrete   One-lane boat ramp on the Osage River  
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   17 camp sites have steel fireplace rings. 
Parking Lotaccessible  Small gravel parking lot. 

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Big Tavern Creek 0.10 miles Mouth of Big Tavern Creek is located 300 feet downstream from Osage River boat ramp.  
Stream - Permanent Osage River 0.10 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Total Area Acres:27.34 

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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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