Helds Island Access

Driving Directions

From Mt. Sterling, take Highway 50 east, then Route K north 4 miles until it turns into a gravel road, continue 2 miles to the Access entrance, which is marked by a cantilever sign.


This area contains old fields. Facilities/features: boat ramp, primitive camping, and a permanent stream (Gasconade River).

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Individual Campsites  No amenities provided. 
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   Gasconade River  
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   Nine primitive camping sites. Most sites unshaded. No amenities provided.  
Parking Lotaccessible   

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Gasconade River 0.06 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Other 0.60  
Old Field 9.00  
Total Area Acres:9.60 

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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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