Patrick Bridge Access

Driving Directions

From Caulfield, take Highway 160 west approximately 3.50 miles, then Route H north 4 miles to the Access.

Highlights

This area is mostly forest. Facilities/features: picnic areas and two permanent streams (Althea Spring, North Fork of the White River).

General Information

Ozark

Ozark

417-256-7161

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Camping - Individual Campsites  Camping area with 12 individual sites (first come basis). 
Canoeing  Access to North Fork White River  
Fishing - Bass Fair population. Smallmouth.  Natural bait and soft plastics are specifically prohibited when fishing from the upper outlet of Rainbow Springs to Patrick Bridge.  
Fishing - Other Fair population. Suckers.  Gigging is only permitted downstream of Patrick Bridge  
Fishing - Trout Good population. Downstream end of Blue Ribbon Trout Area.  Natural bait and soft plastics are specifically prohibited when fishing from the upper outlet of Rainbow Springs to Patrick Bridge.  
Hiking  Althea Spring Trail 0.30 mile interpretive trail  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Fall deer/turkey booklet.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Other   Gravel canoe ramp North Fork White River  
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   Twelve individual campsites available on first come basis. 
Parking Lotaccessible  One parking lot is for vehicle parking only with no privy linked to it. The 3 privies have concrete pads around them and linked to the other two gravel parking lots. 
Picnic Table  12  Located at campsites. 
Privy/Restroomaccessible  Gravel parking lots, one with concrete pad. 

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Spring Althea Spring 12000000.00 # gallons per day 23rd largest in Missouri; flow is 18.80 CFS/second; 12 million gallons per day  
Stream - Permanent North Fork of White River 1.75 miles  
Stream - Permanent Althea Spring Branch 0.13 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 135.00  
Old Field 14.00  
Other 12.00 Improved 
Total Area Acres:161.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Althea Spring Trail (Easy) Hiking (Interpretive) 0.30 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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