Shelvin Rock Access

Driving Directions

From Nixa, take Highway 14 west, then Route M south 4 miles, and Shelvin Rock Road west 2 miles.


This area provides access to the James River. There is a boat ramp.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • Area is subject to flash flooding.
  • The water near the boat ramp is sometimes very swift.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Canoeing  James River   
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Other Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Concrete   James River paved launching area.  
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent James River 0.20 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Grassland (non-prairie) 3.00  
Forest and Woodland 15.00  
Other 2.00 Gravel roads and parking areas. 
Total Area Acres:20.00 

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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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