Fiery Fork Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Climax Springs, take Highway 7 east 4.30 miles, then take Granger Lane south 2 miles. Watch for signs.


This area is mostly forest. Facilities/features: primitive camping, picnic areas, and two permanent streams (Little Niangua River, Fiery Fork Creek).

About This Area

Fiery Fork Conservation Area is in Camden County, 15 miles northwest of Camdenton and seven miles east of Climax Springs, off Highway 7. The area includes 1,509 acres of oak and hickory forest and was named after Fiery Fork Creek, which flows into the Niangua River.

During your visit to Fiery Fork Conservation Area, you may view various forest improvement practices designed to improve wildlife habitat, maintain watershed quality, enhance tree growth, quality, and species composition. Signs of disturbance are only temporary and the forest will soon return to normal.

Hiking trails on the area vary in length from 0.25 mile to 1.25 miles and offer ideal opportunities to view wildlife in its natural setting.

All boundaries of the area are marked from tree to tree with blue paint and are posted where they intersect state and county roads or private lands. Visitors are urged to respect the rights of adjacent land owners.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  Graveled camp site pads, picnic tables, and fireplace grates at some camp sites. 
Canoeing  Little Niangua River access.  
Fishing - Bass Good population. Little Niangua River 
Fishing - Other Fair population. Suckers, Little Niangua River 
Fishing - Other Fair population. Bass, sunfish, and crappie in non-stocked ponds 
Fishing - Sunfish Good population. Little Niangua River 
Hiking  River Glade Trail 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Other   Gravel bar launch for small boats or canoes. Limited parking.  
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   Some camp sites have concrete picnic tables and steel fire place rings. No drinking water available.  
Parking Lotaccessible   
Picnic Table  11   
Privy/Restroomaccessible  Located at camping areas.  

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Non-Stocked Pond  1.00 acres Contains bass and sunfish  
Spring  1000.00 # gallons per day  
Stream - Intermittent Fiery Fork and Toby Hollow Creeks 2.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Little Niangua River 2.00 miles Access to Little Niangua River which is floatable most months of the year. 
Wildlife Watering Hole  1.00 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 1509.00  
Wetland 5.00  
Glade 3.00  
Savanna 23.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 40.00  
Old Field 20.00  
Other 8.95  
Total Area Acres:1608.95 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
River Glade Trail (Difficult) Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 1.00 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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