Dunn Ford Access

Driving Directions

From Philadelphia, take Route D north 2 miles, then Route J west 0.50 mile, and County Road 123 north 1 mile.

Highlights

This forest and old fields area offers access to the South Fabius River.

About This Area

The Conservation Department purchased land for Dunn Ford Access in 1982 in order to provide additional public access to South Fabius River. The 136-acre area is mostly open fields with timber along the river and on upland hill slopes. The original Dunn Ford, which was used in earlier times as a crossing for cattle drives, was located a short distance downstream of this area.

Access to the river is by a short foot path off the area's parking lot. The South Fabius River extends 0.7 miles along the north boundary of the area. This small river has several pools and riffles and numerous root wads that provide good fish habitat. This portion of the river is suitable for bank fishing, wading, and floating. The next access for canoeists is Blackhawk access, 10 river miles downstream, a long day's float.

General Information

Northeast

Marion

573-248-2530

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Camping - Primitive Area  Camping allowed on or adjacent to area parking lots. No camping along roadways. No amenities provided. 
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Except during all firearms deer and turkey seasons. 
Canoeing  South Fabius River  
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Crappie Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  
Hunting-Deer Good population. See regulations.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good 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
Other Unimproved Stream Access  Walk-in access to South Fabius River. Small boats and canoes can be launched. 
Parking Lot    

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent South Fabius River 0.76 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 65.00  
Old Field 71.00  
Total Area Acres:136.00 

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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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