Fabius Chute Access


ATTENTION: Ameren Electric is currently constructing a new powerline that will cross Fabius Chute Access and the adjoining Fabius Island. Construction crews and equipment will be present throughout the rest of this year. Area closures are not anticipated at this time but area users may encounter slight delays in accessing the area. Please use caution and drive slowly while entering the area.

Boaters may consider using alternate ramps to access Pool 22 of the Mississippi River:
• Hannibal –access to lower Pool 22
• Soulard Access – access to lower Fabius River is one mile upstream of the confluence with upper Pool 22
• Quincy, IL – access to upper Pool 22, downstream of Lock and Dam #21

The traditionally-used private boat ramp at Northeast Power is now CLOSED to public access. Boaters should use one of the alternate ramps listed above.

For more information, contact the MDC office at 8965 Highway 36, Suite 1, Hannibal MO 63401, 573-248-2530.

Driving Directions

From Palmyra, take Highway 61 north 2.50 miles, then County Road 332 east 2.20 miles, and County Road 342 northeast 2 miles.


This area has access to the Mississippi River and a boat ramp.

General Information





(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Primitive Area  Camping allowed on or adjacent to area parking lots. No camping along roadways. No amenities provided.  
Canoeing  Access is to a side channel of the Mississippi River and the lower reaches of North River 
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Crappie Good population. Within the side channel and in the lower reaches of North River. 
Fishing - Other Good population. Common Carp, Freshwater Drum, Gar Species, other big river species. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Concrete   Access to North River and Pool 22 of the Mississippi River. This side channel is shallow during low flows.  
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Mississippi River 0.25 miles  
Stream - Permanent North River 0.70 miles North River and Fabius Chute meet at the Mississippi River. 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 38.00  
Total Area Acres:38.30 

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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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