Rinquelin Trail Lake Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Vienna, take Highway 42 west, then Highway 133 south to Route DD, then west to County Road 631, then south to County Road 630, then east to area entrance.

Highlights

This area contains forest and old fields. Facilities/features: boat ramp, primitive camping, fishing jetties, and Rinquelin Trail Community Lake.

About This Area

The 286 acres comprising Rinquelin Trail Lake Conservation Area were acquired by the Conservation Department through five separate transactions between 1982 and 1990.

The area is named after an Indian trail that passed through Vienna and connected the Gasconade and Osage rivers. Some early maps named the trail The Rinquelin Trail to the mouth of the Osage River.

The area features a 29-acre lake with a boat ramp, fishing jetties and a double-pit privy all accessible to people with disabilities. The lake has three parking lots, accommodating a total of 26 vehicles.

Wildlife habitat management on the area includes disturbing old fields, planting native grasses and conducting forest management.

General Information

Central

Maries

573-815-7900

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  Next to parking lot. No amenities provided.  
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Good population. Bluegill, Redear 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good 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 - Lake - Concrete   Rinquelin Trail Lake  
Camping Area - Individual Campsites    
Fishing Jetty/Platformaccessible   
Parking Lotaccessible  Parking lot at privy is ADA accessible. 
Privy/Restroomaccessible   

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Rinquelin Trail Lake 29.00 acres  
Stream - Intermittent  1.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 147.00  
Old Field 80.00  
Lakes/Ponds 29.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 20.00  
Crop Land 10.00  
Total Area Acres:285.96 

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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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