Black Hawk Access

Driving Directions

From Emerson (Route M in Marion County), take County Road 159 south 1.50 miles, then County Road 134 east 1.50 miles.

Highlights

Contains forest, old fields, cropland, and grassland and offers access to the South Fabius River.

About This Area

The access is about 10 miles downstream from Dunn Ford Access and provides a convenient destination for a day's float.

The Conservation Department purchased land for this access in 1984. The 137-acre area includes about 75 acres of riparian and upland timber and 62 acres of mostly open crop fields and old field habitat. The South Fabius River forms the west and south boundaries of the area.

Two parking lots are provided. One parking lot is located adjacent to the concrete boat ramp.  A parking lot 500 feet north provides additional parking for hunters and other area users.  Camping is permitted on or adjacent to these lots.

General Information

Northeast

Marion

573-248-2530

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Camping - Primitive Area  Camping is allowed on or adjacent to area parking lots.  One parking lot is located adjacent to the concrete boat ramp.  A parking lot 500 feet north provides additional parking for hunters and other area users.  
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Except during firearms deer and turkey seasons.  
Canoeing  Concrete boat ramp with access to the 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 Good 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
Boat Ramp - Stream - Concrete South Fabius River   
Parking Lot    
Parking Lotaccessible   

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent South Fabius River 1.78 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Old Field 46.00  
Crop Land 15.77  
Forest and Woodland 75.00  
Total Area Acres:136.77 

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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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