Larry R. Gale Access

Driving Directions

From Camdenton, take Highway 54 west 4 miles to Route AA, then north 2.50 miles. At the fire station, turn east onto Koehler Road (AA 101), and go 1 mile to Larry R. Gale Road (AA-101D). Watch for signs.


This area is mostly forest with some old fields and glades. Facilities/features: a two-lane boat ramp, a courtesy dock, a fishing dock, and access to the Niangua Arm of Lake of the Ozarks.

About This Area

The Larry R. Gale Access is located in Camden County. The Larry R. Gale Access, on the Niangua Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks, provides public access and boat launching facilities.

The boat launch is lighted and is open all hours on a year-round basis. Facilities include parking for 50 vehicles and boat trailers, a two-lane launching ramp, courtesy docks, disabled-accessible privies, a disabled-accessible fishing dock and disabled-accessible walkways, which connect parking, privies, and other facilities.

The Conservation Department purchased 195 acres for the Larry R. Gale Access in 1988. The Access was developed and opened to the public in 1991.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Crappie Good population.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Paddlefish and white bass good, walleye fair 
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  
Hiking  Forest Glade Trail is a .9 mile loop from a parking lot. 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population. Firearms firing single projectiles prohibited.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population. Firearms firing single projectiles prohibited.  
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   Two lane boat ramp on Lake of the Ozarks.  
Dock - Boat/Courtesy   Courtesy dock only. No facilities to dock a boat more than 10-15 minutes. 
Dock - Fishingaccessible  Covered disabled-accessible fishing dock with scenic concrete pathway to the dock. 
Parking Lot   Over flow parking, open field 
Parking Lot   Parking for access to bottomland fields. Lot is located at the end of the black top where the concrete starts. Four car lot. 
Parking Lotaccessible  Parking adjacent to ramp accommodates 34 vehicles with trailers. Parking lot does have nighttime lighting. Disabled user parking clearly marked. NOTE: Boat trailers not attached to vehicles will be towed away at the owners expense. Boat trailer storage prohibited.  
Parking Lot   Parking lot at hiking trail head, four car parking lot. 
Privy/Restroomaccessible  Pit toilets, no water available. 

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake - Shoreline Lake of the Ozarks 0.50 miles  
Fishing Lake or Pond Lake of the Ozarks 55000.00 acres  
Non-Stocked Pond  2.00 acres  
Stream - Intermittent  1.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Old Field 40.00  
Other 7.45 road, parking, lawn, ramp 
Glade 5.00  
Forest and Woodland 140.00  
Total Area Acres:192.54 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Forest Glade Trail (Difficult) Hiking (Interpretive) 0.90 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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