Coldwater Access

Driving Directions

From Silva, take Highway 67 north approximately 9 miles, then take County Road 302 west 3 miles to the river.


This old field and forest area offers access to the St. Francis River.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • Undeveloped at this time.
  • GPS 90*28'9.203"W 37*18'0.381"N

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Primitive Area  No amenities provided. 
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Seasonal closures may apply. 
Canoeing  Access to the St. Francis River is undeveloped but possible with canoe.  
Dog Training with Special Use Permit   
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Walleye and goggle-eye. 
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair 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
No Developed Facilities

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Other backwater slough 0.25 count  
Stream - Permanent St. Francis River 0.50 miles 0.5 mile of frontage. 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 29.00  
Old Field 50.00  
Total Area Acres:79.43 

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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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