Elmer A. Cook Memorial Access

Driving Directions

From Kirksville, take Highway 11 west 7 miles to the Chariton River bridge.


This area offers access to the Chariton River. There is a public access but no boat ramp.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Primitive Area  Camping is allowed in the parking lot. This is not recommended as a camping destination. No amenities are provided  
Canoeing  On the Chariton River 
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Other Fair population. Carp and drum 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot   Small (5 car) parking lot adjacent to river.  

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Chariton River 0.10 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 2.50  
Total Area Acres:2.50 

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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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