Long Ford Access

Driving Directions

From Lebanon, take Highway 32 east 5 miles, then take Route B south for 6.80 miles to access on downstream side of Osage Fork River Bridge.

About This Area

Restoration of bottomland forest in progress. Trees planted in March 2007. Bottomland forest is critical to stabilize streambanks, slow flood water, filter sediments, and provide habitat for Species of Conservation Concern such as the Cerulean Warbler and the endangered Eastern Hellbender.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • Area Not Developed.
  • Area Subject to Flash Flooding. 
  • Natural gravel areas may be soft.  Four wheel drive vehicles are recommended near the river.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Canoeing  Osage Fork of the Gasconade River   
Dog Training with Special Use Permit   
Fishing - Bass Good population. Special smallmouth bass management area. See regulations. 
Fishing - Other Good population. Goggle-eye (rock bass) special management area. See regulations.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Suckers 
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit   

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Other   Osage Fork of the Gasconade River Gravel bar only.  
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Osage Fork of the Gasconade River 0.60 miles Access is not developed. Use bridge maintenance road. 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 15.00  
Old Field 16.00  
Total Area Acres:31.00 

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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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