Joe Crighton Access

Driving Directions

In Springfield, go east on Battlefield Road off Highway 65 to Farm Road 164. Area is north on Farm Road 193.


Facilities/features: boat ramp, picnic area, and a permanent stream (James River).

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • Area is subject to flash flooding.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Canoeing  Trail head for the James River Water Trail. 
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Other   Dirt and gravel ramp with canoe/kayak launching facility. James River.  
Parking Lot    
Picnic Table    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent James River 0.75 miles Stream frontage at Joe Crighton Access is 0.75 miles and provides plenty of bank fishing access.  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Other 7.50  
Total Area Acres:7.50 

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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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