Sweetgum Access

Driving Directions

From Zalma, take Highway 51 north, then Route H north, then County Road 708 west 1.50 miles.


This area is primarily cropland with some forest. Facilities/features: boat ramp and a permanent stream (Castor River).

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • This access is less than one mile from Castor River Conservation Area.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Fishing - Bass Good population. Spotted and Largemouth Bass are common 
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Channel and Flathead Catfish. 
Fishing - Other Good population. Sucker gigging can be good when water clears in winter. 
Fishing - Other Fair population. Walleye  
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Concrete   Castor River. The end of the concrete ramp is not in the main channel of the river, except during high water.  
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Castor River 0.50 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 64.00 Updated by RDH on 1-17-17 
Forest and Woodland 94.52 Updated by RDH on 1-17-17 
Other 2.60 Updated by RDH on 1-17-2017 
Total Area Acres:161.12 

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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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