Headwaters Access

Driving Directions

In Cape Girardeau, take Highway 74/61 south, then Old Highway 61 (S. Kingshighway) south at the access sign.


This area has a boat ramp on the Castor River Diversion Channel. From the ramp, it is three miles downstream to the Mississippi River.

General Information


Cape Girardeau



  • Leased from Little River Drainage District.
  • When Cape Girardeau gauge is at 33', water is on parking lot. When Cape Girardeau gauge is 6-8', water too shallow to access Mississippi River.
  • GPS COORDINATES N 37 DEG 14.709 W 089 DEG 33.940

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Channel catfish 
Fishing - Crappie Good population. Spring fishing 
Fishing - Other Good population. White bass in spring when flow is adequate. 
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Concrete   Castor River Diversion Channel   
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Castor River Diversion Channel 0.12 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Other 7.50  
Crop Land 5.00  
Total Area Acres:12.50 

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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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