Sowards Ford Access

Driving Directions

From Denver, take South Street (gravel) east 0.25 mile, then Quarry Avenue south 0.50 mile to area entrance.


This area offers access to the East Fork of the Grand River. Primitive camping with gravel pads and picnic tables is available.

About This Area

This area offers access to the East Fork of the Grand River and 10 gravel camping pads with picnic tables.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites   
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Other Fair population. Carp 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Other   Grand River - river access requires portage.  
Camping Area - Individual Campsites  10  Graveled pads  
Parking Lot    
Picnic Table  10   

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent East Fork of the Grand River 0.25 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Grassland (non-prairie) 5.00  
Forest and Woodland 45.50  
Total Area Acres:50.50 

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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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