Archie and Gracie Vanderhoef Memorial State Forest

Driving Directions

From West Plains, take Highway 160 west 3 miles, then Route JJ south 8 miles, then County Road 9620 east 0.50 mile, and County Road 8110 south 0.50 mile to the area.

Highlights

This area is mostly forest. Facilities/features: picnic area, viewing deck, and permanent stream (South Fork of the Spring River).

General Information

Ozark

Howell

417-256-7161

Owned by MDC

  • Firearms firing single projectiles are prohibited.

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Fishing - Bass Fair population. Southfork of Spring River   
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population. Southfork of Spring River   
Hiking  One-half mile trail  
Hunting-Deer Good population. Archery only.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population. Firearms firing single projectiles are prohibited.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population. Firearms firing single projectiles are prohibited.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lotaccessible   
Picnic Tableaccessible   
Privy/Restroomaccessible   
Viewing Deck/Tower    

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Southfork of Spring River 0.50 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 125.00  
Old Field 15.00  
Total Area Acres:140.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Hiking trail (Moderate) Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 0.50 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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