Dan River Access

Driving Directions

From Poplar Bluff, take Highway 53 southeast 3.50 miles, then Country Road 616 east, then County Road 611 north to the area.


This area is mostly forest with a small wetlands. It offers access to the Black River. There is a boat ramp.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Seasonal closures may apply. 
Canoeing  Black River   
Dog Training with Special Use Permit   
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Other Fair population. Walleye - Walleye fishing upstream of this access during the winter months can be good. Anglers should target deep pools for pre-spawn females. 
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hiking  No designated trails 
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  With special use permit. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Concreteaccessible  Black River  
Parking Lotaccessible  1-Gravel Parking Lot with a concrete pad. 
Privy/Restroomaccessible  Disabled User 

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  1.00 acres  
Stream - Permanent Black River 0.50 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Wetland 6.00  
Forest and Woodland 66.00  
Total Area Acres:68.00 

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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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