Angeline Conservation Area

Driving Directions

North of Eminence and extending 15 miles west toward Summersville. Enter from Highways 19 and 106 or Route D.


This rugged forest and old fields area has a hiking trail and 25 miles of field roads open to horseback riders. It also offers access to the Jacks Fork and Current rivers.

About This Area

The Angeline Conservation Area lies north of the Jacks Fork and west of the Current River. The 39,590-acre area is north of Eminence and extends 15 miles west to near Summersville, accessed by Highways 19 and 106 or Route D.

Numerous small springs, seeps and sinkholes are found on the area due to the karst topography.

Clow, Alley Spring and Flat Rock conservation areas and the Kerr-McGee purchase were combined to create this single conservation area. Angeline takes the name of a small logging camp found in the area during the 1920s. The camp was part of the Missouri and Mining Mill, located in West Eminence, in operation from 1909 to 1927. The area reached its peak population with the logging boom of the early 1900s.

Points of interest include a scenic overlook on Highway 19, the headquarters for the Eminence forestry district office, Bay Branch Shooting Range, Flat Rock Lookout Tower, Lick Log Hollow Nature Trail a one mile interpretive hike and a day use Equestrian loop trail system that is 9.5 miles long.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • The Area Manager can be contacted at the Eminence Office.
  • Normal office hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday.
  • A map of the Lower Ozarks which includes Angeline CA is available at the Eminence Office on Highway 19 north of Eminence.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Interior forest species. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Primitive Area  Unless otherwise posted. No amenities are provided. 
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Seasonal closures may apply.  
Canoeing  Access to Jacks Fork and Current Rivers via the Ozark National Scenic Riverways access points. 
Demonstrations  Forest and Glade Management Demonstration Sites are found on the area.  
Fishing - Bass Good population. In the rivers. 
Fishing - Goggle-eye Fair population. In the rivers. 
Fishing - Other Good population. Suckers in the rivers. 
Hiking  One mile Lick Log hiking trail and multi-use trail. Also hiking opportunity on interior roads and access trails. 
Horseback Riding  Designated horse trail is nine miles long. Also allowed on roads open to vehicles. Groups of ten or more people require a special use permit from the area manager. 
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. Variable opportunity in open fields and managed fields. Check with area manager. 
Hunting-Quail Fair population. Variable opportunity in managed fields, glades and woodlands. Check with area manager. 
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Fire Tower Flat Rock    
Other Bay Branch Shooting Range   
Parking Lot   Gravel parking areas are located at Bay Branch Shooting Range, at Lick Log Nature Trail, Equestrian Trail Head and Flat Rock Fire Tower.  
Privy/Restroomaccessible  Equestrian Trail Head privies are ADA Accessible  
Staffed OfficeaccessibleEminence Office   

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Designated Natural Area Pipestem Hollow 217.00 acres Features caves and other karst topography. To learn more about natural areas go to natural areas.  
Designated Natural Area Spurgeon Hollow 96.00 acres A high quality dolomite glade and woodland complex. To learn more go to natural areas.  
Designated Natural Area Alley Spring 795.00 acres A high quality dolomite feature jointly owned and managed with the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. To learn more go to natural areas.  
Fishless Pond  50 12.00 acres These small, shallow ponds serve as wildlife watering holes, and aquatic habitat for animals such as salamanders and frogs.  
Other Forty-Acre Sinkhole 40.00 count This unique feature is located on a gravel county road,off Highway 106, just south of the junction of Highway 106 and Route D, in Shannon County.  
Stream - Intermittent  41 21.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Bay Branch 1.50 miles  
Stream - Permanent Jacks Fork River 0.25 miles  
Stream - Permanent Current River 7.00 miles Much of the Current River miles run through the Ozark National Scenic Riverways which borders Angeline Conservation Area. 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 38382.00  
Savanna 700.00  
Glade 300.00  
Old Field 200.00  
Total Area Acres:39582.81 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Lick Log Hollow Nature Trail (Easy) Hiking (Interpretive) 1.00 
Multi-use trail (Moderate) Multi-Use (Hike/Horse) 9.50 

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Shooting Range General Information






1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted

Click Shooting Ranges for more information.

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