Red Rock Landing Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Perryville, take Highway 61 south, then Route P east, then Route C north, and at Crosstown take County Road 350 east to the area.

Highlights

This area is mostly forest with some cropland.

About This Area

Red Rock Landing Conservation Area is on the Mississippi River in Perry County, approximtely 10 miles east of Perryville. To reach the area from Perryville, take Highway 61 south to Route P, follow Route P to its junction with Route C at Crosstown, turn left and turn onto County Road 350. Follow County Road 350 to the conservation area.

This area consists of 554 acres and includes approximately one mile of Mississippi River frontage and one-half-mile of Cinque Hommes Creek frontage.

The area contains seven ponds, totaling about five acres. The area has 419 acres of timber, 60 acres of unprotected bottomland fields, and 70 acres of upland fields.

The Conservation Department purchased this property in November 1994 primarily for use as a public fishing access. The area has some of the best remaining riparian habitat in this reach of the Mississippi River. The frontage has good water depth and instream cover that provides excellent bank fishing for catfish, and other big river species.

The area forest is managed to improve tree growth, quality, and species composition.

Other management strategies on the area include wildlife food plots and native warm-season grass plantings.

Red Rock Landing Conservation Area is inaccessible by road when the Mississippi River level is over 20 feet on the Chester Power gauge.

General Information

Southeast

Perry

573-290-5730

Owned by MDC

  • When Chester gauge is at 20' road access is closed.
  • LAT.37D44M55.41S(37.749) LONG-89D40M11.47S(-89.669)

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  Camping area has 3 defined campsites with fire rings, picnic tables, BBQ grills, and gravel pads. 
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Seasonal closures may apply. 
Fishing - Bass Fair population. Different regulations on Mississippi River and Cinque Holmes Creek. 
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Different regulations on Mississippi River and Cinque Holmes Creek. 
Fishing - Other Fair population. White bass and sauger. Different regulations on Mississippi River and Cinque Holmes Creek. 
Fishing - Other Good population. Buffalo and carp. Different regulations on Mississippi River and Cinque Holmes Creek. 
Hiking  Hiking trail goes through forest and open fields (see map). 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
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.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit   

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   Camping area has 3 defined campsites with fire rings, picnic tables, BBQ grills, and gravel pads. 
Parking Lot    

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  5.00 acres  
Stream - Permanent Mississippi River 1.00 miles 1 mile of frontage 
Stream - Permanent Cinque Hommes Creek 1.00 miles 0.5 mile of frontage 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 477.57  
Crop Land 35.00  
Glade 5.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 12.00  
Wetland 30.00  
Total Area Acres:559.57 

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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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