Black Hawk Access

About this Area

Total Acres

Black Hawk Access

Black Hawk Access
Missouri Department of Conservation

The access is about 10 miles downstream from Dunn Ford Access and provides a convenient destination for a day's float.

The Conservation Department purchased land for this access in 1984. The 137-acre area includes about 75 acres of riparian and upland timber and 62 acres of mostly open crop fields and old field habitat. The South Fabius River forms the west and south boundaries of the area.

Two parking lots are provided. One parking lot is located adjacent to the concrete boat ramp.  A parking lot 500 feet north provides additional parking for hunters and other area users.  Camping is permitted on or adjacent to these lots.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Camping
    • Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack,
    • Designated Camping Sites
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Emerson (Route M in Marion County), take County Road 159 south 1.50 miles, then County Road 134 east 1.50 miles.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information