Black Island CA (Stephen C Bradford Unit)

Bradford Unit of Black Island Conservation Area is closed, except for fishing or waterfowl hunting, when Mississippi River Level is at or above twenty-eight feet (28') at the Caruthersville River Gauge.

About this Area

For more information call
(573) 290-5730
Total Acres

The Stephen C. Bradford Unit of Black Island Conservation Area is enrolled in the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP), which is a program through the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), which is designed to restore and protect wetlands.

The Stephen C. Bradford Unit consists of a recent abandoned river channel of the Mississippi River. Two wetland pools were created, and will be managed for waterfowl, wading birds and shorebirds. The remaining portion of the area is agriculture fields that will be converted to riverfront forest.

All public use is prohibited, except fishing and waterfowl hunting by boat only, when the Mississippi River water level is at or above twenty eight  (28) feet on the Caruthersville gauge.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • White Bass,
    • Catfish
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • 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 Hayti I-55 exit, take Highway 84 east, then County Road 337 north, and County Road 338 east to the area.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information