Blackjack Access

About this Area

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(660) 885-6981
Total Acres
212.0

Blackjack Access

Prairie at Blackjack Access
Missouri Department of Conservation

Blackjack Access contains a unique complex of grassland, savanna, and woodland. Small glade communities can be found with stunted post and blackjack oak adapted to dry, shallow soil conditions. A few unique bluffs are located along the Sac River on the northwest edge of Blackjack Savanna. Restoration efforts are underway including tree removal and prescribed burning. The Sac River bordering this area is important habitat for numerous species of freshwater mussels. The Pink mucket and the Black sandshell are species of conservation concern in Missouri that live in flowing waters of large streams among gravel and cobble. The principal cause of decline has been habitat alteration from dam construction, channelization, and dredging.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • White Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Sunfish
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot

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
Directions
From Collins, take Highway 54 west about 4 miles, then Route J south about 3 miles, and Route W west to the area.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information