Elrod Mill Access is in Andrew County, northeast of Savannah. The Conservation Department purchased this site in 1980 to provide public access to the Platte River and other outdoor activities in northwest Missouri.
In the late 1800s, this site contained a mill, owned and operated by the Elrod family that ground flour for local residents. The grinding mill, which was located upriver near the ramp, was powered by the flowing waters of the Platte River.
This relatively small area is managed for a wide range of game and non-game wildlife species and is available to the public for a variety of outdoor activities compatible with resource management.
Hours of Operation
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 Union Star, take Highway 169 west 1.50 miles, then Route M north 0.50 mile, then County Road 221 west 2 miles, then County Road 216 north 1 mile to area entrance.
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Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information:
Turkey - Spring
During the youth spring season, one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
During the regular spring season, one-half hour before sunrise to 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.
Two male turkeys or turkeys with a visible beard, with the following restrictions:
Only one turkey during the first week of the regular spring season. Hunters who are unsuccessful during the first week, may take two turkey during the second and third week of the season, but both turkey may not be taken on the same day. A turkey harvested during the youth spring season counts toward a hunter's spring season bag limit.
During the spring youth season, only one male turkey or turkey with a visible beard. Youths who take a turkey during the youth season may not harvest their second bird until the second Monday of the regular spring season.
The following methods are allowed for turkey hunting: shotguns, with shot no larger than No. 4, atlatl, bow, and crossbow.
The following methods are prohibited for turkey hunting: use of dogs, bait, electronic calls or live decoys. Hunters also may not possess a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined; shotshells loaded with shot larger than No. 4; arrows, bolts, and darts containing any drug, poison, chemical, or explosive; and electronic calls or electronically activated calls.