Fox Valley Lake CA

About this Area

For more information call
(660) 785-2420
Total Acres
2158.5

Fox Valley Lake

Lake with rolling hills in the background.
Missouri Department of Conservation

The 2,158-acre area is about 60 percent forested. The remaining 40 percent consists of grasslands, row crops, and idle fields. The forest consists mainly of oak-hickory in the uplands and mixed hardwood and softwood species in the bottomlands.

The area includes a 108-acre fishing lake and a 13-acre constructed wetland. Over one-mile of unchannelized portion of the Fox River meanders along the area's eastern boundary.

Because of its size and diversity, Fox Valley Lake Conservation Area is managed for a wide range of game and non-game wildlife species.

The area is available to the public for a variety of outdoor activities. Portions of the area are managed for upland wildlife species such as quail, rabbits, and songbirds. Timbered portions are managed for deer, turkey, squirrel, and woodland songbirds. Wetlands provide waterfowl habitat.

Management of the area includes farming, haying, discing, terracing, water manipulation, controlled burning, plus developing wildlife habitat by tree, shrub and grass plantings, food plots, and harvesting of timber.

The area includes a concrete boat ramp at the lake, a disabled-accessible fishing area, a river access (no ramp) and a rifle and archery range.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites,
    • Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack
  • Hunting
    • Dove,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey,
    • Deer
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Sunfish
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • Rifle / Pistol RangeRifle / Pistol Range
  • Archery RangeArchery Range
  • 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
Directions
From Kahoka, take Highway 81 north 4.75 miles, then Route NN west 2.50 miles to the area.
Shooting Range Info
Range Name
Fox Valley
Range Id
3013
Maintenance Days
Varies
Business Hours
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless posted otherwise.
Type of Complex
Unstaffed
Range Type
Rifle/Pistol
Target Distance
-
Disabled Access
No
Range Name
Fox Valley
Range Id
2925
Maintenance Days
Varies
Business Hours
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless posted otherwise.
Type of Complex
Unstaffed
Range Type
Archery Field Target
Target Distance
0
Disabled Access
No
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information