Little Dixie Lake CA

About this Area

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(573) 815-7900
Total Acres

Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area is in Callaway County, west of Kingdom City. This region of Missouri received settlers from Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina. The settlers' strong cultural and political ties with the south resulted in the name of Little Dixie.
The Conservation Department acquired Little Dixie's 467 acres in 1957, through the damming of Owl Creek, 205-acre Little Dixie Lake was created. Additional purchases have expanded the area to 733 acres.
Before Department ownership, much of the property had been grazed. Today, the area's oak-hickory forests have heavy undergrowth, and once-open pastures have reverted to various stages of old-field habitat. Stands of warm-season grasses and other prairie plants are managed by prescribed burns. Numerous small, fishless ponds have been constructed for woodland wildlife. In addition, the Department constructed 22 ponds on the area for fisheries research, including vegetation control, pond stocking rates, fish reproduction, and fish rearing techniques. Both Department personnel and graduate students from the University of Missouri use the area for research.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Dog Training
    • Special Use Permit
  • Hunting
    • Squirrel,
    • Deer,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Turkey
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Sunfish
  • Trails
    • Biking,
    • Hiking
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)
  • Fishing Jetty (Disabled Accessible)Fishing Jetty (Disabled Accessible)
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • MDC OfficeMDC Office
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • PrivyPrivy
  • Hike / Bike TrailHike / Bike Trail
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)
  • Viewing PlatformViewing Platform
  • 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 Kingdom City, take I-70 west 10 miles, take the Route J exit south to Route RA. The main Little Dixie Lake CA parking area is off Route RA at the junction with Route J in Millersburg.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information