Manito Lake CA

About this Area

For more information call
(573) 796-0286
Total Acres
870.6

Manito Lake Conservation Area is in western Moniteau County near Fortuna. The area was purchased in 1981 and is 871 acres in size.

The rolling uplands combine a mix of grassland, oldfields, and cropland divided by brushy fencelines and drainages. The area is managed to provide year-round food and cover for upland wildlife.

Manito is an American Indian word that means great spirit. Manito is also a variation of the county name, Moniteau.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Rabbit,
    • Deer,
    • Dove,
    • Quail,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Sunfish
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Fishing Jetty (Disabled Accessible)Fishing Jetty (Disabled Accessible)
  • Fishing JettyFishing Jetty
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service

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 Tipton, take Highway 5 south 4.50 miles, then East Manito Road west 0.50 mile to the area.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information