Rinquelin Trail Lake CA

About this Area

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Total Acres

The 286 acres comprising Rinquelin Trail Lake Conservation Area were acquired by the Conservation Department through five separate transactions between 1982 and 1990.

The area is named after an Indian trail that passed through Vienna and connected the Gasconade and Osage rivers. Some early maps named the trail The Rinquelin Trail to the mouth of the Osage River.

The area features a 29-acre lake with a boat ramp, fishing jetties and a double-pit privy all accessible to people with disabilities. The lake has three parking lots, accommodating a total of 26 vehicles.

Wildlife habitat management on the area includes disturbing old fields, planting native grasses and conducting forest management.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Hunting
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey,
    • Deer
  • Bird Watching
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • 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

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 Vienna, take Highway 42 west, then Highway 133 south to Route DD, then west to County Road 631, then south to County Road 630, then east to area entrance.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information