Council Bluff Lake Recreation Area Hunting
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The Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Recreation Area Near St. Louis in the
Missouri Ozarks

Council Bluff Lake Recreation Area and Trail
The largest lake in the Mark Twain National Forest serves anglers, campers, picnickers, hikers, bicyclists and swimmers.  Waterfowl hunting is permitted on the lake and there are upland game opportunities as well.  Fish year round in this 440 acre lake stocked with large mouth bass, redear sunfish, bluegill, crappie and catfish.  Picnic or swim at the 54,000 sq. foot sand beach.  At Chapel Hill Beach there is a concession stand, changing rooms, flush toilet, water fountains and showers.  There is also a small play area near the beach.  Additionally, there are canoes and paddle boats available for rent when the beach is open.  Council Bluff Trail is a 12-mile loop along the lake shore providing hiking and mountain biking opportunities.  The Trace Creek section of the Ozark Trail is located just west of the recreation area. 

24.5 miles From Hwy 21 and 221 - Go west on Hwy 32, turn left at MO-C, turn left at MO-JJ, then slight right at Council Bluff Rd/CR-635.  If beginning on Highway 49 in Reynolds County, turn right on Hwy 32, then left at MO-DD, take right on MO-C, then right at MO-JJ to Council Bluff Rd.


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Missouri Hunting & Fishing Guides:
The opportunities are unlimited for that trophy hunt or that memorable fishing trip you've always wanted when you engage a local guide. Robbie Chadbourne was born and bred in this region and has been an active sportsman since he could bait a hook or hold up a firearm. To arrange your next guided hunting or fishing expedition call Robbie 573-854-2514.

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To learn much more about the Missouri Vacation Opportunities in the Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Recreation Area including dining, shopping, entertainment, historic towns and landmarks, civil war history, float trips and other abundant recreational activites available in our region, please visit www.missouri-vacations.com  Find out why this is the outdoor recreation capital of Missouri!


(Please note: There are numerous designated hunting and fishing areas to be found on public lands and in designated conservation areas in our region. Please respect private property. With connections through friends or acquaintances, willing landowners often give permission to hunt or fish on private property.)

For an atlas of public lands the Missouri Department of Conservation owns, leases or manages for public use in Reynolds County or Iron County click here.  Search by County.  For other Federal lands in our region please click here.


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