The Department of Conservation purchased the property for Arrow-Wood Conservation Area in January 1988 primarily to protect the southern arrow-wood, Virburnum dentatum L. growing on the mostly wooded tract.
The area also provides opportunities for hunting and for access to the North Fork Salt River for stream fishing.
Southern arrow-wood is a small to medium sized white flowering shrub with long slender branches. Native Americans used the branches to make arrows. At the time of purchase, this site was one of the few known locations for this species of conservation concern. The acquisition has resulted in the protection of this southern arrow-wood population and will allow management to increase its size, health, and vigor. Selective harvesting and thinnings are conducted to improve conditions for southern arrow-wood.
The woodlands on Arrow-Wood Conservation Area are growing on river bottom sites and upland hill sites. A wide variety of trees and shrubs grow both adjacent to the river and on upland slopes. There are beautiful displays of spring wildflowers at the base of the bluffs above the river bottom.
Shortly after the property was purchased, an access was constructed to the North Fork Salt River. The access entrance road off of Highway 15 leads to a parking lot adjacent to the river. There is no boat ramp , but determined users can launch small boats and canoes over the stream bankfor river floating and fishing. The river meanders through the area for almostone mile allowing ample opportunity for bank fishing. Hunnewell Access is the next developed access downstream19.75 miles and islocatedone mile west of the town of Hunnewell on U.S. Highway 36. Boaters should check locally on river water level and other conditions which might make floating difficult or dangerous.
- Sunday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 105 Title; Authority
Chapter 11 of the Wildlife Code applies to this area. The information provided reflects regulations for most activities on this conservation area but does not contain regulations for all possible uses. For more information on area regulations consult the Wildlife Code or call the phone number listed for the area in the area details section.
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 110 General Provisions
Unless specifically authorized, the following activities are prohibited: swimming, sailboarding, skateboarding, entry on areas closed to the public, removal of water, rock collecting, planting, ranging of horses and other livestock, caving, rock climbing, rappelling, paint-balling, scuba diving, water skiing, and fires outside of designated camping areas.
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 115 Closings
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 135 Wild Plants, Plant Products, and Mushrooms
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 130 Vehicles, Bicycles, Horses, and Horseback Riding
Unless otherwise posted, bicycles are allowed on roads open to vehicular traffic. Bicycles must stay on roads open to vehicular traffic or on multi-use trails posted as open to bicycles. Groups of 10 or more people using bicycles on a department area must obtain a special use permit from the area manager. The area manager can be contacted at the phone number listed in the area details section for this department area.
Equestrian use is allowed on roads open to vehicular traffic. Horses must stay on roads open to vehicular traffic or on multi-use trails posted as open to horses. Groups of 10 or more people using horses on a department area must obtain a special use permit from the area manager. The area manager can be contacted at the phone number listed in the area details section for this department area.
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 140 Camping
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 150 Target Shooting and Shooting Ranges
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 120 Pets and Hunting Dogs
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 180 Hunting, General Provisions and Seasons
Hunting is prohibited on some conservation areas, but allowed on others. Special regulations may apply to hunting. To determine the hunting regulations for this conservation area, consult the Missouri Code of State Regulations in Chapter 11 of the Wildlife Code at https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/adrules/csr/current/3csr/3c10-11.pdf.
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 145 Tree Stands
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 155 Decoys and Blinds
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 125 Field Trials
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 200 Fishing, General Provisions and Seasons
Fishing is prohibited on some conservation areas, but allowed on others. Special regulations may apply to fishing. To determine the fishing regulations for this conservation area, consult the Missouri Code of State Regulations in Chapter 11 of the Wildlife Code.
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 160 Use of Boats and Motors
8822 - 3CSR 10-11 - 187 Trapping
Things to Do When You Visit
Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack
Designated Camping Sites
Archery Methods Only
Antlerless Permits Allowed for Firearms and Archery
Archery and Firearms