The Conservation Department purchased the Atlanta tract in 1960. The management of the Long Branch tract was assumed in 1978 under license from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The East Fork of the Little Chariton River runs three miles through the NW portion of the Long Branch tract, which includes the upper reaches of Long Branch Lake.
The area is gently rolling, except for the bottomlands. The forest is predominately oak/hickory in the uplands and mixed hardwoods in the lowlands and contains a variety of woodland edge and grassland wildlife. The area also contains three managed marshes, totaling approximately 90 acres, and several natural oxbow lakes.
The Conservation Department manages the resources of this area to provide public recreation and to protect soil and water quality. Management practices include farming, timber harvest and prescribed fire. Most area ponds and Long Branch Lake contain a variety of sport fish.
The conservation area was acquired in part through the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act administered through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- Sunday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6116 - 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.
6116 - 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.
6116 - 3CSR 10-11 - 115 Closings
6116 - 3CSR 10-11 - 135 Wild Plants, Plant Products, and Mushrooms
6116 - 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.
6116 - 3CSR 10-11 - 140 Camping
6116 - 3CSR 10-11 - 150 Target Shooting and Shooting Ranges
6116 - 3CSR 10-11 - 120 Pets and Hunting Dogs
6116 - 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.
6116 - 3CSR 10-11 - 145 Tree Stands
6116 - 3CSR 10-11 - 155 Decoys and Blinds
6116 - 3CSR 10-11 - 125 Field Trials
6116 - 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.
6116 - 3CSR 10-11 - 160 Use of Boats and Motors
6116 - 3CSR 10-11 - 187 Trapping
Things to Do When You Visit
Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack
Archery and Firearms
Antlerless Permit Allowed for Archery Only
Archery and Firearms
Rifle or Pistol