Elrod Mill Access

Elrod Mill Access is in Andrew County, northeast of Savannah.  The Conservation Department purchased this site in 1980 to provide public access to the Platte River and other outdoor activities in northwest Missouri.
In the late 1800s, this site contained a mill, owned and operated by the Elrod family that ground flour for local residents. The grinding mill, which was located upriver near the ramp, was powered by the flowing waters of the Platte River.
This relatively small area is managed for a wide range of game and non-game wildlife species and is available to the public for a variety of outdoor activities compatible with resource management.
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Area Hours
  • Sunday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Union Star, take Highway 169 west 1.50 miles, then Route M north 0.50 mile, then County Road 221 west 2 miles, then County Road 216 north 1 mile to area entrance.
For more information call
(816) 271-3100
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8120 - 3CSR 10-11 - 130 Vehicles, Bicycles, Horses, and Horseback Riding

3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
130 Vehicles, Bicycles, Horses, and Horseback Riding


Unless otherwise posted, bicycles, including electric bicycles as defined in the Missouri Wildlife Code (Chapter 20- Definitions), are allowed on roads open to vehicular traffic and service roads (designated in the online conservation atlas). Bicycles must stay on roads open to vehicular traffic or service roads, or on multi-use trails posted as open to bicycles.   Bicycle use is not allowed on service roads passing through designated natural areas (designated in the online conservation atlas). Groups of 10 or more people using bicycles on a department area must obtain a special use permit. Special use permits should be requested at least 30 days in advance at: SpecialUsePermit.

  • Bird Watching

  • Camping

    • Individual Campsites
  • Fishing

    • Catfish
  • Hunting

    • Deer
      • Archery and Firearms
      • Archery Antlerless Permits Only
    • Turkey
      • Archery and Firearms
    • Rabbit
    • Squirrel
  • Trapping

    • Special Use Permit
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