Southeast Missouri Fishing Trail
  1. Fishing Areas CollageComplex Lake - 501 Campanella Street, Sikeston 573-475-3725VisitMO.com
    Located in the city’s Recreation Complex, this 4.6 acre fishing lake is stocked periodically during the year with catfish. A half-mile fitness trail surrounds the lake. The park also features tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, a skate park, and softball, baseball, and youth football fields. Several playgrounds, picnic shelters, and restrooms are available. State fishing license requirements apply. Handicap Accessible.
  2. R.S. Matthews Park/C.P. Wing Lake - Col. George Day Parkway, Sikeston 573-475-3725
    Features a 7 acre fishing lake with a boat ramp (no gas motors allowed). This park also features a .5 mile walking track, playground equipment and a picnic shelter. Restrooms are available. State fishing license requirements apply.
  3. St. John’s Bayou – Sikeston, 573-475-3725
    The bayou runs north & south and can be accessed along Malone Avenue and Ables Road. State fishing license requirements apply.
  4. Lake Tywappity - East from Chaffee on Route A to Route RA, which leads to the lake in Scott County. 573-290-5730
    Facilities/features: boat ramp, picnic area, pavilion, restrooms, disabled-accessible floating fishing dock, Tywappity Community Lake (37 acres), and 2.5 mile hiking trail. State fishing license requirements apply. Handicap Accessible.
  5. 10 Mile Pond Conservation Area - East of East Prairie on Hwy 80, then 5 miles south on Hwy 102 in Mississippi County. 573-290-5730.
    This area features 3,755 acres for fishing, hunting, bird watching, and boat ramp. State fishing license requirements apply.Handicap Accessible.
  6. Big Oak Tree State Park/Big Oak Lake – 13640 State Hwy 102, East Prairie, 573-649-3149
    The park features a 22 acre lake, boat ramp, 2 trails including a board walk, picnic tables and shelters, restrooms, and playground. State fishing license requirements apply. Handicap Accessible.
  7. Seven Islands Conservation Area - East of East Prairie on Hwy 80, south on Hwy 102, then east on Rte A, 573-290-5730
    This 1,375 acre conservation area features 2 Lakes (74 acre & 59 acre), bird watching, camping, and hunting (archery & muzzle loading only) . Boat Ramp/Parking lot. State fishing license requirements apply. Handicap Accessible.
  8. Robert G. Delaney Lake (Big Lake) - North of Charleston on Route N, then 0.5 mile west on County Road 222 in Mississippi County. 573-290-5730
    In addition to Delaney Lake (102 acres), there is bottomland forest, a boat ramp, and a fishing jetty. Parking lot, pavilion, and restrooms available. State fishing license requirements apply. Handicap Accessible.
  9. Dorena Access - Near the levee at the junctions of County Road 507 and County Road 510 in Mississippi County. 573-290-5730.
    This area has a boat ramp that offers access to the Mississippi River. State fishing license requirements apply.
  10. Ross Lake - Located 7.1 miles from Scott City near Commerce. Take MO E to County Rd 341. 573-264-2322
    Fishermen will find a variety of fish including striped bass, crappie and lake trout here. State fishing license requirements apply.
  11. General Watkins Conservation Area – Three miles south of Benton on Highway 61, or 1.5 miles south of Oran on Highway 77. Additional access is provided by traveling 0.5 mile on County Park Road. 573-290-5730
    Facilities/features: camping area, picnic area, nine fishable lakes and ponds (20 acres total). State fishing license requirements apply.
  12. Donaldson Point Conservation Area - East of New Madrid on Rte WW, then south on Rte AB to County RD 405. 573-290-5730.
    This area features 5 ponds, Mississippi River access, bird watching, fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, trapping (with special permit use), and dirt boat ramp. State fishing license requirements apply.
  13. Bird's Blue Hole – Located at the junction of County Rd 301 and Levee Junction southeast of Hwy 62 near Bird's Point in Mississippi County. 573-290-5730.
    This area features an 8 acre lake, bird watching, camping, canoeing, fishing, boat ramp, parking lot. State fishing license requirements apply.
  14. Thirty Four Corner Blue Hole Lake – Located 10 miles east of East Prairie on Hwy 80 in Mississippi County. 573-290-5730.
    Features a 9 acre fishing lake, boat ramp, camping, canoeing and gravel boat ramp. State fishing license requirements apply.
  15. Otter Slough Conservation Area – In Stoddard County, travel west of Dexter on Highway 60, then 10 miles south on Route ZZ to County Road 675. Turn west on 675 and travel two miles to the area entrance. 573-290-5730
    Facilities/features: a concrete boat ramp, 21 unimproved boat ramps, primitive camping, picnic areas, three fishing jetties, fishing dock, Otter Lake (250 acres), Cypress Lake (100 acres), Otter Lake Natural Area and Bradyville Natural Area. State fishing license requirements apply. Handicap Accessible.
  16. Duck Creek Conservation Area - The main entrance is nine miles north of Puxico on Highway 51 in Stoddard County. 573-290-5730.
    Facilities/features: four boat ramps, boat rentals, boat dock, primitive camping, six fishing jetties, and lake (1,800 acres). State fishing license requirements apply. Handicap Accessible.
  17. Crowleys Ridge Conservation Area - From Puxico, go 10 miles east on Route PP, then south one mile on County Road 237 in Stoddard County. 573-290-5730.
    Facilities/features: primitive camping and several fishable ponds (totaling 8 acres). State fishing license requirements apply.

 

*For lodging and restaurant information please contact the Sikeston Convention & Visitors Bureau, 573-471-6362

*Fishing Map