`Privately-Operated Missouri Trout Parks

Come to the Ozarks and enjoy excellent trout fishing

in the beautiful Missouri trout parks

     In addition to Bennett Spring State Park, Maramec Spring Park, Montauk State Park, and Roaring River State Park, there are several nice privately-operated trout fishing areas in Missouri you may want to visit. Some of these parks offer both catch-and-release and pay-by-the-pound fee-fishing.

 

(Presented in alphabetical order)

Big Horn Ranch   The Big Horn Ranch offers you trout fishing in a mile and a half of Big Mike's Creek, along with deer hunting, Southern plantation-style quail hunting, and more.  Choose between guided or self-guided trout fishing for rainbows up to five pounds.  Daily, three-day, and full week packages available.  The Big Horn Ranch is located at 81 Big Horn Lane, Exeter, Missouri 65647.  Phone (417) 435-2302. 

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park  Located in the scenic Ozarks, just 25 miles southwest of Branson, Dogwood Canyon boasts two trout streams offering a variety of angling opportunities.  Little Indian Creek is stocked several times annually and is available for either catch-and-release or catch-and-keep fishing.  Dogwood Creek, developed as a trophy area, provides limited access (guided only) to this catch-and-release spring-fed stream.  Also, be sure to see www.dwcanyonfishing.com for additional information about Dogwood Canyon and the Orvis Fly Fishing Schools held there.

Jenkins Creek Resort  Whether you prefer to fish solo or with family and friends, you'll have a great time at Jenkins Creek Resort.  Jenkins Creek Resort is located only a half mile from I-44 at exit 22, between Sarcoxie and Carthage, Missouri.  In additional to trout fishing in one-half mile of a beautiful Ozark spring creek, here you'll find hiking, biking, horseback riding, a fly shop, camping, cabins, John Henry's Restaurant, and more. You can write them at 1222 County Loop 95, Carthage, MO 64836 or call them at (417) 548-3181. 

Rainbow Run Trout Park, Inc.   Managed by Charlie and Melody Krause, Rainbow Run Trout Park is located 30 minutes north of Branson and 20 minutes south of Springfield (2 1/2 miles west of Highlandville on Hwy. "O").  Park waters meet the needs of both beginners and experts, and consist of three different pools called the Spring Pool, Main Pool, and the Falls Pool.  Rainbow Run offers both catch-and-release and catch-and-keep fishing.

Rainbow Trout Ranch and Gun Club (Rockbridge)   Over the years, Rockbridge has earned a fine reputation for its trout fishing.  In addition to visiting its official Web site, be sure to read about Rockbridge Mill, the area's history,  Rockbridge Spring, and the on-site hatchery.

Troutdale Farm  Located at 12726 Troutdale Lane, Gravois Mills, MO  65037.  Call (573) 372-1900 or (573) 378-5565.

Westover Farms  Formerly known as the “Fisherman’s Dude Ranch,” Westover Farms is just 90 miles west of St. Louis and backs up to the Mark Twain National Forest.    They invite you to come out and fish their newly restored trout stream or one of their fishable springs.  The waters of Westover are geared toward the beginner to advanced fly fisherman and instruction is available when reserved in advance.  Just let them know when you are ready to reserve your spot on their stream by calling them at 573-743-6284 or email them from their website at www.westoverfarms.com.

WindRush Farms Trout Stream  WindRush is located on a private spring branch tributary of the upper Meramec River, and has almost two miles of stream available for fishing. There is a wide variety of pools, runs, and riffles.  Rainbow trout are stocked daily.  Quint and Cicely Drennan may be reached at (573) 743-6555 or by e-mail at wndrush@misn.com.

 


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