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This rugged forest and old fields area has a hiking trail and 25 miles of field roads open to horseback riders. It also offers access to the Jacks Fork and Current rivers. The 39,325-acre area is north of Eminence and extends 15 miles west to near Summersville. It can be accessed by Routes 19 and 106, or Route D.
This is a predominantly forest area. Facilities/features include: a picnic area, fishing jetties, Buford Pond (three acres, fishable), Blue Springs Natural Area (17 acres), Cardareva Bluff Natural Area (95 aces), and a permanent stream (Current River). The main tract of the Current River Conservation Area is three miles west of Ellington on Route 106. There are three entrances: one is located three miles west of Ellington on Route 106; another is located on South Road in Ellington; the other is located on Reynolds County Road 626.
With almost 40,000 acres of public land, the Rocky Creek Conservation Area provides for a wide range of outdoor activities. These include nature viewing, bird watching, hiking, dispersed primitive camping, and, of course, many hunting and fishing opportunities.
Rocky Creek provides access to the Current River just south of the Highway 106 bridge near Powdermill and Owls Bend east of Eminence.
The conservation area is also home to a auto driving tour that explores a 1300 acre pine oak woodland restoration project.The Rocky Creek Conservation Area contains over 38,000 acres in the south and east parts of Shannon County. Major tracts can be accessed from Highway 19, Routes H, and E going south off of Highway 106. Additional tracts are located north and south of Highway 106 starting five miles east of Eminence, continuing to the Reynolds County line. Tracts vary in size from over 6,000 acres to 80 acres. Access to areas varies from paved roads to unimproved woods roads, to areas that are only accessible by foot. Detailed ownership maps are available from the Eminence District Office.
This is a predominantly forest area with savanna and glades. Facilities include: Sunklands Natural Area, numerous small streams and a permanent stream (Current River). Sunklands Conservation Area is eight miles north of Route 17 on Route K, then one mile down Route K-B. Watch for an area sign at the junction of roads K-B and MDC Trail 360. The area can also be accessed by driving north of Eminence on Route 19, then one mile west on County Road 19-234. Watch for the area sign.
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