Lake Girardeau Conservation Area is near Crump in Cape Girardeau County, 14 miles southwest of Jackson on Routes U and RA. This 162-acre lake was completed in 1964. The lake features two wheelchair-accessible fishing piers, a pavilion, a concrete boat ramp and a dock. The lake offers good fishing for bass, bluegill, catfish and crappie. Camping and fishing available 24 hours.