Castor River, Missouri

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Castor River

Picture courtesy Missouri Department of Natural Resources

The Castor River starts near Sainte Genevieve County near Silver Lake. It meanders through Bollinger County and ends south of Cape Girardeau in the Mississippi River confluence called Little River. The name Castor means Beaver in French, named after the beavers that used to build dams in this river. The Castor River is also know for it’s pink granite shut-ins. These beautiful igneous rocks formed nearly 1.5 billion years ago formed by volcanic activity.

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RIVER SIZE:
Castor River in Missouri has around 9,500 surface acres and is 90 miles long.

CONTACT INFO AND DIRECTIONS:
(573) 290-5730

To access the shut in From Fredericktown, go east on Highway 72 about 3 miles, then east about 5 miles on Highway J, then go about 2 miles south on Highway W, then east on CR 208 about 1 mile, then north on CR 253 about 1 mile to parking area. See map above for other access options, including Castor River Conservation Area.

GENERAL:
Float Trip, Camping, Cabins

FISH SPECIES:
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish, Rock Fish

ACTIVITIES:
Fishing
Hiking
Camping
WATER SPORTS:
Canoeing
Kayaking

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