Fishing, Hunting & Golf
Arcadia Valley is a great place to hunt, fish or play a few holes of golf.
Public lakes in the area offer excellent fishing. Some may have restrictions on whether boats are allowed.
Hunters typically have local connections for hunting deer, turkey, quail and wild boar. But, if you click here you'll find information about hunting on public grounds in the Arcadia Valley Region.
If there's time, perhaps you can sneak in a few holes of golf while the rest of the family does a little shopping in town. Our local course is only five minutes from town.
Directions to each of the following locations can be found on the Arcadia Valley Region Google Map. Click the map icon and then select "Things To See & Do".
Shepherd Mountain Lake
This beautiful lake is the closest of all of the lakes shown here. Fishing is available, as well as a very nice picnic area with tables. A hiking trail is also nearby in case you want to work off what you just ate in the picnic area . No boats are currently allowed, but you can fish from shore.
Lower Taum Sauk Lake
Located near Lesterville, this lake is owned by Ameren Missouri and is open to the public. Boat access ramps are available and some limited camping is allowed.
Council Bluffs Lake
The Council Bluff Recreation Area is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors. The Wild Boar Campground and sheltered picnic area, available for individual families or large groups, is next to the largest lake in the Mark Twain National Forest. The area provides ample opportunities for camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, swimming and more.