Mark Twain National Forest
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  • Carrington Pits

    Carrington Pits Recreation Area provides 4 picnic sites and features abandoned coal mining pits, approximately 4 acres of water that provide fishing opportunities in a unique pine forest. Two accessible fishing piers, graveled boat ramp, and accessible trails to fishing piers provide a variety of opportunities to enjoy this small recreation area. “The Pines” as it is sometimes called, consists of pine trees planted during the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and provides for a forest experience of conifers uncommon north of the Missouri River.


    No fees.


    From Fulton, take Hwy H 4 miles to County Road 315; follow road 1 mile to entrance.