Mill Creek is a blue-ribbon wild trout stream of the Ozark Plateau. In a partnership with the Mid-Missouri Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Western Rivers Conservancy purchased a 304-acre property along Mill Creek, including nearly a mile of stream frontage. The goals were to protect important habitat for wild trout and hardwood riparian forests, as well as improve public access to this popular fishery. The land is now owned and managed by the Mark Twain National Forest.
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Mill Creek is a blue ribbon fishing stream featuring wild rainbow trout. The 304 acre property conserved by WRC includes nearly a mile of stream frontage. Immediately to the south of the property is a Forest Service picnic area where you can park and walk to the creek. The northern part of the property was once used as a farm and is now being restored to its natural habitat.
Mill Creek is located south of Interstate 44 between Rolla and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. The property is easily accessible from Phelps County Road 7550, about 15 miles or a half an hour west of Rolla, Missouri.
The property is managed by the Mark Twain National Forest Ranger District in Rolla, Missouri, 417-967-4194. Click here for a link to a description of the Mill Creek Recreation Area.