Carrington Pits Recreation Area

Mark Twain National Forest, Near Fulton, Missouri

Carrington Pits Recreation Area does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


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.