United States of America

Fishing River, Missouri


Consists of two forks, Big Fishing River and Little Fishing River, which conjoin near Excelsior Springs, Missouri.1 River then flows southeasterly through Clay and Ray counties.2 River provided water power for Clay County.3 Early settlers in area lived along river; Saints settled there as well, 1833.4 Camp of Israel, including JS, camped between forks of river, 19–20 June 1834; armed Missouri citizens planned to attack Camp of Israel that night, but storm prevented them from crossing river.5 Camp of Israel moved four miles north and camped along Little Fishing River fork, 20–23 June 1834.6 JS dictated revelation near river, 22 June 1834, directing camp to disband and outlining conditions for redeeming Zion.7