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This native prairie has many showy wildflowers during late spring/early summer. Deer hunting is allowed by Archery Method Only (antlerless permits are allowed). Trapping is allowed by Special Use Permit. Firearms firing single projectiles are Prohibited on this area.
Bellefontaine Conservation Area is in north St. Louis County within the city of Bellefontaine Neighbors. The area is 133 acres in size and is situated in the southeast corner of the Highway 367/270 interchange.
Tywappity Community Lake is located in Scott County, near the towns of Cape Girardeau, Chaffee, Scott City, Benton, and Oran. The Conservation Department acquired the property for the lake in 1957 from several local landowners.
The Department is removing barriers that prevent people with disabilities from enjoying the outdoors. Throughout the state, new construction and renovations are improving access to Conservation Department areas, buildings, and shooting ranges.