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Use our “Places to Go” feature for updates on area closures. Search for a specific area or areas near you using the appropriate search fields. Next, click on the area name listed under the map to get any closure information.

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Toronto Springs

This area covers almost 900 acres in Camden County and offers public access to a 2.5 mile section of Wet Glaize Creek. In its heyday in the mid-1800s, a mill at the springs served as a community center where elections and church services were held.

Creek and rock bluffs on Amidon Memorial CA

Over 1,600 acres of forests at this area near Fredricktown includes mixed hardwoods, shortleaf pine, and cedar glades. A granite shut-ins on the Castor River adds an interesting geologic feature.

Blue Springs Creek CA

The Blue Springs Creek area offers rainbow trout and a wide variety of game and non-game species. Deer, turkey and squirrels are abundant on the 859 acres, which was acquired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1983.

Tree-lined shore at Poosey CA

Located north of Chillicothe, this 5,800-acre area is rich not only with beautiful landscapes, but also with history. Every fall a driving tour brings in hundreds of people to see colorful foliage and unique fern-draped rock bluffs.

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Accessible Outdoors

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.

Dove Hunting Areas

Get a list of all conservation areas managed for dove hunting.