MDC Office Buildings Closed

To help protect the public amid ongoing coronavirus concerns, MDC will close office buildings around the state to visitors starting Monday, March 23, through April 15. Conservation areas, including trails, are still open for public use. 

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Woodlands at Sugar Creek CA

Sugar Creek Conservation Area is in Adair County, four miles southwest of Kirksville. The Conservation Department acquired the original 72 acres of this area as a forest fire lookout tower site, but the tower was never built.

Early morning skylight over the Caney Mountain CA

This 7,899-acre area is characterized by unusual geology, including the roughest parts of a precipitous range of hills.

field of black-eyed susans on a hillside at Spring Creek Gap CA

This 1,816-acre area was acquired in three parts, starting with the 1948 purchase of a 280-acre parcel known as the Vichy Towersite.

Wooded Area at Big Buffalo Creek CA

Big Buffalo Creek Conservation Area was acquired in 1964 with Sport Fish Restoration Funds for the purposes of fisheries research in the hatchery ponds and for smallmouth bass habitat research on Big Buffalo Creek.

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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.