To help protect the public amid ongoing coronavirus concerns, offices will remain closed in June until further notice while we work on a reopening plan to accommodate social distancing to keep visitors and staff safe. Conservation areas, including trails, are still open for public use.
The area was named in honor of Mr. Wilbur Allen, the inventor of the compound bow. To commemorate Mr. Allen's contribution to archery, his family in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservation, established this area in 1981.
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.