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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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Two people fishing at Reed (James A) Memorial Wildlife Area

This wildlife area was established in 1952 when Mrs. Nell Reed donated 731 acres of land to the Missouri Department of Conservation in memory of her husband, Senator James A. Reed.

lily pads and a fishing dock at Memphis (Lake Showme)

This Area is owned and maintained by: City of Memphis. The land surrounding the lake and all non-fishing related activities are managed by the City of Memphis.

Grindstone Lake

The dam was recently raised to bring the lake to its current size. The reservoir is surrounded by 800 city-owned acres of forest and old fields which provide a good setting for picnicking, bird-watching, primitive camping, and nature viewing.

Prairie Home CA

The original acquisition in 1963 included 212 acres in the northwest corner of the area. In 1997, Allen and Wilda Johnson donated funds earmarked for resource management that resulted in the construction of three lakes that range in size from three to 11 acres.

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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.