To help protect the public amid ongoing coronavirus concerns, offices will remain closed in May while we work on a reopening plan to accomodate social distancing to keep visitors and staff safe. Conservation areas, including trails, are still open for public use.
Union Ridge Conservation Area is located in Adair, Putnam and Sullivan counties. Bisected by Spring Creek, this 8,262-acre area is a mosaic of woodlands, grasslands, old fields, prairie, savanna, and forest.
Prior to settlement, Riverbreaks was likely covered by a mix of forest and grasslands. Settlers cleared, cropped or allowed animals to graze portions of the land. The area is continuing to change and currently is a diverse combination of forest, grasslands (both new and old), and cropfields.
South Farm Lake is a 9 acre lake owned and maintained by the University of Missouri. For more information or to report problems, please contact the College of Agriculture Field Operations Office at 573-882-4450.
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.