Check for Conservation Area Closings

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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Stream bed at Reifsnider State Forest

Located in central Warren County, this area includes 1,388 acres of land, over 95 percent of which is forested.

lake at Maintz WP

The Maintz Wildlife Preserve is an 804-acre area of rolling hills located in northwestern Cape Girardeau County.

View across the lake at Mount Vernon (Williams Creek Park Lake)

Williams Creek Park Lake is a 3-acre lake that supports largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish.

Gravel road leading to boat access at White Ranch CA

White Ranch Conservation Area is located in Howell County, approximately 11 miles south of West Plains.

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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.