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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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Fishing dock at lake

Fish for largemouth bass, catfish, and bluegill. In Jefferson City, take South Country Club Drive/Fairgrounds Road south about 1.50 miles, then County Park Road east to the lake.

Blind Pony Lake CA

Fish for black bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish. From Sweet Springs at I-70, take Highway 127 north 1 mile, then Route ZZ east 5.7 miles to the area.

view of lake with waterfowl and rushes

Cosmo-Bethel Lake is a 6-acre lake located within Cosmo-Bethel Park. This area is owned and maintained by the City of Columbia.

Bowling Green West Lake

Fish for black bass, catfish, and sunfish. The fishery is managed by MDC. The land surrounding the lake and all non-fishing related activities are managed by the City of Bowling Green.

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You can access new places across Missouri for hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing through the MRAP program.

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.