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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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Places to Visit Right Now

Fishing dock at Sims Valley Community Lake

Fish for black bass, catfish, and sunfish at this 41-acre lake located two miles north of US Hwy 60 between Willow Springs and Mountain View.

path through a field at Huckleberry Ridge CA

Over 17 miles of trails make for great hiking, horseback riding, and biking throughout 2,100 acres of mostly forested land in MacDonald County.

Edward Anderson CA

This mostly-wooded area located 10 miles south of Hannibal offers some of the more rugged terrain in Northeast Missouri and features the highest point (804 feet) in Ralls County.

Burr Oak Woods CA

A natural oasis in the Kansas City metro area features 1,000 acres of woods, numerous ponds, creeks, and a nature center.

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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.