Apple Creek CA

About this Area

Total Acres
2100.2

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Apple Creek parking and trees.
Missouri Department of Conservation

Apple Creek Conservation Area is located in northeast Cape Girardeau County,three miles east of New Wells on Route CC.
The Missouri Department of Conservation created Apple Creek Conservation Area in 1986 with the purchase of 2,100 acres from several landowners.
Steep hills and narrow valleys characterize this area, and approximately 2.5 miles of Apple Creek stream frontage forms its northern border.
The area is home to a mix of upland oak-hickory forests and a few bottomland forests. You may notice various forest improvement practices designed to improve wildlife habitat and maintain watershed quality. Timber harvests are also an important part of habitat management; they produce forage and cover for forest wildlife. Any physical disturbance is only temporary and normal aesthetic appearance soon will return.
The Conservation Department has created watering ponds and planted food plots and agricultural crops within the forest to provide additional food sources for wildlife.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Dove,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey,
    • Deer,
    • Rabbit
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites,
    • Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Fishing
    • Catfish,
    • Black Bass,
    • White Bass,
    • Sunfish
  • Trails
    • Biking,
    • Horseback,
    • Hiking
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • Shotgun RangeShotgun Range
  • Archery Range (Disabled Accessible)Archery Range (Disabled Accessible)
  • Rifle / Pistol Range (Disabled Accessible)Rifle / Pistol Range (Disabled Accessible)
  • Shotgun Range (Disabled Accessible)Shotgun Range (Disabled Accessible)
  • Hike / Bike / Equestrian TrailHike / Bike / Equestrian Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Directions
North of Cape Girardeau, take the Fruitland exit off I-55, then Highway 61 north 7 miles, then Route CC east 6 miles to the area.
Shooting Range Info
Range Name
Apple Creek
Range Id
3030
Maintenance Days
Closed Tuesday
Business Hours
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted
Type of Complex
Unstaffed
Range Type
Shotgun Informal/Patterning
Disabled Access
No
Range Name
Apple Creek
Range Id
2873
Maintenance Days
Closed Tuesday
Business Hours
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted
Type of Complex
Unstaffed
Range Type
Archery Static Target
Target Distance
10,20,30,40
Disabled Access
Yes
Range Name
Apple Creek
Range Id
2875
Maintenance Days
Closed Tuesday
Business Hours
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted
Type of Complex
Unstaffed
Range Type
Shotgun Trap/Skeet
Disabled Access
Yes
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information