Arthur DuPree Memorial Conservation Area

About this Area

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(816) 271-3100
Total Acres

Arthur Dupree Memorial Conservation Area is in Buchanan County, west of St. Joseph.

The Missouri Department of Conservation received an initial donation of 145 acres in 1992. In late 1994, a second donation expanded the area to its current size of 236 acres. The area offers 1.75 miles of Missouri River frontage and a parking lot.

The area was cropland until it was transferred to the Conservation Department. It has been allowed to re-vegetate naturally and was planted to supplement the development of a riparian corridor (the area adjacent to the waterway). A healthy riparian corridor helps improve water quality and stabilizes the riverbank. Riparian vegetation slows runoff, reduces erosion, traps sediment, filters pollutants, and provides food and shelter for wildlife. The area is available for a variety of activities.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Bird Watching
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Fishing
    • Catfish
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • 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
From St. Joseph, take Highway 36 west across Missouri River, then north on Airport Road, then 26th Road north 0.75 mile, and DuPree Road east 0.75 mile.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information