Bear Creek CA

About this Area

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Total Acres

Bear Creek

Prairie Area at Bear Creek
Missouri Department of Conservation

Bear Creek Conservation Area is located in Laclede County, northeast of Lebanon. The area was purchased from the University of Missouri in 1965. Bear Creek Conservation Area contains a total of 720 acres divided among four separate tracts.

These tracts are: Harrill Ford Tract (40 acres), Squatter Tract (120 acres), Bear Creek Tract (320 acres), and the Hermit Tract (240 acres).

These tracts are mostly mixed oak forest with small openings and old fields. Various phases of multiple use management are often conducted on the area. Forest improvement practices (which could include selective harvests), regeneration of forest stands, watershed protection, and wildlife habitat improvement are among the cultural practices utilized by area managers.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
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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 Lebanon, take I-44 east 5.50 miles, take exit 135 to the South Outer Road and go east 0.10 mile, then Rustic Drive south 1.50 miles.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information