Belcher Branch Lake Conservation Area

About this Area

For more information call
(816) 271-3100
Total Acres

Belcher Branch Lake CA

Broad field stretching down to Belcher Branch Lake
Missouri Department of Conservation

The Conservation Department purchased this area in 1989 and completed construction of Belcher Branch Lake in June 1992.

In addition to the 55-acre Belcher Branch Lake, the area contains cropland, grasslands, and timber. The area surrounding the lake features modestly sloping terrain with well-drained soils, including a thick layer of loess on the upland portions.

The Conservation Department manages the forest, fish, and wildlife resources of this area to provide for public recreation and to protect soil and water quality. Farming, mowing, discing, and prescribed burning are used to improve wildlife habitat.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey,
    • Deer
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Sunfish
  • Field Trials
    • Special Use Permit
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - UnimprovedMDC Road - Unimproved

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 I-29 south to Faucett (Exit 35), then Route DD east 3 miles, then County Road 330 Road south 0.75 mile to the area entrance.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information