Big Creek CA

About this Area

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(660) 785-2420
Total Acres
1064.0

Big Creek CA

Big Creek CA
Missouri Department of Conservation

About 75 percent of this 1,064-acre area is forest, woodland or savanna.  The remaining 25 percent is made up of native grassland, old field habitat and food plots.

The west side of Big Creek is bordered by Thousand Hills State Park, which is managed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The Conservation Department manages the forest, fish, and wildlife resources of Big Creek Conservation Area to provide for public recreation and to protect soil and water quality. Management practices, including cropping, timber management and prescribed burning, are used to improve wildlife habitat.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Camping
    • Designated Camping Sites,
    • Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish
  • Trails
    • Biking,
    • Hiking
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hike / Bike TrailHike / Bike 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
From Kirksville, take Business Highway 63 south 0.50 mile, then take Highway 11 west 1.70 miles, then take Route H north 1.70 miles, and take Rainbow Basin Trail west 1 mile.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information