Bonanza Conservation Area

About this Area

For more information call
(816) 675-2205
Total Acres

Bonanza CA

Prairie at Bonanza CA
Missouri Department of Conservation

The Conservation Department created this area in 1968 with the purchase of 1,024 acres from several landowners. Later acquisitions of 924 acres have increased the area's current size.
This conservation area was acquired in part through the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Pittman-Robertson funds are generated from a federal excise tax on sporting arms and ammunition.
Because of its size and diversity of habitat, Bonanza Conservation Area is managed for a wide range of game and nongame wildlife species. The area's open fields are managed by farming, haying and controlled burning. Other habitat management includes tree, shrub and grass plantings and selective timber harvest. Native grasses have been planted and managed to improve nesting habitat and winter cover.
A few streams run through the area; the largest of these are Shoal Creek and Crabapple Creek.
Bonanza Conservation Area is a quail emphasis area. This means additional emphasis is placed upon managing the area for early successional species such as Bobwhite quail.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Turkey,
    • Squirrel,
    • Deer,
    • Dove
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish
  • Trails
    • Biking,
    • Horseback,
    • Hiking
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hike / Bike / Equestrian TrailHike / Bike / Equestrian Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service

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 Kingston, take Highway 13 south 2 miles, then Route F east 5 miles.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information