Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area

Truman Day Holiday is May 7th. The Nature Center will be closed in observation of the state holiday.

The Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, Nature Center, and trails will be closed during the mornings of Saturday May 8th and Sunday May 9th until 1pm for our annual Spring Turkey Managed Hunt.

The Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area is closed to hunting and fishing, except during MDC led managed hunts and fishing programs.

About this Area

For more information call
(816) 228-3766
Total Acres

Burr Oak Woods CA

Burr Oak Woods CA
Missouri Department of Conservation

Area Hours: Open daily from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Hours are subject to change during managed hunts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center,1401 NW Park Rd., Blue Springs, MO 64015-7727; Phone 816/228-3766; Fax 816/655-6267; or http://www.missouriconservation.org/
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area is 1,071-acre property located in Blue Springs just north of I-70. Burr Oak Woods was purchased in 1977 and the Nature Center was built in 1982, the first nature center in the State of Missouri. The Nature Center was updated in February 2016 with new interactive exhibits. Natural features on the area include steep forested hillsides along Burr Oak Creek (the namesake of the property), large limestone boulders and outcrops, restored prairies and woodlands, and a trail complex that will guide visitors through many of the listed features.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Tours
  • Managed Hunts
    • Deer,
    • Turkey
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)
  • MDC OfficeMDC Office
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • PrivyPrivy
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)
  • Viewing Platform (Disabled Accessible)Viewing Platform (Disabled Accessible)
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ImprovedMDC Road - Improved
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Building Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
In Blue Springs, take Highway 7 north of I-70 for 1.10 miles, then west 1 mile on Park Road to the area.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information

lily pads at Burr Oak Woods

Lily pad blooms on a pond
Lily pads on a pond at Burr Oak Woods