Busiek SF and WA

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  • entry_pointEntry Point
  • parking_lotParking Lot
  • shooting_rangeShooting Range
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Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Shooting Range
    • Rifle or Pistol
  • Trails
    • Biking,
    • Horseback,
    • Hiking

About this Area

This area is named in honor of Dr. Urban and Erma Marie Busiek. The original 740 acres was purchased from their son, Dr. Paul Busiek, in 1981 and approximately one-quarter of the purchase price was donated to the Missouri Department of Conservation. All other land was purchased by the Department over the next several years.

The area provides multiple recreation use opportunities. A well marked trail system provides approximately 18 miles of trails for use by hikers, bicyclists, and horseback riders.  Camping is permitted ONLY with a permit - available through the Springfield Regional office.  There is also an unstaffed firearms shooting range available.  The range is closed on Monday's for maintenance.

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 Springfield, take Highway 65 south 18 miles.
Shooting Range Info
Range Id
2876
Maintenance Days
Monday
Business Hours
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset unless otherwise posted.
Type of Complex
Unstaffed
Range Type
Rifle/Pistol
Target Distance
25,50,100
Disabled Access
No
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information

Little Brown Skink in Busiek State Forest

Little Brown Skink in Busiek State Forest
Little Brown Skink in Busiek State Forest
Little Brown Skink in Busiek State Forest