Douglas Branch CA

About this Area

Total Acres
511.0

Douglas Branch CA

Native grass field at Douglas Branch
Missouri Department of Conservation

This 511-acre area contains good examples of wet-mesic bottomland woodland and wet prairie, both declining habitats.

The complex of seasonal wetland habitat provides birding opportunities for species of marsh and shorebirds, as well as species such as the sedge wren, associated with the prairie community.

This area has been designated by Audubon Missouri as an Important Bird Area (IBA). IBAs are sites that have been identified by Audubon as those that are the most crucial for bird populations, due to their abundance and/or diversity of birds present. To find out more about the IBA program, visit Audubon Missouri.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • 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 Nevada, take I-49/Highway 71 north 3 miles, at the Compton Junction exit take Route M east 0.20 mile, then outer road Infantry Pass north, and Indian Line Road west over highway to the parking lot.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information