Dr. Bernard Bruns Access

About this Area

For more information call
(573) 897-3797
Total Acres


Photo of Bruns Access, gravel bar, and Maries River
Bruns Access, Maries River

There are several diverse plant communities on this small conservation area. There are two fields of native grass/native forbs planted on the upland. The north facing hillside is old field grown up in trees and has the structure of a closed woodland. There are a few acres of southwest exposed wooded old field as well. In the floodplain there are ephemeral wetlands when there is an abundance of rainfall or flooding occurs from the adjacent Maries River. Access to the River for canoes and small carry in boats is provided. The area also has a small wooded wetland and several acres of riparian and river front forest.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • White Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish
  • Camping
    • Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ImprovedMDC Road - Improved
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service
  • MDC Road - UnimprovedMDC Road - Unimproved

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 Westphalia, take Highway 63 north, then County Road 609 east to the area.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information