Hammer (Bradley A) Mem CA

About this Area

Total Acres

Bradley A. Hammer Memorial Conservation Area is in Wayne County, one-half mile south of Williamsville and 10 miles northwest of Poplar Bluff. The area borders the Black River and includes 1.4 miles of river frontage along its northern border. Visitors can access the 344-acre area from Wayne County Road 424.

The property for this area was donated to the Conservation Department by Gordon and Shirley Garrey as a memorial to their deceased grandson.

Approximately 85 percent of the area is upland forest and riparian forest along Black River. The remaining acreage is cropland and old fields, which are now being managed for upland game. The area supports numerous game and non-game wildlife species, including deer, turkey, squirrels and raccoons. Wading and shore birds can be seen along Black River.

The area provides a primitive boat access to Black River.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey,
    • Deer,
    • Dove
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • White Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • 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
From Williamsville, take Highway 49 west, then County Road 417 south, then County Road 419 west, and County Road 424 north.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information