King Lake Conservation Area

About this Area

Total Acres

King Lake CA

King Lake CA
Missouri Department of Conservation

King Lake Conservation Area is mostly in DeKalb County, but the northernmost portion of the area extends into Gentry County.

Lost Creek drainage, within which the area is located was once the site of an Army trail established in 1823.

Because of its size and diversity, the area is managed for a wide range of game and non-game wildlife species. Open fields are managed with farming, haying, and controlled burning, practices which complement more intensive habitat developments such as tree, shrub and grass plantings, habitat manipulation, and timber management.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Dove,
    • Rabbit,
    • Quail,
    • Deer,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Bird Watching
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service

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 King City, take Route Z east 5 miles, then CR 500 south 1 mile to the area.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information