Little Sac Woods CA

About this Area

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Total Acres

Little Sac Woods Conservation Area is in Greene County, approximately nine miles northwest of Springfield and seven miles east of Walnut Grove.

This 772-acre area can be reached from Farm Road 115. From Springfield, take Highway 13 north to Route BB and watch for the Conservation Department cantilevered sign. From Walnut Grove, take Route BB east and watch from the sign.

Approximately 90 percent of the area is forested. Non-forested areas are composed of old fields and wildlife food plots. Several small ponds provide wildlife watering holes and very limited fishing opportunities.

The area is home to numerous wildlife species, including deer, turkey, squirrel, and raccoon. Food plots, forest thinning, and small forest clearings are designed to improve wildlife habitat.

Wildflowers and grasses grow in several small dolomite glades in the northwest part of Little Sac Woods. There is a 20-acre savanna/glade unit undergoing restoration in the western part of the area. Several prairie-like areas with native grasses are within the eastern portion of the conservation area.

A small segment of Little Sac River traverses the area, though access to the water is difficult. 7.30-miles of hiking trails meander through the forest and old fields.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Camping
    • Special Use Permit Required
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • 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 Willard, take Route Z north 6.5 miles, then Route BB east (right) 2 miles, then Farm Road 115 south (right) 0.80 miles to area.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information