Locust Creek Conservation Area

About this Area

Total Acres

This 3,451 acre area is approximately one-third bottomland and upland forest and woodland. The remainder is comprised of cropland, grassland, wetland and old field type habitats.

Locust Creek, recognized by the National Park Service as one of the last, largely unchannelized stretches of a typical prairie stream, flows along and through the area for 5.7 miles.

Locust Creek Conservation Area was acquired in part through the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Conservation Department manages the forest, fish, and wildlife resources of this area to provide for public recreation and to protect soil and water quality. Cropping, timber management, and prescribed burning are used to improve wildlife habitat. Small wetland units provide fall and spring habitat for wetland wildlife.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Camping
    • Designated Camping Sites,
    • Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Dove,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • PrivyPrivy
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service
  • MDC Road - UnimprovedMDC Road - Unimproved
  • Dove FieldDove Field

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
Western Portions - From Milan, take Highway 5/6 south 0.10 mile, then take River Road west 2.50 miles. Eastern Portions -From Milan take Highway 5/6 south 1.20 miles, then take Ribbon Road west 1.25 miles.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information

Locust Creek CA Woodland

Locust Creek CA Woodland
Locust Creek CA Woodland