Marshall I. Diggs Conservation Area

About this Area

For more information call
(573) 815-7900
Total Acres

Marshall I. Diggs Conservation Area is in Audrain and Montgomery counties, 3.5 miles southwest of Wellsville. To reach the area take Highway ZZ to Route RA. The area begins one-quarter mile west of this junction.

The area is named after Marshall I. Diggs, who donated 610 acres of the area to the Conservation Department in 1958. The Wellsville Firebrick Company donated 160 acres. Funds from Mr. Diggs were used to bring the area to its present size of 1,017 acres.

The area includes 600 acres of timber, which are managed primarily for mast (nut) production and 400 acres of open fields. Two large lakes (totaling 20 acres) are stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and channel catfish. The open fields have native prairie grasses; shrubs, such as plum and sumac; and cereal grains, such as milo and corn, which are planted to provide winter food for wildlife.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish
  • Boat Landing (Disabled Accessible)Boat Landing (Disabled Accessible)
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • PrivyPrivy
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service
  • MDC Road - ImprovedMDC Road - Improved
  • 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 Wellsville, take Route ZZ west 3 miles, then Route RA west 0.50 mile.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information