Millstream Gardens CA

About this Area

For more information call
(573) 290-5730
Total Acres
915.9

Millstream Gardens Conservation Area is a 916-acre tract of land in Madison County, about halfway between Fredericktown and Arcadia, off of Highway 72.

The spectacular Tiemann Shut-ins are within the area's boundaries. The St. Francis River forms one of the area's western boundaries, then meanders eastward for 1.2 miles through the area's mid-southern section, before rushing through the shut-ins and passing into the Silver Mines area.

The area's woodlands are composed primarily of oak, hickory, and pine in the uplands, and ash, elm, and maple along the river border and its drainages.

The St. Francis River at Millstream Gardens and its wooded corridor is a part of Missouri's Natural Area System. This large stream contains an adjoining slough and large igneous shut-ins.

A wide variety of animals live here. Wildlife species such as white-tailed deer, turkey, and squirrel inhabit the uplands.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Turkey,
    • Deer,
    • Dove,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
    • Sunfish,
    • Black Bass,
    • White Bass,
    • Crappie
  • Shooting Range
    • Archery
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Natural AreaNatural Area
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • Archery RangeArchery Range
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)
  • 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
Directions
From Fredericktown: take Highway 72 west 8 miles to the area. South of the river: take Route D to the area.
Shooting Range Info
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information

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Whitewater flowing through the shut-ins at Millstream Gardens Conservation Area
Shut-ins at Millstream Gardens Conservation Area