Perry (Ralph and Martha) Mem CA

About this Area

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Perry (Ralph and Martha) Mem CA

Perry (Ralph and Martha) Mem CA
Missouri Department of Conservation

This area is named after the late Dr. Ralph Perry and his wife, Martha, who donated both land and money to create the conservation area. Unit 1 is located in southwestern Saline and northwestern Pettis counties. Unit 2 is in northeastern Johnson county with access provided by Highway 23.
The area features a diversity of terrain and habitats, including crop fields, old-field habitat, wetlands, glades, woodlands, and both bottomland and upland forest.
Management of this 4,134-acre area includes mowing and controlled burning to maintain plant diversity in the open areas. Habitat plantings include shrubs, native grasses and trees, including two plantings of the Concordia oak, a rare three-way hybrid. Wetland management includes the seasonal flooding of more than 750 acres.
A hiking trail consisting of two loops travels through varying habitats and provides access to several fishing lakes.Several small ponds, the Blackwater Riverand two lakes provide fishing opportunities. The Conservation Department stocks selected area waters with catfish, bass, redear sunfish and bluegill.
Seasonalaccess to the Blackwater River is provided in Unit 1. Over seven miles of the Blackwater River flows through the area.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Bird Watching
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Hunting
    • Rabbit,
    • Quail,
    • Dove,
    • Deer,
    • Turkey,
    • Squirrel
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Rifle / Pistol RangeRifle / Pistol Range
  • 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
West tract: from Concordia, take Highway 23 south 5 miles. East tract north of Blackwater River: from Concordia, take Highway 23 south approximately 4 miles, then east on NE 1200, area begins where NE 1200 turns north. East tracts south of Blackwater River: from Sweet Springs, take Highway 127 south, then Route NN west, and north on Blackwater Road, or west on Dunksburg Road. See map for additional access.
Shooting Range Info
Range Name
Perry Range
Range Id
Maintenance Days
Business Hours
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted
Type of Complex
Range Type
Target Distance
Disabled Access
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information