Springfield CNC

To help protect the public amid ongoing coronavirus concerns, the indoor facilities will be closed to the public through April 15. Area trails remain open to the public.

About this Area

For more information call
(417) 888-4237
Total Acres

Building Hours

March 1 to October 31: Tuesday Saturday, 8am to 5pm; Sunday, Noon to 5pm; Closed Monday
November 1 to February 29: Tuesday Saturday, 8am to 5pm; Closed Sunday and Monday
Closed all state holidays (call for a list)
Area and Trail Hours
March 1 to October 31: Daily, 8am to 8pm
November 1 to February 29: Daily, 8am to 6pm
Building, Area, and Trail Closings The nature center building, trails, and areais closed on New Years Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The building is always closed on Monday and state holidays.
Address 4601 S Nature Center Way Springfield, MO 65804-4920
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Springfield Conservation Nature Center, Phone 417/ 888-4237; Fax 417/ 888-4241

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Tours
  • Bird Watching
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • MDC OfficeMDC Office
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • Viewing PlatformViewing Platform
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
M: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

T: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

W: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

TH: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

F: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

SA: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

SU: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Building Hours
Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Located in southeast Springfield just west of Highway 65 off the James River Freeway (Highway 60). Follow brown direction signs to the center.
Area Regulations

Springfield Conservation Nature Center Trails

Explore, connect, and discover nature at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

Springfield CNC viewing blind

Springfield CNC viewing blind
Springfield CNC viewing blind

Springfield CNC kayakers

Springfield CNC kayakers on Lake Springfield
Springfield CNC kayakers