Nearby conservation areas owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation offer protected lands for outdoor adventure.
- 39,590 acres
- 5,645 acres
- 7,899 acres
The hills are remnants of an old elevated plateau that has been cut into by numerous streams. View surrounding peaks of Bear Cave Mountain, High Rock Mountain, Morrison Knob, Long Bald, and Tater Cave Mountain.
- 29,290 acres
Places of interest include Paint Rock Bluff, Deer Run Fire Tower, and Elk Driving Tour.
- 11,240 acres
The area has small springs and wetlands.
- 12,341 acres
Popular place for hunters seeking deer, turkey and squirrel.
- 23,763 acres
Rugged, forested hills and hollows and the area’s highest point Stegall Mountain at 1,348 feet above sea level. Home to Missouri’s wild elk.
- 39,546 acres
The area contains many springs, caves, and karst features that contain some of the rarest plants and animals in the state.
- 6,295 acres
At the center of this natural area is a complex of sinkholes. What is known as the “sunkland” is the longest sinkhole in Missouri, nearly a mile long, 200 feet deep and 600 feet wide.
- 240 Acres
- 6,703 acres
Approximately 11 miles south of West Plains, White Ranch has an abundant population of deer, turkey, and other forest wildlife species.