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Nearby conservation areas owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation offer protected lands for outdoor adventure.

Alley Spring Mill


  • 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.

Caney Mountain Missouri

Current River

  • 29,290 acres

Places of interest include Paint Rock Bluff, Deer Run Fire Tower, and Elk Driving Tour.

Gist Ranch

  • 11,240 acres

The area has small springs and wetlands.

Logan Creek

  • 12,341 acres

Popular place for hunters seeking deer, turkey and squirrel.

Peck Ranch

  • 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. 


Rocky Creek

  • 39,546 acres

The area contains many springs, caves, and karst features that contain some of the rarest plants and animals in the state.


Sunk Lands

  • 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.

Conservation areas Missouri

White Ranch

  • 6,703 acres

Approximately 11 miles south of West Plains, White Ranch has an abundant population of deer, turkey, and other forest wildlife species.