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Accessible Outdoors

Making conservation areas more accessible to more Missourians

The Department is working to remove barriers that prevent people with disabilities from enjoying the outdoors. Throughout the state, construction of new facilities and renovations at older properties are providing access to Conservation Department areas, buildings, and shooting ranges. It’s a long-term effort, but with the help of a citizens' accessibility-advisory council and continuing training for our staff, we’re making progress.

The Department cannot guarantee accessibility at any particular site or property, but the search menu below helps you find conservation areas that have accessible facilities for people with disabilities. Just pick the area, region, or county you are interested in to pull up data from our online atlas.

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Mobility Devices

Wheelchairs (manual or power) and manually powered mobility aids, like crutches, are allowed anywhere foot traffic is allowed.

Segway-style devices are permitted only for use by people with mobility disabilities on Department trails, inside Department buildings and on roads both open and closed to public vehicular traffic.

Individuals with mobility disabilities use MDC areas at their own risk. The Department makes no claims that trails are designed, maintained or managed for any mobility device. Permitted use does not infer that trails meet ADA standards, unless the trails are so designated.

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Safety Rules for Mobility Devices

If you have a mobility disability, you may use your wheelchair, Segway, or scooter on MDC trails and public roads, but you need to follow these safety rules.

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Other Mobility Devices

Get more details on what kinds of mobility devices are allowed on MDC areas and where they are allowed.

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