Places to Go

Missouri is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts or just plain folks who enjoy a walk in the woods. With 1,000 Missouri Department of Conservation areas — including nature centers, fish hatcheries, natural areas, and shooting ranges — you can pursue your favorite outdoor activity close to home or around the state.

Accessible Outdoors

Find MDC-owned and affiliated public areas around Missouri that are accessible to people with disabilities. More

Nature and Interpretive Centers

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Missouri’s nature and interpretive centers connect Missourians with nature through nature trails, live exhibits, and programs on conservation-related topicsfor all ages. More

Shooting Ranges and Outdoor Education Centers

Regardless of your experience or skill level, you can become a sharper, safer hunter or outdoors person at MDC's five shooting range and outdoor education centers. More

Fish Hatcheries and Trout Parks

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Missouri hatcheries and trout parks not only support our state’s great fishing, they’re also fascinating places to visit. Browse all four for visiting hours and tour schedules. More

Natural Areas

Missouri Natural Areas conserve remnant prairies, old-growth forests and woodlands, rare wetlands, caves, and many other examples of our native landscape. More

Google Earth

View conservation areas and information about their facilities, activities, and regulations. More
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