Parma Woods Range and Training Center

Notice
Construction/Road Closure: NW River RD/FF HWY will be closed for a bridge replacement project approximately 2 miles west of Parkville, and just east of Union Chapel RD. This closure will prevent direct access to the facility coming from Parkville. Users will still be able to access the range from Union Chapel Rd, through Thousand Oaks subdivision, or from Waldron.
Parma Woods Range volunteer
The Parma Woods Conservation Area is nestled in the hills along the Missouri River of southern Platte County.The area includes 200 acres of rugged bluff land. A hiking trail leads through the forested bluff. The tract is named in honor of William F. Parma, who donated the land to Platte County Commission in 1986.In the Fall of 1994, the Platte County Commission and the Missouri Department of Conservation entered into a 50-year lease agreement for the construction of a Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.The Range was opened on November 7, 2001. Most of the area outside the immediate Range area is forested.Tree species found on the ridges include black walnut, honey locust, elm, shingle oak, and hickory.The hillside tree species include chinquapin oak, walnut, basswood, white oak, northern red oak, and white ash. Some of the valley trees are sycamore and hackberry. The major goal of the area is to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for the public.

Shooting Range Hours:
April 1-August 31
Wednesday, Friday-Sunday 10 AM-4:30 PM; Thursday 1-7:30 PM; Closed Monday-Tuesday

September 1-March 31
Wednesday-Sunday 11 AM-4:30 PM; Closed Monday-Tuesday
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Quick Facts
Total Acres
200.1
Area Hours
  • Sunday, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday, 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Friday, Saturday, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Building Hours
  • Sunday, 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Monday, closed all day
  • Tuesday, closed all day
  • Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Thursday, 01:00 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Friday, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Holidays
  • Memorial Day, 05/29/2022: closed all day
  • Truman Day, 05/07/2022: 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Independence Day, 07/03/2021: closed all day
  • Labor Day, 09/05/2021: closed all day
  • Columbus Day, 10/10/2021: closed all day
  • Thanksgiving Day, 11/24/2021: closed all day
  • Christmas Day, 12/24/2021: closed all day
  • Veterans Day, 11/10/2021: 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Truman Day (Observed), 05/08/2022: closed all day
Directions
From Downtown Parkville, take Route FF (Mills Street) west 2 miles, then River Road (intersection at Parkville Vikings Football Field) west about 3 miles to the entrance, which is west of I-435.
For more information call
(816) 891-9941
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9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 105 Title; Authority

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
105 Title; Authority
Rules

Chapter 11 of the Wildlife Code applies to this area. The information provided reflects regulations for most activities on this conservation area but does not contain regulations for all possible uses. For more information on area regulations consult theĀ Wildlife Code or call the phone number listed for the area in the area details section.

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 110 General Provisions

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
110 General Provisions
Rules

Unless specifically authorized, the following activities are prohibited: swimming, sailboarding, skateboarding, entry on areas closed to the public, removal of water, rock collecting, planting, ranging of horses and other livestock, caving, rock climbing, rappelling, paint-balling, scuba diving, water skiing, and fires outside of designated camping areas.

In addition to the rules of the Wildlife Code, federal, state and local laws apply on department lands. The destruction, defacing, or removal of department property is also prohibited.
The use of fireworks is prohibited.
Commercial use and vending are prohibited on department areas.
Soil disturbance and digging, including the digging of roots, is prohibited on all department areas
Waste containers located on department areas may be used only for disposal of garbage, trash, refuse, or rubbish generated on the department area. NOTE: Waste containers are not provided on all department areas.
Guiding for pay is prohibited on department areas.
The placement of grain, salt products, minerals, and other consumable natural and manufactured products is prohibited on department areas.
Trail and game cameras are prohibited.
Feral livestock may not be taken (including the hunting of feral hogs) on department areas.
Collecting wild animals (including invertebrates) and their unprocessed parts is prohibited except under the provisions of a valid Wildlife Collector's Permit, or as otherwise authorized in the Wildlife Code.

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 115 Closings

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
115 Closings
Rules

Special hours apply on this department area. This area is open to public use only as authorized by posting.

Parking or storing watercraft or commercial vehicles is prohibited on department areas during closed hours.

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 135 Wild Plants, Plant Products, and Mushrooms

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
135 Wild Plants, Plant Products, and Mushrooms
Rules
Vegetation, including trees, may not be cut or destroyed. The only exception is that willows (Salicaceae spp.) may be cut for use in constructing on-site blinds.
Collecting or possessing wild plants and their unprocessed parts is prohibited except under the provisions of a valid Letter of Authorization for Plant Collecting, or as otherwise authorized in the Wildlife Code.
Nuts, berries, fruits, edible wild greens and mushrooms may be taken only for personal consumption; EXCEPT on locations designated as Missouri Natural Areas, taking edible wild greens is prohibited.

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 130 Vehicles, Bicycles, Horses, and Horseback Riding

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
130 Vehicles, Bicycles, Horses, and Horseback Riding
Rules
Unless otherwise posted, vehicles are only permitted on public roadways (graveled and paved roads) and in established parking areas.
State laws regarding the operation, registration and required equipment apply to the operation of motor vehicles on locations open to vehicular traffic on department areas.
Except as otherwise posted, the speed limit on department areas is 45 miles per hour.

Unless otherwise posted, bicycles are allowed on roads open to vehicular traffic. Bicycles must stay on roads open to vehicular traffic or on multi-use trails posted as open to bicycles. Groups of 10 or more people using bicycles on a department area must obtain a special use permit from the area manager. The area manager can be contacted at the phone number listed in the area details section for this department area.

Equestrian use is allowed on roads open to vehicular traffic. Horses must stay on roads open to vehicular traffic or on multi-use trails posted as open to horses. Groups of 10 or more people using horses on a department area must obtain a special use permit from the area manager. The area manager can be contacted at the phone number listed in the area details section for this department area.

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 140 Camping

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
140 Camping
Rules
Camping is allowed only as designated in the "Things To Do When You Visit" section for this department area. If camping is not listed as an activity in this section, camping is prohibited on the area. Designated camping areas may or may not have defined campsites. Seasonal closures and restrictions may apply to all camping on department areas.
On department areas where camping is allowed, camping is limited to a period of 14 consecutive days in any 30-day period. Personal property must be removed at the end of the 14-day period. Unless a special use permit is obtained, total camping days on all department areas are limited to a total of 30 days within one calendar year. Groups of more than 10 people must obtain a special use permit prior to camping. To obtain a special use permit, contact the area manager at the phone number listed for this area in the area details section.
Quiet hours are in effect in camping areas from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily. Visitors who are not occupying a campsite are required to leave the campground by 10 p.m.
On camping areas with established campsites, only two camping or sleeping units are permitted in each site.

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 150 Target Shooting and Shooting Ranges

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
150 Target Shooting and Shooting Ranges
Rules
A staffed shooting range is located on this department area. Target shooting is not allowed anywhere on this area except for designated shooting range(s).
Shooting range(s) on this area are open to public use only as authorized by posting. Ranges may be opened or closed at any time for maintenance or department sponsored events or programs.
Range use fees apply on this department area.
Possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on all ranges and associated parking lots.
Groups of more than 10 people must obtain a special use permit prior to using the range. To obtain a special use permit, contact the area manager at the phone number listed for this area in the area details section.
Use of the range shall be in accordance with posted rules or as directed by the range officer. All range users must allow an agent of the Department or other certified law enforcement officer to inspect their permits, firearms and ammunition.
A static archery range is located on this department area. Only archery equipment may be used on locations designated as an archery range. The use of arrows, bolts or darts containing any type of explosive or incendiary material is prohibited. Other special regulations may apply to the use of targets on archery ranges.
A rifle and/or handgun range is located on this department area. Only paper targets attached to the provided target holders may be used.
A shotgun shooting range is located on this department area. On portions of shooting ranges restricted to shotguns with shotshells, only clay targets may be used (except paper targets attached to provided target holders may be used in locations designated as a shotgun patterning area).
Fully automatic firearms are prohibited except with a special use permit. The use of incendiary (including tracer ammunition), armor piercing or explosive ammunition is also prohibited.

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 120 Pets and Hunting Dogs

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
120 Pets and Hunting Dogs
Rules
Pets and hunting dogs are permitted but must be on a leash or confined at all time. Hunting dogs may be used off the leash and unconfined for hunting and training for the purposes of chasing, locating, tracking or retrieving game on portions of conservation areas designated as open to hunting and dog training. Locations and times where pets and hunting dogs are permitted may be further restricted by area brochures or signs. A valid small game hunting permit is required to train dogs in pursuit of wildlife.

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 180 Hunting, General Provisions and Seasons

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
180 Hunting, General Provisions and Seasons
Rules

Hunting is prohibited on some conservation areas, but allowed on others. Special regulations may apply to hunting. To determine the hunting regulations for this conservation area, consult the Missouri Code of State Regulations in Chapter 11 of the Wildlife Code at https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/adrules/csr/current/3csr/3c10-11.pdf.

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 145 Tree Stands

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
145 Tree Stands
Rules
Only portable tree stands are allowed on department areas from Sept. 1 through Jan. 31. Unattended stands must be plainly labeled on a durable material with the full name and address, or Conservation Number, of the owner and be removed from the area before Feb. 1. Use of nails, screw-in steps, and any material or method that would damage the tree is prohibited.

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 155 Decoys and Blinds

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
155 Decoys and Blinds
Rules
Decoys and Blinds are permitted on this department area, but must be disassembled and removed daily. Blinds constructed on-site may only be constructed from willows (Salicaceae spp.).

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 125 Field Trials

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
125 Field Trials
Rules
Field trials are prohibited on this department area.

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 200 Fishing, General Provisions and Seasons

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
200 Fishing, General Provisions and Seasons
Rules

Fishing is prohibited on some conservation areas, but allowed on others. Special regulations may apply to fishing. To determine the fishing regulations for this conservation area, consult the Missouri Code of State Regulations in Chapter 11 of theĀ Wildlife Code.

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 160 Use of Boats and Motors

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
160 Use of Boats and Motors
Rules
Boats (including sailboats) may be used on waters located on department areas. On lakes and ponds, boats may be used only on waters designated as open to boats. State laws regarding the operation, registration, and required safety equipment apply to watercraft being operated on waters under the control of the department. Boats may not be left unattended overnight.
Only electric motors are permitted on lakes and ponds of less than 70 acres.
Electric motors and outboard motors are permitted on lakes of 70 or more acres. Outboard motors of any size may be used, but outboard motors in excess of 10 horsepower must be operated at slow, no-wake speed.
The use of houseboats and personal watercraft are prohibited.
Float tubes may only be used for authorized fishing or hunting activities.

9526 - 3CSR 10-11 - 187 Trapping

Chapter
3CSR 10-11
Rule Number
187 Trapping
Rules
Trapping in accordance with Chapter 8 of the Wildlife Code is allowed only with a special use permit. To inquire about the availability of a special use permit for trapping on this department area, contact the area manager at the phone number listed for this area in the area details section.
Range Name: Shooting range - Parma Woods CA
Range ID: 1550
Maintenance Days:
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Business Hours:
April 1-Aug. 31: Thur 1PM-7:30PM, Wed & Fri-Sun 10AM-4:30PM; Sept. 1-Mar. 31: Wed.-Sun. 11AM-4:30PM
Range Type:
Archery Static Target
Target Distance:
10,20,30,40
Disabled Access: Yes
Range Name: Shooting range - Parma Woods CA
Range ID: 1551
Maintenance Days:
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Business Hours:
April 1-Aug. 31: Thur 1PM-7:30PM, Wed & Fri-Sun 10AM-4:30PM; Sept. 1-Mar. 31: Wed.-Sun. 11AM-4:30PM
Range Type:
Rifle/Pistol
Target Distance:
7,15,25,50
Disabled Access: Yes

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