William E. Crawford Conservation Area

If you're looking for a nice, quiet place to visit and go for an off-trail hike, this is a great place to visit! This 88-acre area has 70 acres of oak-hickory woods with some hard maple mixed in along the Des Moines River. It has beautiful overlook locations that allow you to see across the river into Iowa. The area has interesting geological formations exposed near where one of the tributaries quickly decends into the river.
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  • Sunday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Hwy C near Revere, Missouri, take County Road 102 north and follow it east. The road number will change to 103. Continue east. County Road 103 will turn to the NW. Just before CR103 breaks over a very steep hill, take the service road to the north that leads to the parking lot on Crawford CA. This turn onto the service road is approximately 4 miles from the Hwy C turn-off.
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(573) 248-2530
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201602 - 3CSR 10-11 - 130 Vehicles, Bicycles, Horses, and Horseback Riding

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


Unless otherwise posted, bicycles, including electric bicycles as defined in the Missouri Wildlife Code (Chapter 20- Definitions), are allowed on roads open to vehicular traffic and service roads (designated in the online conservation atlas). Bicycles must stay on roads open to vehicular traffic or service roads, or on multi-use trails posted as open to bicycles.   Bicycle use is not allowed on service roads passing through designated natural areas (designated in the online conservation atlas). Groups of 10 or more people using bicycles on a department area must obtain a special use permit. Special use permits should be requested at least 30 days in advance at: SpecialUsePermit.

  • Hunting

    • Deer
      • Muzzleloader and Archery
      • Antlerless Permits Allowed
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