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Flooded Portion of Long Trail at Springfield Nature Center
This portion of the Long Trail at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center is one of several sections of trail at the facility that are closed due to high water caused by Tuesday's rain. The nature center's Fox Bluff and Savanna Ridge trails are still open.
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High water closes parts of Springfield Nature Center trails

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Southwest
May 02, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tuesday’s heavy rain has forced partial trail closings at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

 Portions of the nature center’s Long Trail and the Boardwalk Trail are closed due to high water. These trails will reopen when conditions become safe and, in the meantime, trail-users are asked to turn around when they reach signs indicating the parts of the trails that are closed. The nature center’s Fox Bluff and Savanna Ridge trails are still open. The nature center’s trails are open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

MDC's Springfield Conservation Nature Center is located in southeast Springfield at 4601 S. Nature Center Way. Call 417-888-4237 for updates about the trails’ status or for information about other events at the Nature Center.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center sends program registration reminders and updates to those who sign up by texting the words “MDC Springfield” to 468311.Sign-up for e-mail updates is available at www.mdc.mo.gov/Events by selecting “Sign Up” under “Stay in touch with MDC.” Updates specific to the Springfield Conservation Nature Center are available under the category “Events and Facility Reminders.”

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