High water closes parts of Springfield Nature Center trails

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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.”