MDC closes three St. Louis area offices this week to observe Veterans Day

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St. LOUIS, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will close three staffed offices in the St. Louis Region this week in observance of Veterans Day.  Visitors should note that in cases where office closures apply, the rest of the areas, including trails, boat launches and other outdoor facilities, where applicable, will still be available for use.  Any hiking, hunting, or fishing activity normally permitted on the area may still be conducted.

Veterans Day falls on Saturday, Nov.11 this year, with the federal day of observance occurring Friday, Nov. 10.

St. Louis-area MDC offices closing to observe Veterans Day include:

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, Kirkwood

  • Closed Saturday, Nov. 11

MDC St. Louis Regional Office at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, St. Charles

  • Closed Friday, Nov. 10

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, Spanish Lake

  • Closed Saturday, Nov.11—except for the early-morning duck hunt drawing

Both MDC staffed shooting ranges and outdoor education centers in the St. Louis region—Jay Henges Range in High Ridge and the new August. A. Busch Range in Defiance—will remain open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. 

The visitor center at Rockwoods Reservation in Wildwood will also remain open Friday, Nov.10 to accommodate a managed archery deer hunt on the area.

For more information on MDC locations throughout the state, visit   Users can search areas by name, location or type to find more information about available facilities, regulations, maps, driving directions and special closures.