MDC offices close this Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving holiday

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staffed offices and buildings will close both Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Visitors should note that in cases where indoor facility 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 areas may still be conducted.

The following closures apply in the Central Region:

  • Runge Nature Center, Jefferson City — Nature Center and offices closed, grounds and trails remain accessible for normal hours
  • Central Regional Office, Columbia —Office closed, all outdoor facilities including trails will remain open
  • Headquarters, Jefferson City — Office closed, all outdoor facilities including lakes and trails will remain open
  • Rocky Fork Shooting Range, Columbia — Shooting range will be closed

The Friday closures are to comply with Executive Order 22-06, signed by Governor Michael L. Parson, which advises that state offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 25.

All MDC facilities will return to regular operation schedules starting Saturday, Nov. 26.

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.