The Lewis Family, Dean, Anna Mae and David D. Lewis Memorial Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Highway 465/Highway 65/Route F intersection, on the north side of Branson, take Route F east 3.40 miles, then Highway 160 southeast 0.25 mile, then Highway 176 south 0.67 mile to the parking lot on the west side of Highway 176.


Bull Creek runs through the southern portion of the area. The Conservation Area is a mix of forest, woodland, savanna, grassland, and glades.

About This Area

This Conservation Area was generously donated by the late David D. Lewis in 2012.  It is located a short distance northeast of the City of Branson.  Bull Creek runs through the southern portion of the area for a length of approximately one-half mile.  Habitat communities on the area are diverse with a mix of upland and bottomland forest, as well as woodlands, savannas, grasslands, and glades. 

A 40 acre portion of this area, on the east side, is within the Village of Merriam Woods.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Reference the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Crappie Fair population.  
Fishing - Goggle-eye Fair population.  
Fishing - Other Fair population. Suckers  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hiking  A service road trail starts at the parking lot, and goes for 1.65 miles down to Bull Creek.      
Hunting-Deer Fair population. See regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Intermittent  2.75 miles  
Stream - Permanent Bull Creek 0.60 miles  
Wildlife Watering Hole  0.10 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Grassland (non-prairie) 111.00  
Forest and Woodland 228.00  
Glade 23.00  
Total Area Acres:362.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Bull Creek Trail (Moderate) Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 1.65 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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