Riverside Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Piedmont, take Highway 49 north 6 miles, then Route CC west 1.80 miles, and County Road 462 north to the area.


This forest area has sinkholes and two intermittent streams.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Good area for forest birds. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri.  
Camping - Primitive Area  No amenities provided. 
Hiking  No designated trails 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit   

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Fire Tower Vulcan Tower  Vulcan Tower 
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  13 2.00 acres  
Other  5.00 count Sinkholes 
Spring  1.00 # gallons per day  
Stream - Intermittent McKenzie Creek 2.00 miles  
Stream - Intermittent Well Hollow Branch 0.50 miles  
Stream - Intermittent  3.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 2518.14  
Crop Land 10.00 food plots 
Total Area Acres:2768.14 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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