Cedar Grove Conservation Area

Driving Directions

Two tracts.

From Jadwin, take Route K south 3 miles to the larger (720 acres) tract.

From Salem, take Highway 19 south 16 miles, then Route WW west 1 mile to the smaller (160 acres) tract.


This is an entirely forested area.

About This Area

Cedar Grove Conservation Area covers 880 acres on two separate tracts in southwest Dent County, between Salem and Akers Ferry. Access to the east tract is off of Route WW and the west tract is off of Route K.

This area is entirely forested with the exception of two small glades. The forest consists of various oaks, hickories, shortleaf pine and lesser species native to this region. Dogwood (the state tree) is abundant and comes into full bloom in the early spring.

The Conservation Commission began acquiring this property back in 1952. All the land was purchased from private landowners.

During your visit to Cedar Grove Conservation Area, you may view various forest improvement practices designed to improve wildlife habitat, maintain watershed quality, and enhance tree growth, quality, and species composition. Any disturbance is only temporary and the forest will soon return to normal.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Primitive Area  No amenities provided.  
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Seasonal closures may apply.  
Hiking  No designated trails 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
No Developed Facilities

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
No Identified Features

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 880.00  
Total Area Acres:880.00 

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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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