Niangua Conservation Area

Driving Directions

To access the 360 acre St. Luke Tract: From I-44 at Marshfield, take the Highway 38 and Route W exit west to the Outer Road on the west side of I-44 and go north to Brinkley Road. Follow Brinkley Road and bear left on Black Horse Road where it forms a "Y"-intersection. The Conservation area is almost 0.50 mile on the left on Black Horse Road.

The 160-acre Sampson tract can be reached from Frisco Road (Webster County Road 173). From Marshfield (I-44 exit 100), take Highway 38 east, then Route CC north, and Frisco Road east (right). The area is on the east (left) side of Frisco Road.


This area is mostly forest.

About This Area

Niangua Conservation Area is in Webster County, approximately 30 miles east of Springfield and five miles northeast of Marshfield. The area actually contains two separate tracts, known as the St. Luke tract and the Sampson tract.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Groups of 10 or more require a special use permit. Seasonal closures may apply. No amenities provided. 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet.  
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.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot   One at St. Luke Tract, and one at Sampson Tract. 

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Wildlife Watering Hole  2.00 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Old Field 10.00  
Forest and Woodland 826.76  
Total Area Acres:836.76 

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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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