Dr. Bernard Bruns Access

Driving Directions

From Westphalia, take Highway 63 north, then County Road 609 east to the area.


There are several diverse plant communities on this small conservation area. There are two fields of native grass/native forbs planted on the upland. The north facing hillside is old field grown up in trees and has the structure of a closed woodland. There are a few acres of southwest exposed wooded old field as well.

In the floodplain there are ephemeral wetlands when there is an abundance of rainfall or flooding occurs from the adjacent Maries River.

Access to the River for canoes and small carry in boats is provided. The area also has a small wooded wetland and several acres of riparian and river front forest.

Hunting, fishing and camping are permitted on the area as prescribed in subsquent information.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Primitive Area  No amenities provided. 
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Seasonal closures may apply. 
Canoeing  Maries River  
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Suckers. 
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Other   Gravel 
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  0.00 acres small fishless ponds for amphibians and other wildlife  
Stream - Permanent Maries River 1.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Old Field 77.00  
Total Area Acres:77.20 

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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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