Big Cane Conservation Area

Driving Directions

Area consists of two tracts. To the largest tract, from Neelyville on Highway 142, take Route EE south, and County Road 269 south, and County Road 276 east to the area.


This area is primarily forest with some wetlands. Facilities/features: permanent stream.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  Only on parking lots. No amenities provided. 
Canoeing  On Cane Creek. 
Demonstrations  Good area to see bottomland hardwood forest management practices and lowland forest species not common to Missouri. 
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  
Hunting-Deer Good population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good 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.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Good population.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  With special use permit. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Concrete Cane Creek Ditch  On Cane Creek Ditch. 
Boat Ramp - Stream - Other Cane Creek Access  Gravel access to Cane Creek. 
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   Designated camping areas associated with area parking lots. No amenities provided. 
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Cane Creek Ditch 1.50 miles  
Stream - Permanent Big Cane Creek and Sloughs 5.00 miles Big Cane Creek and Sloughs 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 2093.00  
Wetland 61.00 Includes Big Cane Creek, sloughs, ditches. 
Total Area Acres:2154.52 

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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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