Dave Rock Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Lowry City, take Highway 13 south 1 mile, then NE700 west 1 mile, and NE301 south.


This tract features a 44-acre Designated Natural Area containing a sandstone glade, savanna, and forest.

About This Area

A large complex of sandstone glade, savanna, and dry, mesic sandstone forest exists. The uniqueness of this sandstone glade is the large expanse of exposed sandstone outcrop and the numerous species of mosses and lichens. Due to the shallowness of the areas bedrock, a more mesic woodland/forest community exists.

General Information

Kansas City

Saint Clair


Owned by MDC

  • A 44-acre sandstone glade natural area is found on the area.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hiking  No designated trail, but openness of the glade provides good access to the large expanse of outcrop. 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population. Managed fields for dove hunting annually with variable hunting quality. 
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair 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
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Designated Natural Area Dave Rock Natural Area 44.00 acres For more information, visit natural areas.  
Fishless Pond  0.25 acres  
Stream - Intermittent Panther Creek 0.25 miles Headwaters to Panther Creek. 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 97.00  
Crop Land 12.00  
Glade 14.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 10.00  
Total Area Acres:133.00 

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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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