Scrivner Road Conservation Area


The shooting range will be closed on September 6 and 7 for asphalt repairs. Additionally - Conservation Agent training on the following dates:
8/10 AM and PM, 8/11 AM, 8/21 PM, 8/22 AM and PM, 9/15 PM, 9/21 AM and PM.

Driving Directions

From Russellville, take Route AA south, then Scrivner Road east, then Scott Road north 1 mile to the area.


This area is mostly old fields with forest and cropland. Facilities/features: primitive camping, Winegar Lake (nine acres), permanent stream (South Moreau Creek).

About This Area

Scrivner Road Conservation Area is in Cole County about three miles south of Russellville. Parts of this 919-acre site were donated by Mrs. Alvon Winegar in 1984. The nine-acre Winegar Lake is a central feature of the area, which also includes more than two miles of South Moreau Creek frontage.

This former cattle farm was extensively grazed and logged in the past and is now managed for wildlife and public recreation. The 8.5-mile Moreau Creek trail system provides access to most of the area.

Management includes periodic prescribed burning to provide high quality wildlife habitat. Field crops left in the creek bottoms and food plots seeded in upland areas provide additional winter food and cover for wildlife.

The target shooting range offers a shotgun range, and 25-, 50-, and 100-yard rifle and pistol ranges.

Special length and creel limits apply to the area's fishing waters (see Area Regulations).

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  No amenities provided. 
Canoeing  Must carry canoe about 30 yards from South Moreau Creek parking lot. River may be seasonally low.  
Fishing - Bass Fair population. Winegar Lake, Claywell Pond, and Trail Pond 
Fishing - Catfish Fair population. Winegar Lake, Claywell Pond, Trail Pond 
Fishing - Other Fair population. South Moreau Creek; carp, buffalo 
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population. Winegar Lake; bluegill, redear sunfish Claywell Pond, Trail Pond 
Hiking  Trails loop through forest, woodlands and old fields. 
Horseback Riding  Horseback riding is permitted year round, except during firearms deer season and spring turkey season.  
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.  
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
Camping Area - Individual Campsites    
OtheraccessibleShooting Range  Shooting range with 25, 50 and 100 yard shooting stations and informal shotgun range. Disabled user accessible.  
Parking Lotaccessible  Disabled accessible lot at shooting range 
Privy/RestroomaccessibleShooting range privy  Privy at shooting range is disabled-accessible. 

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Claywell Pond 2.00 acres Claywell Pond 2 acres. 
Fishing Lake or Pond Trail Pond 2.00 acres Trail Pond 2 acres 
Fishing Lake or Pond Winegar Lake 9.00 acres  
Non-Stocked Pond  0.50 acres  
Stream - Permanent South Moreau Creek 2.00 miles No boat ramp. 
Wildlife Watering Hole  0.20 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 110.00  
Glade 4.00  
Wetland 24.00  
Lakes/Ponds 13.00  
Old Field 478.00  
Forest and Woodland 290.00  
Total Area Acres:919.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Moreau Creek Trail (Moderate) Multi-Use (Hike/Horse) 8.50 

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Shooting Range General Information

92*2312.93 W

38*2846.32 N




1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless posted otherwise.

Click Shooting Ranges for more information.

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