Hidden Hollow Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From LaPlata, take Highway 156 west 7 miles, then Highway 3 south 1.50 mile, and Fox Road west 3 miles.


Mostly forest with a half-acre fishless pond. Mobility impaired hunter access is also available for those with special hunting needs. This area can be reserved by special use permit through the area manager.

About This Area

Oak and hickory forest are present over 80 percent the area. Visitors will also see some native prairie, old fields, and cropland.

Forest management practices such as tree improvement and tree harvest to create forest openings for wildlife and promote a healthy diverse forest are implemented on the area.

White-tailed deer and wild turkey are abundant on the area, as are numerous songbirds and a variety of woodland animals.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Primitive Area  Camping allowed on or adjacent to area parking lots. No camping along roadways. No amenities provided. 
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Except during all firearms deer and turkey seasons.  
Hunting-Deer Good 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 Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good 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
Fishless Pond  0.50 acres  
Stream - Intermittent Un-named stream segments 1.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Cottonwood Creek 1.00 miles No fishing opportunities. 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Old Field 88.37  
Forest and Woodland 1126.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 8.00  
Lakes/Ponds 0.50 Fishless 
Crop Land 110.00  
Native Prairie 27.00  
Total Area Acres:1359.87 

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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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