Punkin Center Access


Public should use caution when accessing the river bank. Ongoing riverbank erosion has caused the bank to be extremely unstable.

Driving Directions

From Chillicothe, take Highway 190 west 5 miles, then Route A north 2 miles, then Route W east, then LIV 506 east 1.25 miles to the area.


This is a forest with areas of old field along the Thompson River.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Canoeing  Thompson River  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Common carp 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. See regulations.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Thompson River 0.30 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 41.00  
Old Field 13.00  
Other 26.00 River has cut through the eastern portion of the area and we have lost 20 acres of property.  
Total Area Acres:80.00 

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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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