Hinkson Woods Conservation Area

Driving Directions

In Columbia, on the MKT Nature and Fitness trail east of the Scott Blvd. access 1 mile, and west of the Forum Blvd. access 1 mile.

Highlights

It contains forest, old fields, and grassland. Facilities/features: permanent stream (Hinkson Creek).

About This Area

This 70 acre area in southwest Columbia was acquired from the Jose estate in 1991. Two miles of the meandering Hinkson Creek and a section of the MKT Trail form its boundaries.

Hiking /bicycling trails are mown for area users. The property is adjacent to and can be accessed from the Twin Lakes Recreation Area and is short distance from the MKT trailheads at Scott’s and Forum Boulevards.

Thirty acres are forested while the remainder is open grasslands. Archery methods deer and turkey hunting is allowed.  All other hunting is prohibited.  Pets and hunting dogs are permitted but must be on a leash or confined at all times.  Hunting and dog training is prohibited on this area.

General Information

Central

Boone

573-815-7900

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bicycling  Trail connects to Columbia's MKT Trail. 
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Crappie Fair population.  
Fishing - Other Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hiking  Trail connects to Columbia's MKT Trail.  Pets and hunting dogs are permitted but must be on a leash or confined at all times. Hunting and dog training is prohibited on this area (the only hunting that is allowed is for deer and turkey with archery methods).   
Hunting-Deer Good population. Archery methods only. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Archery methods only. 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
Other   Benches located along trail ideal for wildlife observation 

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Other  0.00 count Forested riparian corridor. 
Stream - Permanent Hinkson Creek 2.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 30.00  
Old Field 20.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 20.00 Planted to native grasses and wildflowers. 
Total Area Acres:70.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Multi-use trail (Easy) Multi-Use (Hike/Bike) 0.50 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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