Dr. O. E. and Eloise Sloan Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Lockwood, take Highway 160 east 3 miles.


Grassland, old fields, cropland, and some prairie. There are two fishable ponds (1.50 acres total).

About This Area

Sloan Conservation Area is located in Dade County east of Lockwood, on Highway 160. This area was donated to the Missouri Department of Conservation by Dr. O.E. and Eloise Sloan.

This 320-acre area includes 80 acres of crops, 30 acres of shrubs and forest, and 200 acres of native grasses and old fields. Two small ponds are located on the area, which provide some limited angling opportunities.

The area is managed primarily for quail and doves. Numerous brushy thickets and strips of native grasses provide ideal habitat for quail. Various crop fields, including sunflowers, provide food plots for quail and attract many doves.

Prescribed burning, native grass plantings, and cropping are the main management tools utilized on the area. Sloan Conservation Area is also home to numerous rabbits, as well as a limited number of deer and turkeys.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • Firearms firing single projectiles are prohibited.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
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 Good population.  
Hunting-Quail Good population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population. Firearms firing single projectiles are prohibited.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond  0.30 acres  
Fishless Pond  0.10 acres  
Non-Stocked Pond  0.20 acres Poor access, very limited fishing opportunity  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Lakes/Ponds 0.35  
Crop Land 80.00  
Old Field 98.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 125.00  
Native Prairie 15.00  
Total Area Acres:320.00 

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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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