Cooper Hill Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Mt. Sterling, take Route A south 2.50 miles, then Route D west 2.75 miles to the village of Cooper Hill.


This area contains forest, grassland, cropland and old fields. Facilities/features: river access, permanent stream (Gasconade River).

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Individual Campsites  Primitive camping allowed in and adjacent to parking lot.  
Canoeing  Gasconade River 
Fishing - Bass Good population. Gasconade River 
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Gasconade River 
Fishing - Crappie Fair population. Gasconade River 
Fishing - Other Good population. Suckers in Gasconade River. 
Fishing - Sunfish Good population. Gasconade River 
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 Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Other   Hand launch location into Gasconade River adjacent to parking lot.  
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   Primitive camping allowed in and adjacent to parking lot. 
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Non-Stocked Pond  1.00 acres Small pond with some unmanaged fishing opportunity.  
Stream - Permanent Third Creek 0.12 miles  
Stream - Permanent Gasconade River 0.33 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 40.00  
Forest and Woodland 147.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 26.00  
Total Area Acres:213.73 

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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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