Daniel Boone Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Jonesburg, take Route Y southwest 5 miles, then take Tower Road southwest 2 miles.


This is a predominantly forested area. Facilities/features: primitive camping, picnic area, four fishing ponds, and a multi-use trail.

About This Area

Daniel Boone Conservation Area is in western Warren County, about seven miles southwest of Jonesburg, and within a one hour drive of St. Louis.

This 3,520-acre area is named in memory of the great pioneer and woodsman.

In 1943, former Conservation Commissioner A.P. Greensfelder, an ardent conservationist, donated the original acreage for this area to the Conservation Department. Later purchases brought the area to its present size.

As it was in Daniel Boone's day, the area is rich in plants and animals. Woodland wildlife, such as whitetail deer, turkey, and squirrel inhabit the area year-around. Pileated woodpeckers and other forest birds are common most of the year. This area receives intensive natural community restoration/management that is beneficial to many species of plants and animals.

A hike through the area will lead through deep valleys, woodlands, savannas, glades, and rugged wooded hills. The area also provides an important stopping point for numerous neotropical migrant songbirds. Autumn provides the visitor with a dazzling display of fall colors.The 923 acre Razor Hollow Natural Area is located on Daniel Boone CA and is a great place to see a wide variety of plants and animals that are native to the area.

General Information

St. Louis



Owned by MDC

  • There are wood frogs, spotted salamander, buffalo clover, and seasonal small waterfalls on this area.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bicycling  A 7 mile multi-use trail is open year round except during all portions of the firearms deer hunting season and the spring turkey hunting season.  
Bird Watching  This area provides great opportunities for viewing both early and late successional bird species. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  Camping is allowed in 10 designated areas and in the horse staging area (12 sites grouped together). No amenities provided.  
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hiking  Hiking is allowed on the multi-use trail and all service roads year round.  
Horseback Riding  A 7 mile multi-use trail is open to horses year round except during all portions of the firearms deer-hunting season and the spring turkey-hunting season.  
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
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
Camping Area - Individual Campsites  10  No amenities provided.  
Parking Lot  10  Includes a horse trailer staging area  
Picnic Table    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Designated Natural Area Razor Hollow NA 923.00 acres Natural Areas provides additional information.  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 1 1.00 acres Pond 1 is the farthest pond to the east on the area. It is a walk-in pond.  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 2 0.50 acres Pond 2 is the second most easterly pond on the area. It is a walk-in pond.  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 3 0.50 acres Pond 3 is accessible from the road to the horse staging area. See map.  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 4 0.75 acres Pond 4 is located near the horse staging area. See map.   
Stream - Intermittent Jones Branch 1.00 miles  
Stream - Intermittent Clark Branch 0.40 miles  
Wildlife Watering Hole  29 0.01 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Glade 5.00  
Savanna 50.00  
Lakes/Ponds 4.00  
Forest and Woodland 3451.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 10.00  
Total Area Acres:3523.12 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Multi-use trail (Moderate) Multi-Use (Hike/Bike/Horse) 7.00 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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