Coldwater Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Greevnille, take Highway 67 north approximately 13 miles to Trail 607.


This is a predominantly forest area. Facilities/features: hiking trails, four intermittent streams, and a permanent stream (Turkey Creek).

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • GPS: 90*22'47.422"W, 37*16'34.305"N

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri.  
Camping - Primitive Area  No amenities provided. 
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Seasonal closures may apply. 
Demonstrations  Many types of forest management can be observed. 23 food-plots, a 320 acre savanna restoration unit can be seen from main trail. About 70 acres of old fields are managed for upland wildlife on tract joining Highway 34, east of Route M.  
Hiking  No designated trails, but numerous area access trails open to hiking. 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population. Around open fields. 
Hunting-Quail Fair population. Fair hunting in open field areas. 
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population. Fair hunting in open field areas. 
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
Fire Tower    
OtheraccessibleDisabled accessible hunting zone  For additional information contact the area manager at 573-223-4525.  
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  47 0.25 acres  
Other High quality upland forest 11.00 count Eleven acres; Dry mesic upland forest.  
Stream - Intermittent Gizzard Creek 3.16 miles  
Stream - Intermittent Turkey Creek 1.16 miles  
Stream - Intermittent Wilmore Creek 4.45 miles  
Stream - Intermittent Castor River tributary 0.83 miles  
Stream - Intermittent Bear Creek 4.67 miles  
Stream - Intermittent Hunter Creek 4.60 miles  
Stream - Intermittent McCabe Creek 7.44 miles  
Stream - Intermittent Cedar Creek 2.74 miles  
Stream - Intermittent West Fork (Bear Creek) 2.65 miles  
Stream - Intermittent Little Creek 1.48 miles  
Stream - Permanent Turkey Creek 0.43 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Savanna 320.00  
Old Field 70.00  
Forest and Woodland 9967.00  
Crop Land 20.00  
Total Area Acres:10803.82 

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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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