Goose Creek Conservation Area

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Goose Creek Conservation Area consists of five tracts within eight miles of the I-44 Conway exit. See map for details.


This is a predominantly forest area.

About This Area

Goose Creek CA contains a total of 880 acres and is divided into five separate tracts. They are the Phillipsburg Tract (160 acres), Charity tract (240 acres), Oak Summitt Tract (200 acres), Frisco Tract (240 acres), Phillipsburg Towersite (40 acres). This forest lies in both Laclede and Dallas Counties close to I-44 and is accessible by County Roads. See Area map.

These tracts are mostly mixed oak forest with small openings and old fields.

Various phases of multiple use management are often conducted on the area. Forest improvement practices which could include selective harvests, regeneration of forest stands, watershed protection, and wildlife habitat improvement are among the cultural practices utilized by area managers. Some glade restoration has been accomplished.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • Area Subject to Flash Flooding.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Forest interior birds. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
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
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Wildlife Watering Hole  0.25 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Old Field 10.00  
Forest and Woodland 870.16  
Total Area Acres:880.16 

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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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