Sentinel Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Pittsburg, take Highway 64 south 4 miles, then County Road 328 west 1 mile, then turn north, the road becomes County Road 167. Take County Road 167 north about 0.75 mile, then turn west on County Road 320. This road turns into County Road 163 for about 0.50 mile. Continue on County Road 163 for about 0.50 mile to where it becomes County Road 325. Go about 0.25 mile to the area welcome sign.


This area is mostly forested with upland woodland and glade communities. Facilities/features: wet-weather stream.

About This Area

Sentinel Conservation Area is in Polk County. Sentinel Conservation Area was acquired in part through the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The area has one of the best-known dolomite glade systems in the area. Glade and woodland restoration is in progress on the area.

In the springtime, wildflowers such as Indian Paintbrush, Missouri Primrose and Shooting Star can be seen along with many other wildflowers and native grasses. The area is also home to various wildlife species, including deer, turkey, rabbit, quail, and squirrel.

A small creek running through the north part of the area provides water for wildlife, but it offers no fishing opportunities.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
No Identified Features

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Glade 50.00 Dolomite glade with good display of wildflowers. 
Forest and Woodland 110.00 Post oak woodland managed by prescribed fire. 
Total Area Acres:160.00 

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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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