Montgomery Woods Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Kirksville, take Highway 11 west 18 miles, then take Montgomery Woods Trail south 0.75 mile to the area.


Primarily forest. Facilities/features: intermittent stream (Little Mussel Creek).

About This Area

All of Montgomery Woods Conservation Area is forested. Visitors will find a challenge on the rough terrain of this 348-acre area. Oak-hickory forest covers the steep hills and ridgetops. Bottomland tree species include silver maple, cottonwood, sycamore, and an assortment of other hardwoods.

During your visit to Montgomery Woods Conservation Area, you may view various forest management practices such as tree improvement and tree harvest to create forest openings for wildlife, promote a healthy forest, and ensure a diversity of tree sizes and age classes.

White-tailed deer and wild turkey are abundant on the area as well as numerous songbirds.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Primitive Area  Camping allowed on or adjacent to area parking lots. No camping along roadways. No amenities provided. 
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Except during all firearms deer and turkey seasons.  
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
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Intermittent Little Mussel Creek 0.90 miles No fishing opportunities.  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 348.00 Upland oak-hickory forest 
Total Area Acres:348.30 

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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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