Jim Bridger Urban Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Blue Springs at the Highways 40/7 junction, take Highway 7 south 3.50 miles, then Cowherd Road west 1.20 miles, and Jasper Bell Road north 0.50 mile.


This is a grassland and forest area.

About This Area

The area consists of 320 acres of diverse habitat including old fields, prairie plantings, crop fields, woodlands, glades, and streams.

General Information

Kansas City



Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  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.  
Other  Open to all archery hunting. Firearms prohibited 
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Special Use Permit Required 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  1.00 acres  
Stream - Intermittent  1.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Wetland 1.00  
Glade 3.00  
Old Field 30.00  
Forest and Woodland 70.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 186.00  
Crop Land 30.00  
Total Area Acres:320.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Hiking trail (Easy) Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 0.50 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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