Crooked River Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Richmond, take Highway 13 north 5 miles, then Route FF west 3 miles, then Wildlife Road north 1 mile to area entrance.


This area contains old fields, forest, cropland, grassland, and wetlands.

About This Area

The Conservation Department purchased Crooked River Conservation Area property in 1983 with funds from the 1/8 of 1% Design for Conservation sales tax.

The area includes forest/woodland, several small ponds, and three miles of frontage on Crooked River.

The area's diverse habitats create an ideal home for many species of wildlife, including deer, turkey, quail, squirrels, and songbirds.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  No amenities provided. 
Canoeing  No boat launch.   
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Crappie Fair population.  
Fishing - Other Fair population. Carp and Buffalo 
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Good population. Click on link to dove management maps (available in August).  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Special Use Permit Required- Contact Chris Freeman 660/646-6122  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   No amenities provided. 
Parking Lotaccessible  1 ADA  

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond #1 1.00 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond #2 1.00 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Oxbow Lake 6.00 acres  
Non-Stocked Pond  15 4.00 acres  
Stream - Permanent Crooked River 2.50 miles  
Wildlife Watering Hole  0.05 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 300.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 197.00  
Lakes/Ponds 13.00  
Wetland 20.00  
Old Field 490.00  
Forest and Woodland 400.00  
Total Area Acres:1420.00 

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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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