Bluffwoods Conservation Area - Goodell Memorial Annex

Driving Directions

The annex is approximately 7.50 miles south of St. Joseph on Highway 59. Bluffwoods CA is 1.50 miles farther south on Highway 59, then southeast at the directional highway sign. Cross the railroad tracks and proceed 0.60 mile to the area.


Bluffwoods and Goodell Annex overlook the Missouri River floodplain just south of St. Joseph. Both areas are mostly forested with scattered open grasslands. The Bluffwoods area has numerous service roads and several established trails for hiking. The Forest Nature Trail is Disabled Accessible while the Lone Pine and Maple Falls loops offer scenic overlooks of the Missouri River floodplain looking west into Kansas.

About This Area

The Goodell Annex overlooks the Missouri River floodplain south of St. Joseph. The Annex is mostly forested and has no facilities or trails.

General Information




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.  
Hunting-Quail 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.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Special use permit only. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
No Developed Facilities

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
No Identified Features

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 63.00  
Total Area Acres:63.00 

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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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