Wildcat Glade Natural Area

Driving Directions

Wildcat Glade Natural Area is 1.10 miles south of Joplin on Highway 86 to the Shoal Creek Bridge. Cross the bridge, then turn west immediately on Castle Drive and go 2.50 miles.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Demonstrations  Example of a chert glade - the rarest glade type in Missouri 
Hiking  No designated trails 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Designated Natural Area Wildcat Glade NA 27.00 acres City of Joplin owns the north portion of the Natural Area. For more information, visit natural areas.  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Glade 16.63  
Total Area Acres:16.63 

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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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