Bluff Springs Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Stockton, take Route J north 6 miles, then County Road 752 west 0.50 mile, County Road 1701 north 0.25 mile, then County Road 724 west 0.25 mile.


This area is about half savanna and half forest with some old fields and glades. Facilities/features: primitive camping and a fishable pond (one-half acre).

About This Area

Most of the area is forested but includes a 135-acre restored savanna. The savanna is maintained through periodic prescribed burning.

The area is home to numerous wildlife species, including deer, turkey, and squirrel.

The native grasses present in the understory of the savanna unit provide important nesting habitat for various ground nesting birds.

Primitive camping is available on the south edge of the property in a designated area located just north of the parking lot.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  Camping permitted in parking lot. No amenities provided. 
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
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   Located at Parking Lot. 
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Non-Stocked Pond  0.50 acres Poor access, very limited fishing opportunity  
Spring  100.00 # gallons per day Small Springs  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Glade 10.00  
Old Field 10.00  
Savanna 135.00  
Forest and Woodland 259.50  
Lakes/Ponds 0.50  
Total Area Acres:415.00 

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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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