Bee Hollow Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Macon, take Highway 63 south 8 miles, then Jackpot Road west 2 miles.


This area contains forest, cropland, and old fields. Facilities/features: walk-in access to the East Fork of the Little Chariton River.

About This Area

In 1986, the Missouri Department of Conservation acquired the property in a land transfer with the Farmers Home Administration.

This 271-acre area contains 170 acres of forest, 52 acres of cropland, 22 acres of wetlands, and 13 acres of old fields. Walk-in access to the East Fork of the Little Chariton River is available. One mile of stream frontage lies along the western boundary of the area. The eastern half of the area is spoil ridges left after coal mining. The western half of the area consists of low lying river bottom fields and beaver ponds.

The wetland pools and oxbow sloughs on the western half of the area attract a variety of nesting and migrating waterfowl.

Management of the area includes farming, moist soil wetland management, timber harvest, and controlled burns to improve wildlife habitat and increase species diversity.

Bee Hollow Conservation Area is managed primarily for waterfowl, deer, and turkey. The wetland pools are managed to provide fall and spring migration habitat while providing habitat for reptiles and amphibians.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Primitive Area  Camping allowed on or adjacent to area parking lots. No camping along roadways. No amenities provided. 
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Except during firearms deer and turkey hunting seasons. 
Fishing - Catfish Fair population. In East Fork Little Chariton River 
Hunting-Deer Good population. See regulations.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population. On wetland units depending on fall precipitation. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent East Fork Little Chariton River 1.00 miles Access very limited. Limited fishing opportunities. 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 170.00  
Wetland 36.00  
Crop Land 52.00  
Old Field 13.00  
Total Area Acres:271.00 

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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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