Arthur DuPree Memorial Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From St. Joseph, take Highway 36 west across Missouri River, then north on Airport Road, then 26th Road north 0.75 mile, and DuPree Road east 0.75 mile.


Mostly forest with some old fields.

About This Area

Arthur Dupree Memorial Conservation Area is in Buchanan County, west of St. Joseph.

The Missouri Department of Conservation received an initial donation of 145 acres in 1992. In late 1994, a second donation expanded the area to its current size of 236 acres. The area offers 1.75 miles of Missouri River frontage and a parking lot.

The area was cropland until it was transferred to the Conservation Department. It has been allowed to re-vegetate naturally and was planted to supplement the development of a riparian corridor (the area adjacent to the waterway). A healthy riparian corridor helps improve water quality and stabilizes the riverbank. Riparian vegetation slows runoff, reduces erosion, traps sediment, filters pollutants, and provides food and shelter for wildlife. The area is available for a variety of activities.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • Firearms firing single projectiles are prohibited

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites   
Canoeing  Missouri River - Difficult access  
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Flathead, Blue, Channel 
Fishing - Other Fair population. Carp, Buffalo, Drum 
Hiking  No designated trails 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Pheasant Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair 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.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit   

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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 Missouri River 1.75 miles Walk in access  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Wetland 10.00  
Forest and Woodland 170.00  
Other 1.00  
Old Field 55.00  
Total Area Acres:236.00 

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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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