Hardin Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Hardin, take Route J south 0.75 mile to area entrance.


This area is primarily forested and contains a scour hole on the Crooked River created by the flood of 1993.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  No amenities provided. 
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Crappie Fair population.  
Fishing - Other Fair population. Carp, gar, and buffalo 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Special use permit - Contact Chris Freeman 660/646-6122  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   No amenities provided. 
Other   Foot access to Crooked River-.5 mile 
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Crooked River and scour hole 0.75 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Wetland 40.00  
Forest and Woodland 198.50  
Total Area Acres:238.50 

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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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