Missouri is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts or just plain folks who enjoy a walk in the woods. With 1,000 Missouri Department of Conservation areas, including nature centers, fish hatcheries, natural areas and shooting ranges, you can pursue your favorite outdoor activity close to home or across the state.
Find MDC-owned and affiliated public areas around Missouri that are accessible to people with disabilities.
Missouri hatcheries and trout parks not only support our state’s great fishing, they’re also fascinating places to visit. Browse all four for visiting hours and tour schedules.
With our KMZ data file, you can view conservation areas, along with information about their facilities, activities and regulations.
Missouri Natural Areas conserve remnant prairies, old-growth forests and woodlands, rare wetlands, caves and many other examples of our native landscape.
Missouri’s nature and interpretive centers connect Missourians with nature through nature trails, live exhibits and programs for all ages on conservation-related topics.
Regardless of your experience or skill level, you can become a sharper, safer hunter or outdoors person at our five shooting range and outdoor education centers.