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Natural Areas

  • Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge lies just two miles south of the town of Sumner, Missouri. It is located near the confluence of the Grand and Missouri Rivers, and is bordered on the south by Yellow...
  • Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwestern Missouri within the historic Missouri River floodplain. ...
  • This 4,238 acre Wilderness takes its name from an ancient circle of granite rock, piled by some earlier man on top of the mountain. It is located in Madison County on the Fredericktown Ranger District...
  • The Piney Creek Wilderness is an 8,122-acre (33 km2) wilderness area in the U.S. state of Missouri. The United States Congress designated it wilderness in 1980. The Piney Creek Wilderness is located w...
  • Pilot Knob National Wildlife Refuge is located on top of Pilot Knob Mountain in Iron County, MO....
  • The Paddy Creek Wilderness is a 7,019-acre (28.40 km2) wilderness area in the U.S. state of Missouri, United States.The United States Congress designated it wilderness in 1983....
  • The Mingo National Wildlife Refuge is a 21,676 acre (87.7 km2) National Wildlife Refuge located in northwestern Stoddard and southeastern Wayne counties in Missouri....
  • The Irish Wilderness is a 16,227-acre (66 km2) wilderness area in the U.S. state of Missouri. The United States Congress designated it a wilderness in 1984. The Irish Wilderness is located within the ...
  • Hercules Glades Wilderness Area is 12,413 acres of the most scenic and unique country in the Midwest. Its combination of open grassland, forested knobs, steep rocky hillsides, and narrow drainages off...
  • The Conservation Department established this wildlife area in 1969 with the purchase of 440 acres from Nina Pauline Helton, widow of the late J. Wayne Helton, who served as the conservation agent for ...
  • The Devils Backbone Wilderness is one of eight wilderness areas protected and preserved in the U.S. State of Missouri....
  • Clarence Cannon NWR was established in 1964 with funds from the purchase of migratory waterfowl stamps. It lies in Pike County, MO, Pool 25 about one mile east of the small town of Annada, MO. The Cla...
  • The Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge is growing. Established in 1994, the refuge has grown to more than 16,000 acres....
  • Mark Twain National Forest’s 1.5 million acres through 29 southern and central Missouri counties is known for its rivers and trails.Mark Twain National Forest part of multi-state restoration project...