MDC’s Hart Creek Conservation Area provides public access to more than 600 acres, and to Katy Trail State Park in southern Boone County. Public comment period for a draft management plan covering Hart Creek Conservation Area will run through May 31.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in the multi-year process of updating Conservation Area Management Plans and is seeking public input on how conservation areas are important to Missourians. A draft management plan for the Department’s Hart Creek Conservation Area is available for public review through May 31. To preview this draft management plan and share comments online, visit

Hart Creek Conservation area contains 657 acres of forest, woodland, old field, savanna, glade, and lakes in Boone County, adjacent to the Katy Trail. MDC manages this area for wildlife, forest, and woodland resources, and to provide compatible recreational opportunities. The area offers one parking lot, 2.2 miles of multi-use (hiking and biking) trail, a primitive camping area, one wooden overlook, and a 2-acre fishing lake available for public use.

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