There’s a new public use area for the public to explore. The Missouri Department of Conservation says the Alfred Newton Gossett Conservation Area in Dallas County is open for public use.
The 671-acre area near Windyville was acquired by MDC in 2017. The department has surveyed the area, marked bounderies, constructed a parking area and conducted other start-up tasks to get it ready for the public to use it.
The site is primarily forested. Recreational opportunities include hiking, nature photography, summer squirrel hunting and fall deer and turkey hunting. The Niangua River runs through the property.
The site is open daily from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information about the area, call the MDC Lebanon office at 417-532-7612. Find out more about this and other MDC public use areas by clicking here.