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Compton Hollow Conservation Area is an 840
acre preserve of mostly forest.The area is home
to numerous game and non-game species in-
cluding deer, turkey, squirrel, raccoon, pileated
woodpeckers, and even turkey vultures. Plus,
there are several small ponds for frogs, toads,
and salamanders.
Bring your bow and try it out. The site includes
an archery field course with fourteen individual
stations located near the east parking lot, just
off Compton Hollow Road. At the start of the
course, a regulations sign instructs users in
proper procedures. Hunting and primitive camp-
ing are allowed at the park. Explore by hiking,
horseback riding, or bicycling over five miles of
designated trails.
Compton Hollow
Conservation Area
Webster County, MO
Missouri Department
of Conservation
417 895-6880
missouriconservation.com
Open:
daylight hours
Admission:
free
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Questions:
1. See how many different oak trees you can find
here? What are the seeds of an oak tree called?
2. In the early spring, find the areas where spring
peepers are calling. What is a spring peeper?
3. What is a snag? Find one of the many
snags/den trees in the area. Do you see evidence
of wildlife using them?
Directions:
Compton Hollow
Conservation Area is
in Webster County,
approximately twenty
miles east of Springfield
and nine miles west of
Marshfield. From
Springfield, take Hwy 60
east to Rogersville, turn
left on Hwy B and take it
north to KK. Follow KK to
the Compton Hollow
Conservation Area sign.
Access is on the left.
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