Blue Spring Branch Conservation Area

About this Area

For more information call
(573) 290-5730
Total Acres

Ball Mill Resurgence

walking trail
Missouri Department of Conservation

Blue Spring Branch CA is a 280-acre area that consists of small open fields and forested tracts that are representative of the Perry County Karst Plains. The Conservation Area is dotted with several sinkholes that are an integral part of Perry County's karst resources. The area features Ball Mill Resurgence Natural Area. The resurgence is fed by many sinkholes in the area, and flows after heavy rains. This is a very good example of the sinkhole topography that is common in this area of Perry County. The forest is a mature mixed oak-hickory forest with a healthy plant diversity.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Sunfish
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Dove,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Natural AreaNatural Area
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Perryville, take Highway 61 north, then Route V north until the pavement ends, and follow County Road 916 into the area.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information