Compton Hollow Conservation Area

About this Area

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(417) 895-6880
Total Acres

Compton Hollow Conservation Area is located in Webster County. Visitors can access this 840-acre area from Compton Hollow Road, where two parking lots are located about 0.75 mile apart. Visitors can also access the northwestern part of this area from Conservation Lane, off of Route B. Approximately 90 percent of the area is forested. Non-forested areas are composed of old fields and wildlife food plots. Several small ponds provide wildlife watering holes. The area is home to numerous game and non-game species, including deer, turkey, squirrel, and raccoon. Food plots, forest thinnings and small forest clearings are designed to improve wildlife habitat and natural community health. Compton Hollow contains several small dolomite glades and a dry-mesic chert woodland. These features are protected and managed to maintain or increase their natural qualities.

An archery field course with 6 individual stations is located near the east parking lot, just off Compton Hollow Road. A regulations sign at the start of the course instructs users in proper procedures. There are several trails on the area that provide opportunites for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Note that trails are closed during all portions of the firearms deer season and Spring turkey hunting season.

A special use hunting area for hunters with medical exemptions is in the north-central part of the area. It begins near the northwestern parking lot off of Conservation Lane. The boundaries are marked with orange paint and this hunting area is also designated on the map.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Camping
    • Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack
  • Bird Watching
  • Shooting Range
    • Archery
  • Trails
    • Biking,
    • Horseback,
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Archery RangeArchery Range
  • Hike / Bike / Equestrian TrailHike / Bike / Equestrian 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 Marshfield, take I-44 west to exit 96, then Route B south 5 miles, then Compton Hollow Road east about 1 mile.
Shooting Range Info
Range Name
Compton Hollow
Range Id
Maintenance Days
Business Hours
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless posted otherwise.
Type of Complex
Range Type
Archery Field Target
Target Distance
Disabled Access
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information

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A golden brown field with autumn trees
Autumn field at Compton Hollow CA in Webster County