Elmslie Memorial Conservation Area

About this Area

For more information call
(573) 248-2530
Total Acres

Elmslie Mem CA

Woods and undergrowth at Elmslie Memorial CA
Missouri Department of Conservation

The area consists of 238 acres of mostly forested land donated to the Missouri Department of Conservation by Dr. and Mrs. Wallace P. Elmslie of Quincy, Illinois, who wanted to preserve the area's high-quality bird and plant habitat.
Elmslie Natural Area contains diverse and unique timber communities, including upland and bottomland hardwood forests, and woodlands. Visitors can acquaint themselves with these communities, and their associated shrubs and wildflowers with just a short hike.
Due to the scientific and educational value, the south 100 acres of the forest have been designated a Natural Area for special study and management.
The North River's south fork flows through the area for more than one-quarter mile. This small, scenic, usually clear stream provides fishing for bass and panfish. A 100-foot corridor of undisturbed vegetation is maintained along the waterway to prevent erosion of the banks and to enhance the stream's aesthetic quality.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Camping
    • Designated Camping Sites,
    • Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack
  • Fishing
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • 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 Warren, take Route C east 1 mile, then County Road 229 south 1.50 miles.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information