Seventy-Six Conservation Area

About this Area

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(573) 290-5730
Total Acres

Seventy-Six Conservation Area is located in eastern Perry County, at the end of Route D, approximately four miles northeast of Brazeau.
Steep forested hills with narrow ridge fields and deep hollows characterize this area. Steep rock bluffs face some sections of the Mississippi River, which runs along the area for nearly two miles.
The area supports a mixed hardwood forest, with stands of trees, including oaks, tulip poplars and other species, ranging in size from saplings to majestic old growth.
Seventy-Six Conservation Area is being used as a demonstration area for forest and wildlife management techniques often recommended for implementation on similar or smaller tracts of land under private ownership. Timber harvests and forest stand improvement practices are an important part of wildlife habitat management. They produce forage and cover for many species of wildlife. In addition, MDC has planted food plots, native warm-season grasses and legumes to provide additional food sources for wildlife. A trail is available to provide area users an opportunity to view these forest and wildlife management practices. Any physical disturbance is only temporary and normal aesthetic appearance will soon return.
Another trail along the river provides access to wing dikes for fishing.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites,
    • Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Hunting
    • Dove,
    • Deer,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • White Bass
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service

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 south 7 miles, at the south edge of Longtown take Route D east, then take Route C southeast and in Brazeau take Route D northeast until it ends at a gravel road. Follow this road into the area. When the Chester river gauge reaches 32.5, the bridge into the Conservation Area is impassable.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information