34th Annual Poosey Conservation Fall Driving Tour Happening This Month

The Missouri Department of Conservation has changed the format slightly for the 34th annual fall driving tour at the Poosey Conservation Area, in Livingston County, as a precaution against COVID-19.

But the annual driving tour uphill and down on winding gravel roads through forest and woodlands will proceed.

With a few modifications, the annual fall driving tour will occur from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 18.

This popular event allows people to ride or drive on area service roads that are normally closed to public vehicle traffic.

A vehicle (or other mode of transport) with high clearance is recommended, as shallow creeks will be crossed.

The tour also traverses rugged terrain with some steep uphill climbs and downhill descents.

The tour begins at Pike’s Lake.

An entrance to the lake is reached off Route W and County Road 502.

Gates open at noon and the last vehicle will be allowed to begin at 4 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, MDC will not have a tour brochure and stops along the way.

MDC requests that people maintain safe physical distancing when out of vehicles, and please wear masks when interacting with MDC staff.

For tour information, contact MDC Resource Forester Samantha Anderson at 660-646-6122.