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35th Annual Poosey Conservation Area Tour Later This Month


An annual driving tour is coming later this month to the Chillicothe area.

The Missouri Department of Conservation will welcome visitors to the 35th annual fall driving tour at the Poosey Conservation Area from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 17.

Visitors can enjoy the annual driving tour uphill and down on winding gravel roads through forest and woodlands.

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

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

The tour traverses rugged terrain with some steep uphill climbs and downhill descents and begins at Pike’s Lake.

An entrance to the lake can be found off Route W and County Road 502.

Gates open at noon.

The last vehicle for the driving tour will be allowed to begin at 4 p.m.

MDC requests visitors observe COVID-19 precautions such as physical distancing when exiting vehicles to view exhibits or when hiking near others.

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

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