MDC to Host 36th Annual Poosey Conservation Area Fall Tour This Month

The Missouri Department of Conservation will welcome visitors to the 36th annual fall driving tour at the Poosey Conservation Area from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 16.

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 normally closed to public vehicle traffic.

The tour begins at Pike’s Lake off Route W and County Road 502.

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

MDC requests that visitors observe COVID-19 precautions such as physical distancing when exiting vehicles to view exhibits or when hiking near others, such as at the trail to the limestone outcropping called the Panther’s Den.

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