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Apple Creek Conservation Area

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Apple Creek Entry
Credit: MDC

Steep hills and narrow valleys characterize this 2,082-acre area, where the northern border is marked by approximately 2.5 miles of Apple Creek Stream frontage. The area is home to a mix of upland oak-hickory forests and a few bottomland forests.The Conservation Department has created watering ponds and planted food plots and agricultural crops within the forest to provide additional food sources for wildlife. Timber harvests are an important part of habitat management, as they produce forage and cover for forest wildlife.There is a boat ramp, multi-use trails, primitive camping, firearms range, and fishing ponds. Activities include: bird watching; canoeing; fishing; horseback rding; trapping and hunting.The area is located north of Cape Girardeau. From I-55, take the Fruitland exit; go north on Route 61, seven miles; go east on Route CC, six miles.


Route CC
Altenburg, MO 63732

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Canoeing Outfitters
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Pet Policy
Pets On Leash Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages