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Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area

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Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area
Credit: Missouri Department of Conservation

This 2,502-acre area owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation provides multiple recreational use opportunities for travelers who want to add nature appreciation to their trip to the Springfield/Branson area.

A well-marked trail system provides approximately 18 miles of use for hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. There is an unstaffed shooting range on the area. Primitive camping at designated sites is available by permit only. (Permits and campsite locations can be obtained from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Southwest Regional Office in Springfield, 417-895-6880.)

Hunting for all major game species is permitted in season at Busiek. Pending mid-summer regulation approval, special deer hunting provisions may be in effect at Busiek (call 417-895-6880 for details). 

The small streams at Busiek have only intermittent flow and provide no fishing opportunities.

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5 U.S. Route 65
Highlandville, MO 65669

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking In Designated Areas Or Specified Guestrooms Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Pet Policy
Pets On Leash Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages