Things to Do

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Regional Office

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The MDC Ozark Regional Office and recreational area is a 20-acre hidden gem right in the city limits of West Plains. It features a park, walking trails, a nature area that includes an educational pond, with a catch-and-release fishing opportunity for children 15 and younger from May to September. In addition to the trail and pond, the area has a backyard feeder/bird viewing area and pollinator-benefiting landscaping surrounding the building, with a picnic table and benches. Nets, jars, and magnifying glasses are provided in the equipment bucket to assist children in capturing insects for close-up study. A map and compass course is also available on the property. In the office lobby, children can interact with a life-sized tent, draw and color outdoor photos at a picnic table, and view the native fish aquarium. Free MDC publications are available at this location.


551 Joe Jones Blvd.
West Plains, MO 65775

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities On-site
Biking / Walking Trails
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round