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Sand Pond Conservation Area

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This area is located in southeastern Ripley County, 4.5 miles south of Naylor on County Road W. Sand Pond Conservation Area offers good opportunities for hunting, hiking, wildlife viewing, and other recreational opportunities. 

The ponds and their banks support many rare and endangered species, including corkwood, the western mud snake and a federally endangered shrub called pondberry. 

A 68-acre portion of Sand Pond Conservation Area and the TNC Sand Ponds Preserve is designated as a Missouri Natural Area. Natural Areas are biological communities or geologic sites that are protected and managed to perpetuate the natural character, diversity, and ecological processes of Missouri’s native landscapes.


Route W
Naylor, MO 63953

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors 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