Forested river hills and Mississippi River frontage make this Perry County area a must for river fishing, hunting, hiking, and bird-watching.
Seventy-Six Conservation Area is located in eastern Perry County, at the end of Route D, approximately four miles northeast of Brazeau. This forest tract has several sinkholes and springs and offers scenic vistas overlooking the Mississippi River Valley.
Steep forested hills with narrow ridge fields and deep hollows characterize this area. Steep rock bluffs face some sections of the Mississippi River, which runs along the area for nearly two miles.
The majority of the area is composed of well-drained, deep-loam forest across steep river hills. Here you will see mixed hardwood stands of yellow poplar, sugar maple, a variety of oaks and hickories, walnut, Kentucky coffee tree, black cherry, white ash, basswood and 100-foot cottonwood trees.
These areas also have a diversity of wildflowers in the early spring that give way to a dense under-story of pawpaw and spicebush in the summer. Birding is great on this area, especially during migration as warblers and other migratory birds use the forest along the river.