Seventy-Six Conservation Area

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.

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Latitude: 37.720509 Longitude: -89.62281 Elevation: 564 ft

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, Bird Watching (see The Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation List for species seen in this area), Camping, Hunting, Fishing, Trapping (with Special Use Permit), Frogging

Seasons Accessible

Open for public use from 4 a.m. To 10 p.m.; hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, dog training, launching and landing boats is allowed 24 hours a day on areas where these activities are permitted.


There are no fees for using Missouri conservation areas. These areas are funded by the 1/8th of 1% Conservation State Sales Tax.

Accessibility Notes

There are no disabled accessible facilities for this area.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets and hunting dogs are permitted but must be on a leash or confined at all time. Hunting dogs may be used off the leash and unconfined for hunting and training for the purposes of chasing, locating, tracking or retrieving game. A valid small game hunting permit is required to train dogs in pursuit of wildlife.

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