This area is mostly forested, but it also features established prairies, restored glades, savannas, woodlands, numerous ponds, and creeks.


Hours

Nature Center hours: Tue - Fri 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed on all state holidays

Admission is free.

Contact Information

1401 NW Park Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: 816-228-3766
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Location Type

Kid-friendly
Natural Area
Walking Tours

Site Info

Parking
Restroom
Hiking
Wheelchair
Bus / RV Parking
Group Tours
Hiking Trails
Parking
Restrooms
Staffed
Wheel Chair Accessible

A large nature center offering exhibits and interpretive programs, picnic areas, pavilions, six hiking trails, viewing/photo blind, and viewing decks and bridges. There is also Burr Oak Creek and scenic limestone exposures.

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area is 1,071-acre property located in Blue Springs just north of I-70. Burr Oak Woods was purchased in 1977 and the Nature Center was built in 1982, the first nature center in the State of Missouri. The Nature Center was updated in February 2016 with new interactive exhibits. Natural features on the area include steep forested hillsides along Burr Oak Creek (the namesake of the property), large limestone boulders and outcrops, restored prairies and woodlands, and a trail complex that will guide visitors through many of the listed features.

Programs for organized groups are available with a reservation at least two weeks in advance. Call the Nature Center for details.

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