Old Town Conservation Area

The Old Town Conservation Area features a restored native prairie and bur oak savannah on 341 acres. A network of hiking trails of about 8 miles, scenic vistas and abundant populations of deer and turkey provide a variety of public recreation opportunities. Hunters are reminded it is illegal to discharge a firearm within 200 yards of an occupied building or feedlot-watch for signs. It is also an excellent location for bird watching for migrant species such as dickcissels and warblers.


The Old Town Conservation Area is located about 3 miles southeast of Missouri Valley off LIma Trail.


  • Parking lots are available in two locations along Lima Trail and Mesa Place
  • Hiking trails
  • No restroom or water facilities
  • Pack out trash and recycling