Guy B Park Conservation AreaManaged by Missouri Department of Conservation
Guy B. Park Conservation Area is a quiet nature area north of Platte City, MO that offers fishing and hunting.
Guy B. Park Conservation Area received its name from Missouri's 38th governor, Guy Brasfield Park. Governor Park was born June 10, 1872, in Platte City. He was educated in public schools and studied at Gaylord Institute in Platte City. In 1896, he graduated from the Law Department of the University of Missouri and later began practicing law in Platte City. He served as city attorney, prosecuting attorney, and as a district delegate to the State Constitutional Convention. He accepted the position of Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in 1922. He was later elected as Governor of the State and served from 1933 until 1937. Upon expiration of his term as governor, he returned to Platte City and continued his law practice. Governor Guy B. Park died Oct. 1, 1946.
The area holds a 16 acre impoundment, Tobacco Hills Lake. The lake is managed for trophy-sized bluegill and contains populations of largemouth bass and redear sunfish. There is a privy, a covered fishing dock, and a concrete boat ramp available for the public to use.