Parma Woods Conservation Area

Managed by Missouri Department of Conservation

The Parma Woods Conservation Area is nestled in the hills along the Missouri River of southern Platte County. The area includes 200 acres of rugged bluff land.

The tract is named in honor of William F. Parma, who donated the land to Platte County Commission in 1986.In the Fall of 1994, the Platte County Commission and the Missouri Department of Conservation entered into a 50-year lease agreement for the construction of a Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. The Range was opened on November 7, 2001.

Most of the area outside the immediate Range area is forested. Tree species found on the ridges include black walnut, honey locust, elm, shingle oak, and hickory. The hillside tree species include chinquapin oak, walnut, basswood, white oak, northern red oak, and white ash. Some of the valley trees are sycamore and hackberry. The major goal of the area is to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for the public.

Shooting Range Hours
May 1-September 30
Friday-Sunday 10 AM-4 PM
Monday-Tuesday 2-8 PM
Closed Wednesday & Thursday

October 1-April 30
Friday-Tuesday 12-4:30 PM
Closed Wednesday & Thursday

Hours Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Check description for shooting range hours)
URL Official Web URL: Click Here
Restrooms Restrooms: Yes
Park Size Park Size (Acres): 200.1

Unpaved Trails Unpaved Trails: 1.5 mile Loop Hiking Trail (209 ft Elevation gain)
Hunting Hunting: Squirrel, Turkey, Deer
Shooting Shooting: Archery, Rifle, Pistol Range, Shotgun Patterning
Archery Archery: Static range with targets at 10, 20, 30, and 40 yards

Platte County Parks playgrounds and restrooms will be closed until further notice.  This includes the playgrounds at Platte Ridge Park, Barry Platte Park, and the Barry Platte Annex.  The restroom facilities at Platte Ridge Park soccer and baseball complexes will also be closed.  Platte County Parks is canceling all ball-field reservations at Barry Platte Park and Platte Ridge Park until further notice per recommendations of the CDC. We will be assessing the situation on a weekly basis. Questions? Please call 816-858-3419

Parks and trails do remain open, including open space and trails.  Please use proper social distancing when using the parks.