Platte Falls Conservation Area

Managed by Missouri Department of Conservation

The Conservation Department purchased Platte Falls Wildlife Management Area in 1980 with funds from the 1/8 of 1% Design for Conservation sales tax. The 2,366-acre area includes 1,320 acres of bottomland and upland timber, 295 acres of agricultural lands, 515 acres of grasslands and old fields, and 206 acres of wetlands.

Hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and birdwatching are popular here, and a 9.1-mile unchannelized stretch of the Platte River flowing through the area allows many river-oriented activities and recreations.

The portion of the area where the river forms the rough shape of a duck's head is very unique. The "neck" of the duck's head has a boat ramp on each side. Anglers/canoeists/kayakers can launch at the upstream ramp and enjoy a float of over 2-1/2 miles without the need to shuttle a vehicle.

The area has an archery sight-in range, as well as a shotgun range. Firearms firing single projectiles are prohibited on the shotgun range.

Address Park Address:
16800 Settles Station Rd
Platte City, MO 64079
Hours Hours: 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
URL Official Web URL: Click Here
Restrooms Restrooms: Yes
Park Size Park Size (Acres): 2366

Hunting Hunting: Quail, Rabbit, Squirrel, Turkey, Deer, Dove
Fishing Fishing: Catfish
Shooting Shooting: Shotgun Practice Range
Archery Archery: Practice Range
Boating Boating: Kayaking, Canoeing

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.