MDC logo_® Slogan Color.png

MDC logo
MDC will close the main access road on March 1 at the Maple Leaf Conservation Area in Lafayette County for a three-week maintenance project.

MDC will close Maple Leaf Conservation Area access road for resurfacing project on March 1

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 22, 2021

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will close the main access road at the Maple Leaf Conservation Area in Lafayette County on March 1 for maintenance work to improve the road. The project is currently scheduled for completion in three weeks.

MDC crews will be removing the badly degraded asphalt surface and converting the roadway into a gravel road. The fishing docks, boat ramp, and parking lot will be closed during this time since public access will not be possible during the revamping work.

This project will provide a smoother entrance road to the main parking lot at Maple Leaf Conservation Area. Removing an impervious surface will also allow more natural absorption and runoff of rain and snow moisture. MDC will notify the public when the project is complete.

For more information on the Maple Leaf Lake Conservation Area, and maps, visit For other fishing sites in western Missouri, try MDC’s free MO Fishing app,

Search the News

Stay in Touch with MDC

Stay in Touch with MDC news, newsletters, events, and manage your subscription

Sign up

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.


Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

American Mink