CHILLICOTHE, MO –  The 33rd annual Fall Driving Tour at the Poosey Conservation Area is coming up Sunday, Oct. 20 in Livingston County.  Smokey Bear is making an appearance this year as it’s his 75th birthday.

The annual Poosey Driving Tour allows people  to drive on roads not normally open to the public for motor vehicle traffic.  People travel through the dirt and gravel roads that wind around steep hills and valleys. The views are said to be spectacular as the tour crosses streams, visits lakes and ponds, and the limestone overhang known as the Panter’s Den.

There is also a stop along the  tour where people can get out and hike. Anglers are  allowed to fish at Pike’s Lake or Indian Creek Community Lake, or at one of the pond’s while passing.

The tour begins at Pike’s Lake. People can enter at Route W and County Road 502. Gates open at 12 p.m. and the last vehicle will be allowed to begin at 4 p.m.

For tour information, contact MDC Resource Forester Samantha Anderson, 660-646-6122.

Courtesy of MDC

To learn more about this MDC event or others, you can visit the MDC website.