KING CITY, Mo., — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking out public opinions for King Lake conservation planning.

Photo courtesy of MDC

According to a news release, MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for its nearly 1,000 conservation areas. During the month of January, comments on King Lake Conservation Area are welcome.

The King Lake Conservation Area is a 1,273-acre area southeast of King City in Northwest Missouri. King Lake serves as the centerpiece of the area with 231 acres of water. Fishing, hunting, hiking, birding and other outdoor activities are offered to the visitors. Most of the area is in DeKalb County with a small portion in Gentry County.

MDC conservation areas cover almost one million public acres statewide. Most Missourians are within a 30 minute drive of a conservation area.

To preview draft management plans and share comments online, visit