Phone: (660) 684-6174
Phone: (660) 684-6201
This stunning area contains unique fern-draped rock bluffs, heavily-timbered hills of oak and hickory, rolling grass expanses, and a variety of wildlife. The foliage provides brilliant and showy fall colors.
This portion of the Grand River Valley was one of the last parts of Missouri yielded by the American Indians. In 1833, the last remnants of the Shawnee tribe left the area, opening the area to settlement by people of European extraction, who came here via Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. The settlers, who preferred forested tracts to open prairies, were attracted by plentiful natural supplies of food, fuel, water, and building materials. The area's rugged landscape reminded some of the settlers of the Poosey region in Kentucky, giving rise to the areas name. The area continues to be known as the "Kingdom of Poosey," and travelers asking directions to it are usually informed that it is "just ahead over the next hill."
Nestled among the steep, tree-covered hills in the southern portion of Poosey Conservation Area is 192-acre Indian Creek Community Lake, which was constructed in 1987. The lake features a disabled-accessible floating fishing dock. The area also contains a shooting range, which features 25-, 50- and 100-yard firearms targets. The range is located in the northwest portion of the area.
Just a short drive to Hamilton, Missouri and you will find a quilter’s paradise, attracting folks from all of the world to visit Missouri Star Quilt Co, endearingly called the Disneyland of Quilting. YouTube quilting sensation Jenny Doan runs the most famous quilt shop in all of America with her family and staff, offering daily demonstrations, quick quilting tips and techniques. The company has grown to twelve themed quilt shops, Man's Land, and a Sewing Center for retreats and events. The brand new Main Shop is a hub for all MSQC activities, with a focus on education. Bus tours are available. Advanced accommodations recommended.We love this state park so much we designed a best selling tee after it!
Our other fave local businesses to check out:
Farm House Collection
Country Heritage Furniture
The Fabric Barn
Jamesport Country Store
H & M Country Store
The Collection Wine & Gifts
Simply Primitives Antiques
Lodging:Arbor House Country Inn