Just past the hustle and bustle of the growing college town of Rolla one can find a hidden oasis located off Bridge School Road/CR 7000.
This area of Phelps County is not only home to spring-fed creeks, sandstone glades, and limestone cliffs; it’s home to Marguerite Bray Conservation Area.
The property for Marguerite Bray Conservation Area was gifted to the Missouri Department of Conservation in 1995.
Marguerite did this to honor the memory of her husband, William “Bill” Bray, and their two sons. She felt motivated to honor those she loved with a gift to the public that would provide nature education and recreation.
When it comes to nature education, it’s easy to see the lasting mark that the Meramec Hills Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalists has left on this site.