Special use permits can be purchased online

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers more than 1,000 conservation and natural areas around the state for people to get outdoors and discover nature through a variety of activities such as hiking, biking, birding and wildlife watching, horseback riding, photography and videography, hunting, fishing, and more.

Some activities on MDC areas require a special use permit and MDC has made it easier to get one through its new online application at mdc.mo.gov/SpecialUsePermit.

A special use permit is required for certain activities on MDC conservation areas, such as groups of more than 10 people for horseback riding, shown here at Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area. 

A special use permit is required for certain activities on conservation areas, including:

• Groups of more than 10 people camping, horseback riding, bicycling, and using shooting ranges;

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