Annual Poosey Driving Tour
The 36th annual Poosey Conservation Area Fall Driving Tour is Sunday. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will welcome visitors from noon until 4:00 pm on Sunday. Visitors can enjoy the annual driving tour through forests and woodlands. A tour brochure will be provided at the entrance for the nature interpretive stops along the route.
This event allows the public to ride or drive on area service roads that are normally closed to public vehicle traffic. A vehicle with high clearance is recommended, as shallow creeks will be crossed. Each year the tour draws families and community groups riding on trailers or on wagons drawn by pickups or horses. Couples in horse-drawn buggies are common, as are youngsters on horseback. Cars and the occasional bicyclist also take the tour on the gravel roads.
The tour begins at Pike’s Lake. An entrance to the lake can be found off Route W and County Road 502. Gates open at noon and the last vehicle for the driving tour will be allowed to begin at 4:00 pm.