Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has closed the Lost Valley Fish Hatchery in Warsaw to visitors as a precaution against COVID-19. The hatchery will remain closed until further notice. A kids' fishing pond at the hatchery is also closed.
MDC will continue to evaluate the situation and a potential reopening. The front gate leading into the conservation area surrounding the hatchery will also be locked. Access to the fields and forest area is by walk-in only.
Most MDC conservation areas and fishing accesses remain open for public use. MDC encourages visitors to follow COVID-19 precautions in the outdoors, such as maintaining social distancing on trails, and following local community regulations in response to the virus such as mask mandates.
For updates about MDC’s response to COVID-19 issues, visit https://mdc.mo.gov/about-us/mdc-covid-19-response.