• Waters-Moss Wildlife Area
  • sign at Waters-Moss Conservation Area
  • Waters-Moss Wildlife Area
  • Waters-Moss Shelter and Playground
  • Hillcrest Community Center
  • Moss Building
  • Waters-Moss playground
  • Waters-Moss buildings
  • Waters House property
  • Waters House yard
  • Grindstone Creek Trail curve

Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area

Official Park Name: Henry Jackson Waters & C. B. Moss Memorial Wildlife Area

1907 Hillcrest Dr.

Directions Large Map

Acres: 115.6

Park Hours: 6 am to 11 pm

Multi-Use Trail Miles: 1.75 miles, concrete

Maps & Documents

Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area Mapopens PDF file

Park Amenities

Activity Areas

Natural Features

  • Forested land
  • Grindstone Creek
  • Limestone bluffs

Picnic Areas

Restrooms (open April 15 to Oct. 15)


Facility Addresses
Description Address
Park 1907 Hillcrest Dr.
Hillcrest Community Center 1907 Hillcrest Dr.
Moss Building 1905 Hillcrest Dr.
Waters House and Barn 2104 Hillcrest Dr.
Jones House (not open to the public) 2016 Hillcrest Dr.


The Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area is owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation and managed by Columbia Parks and Recreation as a result of a land swap agreement. The park is home to the Hillcrest Community Center, the Moss Building (reservable), and Waters House (reservable). The park is open for deer and turkey archery hunting under MDC hunting regulationsopens PDF file . The park has a reservable shelter, playground, and outdoor restroom. Grindstone Creek Trail travels through the south end of the park.

Park History


Capital Improvement Projects