Missouri Western’s scenic 723-acre campus includes approximately 200 acres of wooded natural habitat along a small stream named Otoe Creek. This preserve, called the Otoe Creek Nature Area, has nature trails and a small outdoor amphitheater. The campus also maintains nine man-made ponds of varying sizes and depths, and watershed areas to provide a diverse collection of aquatic wildlife experiences. Fishing in Everyday Pond, off of Faraon Street, on James McCarthy Drive, is allowed with a valid Missouri fishing license. The wood chip walking trail is 1.9 miles long and begins behind Baker Family Fitness Center. The asphalt walking trail begins in Parking Lot H and continues along James McCarthy Drive. It encircles Everyday Pond and meets ADA regulations. There are two accessible parking spaces available at the pond parking lot.