William Lowe Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Mexico, take Business Highway 54 south, then Teal Lake Road east 0.50 mile to the area.

About This Area

Located on the southern edge of Mexico, this 133 acres was donated by the Lowe family to the Conservation Department in 2003.

The pastures of cool-season grasses were converted to plantings of native grasses and forbs and are managed with prescribed fire.

Teal Creek crosses the property and empties into Teal Lake just to the northeast. The meandering riparian corridor has numerous large trees and a scrub/shrub marsh is visible from Teal Lake Road.

Trails in the 40 acre field of native grasses are maintained for hiking.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hiking  No designated trails. A mown trail is available for hiking. 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Archery only  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population. Firearms firing single projectiles prohibited.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population. Firearms firing single projectiles prohibited.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Inquire of the Area Manager. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Other Lowe Trail (1.5 miles long)   
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  0.25 acres  
Named Wetland Teal Lake Wetland 5.00 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 53.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 80.00 These grasslands have been planted to prairie grasses and wildflowers. 
Total Area Acres:133.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Lowe Trail (Moderate) Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 1.50 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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