Wade and June Shelton Memorial Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Lockwood, take Highway 97 north 4 miles, then Route VV west 2 miles, and Dade 51 north 0.75 mile.


This 320-acre area is remnant prairie.

About This Area

This 320-acre prairie was purchased in 2009 with funds donated from the Wade and June Shelton Family.

The area is mostly open prairie with a small amount of brushy cover. The area is home to a fair number of rabbits and quail, as well as many other species of grassland birds, including Henslow sparrows and Greater Prairie chickens.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Good population of Short-eared owls most winters. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Intermittent  0.50 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Native Prairie 320.00  
Total Area Acres:320.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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