Frank, Emma Elizabeth and Edna Reifsnider State Forest

Notice

Please note that the Reifsnider Shooting Range is closed every Monday (except for Monday holidays) until noon for necessary maintenance. The Range will be closed all day on December 19, 2016 for necessary maintenance.

When icy road conditions occur during the winter, the gate may be closed and will be reopened as soon as road conditions improve. The area is still open for public use, and people can walk onto the area.

Driving Directions

From Warrenton, take Route M east 2.50 miles, and Schuetzenground Road south 3 miles.

Highlights

This is a predominately forested area. Facilities/features: picnic areas, firearms range, and an intermittent stream (North Fork of Charrette Creek). There are also a couple of old clay mining pits which are stocked for fishing.

About This Area

Located in central Warren County, this area includes 1,388 acres of land, over 99 percent of which is forested. Most of the non-forested land resulted from fireclay mining when the forest was privately owned.

The late Miss Bertha Reifsnider of Hudson, Ohio, donated the land to the Conservation Department in 1956 in memory of family members, Frank, Emma Elizabeth and Edna Reifsnider.

During your visit, you may view various forest management practices designed to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. As such, the area provides great opportunites for viewing various wildlife species.

General Information

St. Louis

Warren

636-441-4554

Owned by MDC

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SPECIAL CAMPING REGULATIONS THAT APPLY TO THIS AREA: CAMPING IS ONLY ALLOWED ON THE AREA DURING THE NOVEMBER AND ALTERNATIVE PORTIONS OF THE DEER SEASON.

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Camping - Primitive Area  Camping only allowed during the November and alternative methods portions of the firearms deer season. No amenities provided.  
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hiking  1.3 mile Lizard Rock Trail and service roads are available to hiking year round. 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Other   Unstaffed shooting range  
Parking Lotaccessible   
Picnic Table    Day-use only picnic areas, except for the November and alternative methods portions of firearms deer season.  
Privy/Restroomaccessible  There are seperate privies for Men and Women.  

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Big Pit 4.00 acres Clay pit lake stocked with fish.  
Fishing Lake or Pond Overflow Pond 0.50 acres Old Clay pit lake that can be fished.  
Stream - Intermittent North Fork Charrette Creek 2.00 miles  
Wildlife Watering Hole  12 0.10 acres Up to a dozen watering holes for wildlife.  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 1382.00  
Crop Land 1.50  
Lakes/Ponds 4.50  
Total Area Acres:1389.08 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Lizard Rock Nature Trail (Moderate) Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 1.30 

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Shooting Range General Information

91*06"40.74"W

38*46"54.92"N

n/a

Unstaffed

Monday

1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted

Click Shooting Ranges for more information.

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