George O. White State Forest Nursery


Construction of the 3 acre lake is complete and it's full. Lake will be stocked with fingerling fish spring of 2016.

Driving Directions

From Licking, take Highway 63 north 0.50 mile, then Shafer Road west 4 miles to the area.


Nursery tours are available by prior arrangement. Facilities/features: Quercus Flatwoods Natural Area (48 acres of post oak flatwoods), picnic area, and fishable three-acre lake.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Fishing - Bass Fair population. Water levels fluctuate.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population. Water levels fluctuate.  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population. Water levels fluctuate.  
Hiking  No designated trails but hiking is allowed on roadways (3 to 4 miles) 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Fall deer/turkey booklet.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  
Tours  Tours can be set up by appointment by contacting the Nursery Superintendent 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lotaccessible   
Picnic Table    
Privy/Restroomaccessible  Located in Office.  
Staffed Officeaccessible   

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Designated Natural Area Quercus Flatwoods Natural Area 48.00 acres For more information, visit natural areas.  
Fishing Lake or Pond Nursery Lake 3.00 acres  
Fishless Pond  1.00 acres  
Stream - Intermittent  2.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 550.00  
Crop Land 101.00 Tree seedling nursery beds. 
Old Field 100.00  
Lakes/Ponds 3.00  
Total Area Acres:754.00 

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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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