Clarence L. Northcutt Memorial Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Mexico, take Highway 22 west 5.50 miles, take Route E north 1.75 miles, then County Road 214 west 0.25 mile.


This 80 acre forest was acquired in 1979. The north ridge adjacent to the county road has numerous scattered large oaks hinting to its earlier history as a savanna. A 1969 topographic map shows it being open ground while the absence of fire in recent decades has allowed a dense stand of timber to grow.

Skull Lick Creek is very sinuous with tall steep mud banks making it difficult to cross. The creek floodplain is dominated by large trees of species commonly found growing in moist fertile soils of Missouri.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Good - woodland birds. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hiking  No designated trails 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Archery and Muzzleloader methods only.  
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.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Inquire of the Area Manager. 

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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 - Permanent Skull Lick Creek 0.75 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 70.00  
Old Field 10.00  
Total Area Acres:80.00 

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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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