Mint Spring Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Owensville, take Route EE south 9.50 miles.

Highlights

This small forest contains Mint Spring Seep Natural Area.

About This Area

Mint Springs CA is across the highway from Mint Springs Access in Gasconade County. Forests in this area are dominated by white oak and hickory with dogwood and serviceberry in the understory. Natural Area rests below white oak forest and consists of many wetland species of trees, shrubs, and forbs. Natural spring feeds the drainage from the south and flows into the Bourbeuse River.

Parking is limited.

General Information

Central

Gasconade

573-815-7900

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Nature Viewing   

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Designated Natural Area Mint Spring Seep 5.00 acres A high quality example of an acid seep in the Ozark Border Natural Section. For more information, visit natural areas.  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Other 0.31  
Forest and Woodland 41.00  
Glade 1.00 Sandstone glade 
Total Area Acres:42.31 

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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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