Indian Hills Conservation Area

Notice

Attention Hunters: Timber harvest activities are currently occurring on select management units of the conservation area. No timber harvest activity is allowed during the spring turkey season or during the last 5 days of October through Thanksgiving.

Driving Directions

From Memphis, take Highway 15 south 8 miles, then Route T west 3.50 miles, and south 1 mile at the area sign.

Highlights

Contains old fields, cropland, forest, grassland and some wetlands. Facilities/features: primitive camping, two permanent streams (South Fork Middle Fabius River and the North Fork of the Middle Fabius River) and a heron rookery. Mobility impaired hunter access is also available for those with special hunting needs. This area can be reserved by special use permit through the area manager.

About This Area

The Conservation Department established Indian Hills Conservation Area with the purchase of two tracts in 1986. Purchases in 1990, 1991, and 2006 brought the area to its present size of 3,974 acres.

This area is a mix of bottomlands and gently rolling hills. Approximately 25 percent of the area is forested and the remainder is cropfield, hayland, or old fields.

Over five miles of permanent stream flows through the area. The South Fork of the Middle Fabius River and the North Fork of the Middle Fabius River converge on the area's east side.

The forest is predominately oak-hickory in the uplands and mixed hardwoods along the bottomlands.

The area features a managed marsh and several oxbow lakes, which seasonally attract a variety of wetland wildlife species. Ducks, geese, shorebirds, wading birds, and song birds regularly use the area.

The Department manages the resources of Indian Hills Conservation Area to provide public recreation and to protect soil and water quality. Management practices, including timber harvest, tree and shrub plantings, controlled burning, discing and dozing old fields, planting food plots, and permittee farming all help improve wildlife habitats.

General Information

Northeast

Scotland

660-785-2420

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Camping - Primitive Area  Camping allowed on or adjacent to area parking lots. No camping along roadways. No amenities provided. 
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Except during all firearms deer and turkey seasons. 
Fishing - Bass Fair population. In managed ponds and streams.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population. In managed ponds and streams.  
Fishing - Crappie Fair population. In streams.  
Fishing - Other Fair population. Carp, buffalo, drum, and bullheads in streams.  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population. In managed ponds and streams.  
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Good population. Click on link to dove management map (available in August).  
Hunting-Pheasant Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population.  
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.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population. On wetland units depending on fall precipitation. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
OtheraccessibleDisabled Hunting Access  Available by Special Use Permit - contact the Area Manager.  
OtheraccessibleDisabled Hunting Access  Available by Special Use Permit - contact the Area Manager.  
Parking Lot    

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 6 0.60 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 8 0.70 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 9 0.30 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 10 0.30 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 11 0.50 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 14 0.50 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 16 0.40 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 17 0.40 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 18 0.30 acres  
Stream - Permanent North Fork Middle Fabius River 1.25 miles  
Stream - Permanent South Fork of Middle Fabius River 4.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Lakes/Ponds 4.00  
Forest and Woodland 965.00  
Crop Land 1283.00  
Old Field 1180.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 507.50  
Wetland 35.00  
Total Area Acres:3974.95 

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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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