Short Bend Access

Driving Directions

From Salem, take Highway 19 northeast about 9 miles.


This forest and old fields area offers access to the Meramec River. Please check special fishing regulations for the Meramec River.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Canoeing  Meramec River   
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Other Fair population. Suckers. 
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Archery methods only.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  

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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 Meramec River 0.60 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Old Field 45.00  
Forest and Woodland 31.30  
Glade 3.40  
Other 3.80 Gravel Bars 
Total Area Acres:86.61 

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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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