Lon Sanders Canyon Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Piedmont, take Highway 34 east, then Canyon Road (County Road 341) north 0.50 mile.

Highlights

This is a forest area with shut-ins on McKenzie Creek.

General Information

Southeast

Wayne

573-223-4525

Owned by MDC

  • Firearms hunting is prohibited.
  • GPS 90*41'1.701"W 37*10'46.304"N

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Demonstrations  A 7-acre glade restoration project is underway. 
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hiking  Interpretive loop trail. 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Archery Only. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Archery Only. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Nature Viewing  Interpretive hiking trail. Scenic view of McKenzie Creek. Spring wildflowers. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Other Lon Sanders Trail  A half-mile trail traverses the area, built by Boy Scout Troop #65 as an Eagle Scout project.  
Parking Lot    

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent McKenzie Creek 0.60 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 130.00  
Total Area Acres:130.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Lon Sanders Canyon Trail (Moderate) Hiking (Interpretive) 0.50 
Hiking trail (Moderate) Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 0.30 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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