Shoemaker Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Novinger, take Route O north 7 miles, then Spring Creek Road west, then Stahl Road south.

Highlights

Mainly forested. Facilities/features: primitive camping and a permanent stream (Spring Creek).

About This Area

In 1989, 200 acres of the area's 259 acres were donated to the Conservation Department. An additional 59 acres were purchased in 2008 to improve access to Spring Creek.

The area is characterized by oak-hickory wooded hills with narrow ridges. Spring Creek cuts through the northern portion of the area.

Wildlife management includes manipulation of a ridge-top field by burning. The area supports good populations of deer, turkey, and squirrels.

General Information

Northeast

Adair

660-785-2420

Owned by MDC

  • During your visit to Shoemaker Conservation Area, you may notice forest improvement practices designed to improve tree growth, quality, and species composition. These practices also help improve wildlife habitat and maintain watershed quality.

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 firearms deer and turkey seasons. 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good 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   Parking lots are located on Stahl Road and Spring Creek Road.  

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Spring Creek 1.00 miles Limited fishing opportunities.  
Wildlife Watering Hole  0.10 acres Wildlife watering pond.  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Grassland (non-prairie) 9.57  
Forest and Woodland 248.50 Upland forest 218 acres, Riparian forest 31 acres. 
Lakes/Ponds 0.50  
Total Area Acres:258.57 

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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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