Blue Lick Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From I-70, take Highway 65 north 3.50 miles, then 155th Road west 1.50 miles.


This area features several saline and mineral springs and one permanent stream (Blackwater River).

About This Area

Several saline springs exist on the area. Row cropping has ceased and the Department is allowing native wetland plants to restore the area.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Carp, Drum, Buffalo 
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Archery only  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
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.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population. Dependent upon rainfall for flooding.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Requires Special Use Permit 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Spring  1000.00 # gallons per day Saline Seeps 
Stream - Permanent Finney Creek 1.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Blackwater River 1.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 131.00 Uplands and bottomland combined. 
Old Field 194.50  
Grassland (non-prairie) 65.00 Includes marsh and seep areas 
Total Area Acres:390.50 

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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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