Roger V. and Viola Wachal Smith Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Centertown, take Route NN north 2.50 miles, then Pea Ridge Road west 0.25 mile, and north on Bird Haven Road.


This area is mostly forest with an intermittent stream (Turtle Branch).

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Seasonal closures may apply. 
Hiking  No designated trails 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Archery and muzzleloading methods only. Urban portion is open in Cole County only, see Fall Deer & Turkey Booklet for more information.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
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    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  6.00 acres  
Stream - Intermittent Turtle Spring Branch 0.75 miles  
Stream - Intermittent  1.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 340.00  
Crop Land 70.00  
Glade 6.00  
Native Prairie 60.00  
Old Field 40.00  
Total Area Acres:516.70 

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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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