There is currently a timber harvest taking place on the west side of Hwy 79. Watch for log trucks entering and leaving the parking lot on the west side of Hwy 79.
From Hannibal, take Highway 79 south 17 miles, then Route TT east, then north onto gravel road at Ted Shanks Conservation Area entrance, 1.70 miles to ramp.
A predominantly forested area offering spectacular views of the Mississippi River floodplain off of the Little Dixie National Scenic Byway (Highway 79). There is an 80-acre mixed upland hardwood forest Natural Area. The area borders the Mississippi River and offers a boat ramp, campground, and River access and is an excellent place to view fall color.
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