Logan Creek Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From the junction of Highway 106/Route B west of Ellington, take Route B north 3 miles to the main tract. See map for additional access.


This is a forest area. Facilities/features: one-half acre shrub swamp, Gasconade dolomite sinkhole, two Roubidoux dolomite sink holes, and Roubidoux dolomite glade.

About This Area

Logan Creek Conservation Area lies south of Black River and north of Current River. Access can be achieved from Route F, Route Y, and Highway 106. This area lies west and north of Ellington in Reynolds County.

Logan Creek Conservation Area takes its name from the nearby Logan Creek drainage. The area is composed of what used to be known as Powder Mill State Forest, Dickens Valley State Forest, and Logan Creek State Forest. Altogether it contains seven large blocks of land, totaling approximately 11,933 acres.

There is pond shrub swamp natural community dominated by buttonbush and swamp rose at Logan Creek Conservation Area. Other plants of the swamp include groundnut, sedges, bulrush, and panic grass. The swamp is surrounded by dry-mesic chert forest dominated by white oak.

Pond shrub swamp communities occur only in sinkholes and other natural upland depressions. They are endangered natural communities in Missouri. There are also three forested sinkholes and a dolomite glade at Logan Creek Conservation Area.

This area is a popular place for hunters seeking deer, turkey and squirrel.

During your visit to the area, you may view various forest improvement practices designed to improve tree growth, tree quality, diversity, and species composition. Forest management practices also enhance wildlife habitat, help maintain watershed quality, and sustain forest health. Any physical disturbance is temporary.

Wildlife habitat management includes the creation of watering ponds and the manipulation of fields within the forest to provide for added food sources. Wildlife watering holes are scattered throughout the larger tracts to provide much needed water on the dry ridges. Timber harvests are also an important element in habitat managment. They produce forage and cover for forest wildlife.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • For a map of Conservation Lands of the Lower Ozarks including Angeline, Current River, Logan Creek, Peck Ranch, Rocky Creek and Sunklands Conservation Areas, call the Ellington Office at 573-663-7130.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri.  
Camping - Primitive Area  No amenities are provided. 
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Seasonal closures may apply. 
Demonstrations  Forest management takes place on the area on a scheduled basis 
Hiking  No designated trails, but area access roads may be hiked. 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Special Use Permit Required 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Fire Tower Panther Hill Tower  Panther Hill  
Parking Lot Fire Tower Parking lot   

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  16 2.00 acres Wildlife water holes 
Stream - Intermittent  15 13.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 11813.43  
Total Area Acres:11973.43 

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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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