W. L. Schifferdecker Memorial Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Carrollton, take Route E west 10 miles, then Route D south 0.50 mile to area entrance.


This area contains old fields, cropland, two wetland units, grassland, and some forest.

About This Area

This area was established in 1976, after the Schifferdecker family donated 80 acres and the Conservation Department purchased an additional 160 acres.

The area consists of 40 acres of cropland, 20 acres of timber, 100 acres of old fields and hedgerow, 20 acres of native, warm-season grasses, two small wetlands and several small ponds. Turkey Creek crosses a portion of the area.

Woodlands, cropfields, and native grasses are managed to provide year-round food and cover for a variety of game and non-game wildlife species. Haying and controlled burning are used to maintain plant diversity in open areas. Habitat plantings include native trees, shrubs, and grasses.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  No amenities provided. 
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population. Click on link to area regulations.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Special use permit required - Contact Chris Freeman 660/646-6122.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   No amentities provided.  
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond  3.00 acres  
Fishless Pond  2.00 acres  
Named Wetland West Wetland 26.00 acres  
Named Wetland East Wetland 10.00 acres  
Stream - Intermittent Turkey Creek 0.50 miles Turkey Creek ditch subject to flooding.  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 20.00  
Crop Land 40.00  
Old Field 100.00  
Lakes/Ponds 5.00  
Wetland 36.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 40.00  
Total Area Acres:241.00 

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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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