William G. and Erma Parke White Memorial Wildlife Area

Driving Directions

From Troy, take Highway 61 north 14 miles, then Route Z west 1 mile to Whiteside.


Facilities/features: boat ramp, fishing jetty, fishable ponds, Lake Whiteside, and a managed dove hunt.

About This Area

William G. White and Erma Parke White Memorial Wildlife Area is located in Lincoln County. This property was donated to the Missouri Department of Conservation in 1976 by the daughters of William G. and Erma Parke White. Through their gift, Mary W. McCue and Lorene W. Creech are providing Missourians with a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

The White area contains 315 acres of timber and 495 acres of open fields. The Conservation Department manages the area primarily for bobwhite quail and cottontail rabbits. Food plot, shrub, and native grass plantings increase habitat diversity. Prescribed fire, forest edge enhancement, and crop field rotations are the cornerstones of the upland game management program.

The area contains a fishing lake, stocked with bass, bluegill, and channel catfish.

General Information

St. Louis



Owned by MDC

  • White Memorial Wildlife Area is a quail emphasis area; meaning additional emphasis is placed upon managing the area for early successional species such as Bobwhite quail.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Crappie Fair population.  
Fishing - Other Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Good 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 Good population. Dove hunting by statewide regulations except during the month of September dove hunters must possess a valid area daily hunting tag while hunting and must accurately report their harvest immediately upon completing their hunting trip.  Area daily hunting tags will be available on the area.  
Hunting-Quail Good population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population.  
Hunting-Squirrel 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.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Lake - Concrete   Whiteside Lake  
Fishing Jetty/Platformaccessible   
Parking Lotaccessible  Gravel parking lot nearest Whiteside Lake has a concrete pad. 

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Whiteside Lake 25.00 acres  
Fishless Pond  2.00 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 150.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 150.00  
Old Field 170.00  
Lakes/Ponds 25.00  
Forest and Woodland 315.00  
Total Area Acres:810.00 

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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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