Little Indian Creek Conservation Area

Driving Directions

North entrance: From Highway 30, take Route K south across the Meramec River, then Old Route K left 0.50 mile, then Little Indian Creek Road 3 miles to the area sign.
South entrance to new shooting range: From I-44, take Highway 185 south 7 miles, then Route A east 6 miles to the area sign.

Highlights

This is a forest area. Facilities/features: primitive camping, firearms range (includes shotgun), small fishing pond, and a permanent stream (Little Indian Creek).

About This Area


The Conservation Department purchased this property in 1978 from Oscar and Eloise W. Johnson, who had owned the land since 1928.

Before becoming a conservation area, the land was primarily used for pasture and timber production. Bottomland fields and some upland fields were row cropped and hayed. The Conservation Department now manages the area for a variety of uses and has implemented a number of different management techniques to create and improve habitat. During your visit to the area, you may view timber stand improvement, timber harvest, glade restoration, prescribed burning, and tree planting.

 


General Information

St. Louis

Franklin,Washington

636-441-4554

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bicycling  One multi-use trail. Closed to bicycles during fall firearms deer and spring turkey seasons.  
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  Twelve individual camp spots and two privies are available in the designated camp area.  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hiking   
Horseback Riding  One multi-use trail. Closed to horses during fall firearms deer and spring turkey seasons.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. See Area Regulations and Fall Deer and Turkey booklet.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  
Other  Shooting Range - closed Mondays 
Trapping with Special Use Permit   

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Camping Area - Individual Campsites    
Otheraccessible  Unstaffed shooting range, 3 shooting distances (25, 50 and 100 yd) plus shotgun patterning range.  
Parking Lotaccessible   
Privy/Restroomaccessible   

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Other Small Fishing Pond 1.00 count Small Fishing Pond  
Stream - Intermittent Mule Barn Hollow 2.00 miles  
Stream - Intermittent Simmons Hollow 1.80 miles  
Stream - Permanent California Branch 1.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Little Indian Creek 0.60 miles  
Wildlife Watering Hole  14 1.00 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Grassland (non-prairie) 68.00  
Forest and Woodland 3745.00  
Glade 55.00  
Old Field 45.00  
Lakes/Ponds 2.00  
Crop Land 20.00  
Other 3.18  
Total Area Acres:3938.68 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
East and West Loops Multi-Use (Hike/Bike/Horse) 12.10 

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Shooting Range General Information

90*56.648W

38*11.821N

Privy

Unstaffed

Monday

1/2 Hr after sunrise to 1/2 hr before sunset

Click Shooting Ranges for more information.

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