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