Amidon Memorial Conservation Area

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  • Address: Madison 208 & Co Rd 253, Fredericktown, MO 63645, USA, United States
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  • Phone: +1-5732905730
  • Tags: Wildlife Park, Family And Kids, Nature, Bird Watching

Amidon Memorial Conservation Area in Madison County is sprawled over 1,630 acres of pristine woodlands and is a hotspot for hiking, camping, hunting, trapping, and bird watching. On the upper reaches of the Castor River, this environmental preserve has abundance of shortleaf and mixed hardwood forests such as Chinkapin Oak, Fire Pink, and cedar glades. The highlights of the preserve are the Granite Shut Ins on the River that adds to a geological charm. You will see a number of timber harvests, maintained watersheds, and maintained wildlife habitats to cater the growth and sustenance of the wildlife of this region such as Wild Turkey, Ovenbird, Prairie Lizard, Eastern Chipmunk, and doves. You can enjoy hunting some of the animals within limits or fishing Sunfish, White, and Black Bass.

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  • Amidon Memorial Conservation Area Address: Madison 208 & Co Rd 253, Fredericktown, MO 63645, USA, United States
  • Amidon Memorial Conservation Area Contact Number: +1-5732905730
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  • Such a unique and awesome area! The only pink granite shut-ins in the state. Rocks are 1.4 billion years old. Something truly special. Please pick up your garbage and pack it out if you go!

  • Me and my husband got our maternity photos done here! So beautiful. Turned out amazingly!

  • Unique geological formations, completely break proof...no kid can break it. Fun for families extremely crowed natural water park with clear water...

  • Gorgeous scenery, nice trails, nice river. The shut ins natural area is great for swimming, but there has been a lot of people leaving trash lately. Please take your trash out with you. The entire conservation area offers a variety of activities to do besides swimming, too. Lot's of unmarked trails to home farther in on the roads.

  • Loved it here! Perfect surfaces for climbing with my 7 year old- deep enough for comfortable swimming but not overwhelming for him. Beautiful pink granite boulders made an amazing backdrop for the day. My only complaint is that other people can't seem to follow the take out what you bring in rule. Some of the trash left around is just sad for such a beautiful place.

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