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WALLACE STATE PARK
Edge Wade, August 2008
502 acres  Clinton Co.  DeLorme 27, A-9
GPS:  39.660284,-94.213355
 
Directions:  From I-35, Exit 48. Turn off the exit ramp onto Hwy. 69. Turn left at Hwy. 121.  Park is about 2 miles from I-35.
 
When to Visit/Species to Expect:  Anytime.  Migration for passerines; winter for unusual species (crossbills possible); good woodpecker population, sparrows.
 
Features of interest to birders:  Paved road, several parking options.  6-acre Lake Allaman.  Forest and old field habitats create an attraction in a heavily farmed region.  Four trails (.75 to 3.5 mile lengths with short-cut options), mostly in west half of the park, intersect with paved road at several points.
 
A small area of Scotch and short-leaf pines planted in the mid-1950s is reached easily along the Old Quarry Trail.  Crossbills were present here in 2007.
 
Toilets:  Modern restroom near Campground #2
 
Camping:  3 campgrounds (full hook-ups), walk-in sites; picnic areas, including enclosed shelter.
 
Nearby Birding Sites:  Pony Express Lake CA, Smithville Lake