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CLARK’S HILL/NORTON STATE HISTORIC SITE
Edge Wade, May 2009
13 acres  Cole Co.  DeLorme 38, G-3
GPS:  38.5609183946954,-92.0241022109985
 
Directions:  From Jefferson City, take U.S. Hwys. 50/63 southeast about 10 miles to Rt. J (Taos/Osage City exit).  Turn left and go about four miles to Osage City.  Turn left on 4th Street to Hickory Road and continue until it dead-ends at the site parking lot.
 
When to Visit/Species to Expect:  Anytime, but spring and fall are best.  Typical suite of nesting species expected in this habitat; good possibilities for viewing migrants following the river.
 
Features of interest to birders:  One-half mile trail goes uphill and along the bluff, giving some access to bottoms and good opportunity to seek typical oak-hickory dwelling species.  Fine view of the Missouri River at the top.
 
Toilets:  None
 
Camping:  None
 
Hazards/Limitations:  Trail up the hill is moderately steep
 
Nearby Birding Sites:  Smoky Waters CA, Moreau 50 Access, Mari-Osa Access, Bonnots Mill Access.