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CAMDENTON CONSERVATION SERVICE CENTER
Edge Wade
45 acres  Camden Co.  DeLorme 45, F-6
GPS:  38.0241888811,-92.7842332357
Map:  http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/4631map.pdf
MDC owned; for information call 573-346-2210
 
Directions:  From the junction of US 54 and MO 5 in Camdenton, go north on MO 5 for 2.2 miles. Turn left on Thunder Mountain Road (a.k.a. Lake Rd. 5-88, is also road to Bridal Cave) and go 0.7 mile. Area on right at firetower.
 
When to Visit/Species to Expect:  Anytime.  Check pines for Pine Warbler and, in invasion winters, Pine Siskin, Red-breasted Nuthatch, crossbills.  Black Vultures have been seen here in summer and autumn.
 
Features of interest to birders:  Pines, 1 acre glade, 2 acres of savanna.  Short paved disabled accessible trail and three-quarter mile hiking trail give access to glade and oak-hickory.
 
Public allowed to climb fire tower to 70 foot deck
 
Closed to hunting.
 
Toilets: 1 pit toilet; restroom in office/visitor center open Mon-Fri, 8-5.
 
Camping:  None; 5 picnic tables
 
Hazards/Limitations:  Shooting range; archery range
 
Nearby Birding Sites:  Gale (Larry R.) Access, Toronto Springs CA, Lake of the Ozarks SP, Ha Ha Tonka SP, Fiery Fork CA