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DALTON BOTTOMS ACCESS
Edge Wade, August 2008
54 acres  Chariton Co.  DeLorme 29, E-10
GPS:  39.3169252647,-92.9637249127
Map:  http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/9627map.pdf
MDC owned; for information call 660-646-6122
 
Directions:  From town of Dalton, go 5 miles south on Rt. J, then 1.5 miles east and south on Namrash, a gravel road.
 
When to Visit/Species to Expect:  Spring and fall passerine migration, winter for sparrows and waterfowl.
 
Features of interest to birders:  Mature cottonwoods beside the river and scrubby vegetation of old fields are a draw for many species along the Missouri River at the confluence with the Chariton amid a heavily farmed region.
 
Toilets:  1 pit toilet
 
Camping: None; picnic tables with shade
 
Hazards/Limitations:  Small area, but good variety of habitat; private land at east end.
 
Nearby Birding Sites:  Sterling Price Community Lake, Pine Ridge Lake, Lewis Mill Access.