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STERLING PRICE COMMUNITY LAKE
Edge Wade, November 2009
84 acres  Chariton Co.  DeLorme 30, D-1
GPS:  39.399897998,-92.8375157654
MDC owned; for information call 660-646-6122
 
Directions:  From Salisbury, go 2 miles west on MO 24, and 1 mile south on Sterling Avenue to a right turn onto South Lake Lane.
 
When to Visit/Species to Expect: Spring and fall migration, and winter when the lake is not frozen.  Waterfowl and riparian nesters may be found.
 
Features of interest to birders:  Seven fishing jetties jut into the 35-acre lake from the north shore.  A scrubby area near the western-most parking area can be productive for song birds.  Sterling Avenue continues south to give views of the wooded eastern and southern portions.
 
Toilets: 1 privy
 
Camping:  None
 
Hazards/Limitations: No hazards noted.  Area can be very busy even on weekdays in warm weather.
 
Nearby Birding Sites:  Pine Ridge Lake (Salisbury), Thomas Hill Reservoir, Dalton Bottoms Access, Lewis Mill Access.