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CEDAR BLUFF ACCESS
Edge Wade, May 2011
40 acres  Monroe Co.  DeLorme 31, D-8
GPS:  39.4364677744,-92.0505018804
Map:  http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/8028map.pdf
MDC owned; for more information call 573-248-2530
 
Directions: From US 24, 1 mile west of Paris, go south on CR 857 for about 2.5 miles.  Stay left (straight) at junction with CR 870.  The small parking lot is on the right, .4 miles ahead.
 
When to Visit/Species to Expect: Anytime.  Migration and songbird breeding season and winter for sparrows will offer good birding.  The moist bottom area is excellent migratory thrush habitat; Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Summer Tanagers breed here; expect several species of flycatchers in spring and fall migration.
 
Features of interest to birders:  Moist bottomland on the Elk Fork of the Salt River can be viewed from the road and grass verge when the area is too wet to walk.
 
Toilets:  None
 
Camping:  On and adjacent to the parking lot (very limited space), walk-in and backpack, except during firearms deer an turkey seasons.
 
Hazards/Limitations:  Wet conditions may limit exploring the area on foot.
 
Nearby Birding Sites:  White (Robert M., II) CA, Willingham (Ruby Clark) Mem. WA, Rocky Hollow NA, Paris Access, Union Covered Bridge.
Cedar Bluff Access Map