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MITSCHELE ACCESS
Edge Wade, May 2009
1 acre  Pulaski Co.  DeLorme 45, I-10
GPS:  37.8008430214,-92.3406645932
Map:  http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/9801map.pdf
Leased; for information call 573-368-2225
 
Directions:  From I-44, Exit #50, about 3 miles to the Gasconade River bridge.  Entrance to the access is on the north (right) side of MO 7 just before the bridge.
 
From Richland city limits, go 5.1 miles east on MO 7 to east side of bridge over the Gasconade River.  Entrance to the access is on the north (left) side of MO 7.
 
When to Visit/Species to Expect: Spring, summer, autumn.  Nesting Cliff Swallows on bridge, riparian species.
 
Features of interest to birders:  This small area offers an opportunity to view the river at river level and check for species present in an area with very limited public access.
 
Toilets:  None
 
Camping:  None
 
Hazards/Limitations:  Gasconade floods can be severe.  River has flooded as high as the bridge.
 
Nearby Birding Sites:  Hazel Green Access, Waynesville Laughlin/Roubidoux Parks.