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a.k.a. Chilton (Joshua T.) Access

Edge Wade, summer 2016
1 acre Shannon Co.  DeLorme 55, I-8
GPS: 37.152843, -91.354288
Owned by City of Eminence; for more information call 417-256-7161 (MDC) or 573-226-3521 (City of Eminence)

Directions: In Eminence at the junction of MO 19 and MO 106, go east on MO 106 less than a tenth of a mile to the park entrance on the left (north).

ADA Information: The entrance road, parking lots and two boat ramps and walkway to the restroom provide solid surfaces.

When to Visit/Species to Expect: The limited habitat here offers a challenge. The small number of reports includes a variety of species that indicates this site is worth a stop when in the neighborhood.

Sightings have included Wood Duck, Chimney Swift, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Fish and American Crow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Purple Martin, Warbling Vireo, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Dark-eyed Junco, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Summer Tanager and Baltimore Oriole.

Features of interest to birders: The access is within a city park that includes a baseball field and mowed area. The boat ramps allow views (limited) of the Jacks Fork River. Trees and shrubs along the river and the borders of the park provide some bird-friendly habitat to explore.

Toilets: 1 flush toilet in the park

Camping: None

Hazards/Limitations: None noted other than potential flooding.

Nearby Birding Sites: Buttin Rock Access*, Rocky Creek CA* (38,000 acres in multiple tracts), Current River SP*, Echo Bluff SP*,  Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Sunklands CA, Angeline CA.

Chilton map