Nature Lovers Self-Guided Tour
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105 E. Center St.
Sikeston, MO 63801
Phone: 888-309-6591
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Latitude: 36° 52' 40"
Longitude: -89° 35' 22"

Situated in the floodplain between the Mississippi River and St. Francois Rivers, efforts continue to restore local natural wetlands and wildlife habitats. This itinerary provides nature lovers with seven established wildlife refuges/conservation areas offering interpretative centers, established trails and boardwalks. In addition to deer, turkey and bobcat, these areas are home to snowy egrets, trumpeter swans, 17 different birds of prey including bald and golden eagles, ospreys, merlins and seven species of owl. All locations are within 30 minutes of Sikeston and include General Watkins Conservation Area, Mississippi River Walk and Observation Deck, Lake Tywappity Conservation Area, Big Oak Tree State Park, Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, 10-Mile Pond Conservation Area and Otter Slough Conservation Area. Most locations are handicapped accessible, and offer picnic and restroom facilities. Self-directed itinerary available on-line at www.visitsikeston.com.

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    GENERAL INTEREST INFO
    • open year-round
    FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
    SMOKING POLICY
    • smoking allowed outdoors only
    SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
    • All ages
    ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
    • hunting
    • fishing
    • boating
    • winery / vineyard
    • biking / walking trails
    • camping
    PET POLICY
    • service animals welcome
    • pets on leash allowed
    RATES
    • free admission
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    • reservations not required
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