Ted Shanks Conservation Area

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3643 Pike 145
Ashburn, MO 63433
Phone: 573-248-2530
Open daily: 4 a.m.-10 p.m.

Located along the Mississippi River, at the community of Ashburn, the 6,705-acre Ted Shanks Conservation Area offers unique opportunities for wildlife viewing and waterfowl hunting. The area contains a mix of bottomland hardwood timber, open marsh, mixed shrub/scrub/emergent wetlands, row crops, oxbow lakes and sloughs, old fields and upland woods. About 4,000 acres of the area are seasonally flooded to provide feeding, roosting and shelter habitat for migratory birds. Facilities/features include: a lake boat ramp, stream boat ramp, waterfowl blinds, and two natural areas. There are more than 500 acres of fishable water, inluding Horseshoe Lake, Salt River and the Mississippi River.

GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open year-round
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • smoking allowed outdoors only
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • adults (18+)
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • fishing
  • boating
  • camping
PET POLICY
  • pets welcome / no fee
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