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Valley View Glades Natural Area

The Valley View Glades Natural Area is part of a large complex of glades in a band two-to-five miles wide and offers some outstanding views. It is a pleasing stop for nature lovers, birdwatchers, plant enthusiasts and photographers. 

The small intermittent streams, which drain the glades, add diversity to the area. The plants and animals here are similar to what was seen at the time of settlement. The glades are dominated by native grasses. Non-grass species provide good wildlife food and add color to the glades during seasonal peaks of blooming. 

For such a small area, remarkable examples exist of stream ledges, waterfalls, overhangs, and pools. Many kinds of snakes and lizards as well as larger animals, such as deer and turkey, live on this area. Valley View Glades Natural Area is on Route B between Morse Mill and Hillsboro.


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Route B
Morse Mill, MO 63066

Additional Information

Open Year-round
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
All Ages
Service Animals Welcome
Pets On Leash Allowed
Free Admission

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