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Engelmann Woods Natural Area

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Nearest city  St. Albans, MO
Phone  +1 636-441-4554
Area  60 ha
Established  1942
Engelmann Woods Natural Area
Location  Franklin County, Missouri, United States
Governing body  Missouri Department of Conservation
Address  2360 Hwy D, Boles Township, MO 63304, USA
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Engelmann woods natural area


Engelmann Woods Natural Area consists of 149 acres (0.60 km2) in northeastern Franklin County, Missouri. It is located southwest of the town of St. Albans on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River.

Engelmann Woods preserves one of the last old growth forests in Missouri. Some of the trees in the area are approximately 3 feet (0.91 m) in diameter, 100 feet (30 m) tall, and 200 years old. In 1942, private landowners, primarily Mrs. Oscar Johnson, donated the land to the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Missouri Department of Conservation acquired the area in the 1980s, and it was designated a natural area in 1983. Fishing is permitted with the appropriate permit.

There is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) hiking trail in the area, and hunting and fishing are not permitted in the area.

References

Engelmann Woods Natural Area Wikipedia


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