Otter Slough Conservation Area - Visual Journey...Missouri
 
   
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Otter Slough Conservation Area is located in Stoddard County, Missouri.  There are 4,866 acres of wetlands, cropland, forest, lakes, ponds, and old fields. 
A notable feature of the area is the many tupelo/cypress trees which grow with their exposed roots in the swamps.   
 
   
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Many waterfowl migrate to the area and duck numbers of 60,000 have been recorded.  An average of 150,000 snow geese migrate annually with 250,000 recorded in some years.
Some of the activities available in the area include fishing, hiking, hunting, bird watching, and camping.  The Otter Slough Nature Trail has a boardwalk that goes through the cypress-tupelo swamps.   
 
   
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Otter Slough Conservation Area is located near Dexter, in southeast Missouri.  In Stoddard County, travel west of Dexter on Highway 60, then 10 miles south on Route ZZ to County Road 675. Turn west on 675 and travel two miles to the area entrance.
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