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Missouri

Lost Creek Nature Trail

This one-mile trail has been designated as a wildlife viewing area by the Watchable Wildlife program.

photo: 2020 NRT Photo Contest Winner - Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Length: 1.00 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: At Lake Wappapello 16 mi. NE of Poplar Bluff.
State(s): Missouri
Counties: Wayne
Longitude: -90.303936
Latitude: 37.012835

Driving Directions

From Poplar Bluff take Hwy 60 East to Hwy T North to Wappapello, to D Hwy then follow to Wayne County Road #523 to Corps Road #8. Watch for signs.

Description


This trail was traveled by a
NRT Ambassador on 05/01/2020.

The Lost Creek Trail is a one-mile loop trail with a spur that leads to a bluff overlooking a portion of the Lost Creek Waterfowl Refuge. During the waterfowl season, large numbers of waterfowl may be observed from the overlook. The trail offers a variety of flora and fauna. The majority of the trail is through oak-hickory forest, although portions of the trail pass through transitional bottomland hardwoods and near the lake shoreline.

The Trail rests within the Lost Creek Waterfowl refuge. Hunting and Trapping is allowed; however, the refuge is closed to firearms, hunting, and boat traffic during duck season. No discharging of firearms of trapping within 500 feet of the parking area and/or trail is allowed.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1982

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USACE website for Wappapello Lake

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Becky Hays
Park Ranger
US Army Corps of Engineers
10992 Hwy. T
Wappapello, MO 63966
(573) 778-5404
[email protected]
https://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Wappapello-Lake/

 

Photos

 Photo by USCOE.

Photo by USCOE.

2020 NRT Photo Contest Winner - Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

2020 NRT Photo Contest Winner - Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

 

Access to the adjoining watchable wildlife loop near the trail entrance. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Access to the adjoining watchable wildlife loop near the trail entrance. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

One of two scenic overlooks providing a panoramic view of Wappapello Lake. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

One of two scenic overlooks providing a panoramic view of Wappapello Lake. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Reviews

NRT Ambassador Review

The Lost Creek Nature Trail is located at the north end of Wappapello Lake. Follow the signs for Pisos Point/Lost Creek Waterfowl Refuge from HWY D to locate the trailhead and parking lot at the terminus of CR 523. This one-mile, easy loop trail offers quiet seclusion as you pass through an oak-hickory forest and panoramic views of Wappapello Lake from two scenic overlooks along the peninsula. There is an adjoining watchable wildlife loop with access to a pond for fishing. Please leave no trace by packing out your trash and respecting wildlife when out on the trail.

March 26, 2021

 

 

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