Amidon Memorial Conservation Area is a 1,630-acre area located on the upper reaches of the Castor River in Bollinger and Madison counties. Evelyn and Ellsworth Amidon donated a portion of the area to the Conservation Department; other tracts were acquired from private landowners and the U.S. Forest Service.
The forest's timber species range from mixed hardwoods to shortleaf pine to cedar glades. A granite shut-ins on the Castor River adds an interesting geologic feature.
POINTS OF INTEREST:
See Missouri’s only known pink granite shut-ins.
Enjoy the scenery of pinkish granite rocks and rushing, cascading water of the Castor River.
Downstream of the shut-ins try your hand at wade and bank fishing.
1514-1898 County Rd 253, Fredericktown, MO, 63645