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    Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area: Homesteaders Trail

    Branson, Missouri

    Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area Homesteaders Trail

    Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area: Homesteaders Trail Professional Guide

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    "Located on the west side of Branson, Missouri, is the Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area. This area used to be a state forest but is now a conservation area and offers visitors an opportunity to witness the natural and cultural significance of the area.

    The 1,534-acre Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area is located in the White River Hills. The White River Hills are located on the west side of Branson and are known for their steepness, oak-hickory forests, and dolomite glades. Glades are small, desertlike areas that break up the mostly forested landscape here. These delicate, sunny glades are home to plants and animals not commonly associated with the Midwest. Eastern collared lizards, scorpions, tarantulas, and roadrunners have all found homes in these Ozark glades. When glades occur on ridges or knobs, they are often called balds. These areas play an important role in local folk history."

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    "Located on the west side of Branson, the Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area offers visitors an opportunity to witness the natural and cultural significance of the area." Read more

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    Branson
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    3.6
    Distance
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    2-3 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Missouri Department of Conservation, Branson Forestry Office, 226 Claremont Dr., Branson, MO 65616; (417) 334-3324; mdc.mo.gov Finding
    Local Contacts
    USFS Garber; self-guided-trail booklet available at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, and Branson Forestry Office
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