In 1963, Edward Anderson, a local landowner, donated the original acreage for this area to the Conservation Department. Later, purchases by the Department brought the area to its present size of 1,045 acres.
This conservation area was acquired in part through the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Several small, intermittent streams traverse the hilly terrain and drain into the Mississippi River. Although the area is bordered by 2.3 miles of Mississippi River, access to the river is limited.
Two large sink holes are located about one-half mile northeast of the tower site, which is adjacent to Highway 79, about one mile north of Hallows Roadside Park.
The highest point in Ralls County (804 feet) is found on the area.
During your visit to the area you may view forest improvement practices designed to improve tree growth and wildlife habitat. Any aesthetic disturbance is only temporary.