Logan Creek Conservation Area lies south of Black River and north of Current River. Access can be achieved from Route F, Route Y, and Highway 106. This area lies west and north of Ellington in Reynolds County.
Logan Creek Conservation Area takes its name from the nearby Logan Creek drainage. The area is composed of what used to be known as Powder Mill State Forest, Dickens Valley State Forest, and Logan Creek State Forest. Altogether it contains seven large blocks of land, totaling approximately 11,933 acres.
There is pond shrub swamp natural community dominated by buttonbush and swamp rose at Logan Creek Conservation Area. Other plants of the swamp include groundnut, sedges, bulrush, and panic grass. The swamp is surrounded by dry-mesic chert forest dominated by white oak.
Pond shrub swamp communities occur only in sinkholes and other natural upland depressions. They are endangered natural communities in Missouri. There are also three forested sinkholes and a dolomite glade at Logan Creek Conservation Area.
This area is a popular place for hunters seeking deer, turkey and squirrel.
During your visit to the area, you may view various forest improvement practices designed to improve tree growth, tree quality, diversity, and species composition. Forest management practices also enhance wildlife habitat, help maintain watershed quality, and sustain forest health. Any physical disturbance is temporary.
Wildlife habitat management includes the creation of watering ponds and the manipulation of fields within the forest to provide for added food sources. Wildlife watering holes are scattered throughout the larger tracts to provide much needed water on the dry ridges. Timber harvests are also an important element in habitat managment. They produce forage and cover for forest wildlife.