In French, Marais Temps Clair means fair weather marsh. Located in a river floodplain, the area has served as a resting and feeding place for waterfowl for centuries. The area has 10 pools with electric pumps used to maintain water levels to provide habitat for waterbirds.
Marais Temps Clair provides suitable habitat for a variety of plants, birds, mammals, amphibians, fish, and reptiles. The rare Eurasian tree sparrow frequently visits this area. Little blue herons, black-crowned night herons, king rails, ospreys, and yellow-headed blackbirds have also been spotted here. Bullfrogs, leopard frogs, spring peepers, softshells, and painted turtles are common on the area.
The acquisition of the area was made possible by funds from the Conservation Sales Tax and by a donation of land, equipment, and improvements in the names of M.R. Williams and L. K. Ayers.
- Sunday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 105 Title; Authority
Chapter 11 of the Wildlife Code applies to this area. The information provided reflects regulations for most activities on this conservation area but does not contain regulations for all possible uses. For more information on area regulations consult the Wildlife Code or call the phone number listed for the area in the area details section.
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 110 General Provisions
Unless specifically authorized, the following activities are prohibited: swimming, sailboarding, skateboarding, entry on areas closed to the public, removal of water, rock collecting, planting, ranging of horses and other livestock, caving, rock climbing, rappelling, paint-balling, scuba diving, water skiing, and fires outside of designated camping areas.
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 115 Closings
Portions of this department area are closed to protect waterfowl from October 15 through March 1
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 135 Wild Plants, Plant Products, and Mushrooms
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 130 Vehicles, Bicycles, Horses, and Horseback Riding
Unless otherwise posted, bicycles are allowed on roads open to vehicular traffic. Bicycles must stay on roads open to vehicular traffic or on multi-use trails posted as open to bicycles. Groups of 10 or more people using bicycles on a department area must obtain a special use permit from the area manager. The area manager can be contacted at the phone number listed in the area details section for this department area.
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 140 Camping
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 150 Target Shooting and Shooting Ranges
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 120 Pets and Hunting Dogs
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 180 Hunting, General Provisions and Seasons
Hunting is prohibited on some conservation areas, but allowed on others. Special regulations may apply to hunting. To determine the hunting regulations for this conservation area, consult the Missouri Code of State Regulations in Chapter 11 of the Wildlife Code at https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/adrules/csr/current/3csr/3c10-11.pdf.
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 145 Tree Stands
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 155 Decoys and Blinds
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 125 Field Trials
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 200 Fishing, General Provisions and Seasons
Fishing is prohibited on some conservation areas, but allowed on others. Special regulations may apply to fishing. To determine the fishing regulations for this conservation area, consult the Missouri Code of State Regulations in Chapter 11 of the Wildlife Code.
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 160 Use of Boats and Motors
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 187 Trapping
7902 - 3CSR 10-11 - 186 Waterfowl Hunting
Waterfowl may be taken only by holders of a valid area Daily Waterfowl Hunting Tag and only from a blind or in a designated area, except that hunters may retrieve dead birds and pursue and shoot downed cripples outside the designated area. Waterfowl hunters must check out immediately after the close of their hunting trip and prior to processing birds by accurate completion and return of the Daily Waterfowl Hunting Tag to designated locations. These department areas are closed to waterfowl hunting on December 25. Only authorized persons are allowed within the waterfowl shooting areas during the waterfowl hunting season. Portions of these department areas may be open to fishing during all or part of the waterfowl season
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