Ted Shanks Conservation Area closed

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HANNIBAL, Mo.—Due to the predicted rise in river levels on the Mississippi and Salt Rivers, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Ted Shanks Conservation Area (CA) will be closed to all public use beginning at 5 p.m. TODAY, June 28.

This closure includes frog hunting activities, the boat ramp on the Salt River and the DuPont Access, and the boat ramp on the Mississippi River. The entire conservation area will remain closed until further notice.

The Ted Shanks CA is located 17 miles south of Hannibal, on Highway 79, then east on Route TT. The area borders 8.75 miles of Mississippi River frontage, 4.75 miles of the Salt River and 2.25 miles of river bluffs.

For additional information, please contact the MDC Hannibal Office at 573-248-2530.