Bean Lake (Short Creek Lake) in Marshall, Missouri is in a section of the Little Bean Marsh Conservation Area. The 400 acre oxbow is home to migrating waterfowl and shorebirds during spring and fall. Amazingly, more than 130 species of birds have been seen here though the number of birds depends on the water level. There is half a mile of disabled accessible trail that is perfect for hiking with families and friends. This leads to a viewing platform over the freshwater marsh. Another 200 yard trail leads to a viewing blind overlooking Cottonwood Slough. Hunting is also allowed.
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Bean Lake in Missouri has 400 surface acres.
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Parking Lot, Restrooms, Viewing Platform
Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Sunfish
Hunting Area Near By