Hiking Trails at MLTNS

In 1978, the Missouri Department of Conservation purchased 46 acres of land adjoining the 53-acre Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary. While the Missouri Department of Conservation does not provide operating funds for the Sanctuary, it contributes to projects that benefit wildlife management and public use of both areas. Thus, the Nature Sanctuary governs the land with the principles and dreams of Martha. For more information, download the PDF brochure or see The Rules, What Everyone Should Know.
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MLTNS Hiking Trail Map

Hiking Trails are always open for your enjoyment every day, rain or shine, unless extreme weather conditions or construction cause closure for your safety.

Geocaching at MLTNS

Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a gps unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the Internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.

Please help Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary with a personal donation.