descriptions and directions
Lake LaShane - Decatur County
GPS Coordinates: 40.6381857699352, -93.9683818817139
Description: A small lake with marsh at the North end. There are two tracts of pine trees that are very good to check in migration and winter. This lake attracts ducks, shorebirds, warblers and Long-eared Owls.
Habitat: Open water, marsh, woodland edges with pine trees. Very good spot during migration and winter.
Directions: From Lamoni continue on West Main West out of town(turns into co. hwy J-55). Turn North on Elk Chapel road, go 1 mile to 280thst. turn left or West, in about 1/2 mile the road crosses the lake. You can see most of the water from this road. Just on the west side of the bridge is a small unmarked parking area that is not graveled(if wet, park along the road). There is a mowed trail starting at the gate on the South side of the parking area, this takes you around the lake and through the pine trees. DO NOT USE THIS TRAIL DURING HUNTING SEASON. You can also walk North along the lake to the marshy area but there is no trail.
Public Hunting Area
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Birding Guide: Site Guide for Lake LaShane