Mulberry Duck Club &
The subject property is located in an area of Bates County, Missouri which is rich in history. Until the onset of the early 1800's the Osage Indians had a major camp ground on this property at the confluence of the Mulberry Creek and Marais des Cygnes River. Arrowheads and other native artifacts are occasionally still found in the area.
During the Civil War there was a major river crossing along the banks of the property on the Marais des Cygnes River with a road running through this property North to Westport in Kansas City, Missouri. The old maps still show the road named Calvary Road. Due to the erosion of the banks, in 2001 a large paddle wheel was discovered on the river that in the 1860's had originally been part of a grist mill located near the river crossing.
The Mulberry Duck Club was created in 1903 with the purchase of only 50 acres of land on which the original cabin was built. Today, this cabin is a bunk house with 6 bunk beds. Throughout the years there has been only 4 owners of the original tract of land. Sometime in the 1940's the 2nd cabin was built. This cabin was extensively remodeled by the current owners in 1995.
The current owners purchased the 50 acres in 1989. Since that time the owner purchased an additional 890 acres of surrounding land. Since 1989 the original 30 acres duck lake has been rebuilt to the 5' to 15' deep creating approximately a 22 acre lake with a wildlife habitat of islands. There is a heated Party Barn with an attached loddge style kitchen and a living area finished with Pecan wood from the trees on the property. Bates County has no zoning laws or building permit requirements. This provides the ultimate privacy and a very secluded environment.
The Marais des Cygnes River borders approximately 1 mile along the South/Southwest property boundary and the Mulberry Creek is approximately 1.5 miles, meandering throughout the property. The Marais des Cygnes River fly way combined with multiple lakes and ponds create a wildlife refuge for a large variety of water fowl.