Juden Creek Conservation Area

Driving Directions

At the north edge of the Cape Girardeau city limits, take Highway 177 (Big Bend Road) north, take Old Missouri Route V east, and continue 125 yards.


This area is known for its wildflowers. Facilities/features: hiking trail that links to neighboring Kelso Bird Sanctuary and Twin Trees County Park, and a permanent stream (Juden Creek).

About This Area

Juden Creek Conservation Area supports a forest type unique to areas bordering the Mississippi River. American Beech is a common tree species on this area and is indicative of a western mesophytic forest.

Juden Creek Conservation Area has a pleasant forest trail that is regularly visited by hikers and bird watchers. The trail is moderately steep and is not surfaced.

General Information


Cape Girardeau


Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Fishing for white bass can be good in spring. 
Nature Viewing   

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Other Paths  Total miles of trails and loops (unmapped and unsigned) on the total public ownership is about 5 miles. 
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Juden Creek 0.20 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 8.00  
Total Area Acres:7.76 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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