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.

Highlights

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

Southeast

Cape Girardeau

573-290-5730

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(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. 
Hiking   
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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Features
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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