Glassberg (Myron and Sonya) Family CA

About this Area

Total Acres

The 634-acre Myron and Sonya Glassberg Family Conservation Area is in north-central Jefferson County, about six miles south of Eureka.
The area was acquired in 2012 through a donation from the Mysun Foundation and the USDA Forest Service Forest Legacy Program.
This property helps to maintain and enhance the ecological and recreational values of the LaBarque Creek Watershed, which supports a high quality stream system and diverse plant communities. The watershed lies in northwest Jefferson County and consists of 13 square miles of land with over half being publicly owned and over 86% of the area remaining forested.
As a result of the low level of development in the watershed and the protection efforts, the creek continues to support 52 species of fish, which is a diverse population that can be found no closer to the St. Louis area.
The area lies in the Ozark border region with soils derived from limestone and dolomite on the upper slopes and St. Peter sandstone in the valleys. As a result, there is a variety of plant communities, including upland dolomite/limestone woodlands, limestone/dolomite and sandstone forests, and bottomland forests along with old fields on the lower slopes. The woods are dominated by oaks, hickory, maple, and cedar with an understory of flowering dogwood and redbud.
The area is mostly forested with several intermittent streams and five fishless ponds. This property is bordered by the Meramec River to the north.
This area was opened October of 2012 and is one of the newest conservation areas in the St. Louis Region.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Squirrel,
    • Rabbit,
    • Turkey
  • Bird Watching
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • Viewing PlatformViewing Platform
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Eureka, takeHighway 109 south, then Route FF west 4.30 miles. The area parking lot is on the north side (right) of the road approximately 0.40 mile past the intersection of John McKeever Road and Route FF.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information