Goodson (Jean and Joan) CA

About this Area

For more information call
(314) 301-1500
Total Acres

Goodson Conservation Area was donated to Missouri Department of Conservation in 1997 by Jean and Joan Goodson. The area is also called Bittersweet Woods CA. Goodson CA connects with Phantom Forest CA via a connector trail at the southwest corner of the property.

The area is leased to the City of Des Peres Parks and Recreation Department for daily maintenance. Call Des Peres at 314-835-6150 with questions about the trail or area maintenance.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Parking lot and trailhead are located at 690 Ashdown Forest Court, 63131. Area can also be accessed on foot through Phantom Forest CA, via a connector trail between the two areas. Phantom Forest CA parking lot is located on the east side of Barrett Station Road, between Manchester and Dougherty Ferry Roads.
Area Regulations