LaBarque Creek CA

About this Area

Total Acres

LaBarque Creek Conservation Area comprises rugged, forested hills and steep, narrow valleys, canyons, bluffs and shelter caves carved into St. Peter sandstone. At least 54 species of fish have been identified in the creek and this diversity is almost three times greater than that of any of the 15 other tributaries of the Meramec River below LaBarque Creek. A variety of unique natural communities, such as sandstone glades, cliffs and seeps, exist in the watershed. Many migratory bird species breed in the area, including wood thrush, Acadian flycatcher, Eastern wood-pewee, worm-eating warbler, ovenbird, yellow-throated vireo, summer tanager and great-crested flycatcher.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Turkey,
    • Squirrel
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Natural AreaNatural Area
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • 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, take Highway 109 south to Route FF west, then Route F south approximately 100 feet, then Doc Sargent Road west, then Valley Drive south about 0.50 mile to the parking lot.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information

Dutchman's Breeches

Dutchman's Breeches
Dutchman's Breeches
Dutchman's Breeches at LaBarque Creek Conservation Area

LaBarque Creek CA

A broad, short waterfall is nestled among trees as its water falls into a clear pool.
Trickle Creek at LaBarque Creek Conservation Area