Cape Woods Conservation Area

About this Area

Cape Girardeau
For more information call
(573) 290-5730
Total Acres

Cape Woods Conservation Area is a small bottomland forest tract and an intensely visited urban wild acres site. The Cape La Croix Hiking/Biking Trail passes through the area providing a pleasant opportunity for joggers, afternoon hikers, and bicyclists. A trailhead is located in close proximity to the parking and restroom facilities on the area. The trail traverses level terrain with two bridges spanning Cape La Croix Creek.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - UnimprovedMDC Road - Unimproved

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
In Cape Girardeau, at the intersection of Kingshighway (Business 55/61/34) and Mt. Auburn Road, take Mt. Auburn Road south to the area entrance. The area can also be accessed from the Osage Park and Community Center on Kingshighway and via the Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail.
Area Regulations