Pacific Palisades Conservation Area

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Pacific Palisades Conservation Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Pacific Palisades Conservation Area
Map showing the location of Pacific Palisades Conservation Area
Location Jefferson and St. Louis counties, Missouri, United States
Nearest city Pacific, MO
Coordinates 38°28′27″N 90°43′19″W / 38.474046°N 90.7219°W / 38.474046; -90.7219Coordinates: 38°28′27″N 90°43′19″W / 38.474046°N 90.7219°W / 38.474046; -90.7219
Area 695 acres (281 ha)
Governing body Missouri Department of Conservation
Official website

The Pacific Palisades Conservation Area is a conservation area located along the Meramec River where St. Louis, Jefferson, and Franklin counties meet in Missouri, USA. It is named for the rock and sand formations along this portion of the Meramec River.[1] The LaBarque Creek Conservation Area is about 3.3 miles (5.3 km) to the south.

Pacific Palisades Conservation Area is a 695 acres (281 ha) tract between St. Louis and Jefferson counties. The area is divided into a wildlife area in Jefferson County and an access area, in St. Louis County. River access is only available from the St. Louis county section. Hunting is allowed only in the Jefferson County section.

The access area is located in St. Louis county 800 yards (730 m) west of Eureka on Franklin Road. The access area hosts a Meramec River access and is on the north shore of the Meramec River.

The wildlife area is in Jefferson County, off English Road, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Pacific, Missouri. The wildlife area has a diverse ecology with two lakes, 300 acres (120 ha) of forest, 50 acres (20 ha) of prairie, 145 acres (59 ha) of field, 200 acres (81 ha) of cropland, a once-prominent ramp, and large bluffs along south bank of the Meramec River.

The area is good for hunting deer, turkey, and doves. Herons and other waterfowl typically nest around the lakes. Large number of mussel beds are also located along this section of the Meramec River. Game fish species include bluegill, largemouth bass, and crappie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pacific Palisades Conservation Area". Missouri Department of Conservation. Retrieved 14 June 2012.