Don Robinson State Park

Park Information

Don Robinson State Park in Jefferson County is made possible because of a generous donation from Don Robinson, a self-made businessman from the area. The 818 acres are located in the upper watershed of the LaBarque Creek, a high quality stream supporting more than 40 species of fish. Its location is key to the LaBarque Creek Watershed Conservation Opportunity Area. The property features sandstone box canyons, shelter caves, cliffs, glades, upland and bottomland forests and almost 650 recorded species of plants. The area's natural features also attract numerous migratory songbirds. Native shortleaf pine occurs in the area, and may represent the northernmost location of this species in Missouri.

Park Under Development

In addition to its natural qualities, the park is significant because it will offer an area for recreation near the St. Louis metropolitan area. The park is currently closed.