Barker Woods


Barker Woods occupies about thirty acres in Michigan City. It is home to several species that are threatened or endangered in Indiana. However, drainage related to nearby development may have lowered the water table and dried out formerly wet areas, adversely affecting the species mix.

Trail

Trail at Barker Woods


Trails

A loop trail passes through a mature woods of pin oak and maple. After parking just inside (but not blocking) the gate, look for a mowed path that leads west-northwest. Soon the trail veers to the north. The trail skirts the perimeter of the property, sometimes a bit too close to houses that crowd the fence, and then reemerges near the parking area.


Directions

LaPorte County. From the intersection of US 20 and US 421, go north 0.5 miles to Barker Road, then east 0.6 miles to the entrance on the left.

North 41 41.252 West 86 52.995
DeLorme 19:B11


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Facilities

None.


Nearby Natural Areas

Bluhm County Park
Luhr County Park
Mount Baldy
Wintergreen Woods Nature Preserve


References

Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 19
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Nature Conservancy: Guide to Indiana Preserves; Page 6