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Barr Creek Property

Property Description

Skagit Land Trust purchased this property from Kermit and Doris Johnson in August of 2008 with a grant sponsored by the State of Washington and through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The grant  funded habitat conservation for endangered species and was matched by Skagit Land Trust.

The maturing forests and Barr (or Swift) Creek make the property ideal as a bald eagle night roost, and is expected to become good marbeled murrelet nesting as well as northern spotted owl habitat. We affectionately named this spot after its former owner: Kermit's Woods. Washington Department of Natural Resources holds a conservation easement on the property.

The Hegg-Benson Trail, designed and constructed by Skagit Land Trust members and volunteers in 2009-2010, provides a short walk into this lovely conservation area. Less than a mile from the parking area, you can see Barr Creek cascade and course through the property.  We encourage you to visit this property!

Access

This Conservation Area is just to the east of Rockport, at the base of Sauk Mountain. Click here for a map.

Barr Creek Trail Map

How to Get There

Take Highway 20 east to Rockport. Watch for Conrad Road at about mile marker 98 or 1.5 miles after the junction of 530 to Darrington. Take a left on Conrad Road and pass a few homes, there is a small parking lot at the trailhead on the left.

Property Photos

Barr Creek flowers

Property Info

  • Type: Trust-Owned
  • Location: Rockport, WA
  • Acreage: 44.35 acres
  • Date Added: 2008
  • Please visit this property!

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