Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Additional Information
801 Strodtman Road
St. Louis, MO 63138
Free and open to the public
Large, diverse area close to St. Louis metro area offers a wide range of fishing, hunting, trails, nature-viewing, and education programs
Fun to see, do, and learn
Facility and exhibits
Disabled-accessible visitor center with exhibits and displays
Lots of programs, workshops, and special events. Check the Events block to the right.
More than 15 miles of hiking and multi-use trails for bicycling and horseback riding. See regulations below.
Fishing, hunting, and nature viewing
Several disabled-accessible ramps, jetties, waterfowl blinds, viewing blind, boardwalk, and viewing deck/tower
Shop for MDC-produced books, calendars, DVDs, and other nature-related gifts.
Bicycles are allowed only on roads open to vehicles and designated trails. Bicycles are not permitted on service roads or the River’s Edge Trail. Madison Ferry Trail is open only from April 1 through August 31.
No free running pets.
Dogs must be leashed or otherwise confined when not being trained or used for authorized hunting.
Motor vehicles are restricted to the area parking lots and roadways.
Target shooting, fireworks, and open fires are prohibited.
Horseback riding is allowed only on the Madison Ferry Trail and from April 1 through August 31.
Hunting is permitted only during managed hunts or by holders of a valid daily tag.
Fishing is permitted in the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers by statewide regulations.
Trapping of furbearers allowed only with a special-use permit.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.