Howell Island CA

About this Area

For more information call
(636) 441-4554
Total Acres

Howell Island Conservation Area is located in St. Charles County, across the Missouri River from the Weldon Spring Conservation Area.

Entrance to the island is by a causeway over Centaur Chute. During high water, the causeway is flooded and access is by boat only. Use extreme caution whenever attempting to navigate in high water.

This 2,547-acre island was purchased by the Conservation Department in 1978. It is mostly forested with bottomland trees such as cottonwood and sycamore, but crop and shrub/grass fields also provide important habitat for wildlife.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Fishing
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Bird Watching
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Camping
    • Boat-in along Missouri River
  • Trails
    • Biking,
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hike / Bike TrailHike / Bike Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From eastbound I-64, exit onto Chesterfield Airport Road and take Olive Street/Eatherton Road 3 miles west to the area entrance. From westbound I-64, exit onto Long Road and take Chesterfield Airport Road west 2 miles, then Olive Street/Eatherton Road west 3 miles to the area entrance.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information