Howell Island Conservation Area

Until further notice, the causeway to Howell Island will be closed due to damage from recent high river levels. Island is only accessible by boat. There has been no routine trail maintenance because of limited access.

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