Magnolia Hollow CA

  • entry_pointEntry Point
  • managed_public_waterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • natural_areaNatural Area
  • parking_lotParking Lot
  • picnic_areaPicnic Area
  • shooting_rangeShooting Range
  • trailTrail
  • viewing_platformViewing Platform
  • boundaryBoundary
Things to do when you visit: 
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites,
    • Designated Camping Sites,
    • Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Dove,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey,
    • Rabbit
  • Bird Watching
  • Shooting Range
    • Archery,
    • Shotgun
  • Trails
    • Hiking

About this Area

Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area is in Ste. Genevieve County, 10 miles north of Ste. Genevieve along the Mississippi River.

This rugged 1,740-acre area is bordered by Establishment Creek and Schmidt's Island, along-side the Mississippi River. The area features steep bluffs and scenic river views. Eagles are commonly sighted along the river.

The forest at Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area is diverse, ranging from mixed hardwoods to cedar glades. Magnolia Hollow, itself, is a deep draw, containing a wide variety of trees, shrubs, herbs and wildflowers, including begonia orchids.

Wildlife management practices in forest include creating watering ponds, planting fields to serve as food sources for animals, and harvesting timber, which provides improved forage and cover for wildlife.

Management of Magnolia Hollow and Establishment Creek corridors is minimal and is designed to protect the steep and sensitive watersheds.

A disabled accessible viewing platform is available for observing the Mississippi River and Establishment Creek bottoms.

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sun 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Mon 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Bloomsdale, take Highway 61 south, then Route V east 1 mile, then White Sands County Gravel Road north to the area.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information

Magnolia Hollow CA

A view of fields down a hill from an overlook. The Mississippi River flows in the distance behind a row of trees.
View from the overlook at Magnolia Hollow